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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.

Blame is never apportioned. The aim is to enable lessons to be learned so that similar situations can be avoided.

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 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

Glenn Bell

PE, SE, CEng (UK), F.SEI, F. ASCE, F. IStructE

Director, CROSS-US

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Stan Caldwell

PE, SECB, F.SEI. F.AEI, F.ASCE

Consultant, Forensic Engineering

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John Duntemann

PE, SE, CE, F.SEI, F.IABSE

Senior Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates

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Craig Durgarian

PE, M.ASCE, M.SEI

Assistant Vice President and Technical Director with Zurich North America – Insurance and Risk Management

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Dan Eschenasy

PE, SECB, F.SEI

Chief Structural Engineer of the New York City Department of Buildings

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Eric Herbert

PE, M.ASCE, M.SEI

Structural Bridge Engineer at Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers

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Andrew Herrmann

P.E., F. SEI, PRES 12. ASCE

Director, CROSS-US

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Tara Hoke

Aff.M. ASCE, Esq.

General Counsel of the American Society of Civil Engineers

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Judith Mitrani-Reiser

PhD, M. ASCE, M.SEI

Associate Chief of the Materials and Structural Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Paul Mlakar

PhD, PE, Dist.M.ASCE

Consultant, Retired - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Sam Muir

JD, ABA, AIA, ABTA

Attorney, Collins Collins Muir and Stewart, LLP

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Kevin Parfitt

PE, M. ASCE, F.AEI

Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University

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John Tawresey

SE, FSEI, FTMS, Hon. M. TMS, Dist. M. ASCE

Previous CFO at KPFF Consulting Engineers

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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.