F. Dirk Carvajal

F. Dirk Carvajal, M.E., P.E.

Director of Operations – Forensic Science Group/Rehab Science Group

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Biography

Dirk joined Pie Consulting and Engineering with over 17 years of forensic industry experience working in claims investigations, damage/structural assessments, appraisals, and expert witness testimony. For over eight years, he has mentored and supervised a team of engineers/specialists covering several states. As a manager, Dirk enjoys helping a team work and grow more proficient together.

Dirk has extensive experience in the forensic evaluation of structures from evaluating hurricane damaged structures along the Gulf Coast, to earthquake damaged structures in Oklahoma, to the collapse of snow-loaded structures in
northern states, to the evaluation of impact damaged quays in Singapore.

To relax, Dirk likes to brew, barbeque, water ski, and float in his favorite lake, not necessarily in that order.

One Pie. Many Ingredients.

Education

  • Texas A&M University
    College Station, Texas
    B.S. Civil Engineering – 1994
  • Texas A&M University
    College Station, Texas
    M.Eng. Civil Engineering – 1996

Registrations and Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, PA, and TX
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Areas of Expertise

  • Foundations
  • Construction Defect
  • Retaining Walls
  • Wood, Concrete, & Steel Structures
  • Wind Damage Assessment
  • Hail Damage Assessment
  • Explosion/Vibration Evaluations
  • Expert Witness
  • Marine/Boat Dock Damage Evaluations
  • Commercial/Residential Roofing
  • Windows/Exterior Finishes
  • Water Intrusion
  • Storm Surge Damage Assessment
  • Fire Damage Assessment