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Steven MickelsonPE, SE, MBA, MCP

Forensics Division Manager, Forensics

Steve Mickelson brings more than 24 years of experience in professional engineering disciplines including forensic engineering explorations, management, construction observation, and building analysis and design. He has worked on low-rise and high-rise commercial buildings, custom residential buildings, and retaining walls. He is currently licensed in 32 states or territories as a professional, civil and/or structural engineer.

Steve previously served as a senior structural engineer, a principal engineer, and a forensic engineering manager performing forensic engineering explorations, expert witness consulting, neutral evaluations, and engineering analysis/design. His prior experience also includes employment as a building design department manager performing engineering analysis/design, drafting, contracts, marketing, spreadsheet programming, developing a typical detail library, specifications, job site observation, special inspections, and insurance claim investigations.

Steve provides excellent project management and communication skills. His extensive experience in the engineering industry has provided him with a unique ability to combine technical expertise and customer service to effectively serve clients.

Education & Certification

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Florida
M.B.A., Strategic Leadership, Amberton University
B.S., Civil Engineering, California State University, Chico
Doctorate-level coursework, Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University

Professional Engineer (PE), State of AL, AR, CO, CT, GA, IA, IL, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, NY, PA, RI, SC, USVI, WV
Professional Engineer (PE) – Structural, State of AZ, LA, UT
Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil, State of CA
Structural Engineer (SE), State of CA, GA, MA, NV
Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil/Structural, State of FL, KY, MN, OK, OR, TN, TX, WA
ICC Certified Master Code Professional
ICC Certified Building Official
OSHA 10
US Green Building Council LEED AP
ICC Certified Residential Combination Inspector
ICC Certified B5 Building Inspector
ICC Certified 77 Commercial Energy Inspector
ICC Certified P2 Commercial Plumbing Inspector
ICC Certified 21 Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner
ICC Certified B1 Residential Building Inspector
ICC Certified M2 Commercial Mechanical Inspector
ICC Certified B2 Commercial Building Inspector
ICC Certified B3 Building Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Residential Mechanical Inspector
ICC Certified Residential Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Residential Plumbing Inspector
ICC Certified Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Commercial Energy Plans Examiner
ICC Certified Residential Electrical Inspector
ICC Certified Commercial Electrical Inspector
ICC Certified Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector

SPECIAL TRAINING 

NCEES Model Law Engineer
NCEES Model Law Structural Engineer
Florida State Certified Neutral Evaluator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate, and Circuit Civil, Mediator (both inactive)
California Earthquake Authority Residential Earthquake Damage Assessment Engineering Certified
Florida State Department of Financial Services Continuing Education Instructor
WIND Certified Umpire (inactive)
OSHA Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift Operator