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Forum Forensics is committed to providing a positive experience for parties on all sides of an investigation. Our methodical and transparent approach ensure unbiased findings and a speedy resolution to each assignment we take on.


FORUM practices and serves with transparency for internal accountability and to gain the trust and confidence of each of our partners.  Our commitment to transparency ensures that information is accessible at any time and that records are maintained so as to meet or exceed industry standards.


We believe that each transaction takes a partnership to achieve the best outcome.  We understand that when we are called upon, it is to find answers in what can be  complex circumstances.  This understanding is the foundation of our organization and the reason we choose to value others by being available, conclusive, and responsive. 

Result Oriented

Our team approaches obstacles and challenges with results in mind.  Not only do we seek answers, but we are committed to discovering the root of the problem to deliver conclusive findings. 


We are attentive to the needs of our community, clients, and stakeholders. Our team understands that there are many parties engaged during a forensic investigation and we are careful to respond appropriately to each of them.  Our approach is to be empathetic and defuse tense situations, provide a thorough investigation with conclusive results, and keep an open line of communication.

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William M Ranieri, P.E.

Our team is comprised of seasoned structural engineers who have diverse industry experience. With over 115 years of combined experience, we have an in-depth knowledge of structural engineering that allows us to identify root causes and provide practical remedies. In addition to Forum Forensics being an experienced team, our approach to our operations is progressive and tech-forward. Our commitment to transparency, responsiveness, and to providing solutions is evident in the client experience from start to end.

Our team understands that each project takes a partnership to achieve the best outcome. This understanding is the foundation of our organization, and we show we value others by being available, conclusive, and responsive. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all parties involved through unbiased research, analysis, and reporting with an emphasis on timely delivery to our client. To learn more about how the Forum Forensics team can help you find solutions in the most stressful of circumstances, contact us at your convenience.


William M. Ranieri

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.

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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.