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Kevin MaxwellPE, RRC, PMP

Vice President, Forensics

Mr. Maxwell has over almost 25 years of experience in management, engineering, expert witness support, claims management, and risk assessment and is a Vice President of the Forensic division at VERTEX. Mr. Maxwell is a Professional Engineer (PE) in multiple states, is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), and a Project Management Consultant (PMP). This education and experience enables him to opine on building costs and defects from both a damages and liability perspective utilizing a design and construction approach. Mr. Maxwell is an expert witness who provides testimony and expert support to construction defect casees with a special emphases in roofing, waterproofing, and costs.

Mr. Maxwell’s past expertise includes managing the engineering and construction division of a large roofing contractor in the Southeast. This experience enabled him to familiarize himself with proper construction means and methods. He has worked on a wide range of projects throughout the country including but not limited to the investigation of structural defects, structural collapses, water intrusion, building envelope deficiencies, roof damage (hail), wind vs. surge, building settlement, retaining wall collapses, and utility pipe collapses for both residential and commercial buildings along with oversight and consulting on new/ renovation projects. Mr. Maxwell was deployed on extended CAT assignments for Hurricane Irene, Alabama tornados, Hurricane Sandy, and Hurricane Irma. Mr. Maxwell, as a Certified Cost Engineer and professional estimator, was an independent project controls consultant for the 55 billion dollar nuclear cleanup project for the Department of Energy’s Environmental Office of Project Assistance and Assurance Office (EM-53) in Washington, DC. Prior to federal government consulting, Mr. Maxwell had extensive engineering and construction management experience acting as project engineer, project manager, and owner’s on-site representative for several commercial and residential construction projects. The aforementioned engineering and construction management experience included but was not limited to site layout, grading, utility design, erosion control, and hydrology.

Education & Certification

M.S., MSCE Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver
BSCE, Civil Engineering, emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil, State of AL, CO, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NM, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, WY
Registered Roof Consultant (RRC)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
GSWCC Certified Level II Plan Reviewer

Software: AutoCAD (R12 to 2013), Land Development Desktop, Civil Site Design, StormCAD, Flowmaster, Hydraflow, Water CAD, C&G Surveying Software, MII Estimating Software, Success Estimating Software, RS Means Experience, Xactimate
SEAK Advanced Expert Witness Training
RCI building Envelope Training
Professional Project Management Training
Judd Robbins: Expert Witness Training Course
HAAG Certified Roofing Inspector (Commercial and Residential)
GSWCC: Erosion Control and Drainage Certification Training
Engineering and Contract Negotiation Law Training
ASCE: Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice


NRCA Member
Associate Member of RCI
American Society of Civil Engineers
Urban Land Institute Young Leader
Georgia Tech Alumni Association (Sun Coast Chapter)
Alpha Tau Omega

Expert Witness Services

Damages, Construction Defect

Damages, Design Defect

Damages, Fire Origin and Cause Investigations

Damages, Water Intrusion

Forensics Technical, Architecture / Building Envelope

Forensics Technical, Civil

Standard of Care, Architect / Building Envelope

Standard of Care, Heavy Civil