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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 damage, 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 roof 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, sports facilities, and convention centers. Industrial design engineering experience includes the design of chemical plants and refinery expansions from brown field to grass roots projects. Mr. Thomas areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • Cause and Origin Damage Assessments
    • Roof Damage Assessments (Wind, Hail, and Fire)
    • Wind Damage Assessments
    • Building Envelope Investigations
    • Construction/Design Defect Evaluations
    • Standard of Care for Design Professionals
    • Structural Analysis and Design


  • 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  

  • 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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