Michael Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience in Saudi Arabia and the United States including the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures and conducting forensic investigations.
He assists attorneys and other professionals in determining whether a project was designed or constructed according to code requirements; conducting investigations into causes of under-performance or failure, and determining the cause when a building or building component has failed or otherwise resulted in financial distress or an injury. He has frequently been engaged to study distressed structures of many different building types.
He is a Professional Engineer (PE) in AL, AR, FL, GA, MA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and DC and an LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C). Areas of expertise include:
Structural design (concrete, steel foundations, etc.)
Construction accidents and defects
Strength hardening (hurricane and tornado)
Stadium/bleachers safety design and inspection
Wind and seismic analysis
Post-natural disaster building safety assessments
Forensic engineering and analysis
Expert witness services
Construction administration assistance
Structural property assessments
Structural peer reviews
Building code review and interpretation
Areas of Expertise
- Building Codes
- Construction Damages
- Construction Safety
- Failure Analysis
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Personal Injury
- Structural Engineering
References upon request.