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Chris Nail, PE, ACTAR, CXLT

Senior Forensic Engineer


Dallas, TX Service Center
1800 10th Street
Suite 300
Plano, TX






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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Nail has 11 years of experience in mechanical engineering with nine years in HVAC and Plumbing design, with an additional 20 years in construction experience. He specializes in mechanical failure. Mr. Nail has been a registered professional engineer since 2015.

    Mr. Nail has experience in commercial and industrial HVAC systems including boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air separators, pumps, packaged and split systems, hydronic, geothermal, VAV, ERV, VRF, natural gas, fire sprinkler systems, domestic water, sewer, grease sewer, acid waste, compressed air, and propane systems. Mr. Nail also possesses experience in the field of accident reconstruction. Mr. Nail also has experience in installing, diagnosing, and repairing residential plumbing, HVAC, and associated electromechanical components.

    Mr. Nail began performing forensic work in 2020 and has experience in investigations involving industrial explosions, industrial losses relating to hurricanes, residential fires, building flooding, HVAC fires, inspecting hail damage, gas system testing, domestic water losses, fire sprinkler losses, fuel gas-based explosions, vehicle fires, and accident reconstruction. Mr. Nail also evaluates repair invoices relating to HVAC claims.

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

    Associate of Science, Nuclear Technology, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, AL, #50579

    Professional Engineer, AR, #16926

    Professional Engineer, FL, #93220

    Professional Engineer, TX, #137818

    Professional Engineer, KS, #27633

    Professional Engineer, OK, #31872

    Professional Engineer, LA, #44831

    Professional Engineer, MS, #31189

    Professional Engineer, MO, #PE-2020027031

    Professional Engineer, TN, #124228

    Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) #3999

    FAA Certified Small Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) Airman, Certificate #4378003

    Tribometer Certification by Excel Tribometers, LLC, Certificate #2202868

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Mechanical
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