The Flammability Codes and Standards Expert Witnesses available at ForensisGroup have many years of experience in fire protection engineering and fire safety science.
Our knowledgeable experts have expertise in the development of fire safety engineering methods, fire resistance, fire testing, flammability, fire toxicity, fire corrosivity, ignitability, self-heating and spontaneous combustion, as well as failure analysis, flame spread, heat release rate, and fire modeling.
They have extensive experience working with fires and explosions in litigation prep, including conducting flammability and flammability-related tests for industry standards and regulatory requirements, such as fire testing and fire resistance. Examples of flammability testing are open calorimeter tests in compliance with federal, state or local fire codes and requirements including testing to UL 1056 and UL 1895; Intermediate Scale Calorimeter (ICAL) Testing to ASTM E1623, to determine ignitability, heat release rates, mass loss rates, and smoke development of materials, products and assemblies, and other flammability tests for a wide variety of materials and configurations.
These experts partner with law firms and insurance companies to provide testimony on the examination of evidence and conduct experiments and tests to determine the cause and origin of fires and to determine if applicable safety and building codes were followed.
ForensisGroup is a full-service company that specializes in expert witness referral. Our experts, who have years of industry experience, can play a critical role in the outcome of your case. Please contact our knowledgeable staff to retain a credible expert witness ideal for the specifics of your case.
I have worked for over 15 years with fire cause and origin investigations. My areas of expertise include educational burns, classroom instruction, spontaneous combustion, cigarette fires, flammable liquid fires, vehicle fires, arson, and explosions. I also have experience as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I have prior experience offering my services as a fire cause and origin investigations expert witness.
As a fire protection engineer, I have worked as a lead design engineer for fire protection systems in all types of buildings for over 20 years. My experience in the corrosion field began in 1994 when I served as a forensic investigator for the Department of Defense in the evaluation of metallic component failures. My experience also includes expert witness support, project management, performance based design, code consulting, fire failure analysis, hazard analysis, and complete design of fire protection systems. I have worked as the founder and president of a fire protection engineering company. I have also been an instructor of fire protection engineering at a college extension program and have been a community college professor. I am a prolific public speaker and have been invited to numerous national conventions to provide insights into fire protection engineering. I have provided clients with consultations and deposition for more than 15 years as a fire protection engineering expert witness.
I have over 20 years experience as a Fire Investigator. My areas of expertise include fire/arson investigations, fire code inspections, plan review and compliance, and K9 handling. I have spent more than 5 years as a forensic fire investigation expert witness by offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have spent more than 40 years working in the Furniture Industry. My areas of expertise include furniture law & regulations, quality control and compliance. I have prior experience providing consultations and deposition as furniture industry expert witness.
I have over 35 years experience in Fire Protection Engineering & Fire Safety Science. My expertise includes development of fire safety engineering methods, fire resistance, fire testing, electric fires, furniture flammability, plastics flammability, fire toxicity, fire corrosivity, ignitability, self-heating and spontaneous combustion, failure analysis, fire science applications to fire and explosion investigation, ignition of fires from electric faults and failures, flame spread, explosions, heat release rate, computer fire modeling, pool fires, smoke production, design and development of fire test apparatuses and instrumentation, computer methods for handling of fire test data, heat transfer, analytical chemistry methods for gas analysis, infrared spectroscopy, full-scale engineering performance testing, performance-based building codes, and products liability. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience in textiles engineering technology. My expertise includes fabric flammability, quality assurance, fiber engineering, fire performance of fabrics and other materials used for wearing apparel and interior furnishings. My additional expertise includes flammability standards, fabric care, useful life of textiles, testing on textiles and dyestuffs, conventional and new texturing technology processes, and development of inter-laboratory studies. I have more than 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.