Frank H. Ramos

Principal Consultant / P.E. / Miami

Background

Mr. Ramos graduated from City College of New York with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. His professional background includes over 25 years experience in the design, inspection, code compliance and construction of buildings, the maintenance and construction of bridges and roadways.

Mr. Ramos has provided to attorneys, developers and contractors reports on condominium defect mitigation on various residential high-rise projects in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. These reports identified "hot spot" items that will lead to litigation along with the recommendations to mitigate the problems. The mitigation of "hot spot" items will include a thorough structural plan review prior to construction, inspections during construction and inspections post-construction. The "hot spot" items identified include post-tension slabs, masonry construction, reinforcements, concrete, geotechnical, soils, balconies, stairs and corridors egress, code compliance, acoustics, sound transmission, EIFS and stucco, water intrusion, mold and any other building envelope problem.

Mr. Ramos is also well versed with the NYC Zoning resolution, Building Codes, Multiple Dwelling Laws and House Maintenance Code.

Mr. Ramos is experienced in the utilization of the Florida Building Code, BOCA and IBC model building codes, the New York City, ASCE for wind loads, and design specifications ACI for concrete, PTI for post-tension concrete structures, AISC for steel structures, AISI for cold-formed steel structures, SJI for steel joists, SDI for steel decks and NDS for wood structures.

Representative Engagements

  • Investigative causation and analysis for residential, commercial and industrial structures
    • Code compliance and enforcement
    • Condo defect mitigation
  • Testing for dispute resolutions
  • Expert witness testimony

Education

  • B.S. Engineering - City College of New York
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Florida and New York