Forensic Damage Assessments

FORUM FORENSICS provides structural inspections and forensic assessments for residential & commercial construction.



Aging Building Investigations
Inspections for aging buildings are necessary to identify and mitigate issues before they cause life-threatening conditions.
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Due Diligence Investigations
Our team can help with providing insight on the structural integrity of the property for peace of mind during the buying process.
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Locations Served

We provide coverage throughout the state of Florida for most typical jobs.
For catastrophic events, we cover the southeast Gulf and Atlantic coastal regions from Texas to North Carolina.

We hold Professional Engineering Licensure in over 30 states:
Florida • Georgia • North Carolina • Texas • Alabama • Tennessee • New York • South Carolina • Kentucky • Maine • Massachusetts • New Jersey • Delaware • Connecticut • Virginia • Michigan • West Virginia • Maryland • Ohio • Mississippi • Vermont • Illinois • Louisiana • Missouri • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • New Hampshire • Indiana • District of Columbia • California


Meet Your Team of Experts

William Ranieri, P.E.
William Ranieri is a 1985 graduate of Valparaiso University of Indiana.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural engineering.  Prior to his acquisition of Monta Consulting and Design (MCD) in 2006, William worked in and throughout the metal-plate-connected wood truss industry.  His tenure includes the position of Chief Engineer for Alpine Engineered Products and General Manager of Stock Building Supply.  William has extensive experience in structural inspections, reports, and has provided expert opinion and testimony for underperforming truss systems, roof collapses, and truss installation failures.
Colin Gardella, P.E.
Director of Engineering
Colin Gardella has over 15 years of experience and has served as a Director of Engineering. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He later earned his Master's in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering in 2008. Colin has been a licensed engineer in the state of Florida since 2011.  He is not only an engineer but has a passion for managing and facilitating projects.
Serkan Kocaoz, P.E.
Senior Field Engineer
Serkan Kocaoz is a licensed structural engineer and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in Structural Design at the University of Missouri Rolla. His inspiring journey through the engineering industry began in 1997, and he has built his foundation of diverse experience with determination and passion. Serkan’s experience includes seismic analysis, road and bridge analysis, and many structural designs small and large.
Thuy Huynh, P.E.
Senior Staff Engineer
Thuy Huynh earned her Civil Engineering degree from the University of South Florida in 1997 and has served in the industry for over 23 years. Throughout her career, she has acquired a diverse portfolio making her an asset to the Forum Forensics Team.  Her experience includes site analysis and inspection of existing structures.
Erik Brown, P.E., Forum Forensics
Erik Brown, P.E.
Senior Consulting Engineer
Erik Brown is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Although his early career focused on the design and permitting of commercial site plans, he later developed a fascination with inspections and since 2010 has examined hundreds of existing residential and commercial structures, including forensic investigations to determine the cause, origin, and duration of building failures. He is not only experienced in providing conclusive reports but has been called upon to testify as an expert witness regarding the same.

Request an Investigation

Our team of experts are ready to assist you with your forensic engineering needs. Use our online request form to submit details about the project. A representative will then reach out to you to begin the process.