is an Architectural and Engineering
firm specializing in Forensic Engineering
. Their combined background in architecture, engineering, and business make Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address the complexities found in forensic engineering assignments.
A Dallas-based company founded in 1996, their focus is structural, architectural and civil engineering as applied to buildings and site systems. They bring technical engineering knowledge, testimony, and remedy when construction fails to perform and when construction processes derail.
Principal, James R. Drebelbis, AIA, PE
, is an Architect and Structural Engineer
with over 40 years of experience in all phases of building construction and performance, project management, and producing documents for building construction (drawings, specifications, change orders).
- Mr. Drebelbis specializes in Forensic Engineering
for attorneys and insurance companies. His understanding of building types and construction systems includes site construction and earth retaining structures as well as residential, commercial, manufacturing, and institutional buildings.
Mr. Drebelbis is retained for Cause and Origin of Structural Failures
and disputes about construction performance that often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). His expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Services include engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.
: - BS Arch. Engineering, MBA, Professional Engineer (Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico), Architect (Texas)
Areas of Technical Experience and Expertise
- Construction Technology
- Building Codes
- Forensic Engineering
- Fire, Weather, Disaster Related Damage
- Roofing & Waterproofing Systems
- Water and Moisture Intrusion
- Stair Construction
- Performance of Building Materials
- Retaining Structures
- Application of Building Materials
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