Joaquim Medeiros

Principal Consultant / P.E. / Miami

Background

Mr. Medeiros graduated with honors in Civil/Structural Engineering from the Brazilian Federal University. He participated in offshore oil facilities post graduate studies in Equipment Engineering at Petrobras and obtained his Masters of Engineering Degree in Construction Management at the University of Toronto. His professional background includes design and construction management of oil facilities (terminals, refineries, pipelines, treatment plants, and tank farms); residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and airport terminals.

Mr. Medeiros's forensic experience includes structural analysis of flooring and roofing system collapses, roof wind damage evaluations, stucco and EIFS failures and internal and external leak damage claims. He has evaluated building envelope water intrusions, storm and fire damage, roof drainage systems, corrosion damage in reinforced concrete structures, vibration claims due to blasting, and structural damage assessment.

Mr. Medeiros has assisted clients with construction dispute resolutions, evidence evaluation utilizing both destructive and non-destructive testing, construction compliance issues, as well as, resolving contract and specification disputes. He is qualified in the evaluation and the interpretation of the ASTM, the Florida Building Code, API, AWS, ACI, AISC, in addition to others.

He has provides legal deposition and court testimony in support of technical findings.

Representative Engagements

  • Investigative causation and analysis for residential, commercial and industrial structures
    • Code enforcement
    • Design and value engineering
    • Foundation systems
    • Roofing systems
    • Catastrophic damage
    • Contract and project specifications
  • Testing for dispute resolutions
  • Expert witness testimony

Education

  • B.S. Civil/Structural/Equipment Engineering - Pernambuco Federal University
  • M.E. Construction Management - Toronto University
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Florida