Chris Shiver, PE applies his mechanical, electrical and safety engineering education, training and experience in determining the causes for fires, failures, accidents and property losses involving equipment and systems. He has been practicing full time as an engineer since 1981 including industrial/commercial design, testing, safety consulting and failure analysis. Chris Shiver, PE has performed more than 2600 forensic engineering evaluations for over 500 separate insurance, legal and other client firms and understands the need for providing the most rigorous possible analysis possible within real world cost constraints.
Experienced in working with Insurance or Legal profession clients for evaluation of:
Property loss for subrogation potential
Equipment involvement in a loss to determine the potential liability of an identified party
Injuries or fatalities to determine if equipment failure or deficiency was a contributor
Adequacy of training, instructions or warnings provided for equipment or systems involved in an accident.
Incidents to consult and/or testify as an expert on both the plaintiff and defense side of different legal cases
Career Overlapping Experience Summary:
7 years in power plant engineering, including design, operations, maintenance and safety of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems
Startup and establishment of a major utility company in house safety and forensic engineering group as the Lead Engineer
22 years with a well-established multi-disciplinary forensic engineering firm, including 10 years as Principal Engineer
15 years of engineering and supervisory experience performing manufactured products design and certification testing in a nationally accredited laboratory
Types of Forensic Engineering Evaluations Performed: