Civil Engineering Expert Witnesses

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Civil engineering expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with experience in construction, transportation engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and/or structural engineering. The expert witness chosen could be a member of an industry organization such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), or the International Structural Engineering and Construction Society (ISEC). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. 

Civil engineering is a broad profession with many sub-disciplines, including:

Expert witness services could include failure analysis, structural investigation and condition assessment, forensic engineering, an expert report, expert opinion, depositions, and courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek a civil engineer or structural engineering consultant for pre-litigation consulting services.

Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate expert witnesses that can support civil engineering matters. Example litigation support matters that Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts for include:

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience and resources to turn a search for civil/structural engineering expert witness candidates around quickly.

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Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Civil Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Civil Engineering landscape.


Expert Witness #261593

This expert is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology Entrepreneurship, Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow, Excellence Faculty Fellow, and the director of a Real-time and Automated Monitoring and Control lab. This expert received a PhD degree in Civil Engineering and MS degree in Computer Science, MASc in Civil Engineering, and MS and BS in Civil Engineering.

This expert has worked with many national and international construction companies. This expert has several patents and is currently involved with start-up companies which were founded based on the outcomes of this expert's ongoing research projects.

This expert is CTO and founder of a construction software-as-a-service company that offers a visual command center for managing construction sites. This expert has many years of work experience in construction, virtual design and construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) and also the development of innovative software solutions related to BIM and VDC. This expert has more than 16 patents related to Reality Modeling in combination to BIM solutions.


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Expert Witness #259486

This expert has many years of experience in engineering, construction, project management, and in cost/schedule analysis in the preparation and evaluation of contract claims on hundreds of projects across all market sectors.

This expert's project experience spans the building construction, power generation, transportation, industrial, manufacturing, environmental and infrastructure sectors. This expert has provided technical dispute resolution services in mediation, and expert testimony in arbitration, deposition, and court proceedings. This expert has served as an arbitrator in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an independent, private, and American Arbitration Association arbitrator.

This expert has given seminar presentations on project management, claims management and CPM scheduling to various industry groups and law firms and has also been a guest lecturer.

This expert earned Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Master of Civil Engineering degrees, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. This expert is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Construction Management Association of America and an associate member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.


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Expert Witness #261583

This expert serves as Associate Professor of Construction Science and previously held positions as Associate Professor of Construction Management, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Construction), and Assistant Professor of Construction Technology. This expert obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (specializing in Construction Engineering and Management) and a M.Eng. degree in Construction Engineering and Management. This expert has several years of boots on the ground in the construction industry working as field engineer and quality inspector in projects ranging from commercial to high-rise buildings.

This expert's research has evolved over the past several years and encompass artificial intelligence (AI), adaptive simulation, and advanced sensing and visualization with applications in urban informatics, smart health and ergonomics, disaster resiliency, and safety and productivity. This expert's work includes grants for:

-  Transforming Teaching of Structural Analysis through Mobile Augmented Reality
-  Real-Time Feedback-Enabled Simulation Modeling of Dynamic Construction Processes
-  Engineering Research Center for AI in Construction (AI-Con)

This expert has conducted research on challenging problems faced by the construction industry including the design and development of one of the first full-scale mobile augmented reality (AR) apparatus capable of visualizing georeferenced construction processes in outdoor environments. This expert has designed and tested several AR applications for construction. This expert's research portfolio also includes state-of-the-art work in artificial intelligence (AI) with applications in the built environment, natural hazards mitigation, and human-technology partnership. This expert has authored 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 books/book chapters, 52 refereed conference papers, 7 technical reports, and 24 poster/oral presentations. This expert has served on national committees associated with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


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Expert Witness #249621

This expert is a Professor at a prestigious University. This expert's primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. This expert's recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships. This expert's book examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems. This expert has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems. This expert has twice chaired committees of the National Academy of Sciences that reviewed the U.S. Department of Transportation standards program for intelligent transportation systems.

This professor teaches a Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics program. This unique program provides students with a solid knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research and practices required for effectively and efficiently supplying and managing modern transportation facilities and services. This expert has also taught a course on the Interstate highway system as a socio-technical system as part of the university's Honors in General Education, which examines the history and development of the Interstate highway system, and the role it has played in the development of modern America.

This expert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), with doctoral minors in economics, and urban and regional planning. This expert's dissertation examined the history and development of the Interstate highway system from its origins through its design and deployment and beyond.


