Enrique R. Matta, P.E.

Enrique MattaA graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Matta has over 15 years of engineering experience in the areas of roofing, construction, quality control, and failure analysis. He has extensive experience with commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects. He also holds an Associate of Science degree in Surveying Technology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. Matta is experienced in the utilization and implementation of building codes, life safety codes, American Society Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) standards. He is currently the principal for ERM Consulting, an engineering services firm that specializes in providing technical assistance and solving problems for building owners, contractors, and insurance companies in south Florida. Mr. Matta provides forensic engineering services for structural analysis of roof, ceiling, and flooring collapses; roof wind damage evaluations; roofing accidents evaluations; tile flooring delaminations and damage; coating assessments; slip/fall and trip/fall evaluations; pool evaluations; and determining sources of moisture. He has also investigated foundation and vibration claims, performed structural evaluations, and prepared cost estimates. Additionally, Mr. Matta has provided legal deposition in support of technical findings.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

B.S. – Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1991
A.S. – Surveying Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1982
Florida Registered Roofing Contractor – License No. CCC1325986
Registered Professional Engineer – Florida No. 53780, CA, AZ, NV, WA, and NM
UBC Certified Inspector for Public Educational Facilities Construction
ACI Certified Grade I Concrete Field Testing
Troxler Certified Operator of Nuclear gauges
Face Certified Operator of Floor Profiler for F-Number Measurement
Wind Loads for Buildings and Other Structures – A 2 day course on wind effects and damages, and the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-02
Design, Construction, and Renovation of Masonry Structures – A 2 day course on the design, evaluation, repair, and codes associated with of various kinds of masonry structures

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
OMEGA FORENSIC ENGINEERING, INC. 2008 – Present (Senior Engineer)
Performs forensic evaluations of buildings and structures to evaluate cause and
origin of distressed conditions. Evaluations typically include inspections,
documentation, and engineering reports.

ERM CONSULTING P.A. 2005 – Present (Principal)
Performs forensic evaluations of buildings and structures to evaluate cause and origin of distressed conditions. Evaluations typically include inspections, documentation, and engineering reports.

Provides design details and calculations for roofing and building components in accordance with State Building Codes and National Engineering Standards.

Drainage studies to determine required size of roof drainage components for compliance with local Building Codes.

Hurricane mitigation inspections to evaluate roof to wall connections.

Roof consulting services to advise and to assist clients with roof system evaluation, new roof system selection, bid solicitation, and quality control.

RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP, INC. 2001 – 2006 (Consultant)
Investigated and analyzed failures and accidents that occurred during construction projects.

Inspected and evaluated shallow and deep foundation failures, structural deficiencies and failures (including high wind damage), water penetration problems, and building and site improvement maintenance issues. Evaluated construction compliance with building codes, safety codes, and contract specifications.

PEICO, INC. 2001 (Field Engineer)
Responsible for enforcement of project documents and building codes during construction.

Projects consisted of commercial, residential, and mid-rise structures. Performed failure analysis for residential homes.

PSI, INC. 1999 – 2000 (Project Engineer)
Responsible for preparing engineering reports and proposals; consulting with engineers, architects, and clients; and managing projects. Accountable for all construction materials testing and inspection services. Performed technical construction site inspections for post-tensioned tendons, reinforcing steel, shallow and deep foundation, truss engineering, and shoring.

Additionally, developed and implemented protocols for field tests of field applied sprayed fireresistive materials. Projects included Broward County, Florida school buildings and the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Expansion Project.

URS GREINER 1998 – 1999 (Senior Bridge Engineer)
Responsible for quality assurance for all structural aspects of the FDOT’s 30 million Bascule Bridge Replacement Project in Boynton Beach, Florida. Inspected all reinforcing steel, forms, structural steel and concrete for compliance with project documents. Wrote daily reports to detail progress and make periodic payments. Performed concrete field tests and density tests for on-site materials.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES 1994 – 1998
Division of Safety of Dams (Office Engineer)
Act as liaison to the Chief of the Field Engineering Branch. Responded to information requests from and effectively communicated with Department personnel, contractors, legal professionals, and the general public. Prepared periodic reports covering programs and engineering/administrative status of approximately 1200 dams and reservoirs.

Analyzed and made recommendations on the budget and cost control of the Field Engineering Branch.

Periodically performed field maintenance and construction inspections. Supervised control and coordination of allocation of vehicles/equipment for 70 Division employees.

