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.

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

As a forensic engineer, Mr. Brooks has investigated and evaluated residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal properties to determine the cause, origin, timing, and effect of civil and structural concerns including structural analysis, structural and material failures, construction activities, and vibration damage. Specifically, damage to roofs, exterior and interior finishes, framing, flooring (tile, wood, etc.), slabs, and pools, resulting from water intrusion, storm damage, subsurface/foundation (geotechnical), and construction defects. Analyses include materials testing, and subsequently determining appropriate repairs/remediation.

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, waste disposal, dredging operations, and sinkhole and foundation remediation, including compaction grouting, polyurethane injection, and underpinning/helical design and installation.

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