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Scott KatzerPE

Division Manager, Senior Forensic Engineer

Scott Katzer is a Senior Forensic Engineer and Florida Division Manager at VERTEX. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in 12 states, Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and a Haag certified residential/commercial roof inspector. Mr. Katzer’s engineering experience encompasses a wide variety of building issues. He is an experienced mechanical engineer in the evaluation and design of healthcare, institutional, commercial, residential and industrial technically complex projects, as well as the investigation and analysis of building related components including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, plumbing, fire protection, building envelope and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. He has performed numerous Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) on a variety of commercial, multi-family and industrial type projects throughout North America for prospective buyers, sellers, lenders and other real estate entities. He is also experienced in the evaluation of buildings relating to identifying and mitigating the risks associated with hurricanes and similar catastrophic events.

Education & Certification

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University

Professional Engineer (PE) – Mechanical, State of CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, NC, NJ, NV, TX
Professional Engineer (PE) – Mechanical, State of NY

Expert Witness Services

Standard of Care, MEP