Benjamin T. Irwin, P.E., DFE, CXLT

Engineer

Benjamin T. Irwin P.E., DFE, CXLT

Engineer

Primary Areas of Consulting

  • Building, Component and Material Evaluations
    Residential, industrial, and commercial buildings 
    Concrete, steel, timber and masonry bridges 
    Foundations, basements, and crawlspaces
    Site features, pools, and buried civil engineering infrastructure
    Marine and underwater structures
    Structural and architectural component and material failures and testing 
    Residential and commercial building envelope systems
    High-performance (green), historic, and legacy building materials and methods
    Finite Element Analysis and Building Information Modeling 
    High-rise buildings, complexes, and communities, and regional/national chains of facilities
    Temporary structures and construction safegaurds, special event staging, and retail displays 
    Designated lead of multi-disciplinary teams of investigative professionals
  • Damage Assessment and Remediation Evaluation
    Cause and extent of damage, as well as reparability, cost evaluations and appraisals
    Post-fire, post-impact, post-explosion, and post-collapse catastrophic damage pattern analysis
    Hurricane, tornado, and straight-line wind evaluations, as well as hail
    Foundation and retaining wall subsidence and instability, including earth movement and sinkholes
    Construction vibration and demolition damage
    Underpinning/excavation failure during construction
    Flood damage, including wind/wave/surge effects, as well as site drainage issues
  • Construction Defects and Design Deficiencies 
    Structural distress evaluation, including moisture intrusion and mold infestation
    Evaluation of construction contracts and documentation
    Contract document, code and ADA interpretation and compliance
    Installed system performance evaluation and testing, including stucco and adhered stone veneer
    Chronic problem diagnosis, building pathology testing, and remediation design
    Construction material performance/installation requirements
    Wind and seismic (earthquake) structural design adequacy
  • Accident and Incident Evaluations
    Premises liability incidents, including dynamic hotel, restaurant and retail environments
    Walkway surface evaluations, including tribometry
    Retail display/merchandise failures, including operational procedure compliance
    Lighting and maintenance issues
    Previous renovation adequacy assessment
    Construction safety issues and responsibilities, including OSHA compliance
    Human factor and biomechanical affects
Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

Professional Certifications

  • Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE),  National Academy of Forensic Engineers – 2019
  • Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT),  Excel Tribometers, LLC – 2013
  • Certified Mold Remediator (CMR),  Professional Mold Inspection Institute (PMII) – 2013
  • Certified Residential and Commercial Mold Inspector (CRMI, CCMI),  PMII – 2013
  • Certified Roof Inspector – Residential & Commercial,  Haag Education – 2019
  • Certified Faro 3D Scanner Operator,  Faro/RCG – 2017
  • Certified Ladder Inspector,  Ladder Safety Institute – 2014
  • Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer,  Snell/Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (RCG) – 2014
  • Certified Aerial Boom and Scissor Lift Operator,  United Academy – 2012
  • Authorized Person for High Angle Fall Hazards,  Catastrophe Career Specialties, LLC – 2012

Professional Memberships

  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) – Senior Board-Certified Member – 2019
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) – 2018
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PaSPE) – 2018
  • Philadelphia Society of Professional Engineers (PhSPE) – 2018
  • American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) – 2018
  • ASTM International – F13 Committee Member – 2018
  • National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA) – 2018
  • Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania (SEAoP) – 2018
  • Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE) - 2018

College Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    Lehigh University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
    Lehigh University, 1998

Testimony history available upon request.

1214 Kimberton Road, #474, Chester Springs, PA 19425 * 800-527-0168 * HaagEngineering.com