Division of Engineering (Construction Engineer)
Monitored contractor’s daily activities for conformance to contract documents for three water pumping plants, seven storage tanks, 102 miles of mortar-lined steel pipeline, four miles of new road, structural steel, masonry, coatings, and architectural details.

Exercised independent judgment daily while inspecting construction methods, materials, and equipment. Estimated monthly pay quantities based upon plan pay lines, field measurements, and submittals. Analyzed design alternatives. Scheduled, reviewed and performed soil and concrete field tests.

CALIFORNIA MILITARY DEPARTMENT 1992 -1994 (Junior Civil Engineer)
Under limited supervision designed, estimated, inspected, and administered small rehabilitation projects for the Facilities Engineering Division at Camp Roberts Army National Guard Base.

Projects included building upgrades, gas and waterline installation, site drainage improvements, roof replacements, road stripping, signage, and pavement repair/replacement. Applied the Pavement Maintenance Management System (PAVER). The FAA and the U.S. Air Force have sponsored this system.

TRIAL & DEPOSITION TESTIMONY OF ENRIQUE R. MATTA, P.E. (January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2016)

Los Arboles Condo Assoc., Inc. v. Clarendon America Insurance Companies
Apartment Building Roof Hurricane Damage
Valerie M. Jackson, Esq. (for defendant) Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Miami, FL Deposition Testimony July 11, 2008
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Case No.: 04-9601 CA 25

Bernie Pomeranc and Patricia Pomeranc v. Sunshine State Insurance
Single Family Residence Water-related Floor Damage
Andrea Zigelsky, Esq. (for defendant)
Powers, McNalis, Torres & Teebagy P.A., West Palm Beach, FL
Deposition Testimony October 24, 2011
Trial Testimony May 10, 2012
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Case No.: 10-62340 CA-30

Reflexs International Management, Ltd. v. Ilmar, LLC
Condominium Unit Water-related Damage
Jonathan M. Midwall, Esq. (for defendant)
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Miami, FL
Deposition Testimony May 20, 2014
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Case No.: 2012-11173 CA-15

Clifford Kinder v. Castle Key Insurance Company
Single Family Residence Water-related Floor Damage
George A. Hooker, Esq. (for defendant)
Scott Klotzman, Esq. (for plaintiff)
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Miami, FL
Deposition Testimony September 23, 2015
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Case No.: 14-027936 CA-01

Jorge Rodriguez and Vivian Rodriguez v. Tower Hill Signature Insurance Co.
Single Family Residence Water-related Floor Damage
Hugh J. Connolly, Esq. (for defendant)
Erik Diener, Esq. (for plaintiff)
Stone, Glass & Connolly, LLP, Miami, FL
Deposition Testimony October 7 and 27, 2015
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Case No.: 15-1789 CA-11

Ready Window Sales and Service, Corp. v. Jonathan Bauer and Vittoria Formentin Bauer
Single Family Residence Window Installation
Jonathan Bauer (for defendants/Counter-plaintiff)
Steven M. Rosen, Esq. (for plaintiff/counter-defendant)
Deposition Testimony January 21, 2016
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County Case No.: 14-0702 CA-22

Daniel Fanfan and Catherine Fanfan v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Single Family Residence Water-related Cabinet Damage
Roland Schwartz, Esq. (for defendant)
Fesner Petion, Esq. (for plaintiff)
GrayRobinson, P.A. Miami, FL
Deposition Testimony March 8, 2016
17th Circuit Court for Broward County
Case No.: CACE15-006724(04)

Salvador Alarcon v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Single Family Residence Roof-related Water Damage
Daniel P. Fraser, Esq. (for defendant)
Andrew C. Barnard, Esq. (for plaintiff)
Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo, Coral Gables, FL
Deposition Testimony May 10, 2016
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade
County Case No.: 2014-030204 CA 01

James Soper and Barbara v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Single Family Residence Wood Floor-related Water Damage
Charles “Trip” Bechert, Esq. (for defendant)
Matthew A. Barket, Esq. (for plaintiff)
Barket Law, P.A., Coral Gables, FL
Deposition Testimony June 30, 2016
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County
Case No.: 2015-023331 CA 01

Martha Martinez v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Single Family Residence CMU Structural Damage
Julia Aiello, Esq. (for defendant via telephone)
Robin A. Richison, Esq. (for plaintiff)
Militzok & Levy, P.A., Hollywood, FL
Deposition Testimony July 11, 2016
11th Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County
Case No.: 15-000753 CA 01