Jeffrey D. Bradshaw

MEP Division Manager, Eastern Region / P.E., CFEI, CMMI / Orlando

Background

Mr. Bradshaw is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than twenty five years of experience in building science, engineering design, and forensic consulting.  He has worked as a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) project engineer. He has investigated matters for federal and state court cases.  Mr. Bradshaw is a 1990 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of practice include vehicle accident reconstruction, property loss consulting, fire and explosion science, consumer products and product liability, building science and construction defect claims and disputes.

Mr. Bradshaw’s knowledge and expertise of plumbing and Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems includes design, testing, investigation and evaluation of those systems.  He is a certified mold and moisture assessor in Florida.  His experience includes evaluation of temperature and humidity control problems, moisture and mold growth, indoor air quality, carbon monoxide, hardwood flooring damage, water and vapor intrusion through building envelopes, code compliance, installation errors, design errors and omissions, component and systems failure origin and cause, building moisture damage, destructive and non-destructive examination and testing, and restoration scope and cost analysis.  Mr. Bradshaw is experienced in all types of plumbing and air conditioning systems including residential, commercial and industrial applications.  He has extensive experience in investigation and analysis of mold growth, moisture intrusion, indoor air quality problems, condensation and water leaks related to plumbing and HVAC systems.  He has extensive experience with water chillers, packaged air conditioning units, rooftop units, air handlers, heat pumps, condensing units, boilers, furnaces, commercial kitchen exhaust systems, fans, blowers, ductwork, dust collection systems, refrigeration systems, condensing units, thermostats and controls.  He has experience with chilled water piping, heating water piping, domestic water supply piping, water heaters, flexible water lines, pumps, valves, faucets, fittings, steam systems, refrigeration piping, plastic and metal piping, plumbing drain and venting systems, septic tanks, building and municipal sewers and lift stations, compressed air, and industrial gas systems.  Mr. Bradshaw has experience in evaluation of fire protection systems, fire sprinklers, kitchen hood fire suppression systems, fuel systems including natural gas and propane systems and related fuel utilization equipment including burners, gas appliances, fire pits and barbeque grills.  Mr. Bradshaw has completed investigations of system and equipment related to lighting and power problems, fires, explosions, flash fires, water quality, contamination, flooding, wind, weather exposure and hail.

Mr. Bradshaw has evaluated consumer and workplace products related to mechanical design analysis, product design, liability and safety analysis involving injury and property damage.  Products include machinery, machine tools, power tools, dishwashers, washing machines, ice makers, refrigerators, chairs and furniture, power operated doors, ladders and water filters.

Mr. Bradshaw has reconstructed accidents involving fatalities and vehicle damage of passenger vehicles, commercial trucks, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles and pedestrians in daytime and nighttime conditions at high and low speeds.  Services include damage consistency analysis, vehicle dynamics, determination of speed and sequence of events, time and distance evaluations, lighting and headlamp evaluations, vehicle dynamics, DOT compliance, and perception and reaction times.  He is trained and experienced in accident-reconstruction technologies including digital site mapping, FARO 3D scanning, site and vehicle inspections and the collection and application of Event Data Recorder (“black box”) information from vehicles.  His experience includes evaluations in fire investigations involving vehicles and construction equipment. He has worked on cases involving golf cart accidents.  He has evaluated vehicle components including engines, brakes, tires, fuel systems, steering, suspension, trailer hitches, seat belts and air bags.  He has completed investigations of construction equipment involved in failures, accidents and fires including aerial lifts, backhoes, log skidders and excavators.          

Representative Engagements

  • Building Sciences:
    • Design and evaluation of HVAC systems and controls
    • Evaluation of moisture and humidity sources
    • Evaluation of pressurization issues
  • Product evaluations, origin and causation, property damage investigation:
    • Rooftop units, split systems, chilled water, direct expansion (DX) air conditioning systems
    • Cooling towers, chillers, boilers, pumps
    • Tanks and pressure vessels
    • Pollution control equipment
    • Piping and plumbing components, water heaters
    • Fire protection systems
    • Propane and natural gas systems
    • Machinery, hydraulic systems

Education and Registrations

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering - The Pennsylvania State University
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Colorado Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia
  • Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) - National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Florida Mold Assessor
  • Certified Aerial Lift Operator
  • Certified Refrigerant Technician, Universal - Section 608, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Certified Bosch - Crash Data Retrieval System Technician
  • Certified Continuing Insurance Education Instructor-Florida

Specialized Courses:

  • FARO 3D Laser Scanning
  • Traffic Crash Investigation I – Northwestern University Center for Public Safety - NUCPS
  • Traffic Crash Investigation II – NUCPS
  • Energy Methods and Damage Analysis in Traffic Crash Reconstruction – IPTM
  • Accident Reconstruction II - NUCPS
  • Advanced Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors Research - NUCPS
  • Refrigeration and Product Fundamentals - Trane Corporation