Warren L. Dietz, Jr.

Senior Consultant / P.E. / New Orleans

Background

Mr. Dietz holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana. He has over 18+ years of experience as a project manager and engineer developed with various engineering firms.  

Mr. Dietz has “hands on” experience in the design and construction management of residential buildings and most general civil projects.  The design experience varies from conceptual and planning, to final plans and specifications. Project types have included roadways, foundations for residential and commercial buildings for private entities.  Mr. Dietz has been involved with and associated with most aspects of residential construction, including foundation design, structural plan review, structure and foundation damage inspection related to storms and soil issues.

As a forensic engineer, Mr. Dietz has investigated wind damage to residential and commercial roofs, differential foundation movement, moisture source determinations, potable water and sanitary sewer line failures, wind damage to residential and commercial structures, storm surge damage to residential and commercial structures, and fire related structural damage to residential and commercial structures.  He has performed structural condition assessments for structures damaged by automobile impacts, tree impacts, tornados, and vibrations from construction operations.  He has also performed causation analysis for collapses of residential structures and roof collapses from overloading and faulty design.  He has also performed structural condition analysis for damages to in-ground swimming pools.  He has performed slip and fall analysis and trip and fall analysis for residential and commercial buildings.  This includes analyzing ramps, staircases, walkways, and floor surfaces in residential and commercial buildings. Finally, he has assessed lighting conditions for commercial buildings and outdoor areas involved in premises liability claims.

Education and Certifications

• Civil Engineering, B.S.: Louisiana State University
• Registered Professional Engineer: Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi