PSFEG's consultant Engineers & Scientists have been providing extensive Structural, Forensic Engineering, Expert Consulting, and Building Code / Third Party Review services since the 80's. They have offices in 5 Continents, 8 Countries and 22 Cities, including LA, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Irvine, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Seattle, Las Vegas, Reno, Denver, Houston, Washington DC, Washington, New York, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Chile, and Qatar.
Chief Expert, Casey K. Hemmatyar, SE, is a Forensic Structural Engineer with over 30 years of diversified experience in the field of Structural, civil, and forensic engineering in design, investigation, evaluation, research, building code and standards development and construction supervision. Mr. Hemmatyar has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance related matters. He has been principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high profile agencies.
Assignments - Mr. Hemmatyar's assignments have included new buildings, special structures, as well as modifications, alterations, seismic / wind retrofits, and upgrades. Structures have included schools/higher education, telecommunication, hospitals/healthcare, government, recreational, laboratories, commercial, industrial and residential structures in concrete, steel, timber/wood, masonry, aluminum, glass, light-gage steel and other construction materials.
Media - Mr. Hemmatyar has been interviewed by public media including H2 History Channel (Collapse of Ancient Structures) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse) on structural engineering issues. He has provided many technical lectures, presentations, webinars for structural engineering, architectural, and Building Official communities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates (JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-three states, has provided Structural Design and Construction Defect investigations/evaluations across the United States from Connecticut to Hawaii.
Structural Engineering Services - JWA offers full structural engineering services for the design of commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential projects
Investigation Services - In addition to traditional design services, JWA has conducted structural investigations on literally thousands of buildings throughout the United States. Their investigations have been conducted for insurance adjusters, property managers, homeowner associations, developers, and building owners, to name a few
Graphics / Multimedia Services - JWA incorporates a variety of graphics tools to best meet their clients needs including inventive multimedia presentations, 2d and 3d stills, animations, physical models, and computer models to simplify complex concepts
Principals, Carl H. Josephson PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have over 39 years and 34 years of Structural Engineering experience respectively. They are active in numerous professional organizations and Mr. Josephson has served as the Structural Engineer member of the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Mr. Josephson, Mr. Werdowatz and their team provide special studies, investigations, code review and analysis, and have conducted structural investigations on 1,000s of buildings throughout the United States for a diverse group of clients.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc. Office Locations:
San Diego Office 6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F200 San Diego, CA 92121-2753 Telephone: 858-558-2181 Facsimile: 858-558-2188
Las Vegas Office 3753 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 200 Las Vegas, Nevada 89169-0952 Telephone: 702-733-6500 Facsimile: 702-733-6555
Scottsdale Office 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Ste 1000 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-8847 Telephone: 480-945-5337 Facsimile: 480-945-5499
Sacramento Office 770 L Street, Suite 950 Sacramento, California 95814-3361 Telephone: 916-242-833 Facsimile: 916-242-8332
Expert Consultant/Witness in over 70-cases; Licensed Engineer with 30 years of experience in Civil/Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics Consulting, Construction Project Management and teaching/research. Has been retained by insurance companies, law firms, construction, energy, mining, technology & manufacturing industries, governmental and educational institutions, engineering and architectural firms, and individuals. Consultant in both plaintiff/defendant cases; testimony & trial experience.
Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, PC, (Erickson Structural) is a consulting Structural Engineering firm focused upon existing structures, including forensic investigations of buildings, structural construction defects and design error assessments, remediation designs of distressed buildings, structural analyses of existing buildings, designs of structural renovations and modifications to existing buildings, evaluations of insurance claims involving structural loss, and seismic evaluations and rehabilitation of existing buildings. Services Include:
Structural Analyses of Existing Buildings
Structural Renovations of Existing Buildings
Remediation Designs for Structurally Distressed Buildings
Seismic Evaluations & Rehabilitations of Existing Buildings
Structural Forensic Investigations
Brandon W. Erickson, PE, SE, principal of Erickson Structural, has over 22 years of experience in Structural Engineering. Mr. Erickson received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Erickson is licensed in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, California, Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Montana, Arizona and Nevada. Mr. Erickson's main office is located in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Mr. Erickson also maintains a satellite office in Kihei, Hawaii, from which he provides services throughout the state of Hawaii. Mr. Erickson has published several articles on such topics as Seismic Upgrades and Building Failures. He has been engaged to speak about Structural Engineering issues at universities and professional conferences around the nation. View Brandon Erickson's Expert Witness Profile.
Over 35 years of experience in Mechanical / Structural Engineering & Design, Failure Analysis, Product Liability, Industural Asbestos,Pressure Vessel & Boiler analysis and evaluation of mechanical and structural components.
Extensive trial experience. Has been involved in multi-million dollar cases. Areas involved included:
Peter Petrovsky, PE, CE, ME , has provided services as a consultant and an expert witness in applied Civil and Mechanical Engineering Science, Building, Infrastructure, and Earthwork Contracting. His strength and experience is to successfully combine engineering and applied mechanics with the field experience and contracting skills. He packages civil, mechanical engineering, as well as, general, engineering, earthwork and paving and hazardous waste contracting into one package for the use of his clients. His services also include construction job site safety in fire prevention and personnel protection.
Litigation Support - Mr. Petrovsky's shirtsleeve approach to problem solving gives him the ability to distill complex technical issues to a palatable presentation in the appropriate forum. Serving the legal industry for 25 years, he has been retained in over 600 plaintiff and defense cases, been deposed over 200 times, and given testimony approximately 100 times. Mr. Petrovsky's services include testing and analysis, trial preparation case analysis, deposition review and expert summary, evidence presentation, consulting, report writing, court exhibits, static and computer depictions, construction and engineering contract analysis, accident reconstruction, and interpretation of administrative regulations. He has assisted counsel on cases in California, New York, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Nevada.
Areas of Expertise:
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Design: Machine safety and guarding, Strength of materials, wood, metals, plastics
Materials Issues and Failure Analysis: Mechanisms, components and machinery; Pressure testing, fatigue analysis
Air conditioning and Refrigeration: Thermography services and analysis
Civil Engineering: Design of Buildings; Residential, industrial, commercial site plans; Land development, site preparation and paving, drilling and boring; Public and private roadways, sidewalks, ramps, parking lots, lighting; Septic systems, sewers, public sewer blockage and stoppage; Scaffolds & scaffolding erection and accidents; Retaining walls and retaining wall failure; Foundation failure / structural damage; Plumbing leaks, water intrusion, explosions; Earthquake Damage Assessment and Remediation; Construction Disputes / Insurance claims; Stucco defects and failures; Job site fire prevention industry standards