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Heidi KleinMCE, PE, CRT, HCR-R-II

Forensic Engineer, Forensics

Heidi Klein is a Forensic Engineer in the Denver, Colorado 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, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming and has provided expert testimony in forensic engineering, building envelopes, roofing, windows/doors, and cost of repair/damages. Heidi has additional certifications as a Haag Certified Reviewer, a Certified Residential 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.C.E., Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017

M.C.E., Masters of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2020


Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil, State of CO, FL, ID, IL, IA, MS, MT, NV, NM, ND

Professional Engineer (PE) – Structural, State of TX

Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil/Structural, State of WY

Certified Residential Thermographer

CalOES Disaster Service Worker-Building Safety Evaluator Certification

HAAG Certified Reviewer Residential-Level 1

HAAG Certified Reviewer Residential-Level 2

Exterior Design Institute-Adhered Stone Veneer (ASV) Certification

Exterior Design Institute-Level II Building Envelope Certification

Exterior Design Institute-EIFS Inspector, Moisture Analyst and Quality Control


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

National Women in Roofing (NWiR)

International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Expert Witness Services

Forensics Technical, Architecture / Building Envelope