Edward L. Fronapfel, P.E., F.ASCE, owner of the consulting firm SBSA Inc. and a multidiscipline engineer in over half the states in the nation, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Fronapfel’s work experience encompasses geohydraulic engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, civil and structural engineering for new development, warranty work, property claim support, and repair and rehabilitation design. His building science work includes interior ventilation control, HVAC sizing verifications and analysis, and moisture management systems for attics, crawlspaces, and basements for residential and commercial structures. He has additional background in masonry, stucco, EIFS, and many components used for cladding buildings from the foundation systems to the roofing systems.
He has given over 450 deposition testimonies and over 55 trial testimonies, also having performed hundreds of mediations and arbitrations. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Burn’s School of Real Estate and Construction Management, teaching the courses Estimating, Project Management and Control, Sustainability in Construction, Residential Construction Systems, and Environmental Systems & MEP.
Fronapfel is a Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer through the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers and a Fellow member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He is also a Level 2 Thermographer and a Level 2 Post-Tension Examiner, as well as a National Association of Certified Home Inspector and a Third Party Exterior Design Institute Inspector.
Besides ASCE, he holds active memberships in several professional organizations – RCI, AIA, NSPE, CABO, RESNET, and others. His written work can be seen in The Journal of RCI, The Forensic Engineering Task Force, The Investigative Engineer, The I-ENG-A Report, Colorado Claims Guide, Building Integration Solutions, Construction Accounting and Taxation, and The Journal of Forensic Engineering.
Fronapfel is a registered engineer in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of science in civil engineering with an emphasis in forensic and structural engineering.