Robert John Phillips

Robert John Phillips

The Warren Group, Inc.
7805 St. Andrews Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Mobile: 843-860-9874
Office: 803-732-6600

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Senior Consulting Engineer John Phillips has more than 40 years of crane and heavy equipment experience and more than 25 years of experience in forensic engineering. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, he is a professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Ohio. He is NCEES registered, both as a model engineer and with The United States Council for International Engineering Practice.

During his career, John has designed crane systems, supervised installation, tested and certified lifting equipment, even serving as a project engineer for maintenance and certification of nuclear weapon lifting and handling systems. His extensive experience helps him determine the cause and scope of damage for crane, hoist, and other lift equipment incidents. In addition, he’s a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor by the National Association of Fire Investigators. John is adept at determining the origin, cause, and scope of damage for equipment and structural fires. He has a certification in applied general mettalurgy from ASM International.

John has testified in depositions and trials in state and federal court. John is a member of the International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Materials (ASM) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), as well as a voting member of the ASTM Performance of Buildings, Forensic Sciences, Forensic Engineering, and Ships & Marine committees.

Areas of Expertise
  • Cranes
  • Failure Analysis
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Lifts
  • Machinery & Equipment Appraisal
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plumbing & HVAC


References upon request.