Kent Engineering has put together a unique team of forensic engineering professionals over the past 30 years that covers virtually every facet of the industry: materials, mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, fire, and more. Their expertise is respected worldwide, having completed jobs around the globe. Our forensic engineers excel not only in the field, but in the classroom as well, sharing their expertise teaching tomorrow’s engineers.
BASRI BASRI, P.E. STRUCTURAL
Basri is one of Kent Engineering’s and Kent Crane Inspection Service’s engineers. He specializes in commercial, industrial, and residential building; structural design; structural renovation including seismic evaluation and retrofit design; telecommunication structure and tower design; precast concrete and glass fiber–reinforced concrete design; tank and tank foundation design; temporary structures; platform, shoring, and fall protection design; structural site investigation; and finite element analysis.
JEFF ONEIL, P.E. MECHANICAL
Jeff is a professional mechanical consulting engineer specializing in design, troubleshooting, and forensic investigation of HVAC, plumbing, and fire sprinkler systems. He is a cause and origin investigator with training and experience in thermal and moisture analysis of building envelope assemblies, fires, accidents, slip and fall, structural settlement, and equipment failure.
BRADLEY CAPATCH, E.I.T. MECHANICAL
Bradley is a mechanical engineer licensed by the state of Washington. He received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. Bradley is also an accredited crane certifier through the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health. His accreditation covers construction cranes (derricks, mobile cranes, tower cranes) and mobile cranes, portal and pedestal cranes, tower cranes, and conveyors and cargo handling gear in the maritime industry. Bradley also assists in lecture and labs at both Pierce College and the University of Washington.
JOSEPH SHEPHERD, P.E. MECHANICAL
Joseph earned his B.S.E. in materials science and engineering from North Carolina State University in 2008. His experience includes extensive metallurgical and materials testing, including sample preparation, fracture analysis, corrosion studies, and mechanical testing. He’s currently the owner of North Iron Engineering, based in Anchorage, Alaska. There, he’s completed projects such as auditing a process safety management mechanical integrity program for a large catalysis manufacturing facility, and using those results to build a plan to remedy program shortcomings. He’s also facilitated root cause failure analysis meetings and interviews and provided his expertise in metallurgical and corrosion engineering. Prior to North Iron Engineering, Joseph worked for a number of engineering, technical training, and technical services organizations.