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Calvin Thomas Jr, PE

Senior Principal Engineer – Large/Complex Loss


Baton Rouge, LA Service Center (EFI Global)
11934 Coursey Blvd
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Thomas is a Senior Principal Engineer in EFI’s Large/Complex Loss Group. He has more than 39 years of experience in structural engineering design and has provided a wide range of forensic/investigation related services. The forensic/investigation services include cause and origin, scope of damages, scope of repairs, repair protocols, and building code analysis. He has performed investigations for structural failures and collapses, construction and design defects, the standard of care for design professionals, and the investigation and assessment of damage due to chemicals and fires for commercial and industrial structures.

    Mr. Thomas specializes in commercial and residential damage assessments due to wind, hail, and fire. Forensic services include cause and origin of roof covering damage, scope of damage, scope of repairs, repair protocols, and repair versus replacement analysis.
    Commercial design experience includes the design of various types of structures including office buildings, schools, and sport facilities.

    Mr. Thomas areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • Cause and Origin
    • Scope of Damages & Repairs
    • Building Code Analysis
    • Construction/Design Defect Evaluations
    • Standard of Care for Design Professionals
    • Damage Assessments (Wind, Hail, and Fire)
    • Building Envelope Investigations



  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1980
    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1983

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer: Louisiana, No. 21895
    Professional Engineer: Florida, No. 37744
    Professional Engineer: Arkansas, No. 8732
    Professional Engineer: Mississippi, No. 10876
    Professional Engineer: Alabama, No. PE50455
    Professional Engineer: Georgia, No. PE048106
    Professional Engineer: South Carolina, No. 39820
    Professional Engineer: Kentucky, No. 37321
    Professional Engineer: Texas, No. 143669
    Professional Engineer: Colorado, No. 63708
    Professional Engineer: Utah, No. 13723370-2202
    Professional Engineer: Arizona, No. 80154
    Professional Engineer: Wyoming, No. 20124
    Professional Engineer: North Carolina, No. 57646
    Professional Engineer: New Mexico, No. 24932


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