Forensic HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering


David has 33 years of experience in the consulting mechanical engineering field. His experience and knowledge of mechanical system design, construction and system operation provides a natural foundation for the consulting and forensic engineering that he provides. Dave performs various consulting assignments for building owners and operators, conducts peer review and reports for enhanced project success, conducts investigative and forensic engineering services, and prepares mechanical system code reviews for numerous governing code authorities in the Rocky Mountain region. He possesses a spirit and enthusiasm for sustainable and code complying mechanical systems. He understands key mechanical system objectives, and is patientduring discovery and  trial preparation. He prepares well written, detailed and organized reports.


Dave has always enjoyed performing engineering, troubleshooting and investigating root causes for mechanical system deficiencies at existing buildings. Dave will perform a thorough investigation of your existing building through knowing eyes and ears. He offers practical understanding and recommendations. His knowledge of codes and standards provides a strong basis for satisfactory and timely document review and projected system function. He has a keen legal aptitude and a strong and confident presence. David is well respected, consistently honest, and has a strong sense of responsibility.


Forensic Engineering

  • Security Life Building, Denver, Colorado, Bennington & Reeve
  • Gore Creek Place Residences, Vail, Colorado, Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck
  • DPS Credit Union, Denver, Colorado, White and Steele
  • McKenzie Place, Fort Collins, Colorado, Godin & Baity
  • Horizon Pass Lodge, Avon, Colorado, Sherman & Howard
  • Cherry Creek Gun Club, Denver, Colorado, Arnold & Arnold

Mechanical Consulting

  • Two Elk Restaurant, Vail, Colorado, Vail Resorts and Development
  • Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Oakland, New Jersey, Ramapo Bergen

Historic Structure Assessment

  • Prowers County Courthouse, Lamar, Colorado, Andrews & Anderson
  • Bessemer Historical Museum, Pueblo, Colorado, Andrews & Anderson
  • State of Colorado Executive Residence, Denver, Colorado, Andrews & Anderson

Mechanical Due Diligence

  • Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, Colorado, Pahl Pahl Pahl
  • Duncan Aviation Finishing Facility, Battlecreek Michigan, Tectonic Management Group
  • Crowley County School District Mechanical Assessment, Ordway, Colorado, Andrews & Anderson

Peer Review

  • Colorado School of Mines, Hill Hall Renovation, Golden, Colorado, RNL Design
  • Cuyahoga Falls Recreation Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
  • Ritz-Carlton, Vail, Colorado, Vail Resorts and Development
  • Solaris, Vail, Colorado, Solaris Development

Building Code Review

  • Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, Denver, Colorado, Precision Engineering
  • Colorado State University, Student Recreation Center, C-West  Code Consultants
  • Saint Joseph Hospital Surgicare, Denver, Colorado, Denver Building Department

Smoke Control Special Inspection

  • Broomfield Police Training and Detention Center, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Colorado State University, Academic Instruction Building, Fort Collins, Colorado



  •   University of Colorado, Boulder, B.S.C.E. Degree, 1979


Professional Registration:

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming


Professional Societies and Trade Organizations:

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Region 9 – Director and Regional Chair 2005-8
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • International Code Council, Mechanical Plans Examiner, Plumbing Plans Examiner

Statutory Appointments:

  • State of Colorado, Electric Board, Denver, Colorado, 2013 – 2019