Forensic Experts PLLC

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 About Us






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• Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1976

• Master of Science in Civil Engineering,University of Minnesota, 1979


Over thirty years engineering practice specializing in industrial, commercial and residential structures.  His experience includes involvement in all phases of structural design of building systems.  Mr. Downs is the past President of BKBM Engineers.  Invited as guest lecturer at: University of Minnesota, University of South Dakota, American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Stability Research Council, American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Steel Construction, Minnesota Concrete Council, International Conference of Building Officials.

Project Examples

• 55 Merrick Tower Concrete Tolerance Investigation

• Farmington High School Design Investigation

• US Bank Facility Flood Investigation

• Grand Forks School District Flood Investigation

• St. Cloud Gas Explosion Investigation

• Zomax Mezzanine Collapse

• Crosstown Circle Center Glazing Collapse

• Comfry Tornado Damage Investigation

• St. Peter Tornado Investigation

• University of Minnesota Morris, Neumaier Hall Collapse

• Midland Hills Storm Damage Investigation

• Smith Center Fire Investigation

• Dunseith Day School Investigation

• Glenville Tornado Damage Investigation

• Fisher Residence Explosion Damage

• Pekkala Residence Roof Collapse

• Walser Agriculture Building Collapse, North Dakota

• Alhambra Towers Tolerance Investigation, Coral Gables, FL

• Kin Properties Building Collapse

Registrations & Memberships

• Registered Professional Engineer - MN(#14516), FL, ID, MI, MT, ND, NM, OH, SD, TX, WI

• American Concrete Institute (Past Chairman ACI 362 Parking Structures and ACI 117 Concrete Tolerances)

• Minnesota Concrete Council (Past President)

• Consulting Engineers Council of Minnesota (Past President)

• American Council of Engineering Companies (Past National Director)

• Construction Codes Advisory Council (Member)