We are pleased to announce that Joseph Czajka, P.E. has joined the U.S. Forensic team in Ohio. Mr. Czajka obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Florida.
Forensic Engineering Experience
Mr. Czajka has more than 38 years of experience as a civil engineer. His primary experience involves forensic engineering and construction. With more than 3000 forensic engineering evaluations under his belt, Mr. Czajka has a vast knowledge of residential and commercial construction.
He has evaluated structures to identify storm damage, construction defects, and building code compliance. These evaluations include roof systems, foundations, water intrusion and duration, ventilation, drainage, and sewers. He identifies whether damage is due to a weather event, improper installation, improper construction, or lack of maintenance. His forensic evaluations also include ice-damming, soil subsidence and settlement, EPDM membrane damage, lifting/rigging, material defects, and grading and drainage evaluations.
Construction & Premises Liability Experience
Mr. Czajka worked as a civil engineer in the construction industry where he prepared and produced plans and specifications for construction of building foundations and structures, site-work, plumbing, sewerage, and environmental projects. He oversaw design integrity, constructability of construction plans, and performed inspections on construction work-in-progress. He coordinated and managed contractor and subcontractor activities on-site. He is experienced in the construction of concrete and steel frame structures including municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. He can assess safety and code compliance relative to building and roadway construction, construction sites, and buildings and grounds. He has experience with Multi-Employer Workplace Accidents and OSHA standards. He conducts premises liability evaluations including slips, trips, and falls on stairs, ramps, decks, walkways and docks.