As a structural and civil engineer and expert forensic consultant with nearly four decades of experience, Casey Hemmatyar has provided extensive expert services for defendants and plaintiff attorneys on numerous construction litigation matters throughout the US. He has been retained as an expert by the US Government and private law firms on single and class-action lawsuits at both State and Federal levels (partial list of litigation cases is available upon request.) His understanding of core engineering and legal concepts has enabled him to effectively assist a wide range of clientele. He brings diversified experience in structural and civil engineering design, and in forensic engineering, investigation, and evaluation. Mr. Hemmatyar also conducts research and has assisted in the development of building codes and standards, and has supervised construction of domestic and international projects. His experience includes special structures, and new buildings as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits, and upgrades to existing structures. He has provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance-related matters. He actively presents continuing education lectures to audiences of engineers, architects, and contractors on topics of structural and forensic engineering throughout the United States. Mr. Hemmatyar has been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high-profile agencies. Currently, he directs PSFEG Inc. and has served as Director for SEAOSC from 2011 to 2013.
His assignments include facilities such as hospitals/healthcare, schools/higher education, telecommunication, government, recreational, laboratories, commercial, industrial, and residential structures. He is versed in the structural design of concrete, steel, timber/wood, masonry, aluminum, glass, light-gauge steel, and other construction materials. His work experience covers performance-based design, seismic hazard evaluation, and mitigation methods, as well as the preparation of reports evaluating essential structures such as hospitals and healthcare facilities. Mr. Hemmatyar has been interviewed by public media including History Channel (documentary episode: “Collapse of Ancient Structures”) and Reuters (Mexico City school collapse) on structural engineering issues.
His experience also covers:
The following courses have been developed for licensed Engineers, Architects and General Contractors in private and government sectors. These courses have been presented through Non-profit Continuing Education Provider Organizations. Continuing Education is mandatory by the great majority of State Licensing Boards for Professional Development:
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PSFEG® is a structural & forensic engineering firm. Please click here for the complete list.
Our services include forensic investigation of structures, expert testimony and litigation support as well as structural design, analysis, review, evaluation, and assessment.
PSFEG’s team members have designed and investigated tens of thousands of building structures, with an estimated aggregate construction value of about $50 billion over the last 40 years.