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Steve D. Hodge, PE, CFEI (Civil Engineer/Construction Expert Witness)

(Civil Engineer/Construction Expert Background Info Summary)

Steve D. Hodge, P.E., CFEI is a Civil Engineer/Construction Expert Witness who is a licensed professional engineer with thirty nine years experience performing and managing civil, structural and environmental investigation, development and construction projects. He has acted as project manager and owner’s representative for numerous retail, commercial, industrial, and manufacturing facility building efforts throughout the United States and internationally.

Mr. Hodge graduated Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Major: Civil Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering) from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator.


(Civil Engineer/Construction Expert Bullet Points of Interest)

  • Qualified Professional Engineer, Licensed in Florida, Connecticut and New York
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Previously Certified as an English XL Tribometrist for slip testing of walking surfaces
  • Experience as a contractor, consulting engineer and owner’s representative resulting in strong knowledge of construction from all perspectives
  • Three years of international experience in the Caribbean, South America and Africa
  • Has provided testimony for cases in Circuit, Superior, and U.S. District courts
  • Seven years of Environmental Engineering experience with expertise in asbestos, lead-based paint, underground contamination, indoor air quality, hazardous waste, water and air quality, and PCB’s
  • Member – National Association of Fire Investigators
  • Principal – Applied Forensic Engineering, LLC, Orlando, Florida (2005 to Present)
  • Regional Branch Engineering Manager – Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina (2003 to 2005)


(Civil Engineer/Construction Expert Final Words/Short Summary)

As the Owner and Principal Engineer of Applied Forensic Engineering, LLC, Mr. Hodge is responsible for all aspects of the business. He performs forensic investigations of construction defects, civil, structural, building envelope, and waterfront failures; fire origin and cause, product defect and slip/trip and fall investigations, including case presentation and courtroom testimony.

Previously, at the time he was the Regional Branch Engineering Manager at Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation, he was responsible for the supervision of all engineering activities in the Orlando, Florida Regional Office. He was also responsible for Orlando Office P&L, staffing and organization, as well as assistance with the firm’s growth, continuing community relations, development, and training efforts.

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Published: November 4, 2022
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