Simon J. Brooks

Senior Consultant / P.E. / Orlando

Background

Mr. Brooks holds a BEng. in Civil Engineering and an MSc. in Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics. Mr. Brooks is also a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Texas, and a licensed Mold Assessor in Florida. He has over 24 years of experience in the civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering, construction material testing, and forensic evaluation fields.

His experience includes design, engineering assessment, project and construction management, cost estimating, and implementing quality and control procedures. Mr. Brooks has prepared and reviewed calculations, construction plans, technical specifications, and bid documents for civil, structural, and geotechnical analyses and design. He has provided expert witness trial and deposition testimony to attorneys and juries, desktop reviews, and engineering consultations to attorneys, contractors, insurance adjusters, condominium and homeowners associations, property management companies, and property owners for civil, structural, and geotechnical issues.

As a forensic engineer, Mr. Brooks has investigated and evaluated residential, commercial, industrial, religious, marine, and municipal properties to determine the cause, origin, timing, and effect of civil, structural, and geotechnical concerns including structural analysis, structural and material failures, construction activities, vibration damage, and foundation settlement. Specifically, damage to roofs, exterior and interior finishes, windows and doors, framing, flooring (tile, wood, commercial flooring, etc.), concrete slabs, pools, screened enclosures, and mold growth, resulting from water intrusion, storm damage, construction and installation defects, deficient maintenance, incidental or intentional contact, and subsurface/foundation (geotechnical) related to sinkholes, settlement, slope stability, earth retaining structures, bulkhead seawalls, excavations, grading, and erosion. Analyses include materials testing and

subsequently determining appropriate repairs/remediation, including shoring, compaction grouting, polyurethane injection, and underpinning/helical design and installation.

In addition, Mr. Brooks has industry and field experience in project management, subsurface investigations, deep foundation analyses, settlement, seepage, surface and subsurface drainage, dewatering, slope stability analyses, industrial waste and wastewater disposal, dredging operations, embankment dams and levees, concrete, sheet-pile and modular retaining wall and bulkhead seawalls, retentions ponds, roadway evaluations and design, soft soil improvement and site preloading with wick drains, and sinkhole remediation primarily at port and mining facilities.

Education and Certifications

• Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics, MSc: Imperial College, London, U.K.
• Civil Engineering, BEng.: University of Southampton, U.K.
• Registered Professional Engineer: Florida and Texas
• Licensed Mold Assessor: Florida