Terry C. Taylor, P.E.

FORENSIC ENGINEER

Austin, TX

Terry C. Taylor, P.E.

FORENSIC ENGINEER

Austin, TX

GET TO KNOW Terry C. Taylor, P.E.

Terry Taylor, P.E., is a Forensic Engineer with Haag Engineering Company, the oldest failure and damage analysis (forensic) engineering company in the United States. Mr. Taylor has been employed over 38 years with Haag as a civil/structural forensic engineer. He has performed thousands of consulting assignments. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in 15 states and Puerto Rico, and is a Certified Thermographer, Level I. He has testified as an expert witness in over 200 depositions and trials. He has published numerous academic papers and given over 100 technical presentations to various professional groups. He is an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE), and the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). Mr. Taylor is a Past Chair of the ASCE Texas Section Forensics Committee, and a Past President of the FEWA Dallas Chapter.

Primary Areas of Consulting

  • Evaluation of Structural Damage/Failures
    Residential, commercial and industrial buildings
    Foundations and retaining walls
    Roofing systems
    – Quality of manufacture and application of roofing
    – Cause, nature and extent of damage, particularly from hail and wind, remaining service life
    Grain bins and tanks
  • Storm Damage Assessment
    Wind and hail
    Flooding
    Wind and wave
  • Evaluation and Scope of Damage /Reconstruction Monitoring
    Industrial facilities and equipment
    Construction projects
  • Architectural and Damage Assessment
    Code and standard compliance analysis
    Slip and fall
    Stairs and handrails
    Moisture source problems
  • Materials/Component Testing and Evaluation
  • Infrared Thermography for Analysis of Building¬†Structures, including:
    Moisture
    Insulation Voids
    Air Leakage
    Structural problems
    Remediation

Certifications

  • Infrared Thermographer, Level I
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Operator Certification

Memberships

  • American Association for Wind Engineering, since 1985
  • American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, since 1985
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, since 1985
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, since 1985
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, since 1985
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers, since 1985
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association, since 2005; Past-President of Dallas Chapter (2019)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin, 1976
  • Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
    University of Texas at Arlington, 1984

Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Puerto Rico

Testimony history available upon request.

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