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Mark TumeoPhD, JD, PE

Vice President of Fire Protection and Life Safety Services, Engineering

Dr. Tumeo has expansive experience and background in the Civil / Environmental engineering field. He received his Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of California Davis in 1988 and has been a practicing engineer for over 30 years. In addition to civil and environmental engineering, Mark has received a J.D. Law degree and has served as a professor at multiple universities including the University of North Florida, Cleveland State University, and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Mark has most recently been working with risk engineering including consequence modeling and analysis. His experience includes dispersion modeling, fire and explosion modeling, hazardous and toxic waste remediation, environmental risk assessments, and environmental policy and regulation. He has completed multiple projects involving fire and explosion modeling specifically for oil and gas facilities and chemical processing facilities. In addition to consequence modeling, he has completed multiple projects assessing the radiant heat impingement on equipment and the applicable fireproofing requirements of such equipment in accordance with API RP 2218.

Education & Certification

Ph.D., Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
J.D., JD Law, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
M.S., M.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
B.S., B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame
B.S., B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame

Professional Engineer (PE), State of AK, FL, OK

Expert Witness Services

Environmental, Environmental Compliance/Disclosure

Standard of Care, Civil Engineering

Standard of Care, Fire Protection & Life Safety

Standard of Care, Site Civil