Structural Damage Expert 324766 AZ

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Structural Engineering, Defects, Damage & Failure Analysis. My expertise includes investigations on structural damage, failure, and collapse as wells as defect studies and code compliances. I teach courses on structural design, earthquake engineering, and material properties. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Construction defects; Property loss investigation / insurance coverage; Professional liability and standard of care; Structural failure analysis; Code compliance investigation; Cause and origin investigation; Building damage investigation and documentation; Earthquake damage investigation Structural damage assessment; CAT response (hurricane, earthquake, flood, etc) (both damage documentation and coverage litigation); Construction litigation and claim evaluation; Premises liability (slips, trips, and falls); ADA compliance review.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include civil / structural engineering services for construction litigation and claim evaluation; conducts structural failure and collapse investigations; construction defect studies; structural analysis and design services; property loss investigations; construction administration; research in the area of earthquake engineering, including seismic behavior and design of steel structures, structuralfatigue analysis, and mechanical properties of construction materials.


Doctor of PhilosophyCivil Engineering – Structural Engineering / Earthquake EngineeringUniversity of Southern California
Master of ScienceCivil Engineering – Structural EngineeringUniversity of Southern California
Master of ScienceCivil Engineering – Earthquake EngineeringInternational Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Bachelor of ScienceCivil EngineeringKNT University of Technology

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer (civil) – P.E.
Registered structural engineer – S.E.

Awards & Affiliation

Rose Hills Foundation Science and Engineering Fellowship Grant
Best Teaching Assistant Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Research and Teaching Assistantship Awards
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases