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Jason Nichols,

Senior Principal Engineer

Location:

Los Angeles South (Riverside) Service Center
1420 Iowa Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA
92507

Telephone

951.387.3548

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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Nichols is a licensed professional engineer and certified roof specialist with over 17 years of experience in architectural and structural engineering.  He has conducted over 3,000 forensic engineering investigations, most of which have involved structural and building envelope (roof coverings, wall cladding, windows/fenestration) 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 (hail, wind, hurricane, tornado, snow and ice), wind vs wave damage assessment, water testing and destructive testing of various building assemblies, stucco 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, residential and commercial building inspection for real estate transactions, and engineering firm management.  Mr. Nichols has developed and presented instructional courses on residential and commercial roofs, damage assessment, and subrogation investigations for insurance adjusters.  As Senior Principal Engineer, he oversees the civil and structural engineering division for the Western region of the country.

     

     

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA,  2000

     

  • Certifications

    Professional Civil Engineer, California, C 84644

    Professional Civil Engineer, Arizona, 53107

    Professional Engineer, Missouri, 2005010807

    Professional Civil Engineer, Nebraska, E-13081

    Professional Structural Engineer, Texas, 129149

    Professional Civil Engineer, Nevada, 025413

    Certified XL Tribometrist, CXLT, Excel Tribometers

    Level I Thermographer, #150213-9, Snell Infrared

    Certified Level I EIFS Inspector and Level II Building Envelope Inspector, #MO-44, Exterior Design Institute

    Moisture Analyst, Exterior Design Institute

  • 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 - Construction Management - Monitoring
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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