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Primary Area of Expertise

HVAC Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Forensic and Litigation Consulting Services:
* Analysis and Evaluation of Loss Related to Performance, Dysfunction or Failed Systems
* Technical Analysis and Investigation
* Litigation Strategy and Consulting
* Expert Testimony

Areas of Expertise:
* Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Systems
* Refrigeration Systems
* Power & Process Piping
* Workplace Exposures to Hazardous Materials
* Cleanrooms for Advanced Technology Industries
* Data Center HVAC Systems
* Compliance with Codes and Standards
* Standard of Care in Design and Construction
* Project Management
* Fire and Explosions in Hazardous Occupancies

William R. Acorn is founder of Acorn Consulting Services, LLC, an engineering firm. As a consulting mechanical engineer, Bill provides project analysis, forensic reconstructions and litigation support services relating to the design, delivery and functioning of: high-tech manufacturing facilities, semiconductor fabrication facilities, institutional laboratories, data centers, health care facilities, and a variety of commercial buildings. He is a recognized expert in the evaluation of deficiencies in: HVAC systems, cleanrooms, piping systems, refrigeration systems, construction defects, and building and fire code compliance. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.

Bill has more than 40 years experience as a professional engineer and owner's agent and is a recognized expert in assessing, evaluating, remediating and providing testimony on complex project design, construction, and operational matters. His consulting expertise has been influential in shaping approaches to code compliance and life safety in semiconductor and similar advanced technology facilities.

Education & Licenses

BSME, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Diplomate Forensic Engineering; Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant
He is registered as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington, and is also registered with the NCEES.