G. Fred Liebkemann IV, PE
, is a Mechanical Engineer
and an experienced designer and analyst of heavy handling and construction equipment, oilfield drilling equipment & structures, and service vessels including liftboats & jackup rigs.
Mr. Liebkemann is a qualified Crane Operator, Mechanic, and Rigger
in accordance with API RP2D 7th edition. His current projects include investigation of crane, heavy equipment, and oilfield accidents, and the design of heavy machinery for various manufactures. Other areas of design experience include personnel access equipment such as manlifts, ladders, stairs, & scaffolding. Mr. Liebkemann's Marine Design
experience includes hull structures, facilities, pumping & piping systems, propulsion & steering systems, and launching arrangements.
Mr. Liebkemann has delivered presentations and lectures on inspection and damage assessment of crane structures for crane mechanics. Speaking engagement topics have also included new regulatory requirements and rule changes for crane mechanics and inspectors.
- Mr. Liebkemann's services have been retained 134 times by attorneys in connection with accidents and disputes. Many of these cases are currently active. His services are retained several times per year by industrial and manufacturing clients to investigate major equipment failures. Available to counsel for both plaintiff and defendant, his services include accident investigations, site inspections, still and video photography, engineering design & failure analysis, preparation of drawings and scale models, reports, and testimony.
Areas of Expertise
- Crane Design and Operations
- Forklift Operations
- Amusement Ride Design
- Manual Lifting Practices
- Pile Driving Operations
|Ladders & ScaffoldsWalking & Working SurfacesMachine GuardingOilfield Drilling Equipment Design & OperationsPersonnel Access Equipment Design and OperationsLiftboat Jackup Drilling Rig Design / Operations|