Matthew W Furlong, CBC, RBC, CFC, ACFEI member, OSHA 10 & 30

Mr. Matthew W Furlong, CBC, RBC, CFC, ACFEI member, OSHA 10 & 30

Forst Consulting Group
Post Office Box 280
Bluemont , VA 20135
Office: 703-268-8699


Matthew Furlong has over 20 years of experience working in the construction industry. He is also still building as a licensed contractor in Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition to current construction projects, Matthew has a second firm called Forst Consulting Group. This company specializes in forensic investigations related to construction deficiencies; building code compliance; contract analysis; construction delay analysis; construction injury investigation.

Matthew has leveraged his extensive knowledge and expertise of building and construction practices, as well as job-site health and safety in order to provide consumers and the legal community with relevant opinions, professional advice, and expert testimony.

Please visit our comprehensive website for additional information:

Areas of Expertise

  • Building Codes
  • Building Contractor Liability
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Safety
  • Electrical
  • OSHA
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Tile

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: State Licenses:
Virginia Class 'A' Residential and Commercial Building Contractor: License # 2705 141942A
Washington, DC General Contractor

Independent Education:
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) member: Student ID: 1575541
• Foundations of Courtroom Testimony – 16 Hour Course

American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI) member: Student ID: 117164
• Certified Forensic Consultant

International Code Council University (ICC) member ID: 8789900
• B1 Residential Building Inspector certified
• E1 Residential Electrical Inspector certified
• P1 Residential Plumbing Inspector certified
• M1 Residential Mechanical inspector certified

Hillsdale College:
• Successful online completion of Constitution 101 – The Meaning and History of the Constitution

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training:
• OSHA-10 Hour certified
• OSHA-30 Hour certified
• OSHA-7505 Introduction to Accident Investigations certified
• OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) certified
• Successful online completion of Fall Protection for Construction (OSHA 1926.501)
• Successful online completion of Electrical Safety (OSHA 1926 Subpart K)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training:
• IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness (POI) certified
• IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) certified
• IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident certified
• IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) certified
• IS-800.b National Response Framework certified
• WMD/ Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders (AWR-160) certified

Additional Certifications:
• EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator, certificate number: R-I-106481-13-00097
• NAUI Rescue Diver certified
• PADI Public Safety Diver certified (introduction to underwater forensics, rescue and recovery)
• Successful completion of the Virginia Boating Safety Course
• Emergency Vehicle Operator III licensed (EVOC III)
• Farm Equipment and Heavy Machinery Extrication certified
• Employed as an on-site EMT and ERT for the Federal Government during the construction of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency building in Springfield, Virginia
• Virginia Emergency Medical Technician (expired license): First responder to accidents, incidences, and injuries; provided basic life support and transport; pre-hospital patient care reporting
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • American Bar Association (ABA) member: Member ID: 03135408
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) member: Member ID: 3223151
• International Code Council (ICC) member: Member ID: 8789900
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: >100
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Construction defect; building code and contract analysis; best construction practices; energy efficient homes; construction injury; job-site safety.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 95%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 5%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Three years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Forensic investigations of construction defects; noise and radon testing; detailed reporting; building code and contract analysis; litigation support.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250 per hour out-of-court
$275 per hour in court
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Verified by receipt plus 15%


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