Andrew Harold, M.S., S.E., P.E.
Mr. Harold has analyzed and designed hundreds of buildings, components, systems, and other structures, and he has evaluated hundreds of the same for damage due to a wide variety of perils. He has provided forensic solutions for property owners, insurance carriers, attorneys, contractors, and engineering professionals. He has also designed and specified remedial measures for damage repair and mitigation. His forensic experience extends to low and steep-slope roof systems as well as exterior building envelope systems.
Mr. Harold began his career as a structural design engineer, producing construction documents and specifications for all manner of low and mid-rise buildings of wood, concrete, masonry, steel, and cold-formed steel construction. His design expertise extends to shallow and deep foundations as well as earth retaining structures. He also has specialized knowledge and design experience in the light-frame building component and forming/shoring industries; his forming and shoring experience ranges from subterranean structures to bridges to high-rise buildings. Prior to joining Nelson Forensics, Mr. Harold worked as a structural design engineer in the nuclear industry.
Mr. Harold specializes in building code interpretation and in matters of the standard of care for design and construction professionals. Mr. Harold has delivered multiple presentations to a variety of audiences on a range of topics in forensic engineering. Mr. Harold has provided expert testimony in deposition, arbitration, and trial.