Richard Stogran PE, HCI-R, HCI-C

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(843) 300-9065

Email

rich.stogran@yaeservices.com

Locations

Orlando, FL

Biography

Rich began his engineering career in the mining industry, where his roles included project management of the installation of new process equipment lines, process line modifications, machine optimization, and management of contractor work forces on large capital projects. It was during those experiences that he realized that one of the most rewarded aspects of the work was digging into the details, evaluating the facts, and getting to the root cause of a problem. What would often appear to be a complex problem with no immediate solution, could be solved by systematically evaluating each individual component and turning that large seemingly unsolvable problem into small manageable solutions, until the ultimate fix would emerge. After seven years, he was able to obtain his Professional Engineer license in the State of South Carolina, while discovering his passion for forensic engineering consulting work. Rich has actively consulted for insurance companies, private companies, legal clients, and individuals for over 10 years, including providing testimony in multiple trials. Living near Orlando, Florida, he is centrally located within the state and able to provide resolution for engineering questions throughout Florida, as well as the contiguous States, the southeastern region, and the Caribbean islands.

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University, State College  |  State College, Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Current  |  Senior Managing Engineer  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2011 - 2021  |  Consulting Engineer  |  Engineering Design & Testing, Corp.
  • 2008 - 2011  |  Project Engineer III  |  Lafarge North America
  • 2008 - 2008  |  Design Engineer  |  FLSmidth Inc.
  • 2004 - 2021  |  Project Engineer/Maintenance Engineer  |  Lafarge North America

Areas of Practice

  • ADA Compliance Assessment
  • Building Envelope
  • Damage Assessment
  • Failure Analysis
  • HVAC and Mechanical Systems
  • Litigation Support
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Roofing
  • Water Leakage Testing and Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Trailer Mounted Injection Silo
    Atlanta, Georgia  |  Determine the cause of a tip-over of a hydraulically articulated silo mounted atop a trailer
  • Food Processing Plant Evaluation
    Dawson, Georgia  |  Evaluation of the damage scope and reparability of damages to equipment at a food processing and handling due to fire
  • Commercial and Condominium Resort
    Kissimmee, Florida  |  Consultation regarding the evaluation of the damage scope and repairability of a low-slope roofing system and exterior finishes of a commercial building and condominium units after a hurricane event
  • Commercial Metal Building
    Daytona Beach, Florida  |  Consultation regarding the evaluation of the damage scope resulting from a hail event
  • Shipping Terminal
    Brunswick, Georgia  |  Consultation regarding the evaluation of the damage scope to conveyor systems and structures damaged by fire
  • Damage to Backup Diesel Generators at Hospital
    Fairfax, Virginia  |  Determine the cause and scope of damage to multiple diesel generators used for backup power at a hospital facility
  • Condominium Building
    Miami, Florida  |  Determine the cause of a rupture to metal piping from a fire sprinkler system
  • Chiller Damage Evaluation
    Miami, Florida  |  Consultation regarding the evaluation of the damage scope and repairability of a commercial chiller system
  • Condominium Building
    Ormond Beach, Florida  |  Examination of the damage scope to the roofing system resulting from a hurricane
  • University Maintenance Building
    Orlando, Florida  |  Evaluate the cause of damage to a large diesel engine for a primary generator
  • Condominium Building
    Miami, Florida  |  Determine the cause of a malfunction to the diesel engine for a fire sprinkler pump and evaluate its repairability
  • Storage and Shipping Terminal
    Tampa, Florida  |  Determine cause of a collapsed metal silo
  • Condominium Building
    Hollywood Beach, Florida  |  Determine the cause of a malfunction to a gas powered boiler system
  • Large Transport Trailer
    Waynesboro, Georgia  |  Evaluate the damage scope to a transport trailer carrying a turbine casing at a nuclear power facility

Affiliations

  • American Society for Metals (ASM)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

Licenses

  • Florida  |  76367  |  Professional Engineer
  • Georgia  |  036328  |  Professional Engineer
  • Louisiana  |  46120  |  Professional Engineer
  • South Carolina  |  28695  |  Professional Engineer
  • Virginia  |  0402051246  |  Professional Engineer
  • West Virginia  |  24662  |  Professional Engineer