I am licensed professional engineer practicing in the area of plumbing, HVAC and fire sprinkler system design. I also provide forensic engineering and expert witness services, in the specialty areas of plumbing design, plumbing codes, hot water systems/scalding, carbon monoxide poisoning/gas venting, legionella, fuel gas fires and explosions, HVAC design, fire sprinkler systems, and mechancial/plumbing failures.
As an expert witness, I have been involved in over 60 cases involving legal and insurance claims. I have provided testimony at depositions and trials, and I represent both plaintiffs and defendants.
In 1995, I founded Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc., where I am the principal engineer. My experience includes designing HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler systems for numerous commercial and industrial projects, such as convention centers, schools, office buildings, condominiums, apartment buildings, hotels, churches, manufacturing facilities, medical buildings, restaurants, historic buildings, dormitories, fire halls, and maintenance facilities.
Prior to founding Griffith Engineering, I worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a mechanical engineer for 14 years. My roles there included nuclear piping analyst, valve and heat exchanger specialist, maintenance engineer, maintenance supervisor at a fossil plant, and quality manager. My engineering roles included failure analysis of plant equipment. I also taught many courses on the subject of problem-solving and failure analysis for company employees.
I graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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