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Expert Witness #246516

This expert is a transportation and traffic engineering expert with extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management, who has served as a litigation consultant for many years. This expert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering.

This expert has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. This expert is a Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees), Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, American Society of Transportation and Logistics, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (Committees 11 and 12, Facilities and Structures Subcommittee), American National Standards Institute, ASTM International (Committee F13 - Pedestrian/Walkway Safety), American Public Transportation Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and The Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

This expert has the background and experience to be ideally suited to contribute important information at every stage in the litigation process. This expert has the ability to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts, perform literature reviews, research, and prepare safety evaluations. This expert is frequently consulted at the initial stages of a potential litigation for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure. As a transportation and traffic expert, this expert is able to assess the technical merits of a case and advise the client if the action is worth pursuing.


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Expert Witness #260804

This expert is a land use / land planning expert with a particular focus on planned communities. Development and management of thousand-acre tracts requires specific expertise in mineral rights easements and leases, permitting, entitlement, use priority, and environmental sensitivity. This expert has specific experience in civil construction projects including roadways, well construction, pipeline laying, trench safety, and excavation. This expert provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial claims and personal injury litigation involving land planning, permitting, real estate acquisitions and development, construction practices, premises and construction site safety, civil engineering, and project management. This expert has expert witness experience.


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Expert Witness #258974

This expert is a full professor in a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. This expert is a licensed engineer and has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of advanced power producing systems for many years. This expert is the director of an Automotive Research Center and the head of a graduate Automotive Engineering program.

This expert has been involved in advanced throttle control fuel injection/combustion systems and was funded by NASA in advanced gas turbine engine fuel injection and combustion systems. Since that time, this expert has also been involved in optimizing fuel, throttle and fuel injection and combustion systems for transportation automotive and trucking applications along with racing applications. This expert has hands on experience in dyno testing of complex throttle and fuel injection systems along with track testing and advanced computational modeling on supercomputing clusters.

This expert has chaired technical sessions for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in exhaust and particulate emissions systems, direct injection spark and compression ignition engines, fuel injection and sprays, HCCI combustion, hybrid electric vehicle powertrains, high efficiency engine concepts, multidimensional engine modeling, on-board diagnostics, fuels and fuel additives, cold start characteristics, engine boosting systems, dual fuel combustion, spark assisted compression ignition combustion and heady duty lubricants. 

Areas of interest are jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, alternative fuels and renewable energy systems.

This expert has been deposed and testified in court over 60 times as an expert witness involving the design and analysis of advanced Mechanical Engineering systems. Further, this expert has been involved with numerous cases an expert related to intellectual property and patent litigation, including cases with related to engine control and throttle systems.


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Expert Witness #265026

This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil) and an NAFE Diplomate in Forensic Engineering (DFE). This expert is a consultant on construction, forensic engineering, roofing and premises liability providing litigation support on personal injury and construction defect matters. This expert has significant experience writing reports and providing both deposition and trial testimony. 


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Expert Witness #264284

This expert has developed and marketed multiple types of automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), which inherently includes dispensation, gripping, reaching, multiple types of actuation, stacking, process flow, interfaces, etc. This is also part of advanced degree work (integrated manufacturing systems, robotics, etc.), and courses taught.

This expert has studied, taught, designed, patented, produced, marketed, litigated and supported multiple types of robotic systems, including multiple automated storage and retrieval systems. This expert has worn many hats in so doing, including, but not limited to, technical development, business development and corporate development. This expert’s education and practical background include multiple engineering disciplines, such as civil/construction engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial/systems engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, human factors, controls, dynamics, statics, etc.

This expert has supported 32 IP litigation cases (ITC, District, Federal, mediation, etc.), including 17 depositions, and 3 testimonies at trial.  Most cases focused on (in)validity and (non)infringement. Most depositions and trial testimony activities were as expert witness; 2 were as a fact witness. This expert is comfortable in depo and on the stand. This expert is versatile in that this expert can understand the relevant legal frameworks, works well with litigators, has a blemish-free reputation, and can dive deeply into the technology, including heavy mathematical and algorithmic concepts.


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Expert Witness #260948

This expert's work ranges widely, from providing expert witness testimony to overseeing research and development projects, to writing for industry publications. This expert's work has had an impact on building codes and practices throughout the world. This expert is well-published and is an acclaimed educator who has taught thousands of professionals. This expert holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Building Science. This expert has significant testifying experience.


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