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Heidi Klein MCE, PE

Project Manager, Forensics

Heidi Klein is a Project Manager of Forensics in the Denver, CO office. Heidi received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and her Master of Civil Engineering (Structural) from Johns Hopkins University. Heidi is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, Iowa, Mississippi, Texas, and Wyoming and has provided expert testimony in forensic engineering, building envelopes, and roofing. Heidi has additional certifications as a Haag Certified Inspector for Residential, Commercial, and Wind, a Haag Certified Reviewer, a Certified Residential Thermographer, a Certified Level 1 Thermographer, a member of the Cal OES Safety Assessment Program, and a Certified Inspector from the Exterior Design Institute. Prior to joining Vertex, Heidi’s experience included forensic engineering related to property claims (hail, wind, fire, hurricane, flood, etc.), construction defect, premise liability such as trip/fall and personal injury cases, seller’s disclosure disputes, and third party construction observations.

Education & Certification

B.S., Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
M.S., Masters of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil, State of CO


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Women in Roofing (NWiR)

Expert Witness Services

Forensics Technical, Architecture / Building Envelope