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Brian Russell, PE, JD

Forensic Structural Engineer


Seattle, WA Service Center
9316 Lakeview Avenue, Bldg. 21-C
PO Box 98887
Lakewood, WA





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Russell is a licensed Civil Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the design of structures as well as 2 years of experience supporting the insurance and legal communities through structural damage assessments and structural failure cause and origin investigations.  Mr. Russell has a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on structures from California State University Fullerton as well as a Juris Doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University.  He has engineered hundreds of residential and commercial structures, including over 200 projects as the engineer-of-record. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Residential and commercial structural inspection and failure analysis and damage assessment.
    • Roof inspection and failure analysis.
    • Determination of required repairs.
    • Residential and commercial code and standard review.
    • Building envelope assessments.
  • Education

    JD, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA, 2020

    MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, California State University Fullerton, 2012

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Washington, 54717

    Professional Engineer, Oregon, 96850PE

    Professional Engineer, Idaho, P-19711

    Professional Engineer, Louisiana, 46561

    Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, PE085956

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Assessments
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Design and Consulting
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Property Condition Assessments
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
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