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Michael "Mike" Hummel, P.E.

Forensic Civil/Structural Engineer


Indianapolis Service Center
8091 Center Run Drive
Suite 191



Telephone 2




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  • Professional summary

    Mr. Hummel has diverse professional engineering project management and construction management experience both in and outside of the United States. He served as a project manager in Indiana for utility, heavy highway, and urban beautification/renewal projects up to 5 million dollars. He oversaw the review and permitting process for all private utility, right-of-way, and construction operations for one sixth of the state of Indiana while with the Department of Transportation. He oversaw various multi-million-dollar roof repair and reconstruction operations in Florida following Hurricanes Ivan and Charlie. Mr. Hummel worked for four years managing construction operations and short-term work group visits for various non-profit mission organizations in Honduras following Hurricane Mitch. His experience with determining root causes of failure and viable repair options for structures in Honduras led to his passion for his work in forensic engineering investigation. He has performed structural and civil engineering inspections for industrial, commercial, and residential building structures as well as municipal, county, state and federal infrastructure elements including bridges, roadways, culverts, and docks.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Structural frame collapse
    • Structural evaluation of existing structures
    • Roof covering evaluation and failure analysis (commercial and residential)
    • Building envelope evaluation and analysis – moisture/air intrusion
    • Masonry veneer failure/collapse
    • Foundation distress
    • Impact assessment – vehicles, trees, hail, wind
    • Agricultural buildings – post and beam construction
    • EIFS configuration and failure methods
    • Retaining wall failures – residential and commercial
    • Bridge impact assessments – federal and state highways
    • In-ground and above ground swimming pool evaluations
    • Flood evaluations
    • Hurricane and Tornado evaluations
    • Structural assessment of fire damage
    • Structural subsidence – mine/karst topography
  • Education

    Master of Business Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 2002

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1992

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Indiana, License # PE19900455

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Assessments
    • Engineering - Building Envelope Design and Consulting
    • Engineering - Civil
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Structural, Bridge
    • Engineering - Construction Management
    • Engineering - Construction Defect Evaluations
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Property Condition Assessments
    • Engineering - Roof Assessments
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