Forensic, HVAC, Plumbing, Carbon Monoxide, Mechanical & Mold Engineers - Expert Witness Services
James Partridge Consulting (JPC) provides construction investigation, forensic services, consulting and expert witness services to the legal, insurance and business communities, and individuals for construction design and installation defects disputes including:
* Attic moisture and mold
* Building Assessment
* Building Code Envelope Issues
* Building Code Standards
* Building Code Violations
* Building Envelope Analysis
* Building Inspection
* Carbon Monoxide- poisoning and fatalities
* Construction Defects
* Contract Document Analysis
* Contract Compliance
* Design Documents
* Document Examination
* Drainage Failure
* Energy Code Compliance
* Expert Witness Testimony
* Gas systems
* Ghosting/soot damage
* Heating/Ventilating/Air-Conditioning systems failures (HVAC)
* Hot water (potable) systems
* Ice dam damage
* Inspection of the physical evidence
* Leaking roofs
* Mechanical Code
* Mechanical Systems Failures
* Moisture Damage
* Mold and Mildew Damage
* Mold and Mildew Remediation
* Plumbing Code
* Plumbing System Failures
* Psychrometric Analysis
* Roof Drainage
* Roof Leaks
* Scald Injuries
* Swimming Pool Dehumidification
* Water Damage
* Water Intrusion
* Water Vapor
Areas of Expertise
Mechanical System Failure.
Jim Partridge, P.E. has extensive experience as a mechanical, plumbing and fire protection engineer for more than 40 years. This includes Engineering Administration (director of mechanical, electrical and structural departments) in a Michigan architectural firm, Director of Mechanical Engineering and Partner in a Michigan engineering and architectural firm. In 1981 Jim founded his engineering and design firm to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection services to Architects, Owners and Contractors for all building types. In 2001 Jim founded the forensic engineering firm, James Partridge Consulting, to provide an expert witness, forensic expert and litigation support services.
Jim has been involved in the design of all building types including: apartments, churches, commercial, country clubs, industrial, condominiums, custom homes, fire stations, hospitals, office buildings, mausoleums, manufacturing facilities, medical office buildings, public schools, restaurants, retail shopping centers, universities and warehouse buildings.
His expertise and experience has, and continues to, assist him in expert witness analyses and helps him to assist clients in assessing installation deficiencies, system failures, and contract disputes. Because of his knowledge of current codes and standards, the client is ensured of a case presentation that is technically accurate and scientifically supportable.
Our extensive, and ongoing, design experience keeps us abreast of codes, standards and state-of-the-art practices. This expertise makes us more credible as an expert witness.
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Registered professional engineer in the following states: MI-20062(1972)
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) certified
Legal Experience & Services
Jim Partridge has experience in troubleshooting all aspects of the built environment and has the expertise to present clearly and concisely the objective evaluation of the evidence. Many of our cases settle before trial.
Jim has participated in hundreds of legal matters concerning all aspects of the habitable environment. He has been deposed 25 times and has testified 8 times at trial or arbitration.
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Articles Published by James Partridge Consulting, LLC
Merging Carbon Monoxide Life Safety with Energy Conservation Methods
Residential indoor air quality, historically, has not been a major concern because the envelope and window leakage provided inhabitants with sufficient outdoor air. Older residential buildings are sufficiently leaky such that infiltration alone can meet the minimum outdoor air requirements for residential ventilation.Read Article