Kevin LaMalva

197 Mill Street
Lancaster , MA 01523
Office: 351-209-8254

Kevin LaMalva has over 13 years of experience as a fire and structural consultant with dual US registration in both fire protection engineering and civil engineering.

Complementing his consulting work, Kevin is a member of numerous industry committees, including ASCE/SEI, SFPE, ICC, NIST, NFPA, and others, which conduct research and develop standards for structural fire safety. Kevin has also become a leader for the development and proliferation of structural fire engineering in the US, notably as editor of the ASCE Manual of Practice No. 138, and as principal investigator and industry champion of the ASCE/CPF Structural Fire Design Guide.

For his work in structural fire safety, Kevin was awarded the distinction of ENR Newsmaker for serving the ‘best interests of the construction industry and the public.’

Areas of Expertise
  • Building Codes
  • Construction Safety
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Safety Engineering
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Structural Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, Honors, 2007
B.S., Civil Engineering, Honors, 2006
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASCE/SEI, Charles Pankow Foundation, ICC, NFPA, SFPE, NIST, NRCC, IFE, ACI, Journal Peer Reviewer
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: ASCE/SEI Lecture (2020), NFCA Webinar (2020), SEAOI Lecture (2019), SJI Webinar (2019), WPI Graduate Course Lecture (2018), others (see CV)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 5 as Expert Witness, over 30 as Expert Witness support
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Fire/Life Safety cases
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 5
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, site inspections, reporting, laboratory services
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $180/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $180/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $180/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $180/hr


Available Upon Request

ENR Video Newsmaker Award
Structural Stalwarts Part 1 Industry Interview
Structural Stalwarts Part 2 Industry Interview