CROSS-US Expert Panel
Our Expert Panel is at the heart of what we do. The Members are all volunteers.
What does the Expert Panel do?
The Expert Panel comments on reports we receive. They use their experience to help you understand what can be learned from the reports. Where possible, they aim to identify the underlying causes of safety issues and make reference to other publications that those reading the report can access and use.
Designated People at CROSS-US review each report submitted and decide which Expert Panel Members to send the reports to for comment. All reports are anonymized by the Designated People before being sent to the Members. The Members do not have access to the reporter’s personal information or the original information submitted as part of their report.
The anonymisation of reports ensures that the focus is on sharing lessons learned so that similar situations can be avoided, and not on attributing blame.
The Expert Panel has a number of other roles, including maintaining a continuing review of matters affecting safety in the built environment and helping to write other safety information for CROSS-US.
Who sits on our Expert Panel?
CROSS-US has one Expert Panel for structural safety.
Our Expert Panel is comprised of leading experts in their respective professions. They come from a wide variety of sectors. Becoming a Member of our Expert Panel is a highly regarded honour.
All Members are selected for their personal attributes rather than representing an organisation or group. When joining our Expert Panel, Members make a commitment to act in an honest and transparent manner that is in the best interests of CROSS-US.
CROSS-US Structural Safety Expert Panel
PE, SE, CEng (UK), F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, FIStructE, FICE
PE, SE, F.SEI, F. ASCE
Owner/Manager, Bernhardt Forensic Engineering LLC
Stan R. Caldwell
P.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, F.AEI, HM.SEAoT
Forensic Engineering Consultant
PE, Ph.D., F.ASCE, F.ACI
MR Lohmann Professor and Head, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University
President, Drerup Building Performance Engineering PLLC
John F. Duntemann
PE, SE, CE, F.SEI
Senior Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc
PE, M.ASCE, M.SEI
Principal Risk Engineer / AVP, Zurich North America - Insurance and Risk Management
Principal Forensic Engineer, Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
PE, M.ASCE, M.SEI
Structural Bridge Engineer at Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers
P.E., F. SEI, PRES 12. ASCE
Aff.M. ASCE, Esq.
General Counsel of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Norma Jean Mattei
PH.D., P.E., Pres. 17 ASCE, F.SEI
Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Orleans
PhD, M. ASCE, M.SEI
Associate Chief of the Materials and Structural Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE
Consultant, Retired - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
PE, M. ASCE, F.AEI
Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University
R. Scott Silvester
Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
SE, FSEI, FTMS, Hon. M. TMS, Dist. M. ASCE
Previous CFO at KPFF Consulting Engineers
How can I become an Expert Panel Member?
We occasionally recruit new Members. This helps to maintain the high level of skills and experience on our Expert Panel. Sign up for email updates from CROSS-US and we will let you know when we are recruiting new Members.