Roger W. Griffith, P.E.

Roger W. Griffith, P.E.

Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

P.O. Box 702 Jefferson City, TN 37760

About the Expert

Roger Griffith, P.E. provides engineering design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting in plumbing, fuel gas systems, HVAC, and fire protection. Specialty areas include hot water systems, scalding, legionella, carbon monoxide poisoning related to venting of gas appliances, and fuel gas fires and explosions. He has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony for over fourteen years.

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Forensic Disciplines
  • Failure Analysis
  • Plumbing & HVAC

Expert's Profile

Roger Griffith, P.E. provides engineering design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting in plumbing, fuel gas systems, HVAC, and fire protection. Specialty areas include hot water systems, scalding, carbon monoxide poisoning related to venting of gas appliances, and legionella.

He has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony for over fourteen years.

Roger W. Griffith is committed to providing investigative engineering, consulting and expert witness services that are thorough, credible and timely. As a licensed professional engineer he can assist in the following areas:

Construction Claims: He can review documents, perform site inspections, research industry standards, prepare reports and exhibits, and provide presentations to assist clients to resolve construction disputes involving changes, delays, damages and impacted labor efficiency as related to building mechanical, plumbing and sprinkler systems.

Design Errors and Omissions: Case review and analysis of HVAC, plumbing, piping, and sprinkler system design work to determine whether the engineering design meets the standard of care for the area and at the time the work was performed. This often requires document review, research and design calculations.

Equipment and System Failures: Forensic investigation and failure analysis related to plumbing failures, hot water scalding, legionella, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas appliances, gas venting, fuel gas fires and explosions, HVAC equipment, and sprinkler systems.

Litigation Support and Expert Witness: Roger Griffith prepares exhibits and provides testimony based upon independent and impartial investigation, research, analysis and testing. He also assists clients through the mediation and arbitration process.

Construction Defects: Roger Griffith investigates HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and piping system failures. After careful research and analysis, Roger provides objective opinions regarding causation and damages.

Litigation Support Services

Roger Griffith, P.E. provides expert testimony and litigation support services for plaintiff and defendants on plumbing, mechanical and fire sprinkler system defects and failures.

As a mechanical engineer, his training and experience designing plumbing, HVAC and fire sprinkler systems enable him to offer professional opinions regarding the adequacy of system design, construction, maintenance and operation.

As a mechanical engineer, Mr. Griffith's training and experience designing plumbing, HVAC and fire sprinkler systems enable him to offer professional opinions regarding the adequacy of system design, construction, maintenance and operation. With his experience and training in failure analysis, he can also evaluate equipment failures to determine their root cause.

Roger serves on the numerous national code and standard committees, including American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) national design standards committee that provides industry guidelines for hot water temperature limits for plumbing systems to prevent scalding, the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) Scald Awareness Task Group, and NFPA 54 Fuel Gas Code, Technical Committee.

Areas of expertise include:

* Plumbing Systems and Equipment and associated failures, damages and injury causation
* Plumbing Code Compliance
* Hot Water Systems
* Hot Water Scalding
* Gas Appliances
* Venting of Gas Appliances and Combustion Safety
* Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions
* Fire Sprinkler Systems
* Construction Defects
* HVAC Systems Design
* HVAC Equipment - Failure Analysis

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN; Graduated magna cum laude.

Licenses

  • Registered Professional Engineer in: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

Organizations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), past member of ASPE 15 Working Group - Hot Water Temperature and Control Committee
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • International Code Council (ICC)

Prior assignments

  • Water heater failures & fires
  • Scalding
  • Legionella
  • Gas equipment & appliance fires
  • Pipe failures
  • HVAC design

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Listed in the Following States

Roger W. Griffith, P.E. is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).