Structural Engineering Consulting Property Condition Assessments Construction Expert Witness
Michael Head of HEAD of Engineering has provided structural engineering services since 1977 while engaged with several high profile engineering firms in the design, evaluation and retrofit of structures. Having engaged in many forensic investigations of distressed buildings and structures over his career, Michael Head has gained increased knowledge in how buildings behave under stress, up to and beyond failure. This has enabled him to better understand building behavior and gain insight into better and more cost effective designs and to identifying problems and their subsequent solutions.
Click here for a Gallery of Photographs of some of these projects Working on large structural projects, Michael has frequently been engaged in the forensics of distressed structures during construction due to contractor sequencing errors, design flaws, low strength materials and building overloads on many different building types.
Although not generally classified as “forensic engineering” all renovation and retrofit projects also require a forensic investigation of the existing condition of the building.
Michael has extensive experience and proficiency in the forensic investigation of distressed and damaged buildings and the engineering analysis, design and project/construction of structural systems including design for gravity, wind, seismic and snow loads, progressive collapse, blast loads and other security considerations.
Click below to see the wide range of structural systems and building types Michael has designed and provided construction administration on during his career