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Eric Cope, PE

Forensic Mechanical Engineer


Washington D.C. Service Center
4515 Daly Drive, Ste. M



Telephone 2





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Cope is a licensed professional engineer with over 13 years of experience in the consulting and forensic engineering industry. Prior to joining EFI, he worked for a small-family-owned engineering firm that conducted forensic engineering investigations in the south-eastern United States. Mr. Cope has analyzed thousands of cases to determine causation and to analyze the extent of damages from various failure mechanisms.

    Mr. Cope is proficient in researching, analyzing, and interpreting codes and standards to guide the investigation. He uses a hands-on approach to his investigations that help him develop and test his hypotheses for the failure causation. He has conducted examinations in the field and in laboratory settings. He applies his technical experience as well as scientific principles of how devices work to determine their failure modes.

    Mr. Cope’s areas of expertise include:

    • HVAC failure analysis
    • Well pump failure analysis
    • Electro-mechanical device failures
    • Lightning damage analysis
    • Home appliance failure analysis
    • Moisture damage in crawlspaces
    • Chimney fire damage
    • Plumbing failures
    • Foundation settlement cracking
    • Hail damage to asphalt-shingled roofing 
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2004

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, North Carolina, 050990

    NCEES Nation Council Record, 19-304-14

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Assessments
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Mechanical
    • Engineering - Property Condition Assessments
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