Structural Engineering Expert 519072 IL

Expertise Description

With over 30 years experience in the civil/structural engineering field, my expertise has been focused on design and construction failures, restoration and renovation of older structures, foundation issues, design deficiencies, basement wall and slab cracking, wall cladding attachment failure (including glazing), beam and slab failure or adverse deflection, and mechanical equipment and piping investigations. I have additional expertise with the design and failure of equipment, including industrial lifting devises, tractor removal, bridge cranes, booms and telescopic cranes. I have also offered my services as a structural engineering expert witness for more than 15 years by providing consultations, as well as deposition and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes providing testimony on behalf of individuals, corporations, and insurers, including deposition and trial.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes acting as a consultant in engineering and architecture for commercial retail, warehouse, restaurant, hotel/motel, banks, residential developments, office buildings, and parkades

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working as a senior engineer responsible for investigating collapses, failures, or disputes involving commercial buildings, industrial operations, foundations, roof/wall systems, civil roadway, sewer/drainage, and piping.


Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Civil Engineering Stanford University Palo Alto California
B.S. Civil Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton Alberta

Licenses Certifications

Professional Engineer, State of Michigan
Professional Engineer, State of Texas
Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Holder of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

Awards & Affiliation

Member, Structural Engineers Association of Michigan, SEAMi
Member, Acts and Bylaws Committee, APEGA
Member, Rotary International, Downtown Club, Edmonton, Alberta

Primary Affiliation

Structural Engineers Association of Michigan