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Frank Atwood, PE, LEED AP

Senior Forensic Engineer


Riverside, CA Service Center
2275 La Crosse Avenue
Suite 210
Colton. CA





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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Atwood is a licensed professional engineer and certified green building accredited professional with over 24 years of experience in architectural and structural engineering.  He has conducted over 4,000 forensic engineering investigations, most of which have involved structural and building envelope (roof coverings, wall cladding, windows/fenestrations) damage and/or failures.  His engineering experience includes root cause studies of structural failures and collapses, moisture intrusion and condensation, soil subsidence, foundation settlement and heaving, damage assessment related to earthquake, fire, and storm events (wind, flood, snow, and ice), water testing and destructive testing of various building assemblies including wood-based siding and stucco as well as EIFS testing, design of temporary and permanent repairs for damaged structures and building envelope systems, structural framing, and foundation design and analysis.  Other experience includes expert witness testimony in depositions and mediations, property condition assessment, and residential, commercial, and industrial building inspections and assessments. 


  • Education

    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, California, 2011

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1997


  • Certifications

    Professional Civil Engineer, California, C 61430

    Professional Civil Engineer, Arizona, 43111

    Professional Engineer, Florida, 76484

    Professional Civil Engineer, Nevada, 023046

    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction Specialty, 10616342

  • Disciplines
    • Catastrophe Response Team - Forensic Engineering and Investigation
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Assessments
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Construction Management
    • Engineering - Construction Defect Evaluations
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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