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Engineering

Profile

Disputes about construction performance often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). Although symptoms define the damage models, technology and design/construction process define the legal issues. Our combined background in architecture, engineering and business makes Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address these complexities found in forensic engineering assignments.

Our areas of specialty include: structural engineering, building technology, construction, project management, building codes, foundations, soil mechanics, retaining structures, water intrusion, moisture related problems, cause and origin of structural failures, professional ethics, building specifications, contract documents, performance of building systems (e.g., roofs, floors, moisture barriers, windows, doors), fire and weather related damage, deterioration due to insects and moisture, corrective construction, slip/ trip and fall.

Drebelbis Engineering's services include: engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.

Education & Licenses

BS Arch. Engineering, MBA, Professional Engineer (Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico), Architect (Texas)