PURPOSE & FOCUS
MEET THE PRINCIPALS
Glen E Smith, MS, PE founded Caliber Forensics in 2018 to provide industry-leading assistance to adjusters and claims managers, litigation support for attorneys, and help for owners who have suffered property damage. With over 15 years of engineering experience, which has entailed laboratory research, structural design, and forensics, Glen has investigated a wide range of commercial and residential structures for foundation failures, failed structural components, fire damage, explosion damage, storm (tornado, hurricane, high wind, and surge) damage, roof damage, structural collapse, water intrusion, construction defects, and code compliance, as well as supervised and reviewed thousands of other forensic inspections of other engineers. Prior to his forensic experience, he managed, designed, analyzed, and administered construction of numerous religious facilities, educational buildings, office buildings, sports facilities, retail buildings, and high-end residences, utilizing steel, concrete, wood, and masonry. Additionally, he inspected existing structures and designed major structural renovations for reuse and remodeling.
Kyle M Zapalac, ME, PE joined Caliber Forensics in January 2020 with over 11 years of civil engineering experience including residential and commercial structural and site design, geotechnical investigations, hydrology studies, hydraulic structure design and analysis, forensic investigations for commercial, institutional, and residential structures, as well as forensic investigations for hydraulic structures. He also is experienced in site development including the preparation of construction drawings, development of detailed grading plans and storm water pollution prevention plans, and the design of domestic water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and detention systems. His experience with hydrology and hydraulics includes drainage area studies, engineering support for the development of emergency action plans, determination of inundated areas for design storms and dam failures, and the design and analysis of water conveyance and outfall structures. Prior to conducting forensic investigations, he was a civil engineering project manager for various types of design projects.