Summit Speakers

Mr. Jonathan E. Higgins is a 1995 graduate of the University of Arizona. Mr. Higgins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Virginia.

Mr. Higgins has extensive experience in all phases of planning, design and construction for a diverse list of projects. His experience includes design/build projects, fast track construction, government contracting and other contract methods. Mr. Higgins has been employed as a project manager for the design and construction management of semiconductor manufacturing facilities, multistory office buildings, industrial, residential and nuclear facilities. He is trained in construction safety and quality control programs and is highly skilled in project scope, schedule and budget management techniques.

Mr. Higgins has over thirteen years’ experience with Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. conducting forensic analysis of various building system and material failures. He has extensive experience with a variety of building envelope system installations and failures including all types of roofing systems, exterior wall cladding systems, foundation systems and rare project experience with Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF’s). Mr. Higgins has evaluated for origin and cause, a variety of structural failures including primary building structures, foundations, scaffolds, cranes and other construction equipment. Mr. Higgins has reviewed and facilitated resolution of a myriad of construction claims and disputes between contractors, owners and designers. In addition, he has evaluated countless construction defect, design error or omissions and general construction issues. An expert by experience and training, he has investigated numerous premises liability, slip/trip and falls, and construction accidents involving equipment, fall protection, PPE and other types of construction and safety equipment.

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