Joel R. Skogen, P.E., LEED AP+

Senior Consultant

Forensic Services



Mr. Joel Skogen holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in most eastern U.S. states and is an Accredited Professional Plus with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council.

He has more than 16 years of experience in design, engineering, procurement, engineering management, project and construction management, mechanical systems design and evaluation, scheduling, budget control, implementing quality and control procedures, building energy cost analysis, and contract management.  He also has over 10 years of experience in automotive service procedures, vehicle part defects, and mechanical product evaluations.

His areas of practice include vehicle mechanical failure, property loss consulting, consumer products and product liability, building science, building energy analysis, and construction defect claims and disputes.

Mr. Skogen has been responsible for managing over 1,000 design projects and has knowledge and expertise of design, testing, investigation, and evaluation of plumbing and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. He is experienced in all types of MEP components and systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.  He has investigated damage to equipment due to hail and lightning, cause of failures and leaks involving pumps, hydronic condensing loops, commercial kitchen exhaust hood fire-suppression systems, metal and plastic water supply pipes, drainpipes, flexible water supply lines, plumbing fixtures and components, shower pans, toilets, water heaters, boilers, furnaces, air-conditioning equipment, dishwashers, washing machines, ice makers, refrigerators, septic tanks, refrigeration systems, grease traps, sewage lift stations, and fish tanks.  Mr. Skogen also has extensive experience in investigation and analysis of mold growth, moisture intrusion, humidity problems, indoor air quality problems, condensation, pipe freezes, appliance defects, and water leaks.

Mr. Skogen has evaluated consumer and workplace products involving product design, operation, maintenance, liability, and safety analysis involving injury and property damage involving machinery. Mr. Skogen has investigated mechanical failures in passenger vehicles, commercial trucks, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, golf carts, forklifts, aerial lifts, and construction equipment.


• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: University of South Alabama (2005)

• Licensed Professional Engineer: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.