Forensic Expert

Angelina Fairchild, PE, LEED AP

Civil / Structural Engineer

Ms. Fairchild’s experience during her 30-year career at Kimley-Horn includes a wide range of structural and civil engineering design and construction-related services for projects in both the public and private sectors. She has provided planning, design, repair, rehabilitation, construction administration, and inspection phase services on civil and structural engineering projects. Angelina’s experience includes prestressed and cast-in-place concrete, steel, masonry, and timber design. Structural projects include FDOT bridges, culverts, retaining walls, conveyors, dune crossovers, boardwalks, bulkheads, seawalls, marinas, docks, industrial buildings, parking garages, warehouses, and storage and containment facilities. Her site civil design experience includes parks, municipal projects, and private development for commercial and industrial sites. In addition to preparing construction documents, Angelina has performed peer reviews and value engineering evaluations. Her forensic engineering expertise began in 1992, performing structural damage assessments for a variety of structures following Hurricane Andrew. Her experience includes evaluating damage to roofs and building envelopes for dozens of commercial and residential structures, and conducting property damage and premises liability investigations.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer, Florida #43958
  • Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT certificate #1106408)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (national registration), GBCI #10262926

Services and Specialties

  • Building code compliance reviews
  • Building failure
  • Cause and origin investigations
  • Change of Use/Occupancy studies and evaluations
  • Commercial Roofing Inspections
  • Construction and/or design defect analyses
  • Flood and water damage evaluations and analyses
  • Floor Surface Slip Resistance Testing
  • Hurricane, tornado, storm, and hail damage evaluations
  • Insurance claim cause and origin reports
  • Moisture intrusion damage inspections and evaluations
  • Premise liability claims (slip / trip and fall, automatic doors, falling merchandise)
  • Property condition assessments
  • Property turnover assessment
  • Roof damage investigations
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Structural building distress damage assessments and reporting
  • Structural crack-propagation, settlement, and sinkhole evaluations
  • Structural damage investigations and evaluations
  • Structural inspections of buildings and components
  • Thermal inspection, monitoring, and evaluations
  • Underwater structural assessment with professional engineers as divers
  • Waterfront structures evaluations, including ports and piers
  • Wind vs. water damage evaluations
  • Wind-uplift and lateral-loading “tie-down” analyses