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Advancing our Team of Forensic Experts – John Giardiello, PE

May 23, 2024 | News

C.P.S.W.Q., C.P.E.S.C., C.P.C.A., C.F.M.

Senior Consultant – Civil Engineering

“My experience and education have allowed me to determine the cause of an accident in a premise liability claim.”

 John Giardiello, PE


  • Analysis of Unsafe, Hazardous or Dangerous Property Conditions
  • Accident Investigations
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Code Compliance Evaluations
  • Construction Accidents


Mr. Giardiello has been providing expert technical consulting services based on more than thirty-five years of civil engineering experience. John’s ability to combine his experience and knowledge in codes, public safety and engineering has made him an expert in premise/property liability claims. He has been retained by Defendants and Plaintiffs providing litigation support to Attorneys and Insurance Companies throughout New York state. John’s work in accident cases has included examination of handrails, stairways, doors, windows, flooring, sidewalks, streets, drainage appurtenances, swimming pools, catwalks, ladders, fire escapes, rooftops and building facades. His work product has earned him an impeccable reputation for thorough, unbiased, impartial and accurate analysis. Now residing in Florida as a license engineer, John brings this respected expertise to the Florida market.

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As a forensic investigation firm National Forensic Consultants, Inc.® provides expert investigative services to the legal, insurance, product manufacturing, and construction industries. Since 1995, clients have relied on us as their single source for the specialized expertise needed to address claims, litigation, fraud, and technical problems. We deliver definitive and independent reporting, nationwide, to evaluate and determine the cause of the loss.

Our unique team approach provides clients with experts in a wide array of disciplines that are on call to assist in any project that requires consulting in necessary related fields . We are proud of our record to get the correct analysis and solution the first time saving clients time and expenses.

Our Regional Managers select the right expert for each case and assist in guiding projects from acceptance to resolution. They organize our team of forensic experts with experience in engineering, science, architecture, materials safety, construction, and more to deliver vital analysis and advice specific to your needs. Each case is supported by a full client relations team, skilled field experts, and experienced litigation support staff.

For more information contact

Drew Hunsberger
Regional Manager
National Forensic Consultants 
865-662-6500 x2012
Direct 727-475-2012

What People Say about John

“It is genuine pleasure to recommend John!  I have had the pleasure of working with John as a forensic engineer. He has assisted my firm on several significant personal injury matters involving varied premises liability scenarios. I have always found him to have solid engineering advice with a high level of professionalism, he is very responsive to any request we had, and was quick to complete his investigations with outstanding communication throughout.  Simply put, John quickly gets to the heart of the matter, providing well-articulated reports with all the required support for his opinions, he is superior in every way. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again.”

Robert Miele, Esq., Partner Naughton & Torre. LLP Goshen, New York


Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering, Manhattan College School of Engineering (1984)

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24 hours of In-Service training each calendar year to maintain Code Enforcement Officer (Building Inspector)
Certification. Courses taken since 1988.
Safeguards During Construction
High Wind Applications for Roof Top Pavers
Forensic Structural Inspections: Examination, Diagnosis and Remedy for Building Structures
Fire and Structural Safety Inspections for Public and Private Schools
Buildings and Homes in Flood Hazard Areas
FEMA Overview of Engineering Principles and Practice for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures
FEMA Advanced Floodplain Management
Concrete Masonry University Field Inspection of Masonry Systems and Masonry Block Basement Construction
Advanced Residential and Existing Building Changes presented by Building Officials Association of Florida

Certifications and Registrations

Florida Professional Engineer’s License #88218
New York State Professional Engineer’s License #070449

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New Jersey Professional Engineer’s License #24GE04211000
New Hampshire Professional Engineer’s License #10352
Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), program
accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (2004)
American Society of Civil Engineer’s Expert Witness Certificate
New York State Certified Code Enforcement Officer (NYSCEO)
New York State Building Officials Conference, Inc., Certified Professional Code Administrator (CPCA)
Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
Cornell University Local Roads Program, Road Master I
Certified in the National Incident Management System, IS-008, 100, 200, 279, 700, 800, ICS-300 and 400
EPA 40-Hour Training Certificate for Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents
EPA 40-Hour Training Certificate for Chemical Safety Audits
Rutgers University Certificate for Use of the USACE Manual for Identifying and Delineating Wetlands
Westchester County Municipal Planning Federation Certificate for Zoning and Planning
Rockland County Planning Federation Certificate for Planning and Zoning

Professional Experience

National Forensic Consultants, Inc. 2007 – Present Sr. Consultant
Mr. Giardiello investigates losses, accidents and construction defects as a forensic civil engineer.

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Town of Orangetown 1994 – 2017 Office of Building, Zoning, Planning, Administration and Enforcement
Director – Responsible for the supervision, operation and budget of a multi-disciplinary department. Perform complex engineering, environmental, planning, building construction and administrative duties in connection with the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals. Architectural Community Appearance Board and Historic Areas Board requirements. Enforce the State Building Codes and Town Codes. Serve as advisor to the Planning Board. Manage Town projects. Represent the Town at local, County and State meetings. Serve as the Floodplain Manager.

New York City Department of Environmental Protection 1992 – 1994
Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater
Program Engineer/Project Coordinator – Administrative supervision of a technical staff of engineers, environmental planners and project coordinators. Directly oversaw activities and managed projects designed to eliminate any adverse impacts on the New York City watershed lands and water supply system. Developed programs and policy designed to protect water supply. Prepared strategy and implementation plans pertaining to hazardous waste remediation.

Town of New Castle 1986 – 1992 Engineering, Building, Planning and Zoning Department
Assistant Town Engineer – Provided overall project management, planning, design, review and construction supervision of highways and appurtenances; sanitary sewage facilities; drainage utilities; water utilities; solid waste facilities; land subdivisions; wetland restoration; parking structures; lighting structures; building structures; and recreational facilities. Prepared cost estimates. Mr. Giardiello inspected public and private construction projects and made presentations at various governmental board meetings and public forums.

Harold F. Campbell Engineers and Surveyors 1985 – 1986 Civil Engineer
Design experience in site engineering including drainage; sewage and water systems; land subdivisions; grading and erosion control; septic systems; and highways. Developed engineering specifications and cost estimates. AutoCAD and TR 55 Drainage program experience.

Westchester County Department of Health 1984 – 1985 Public Health Engineer
Analyzed engineering plans and specifications emphasizing all types of sewage and water systems. Reviewed land subdivision submissions for approval. Issued permits for individual sewage disposal systems. Prepared detailed technical reports. Supervised technicians and office personnel.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. (ASFM)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) (thru 2018)
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (Thru 2017)
International Code Council, ICC (thru 2017)
Institute of Transportation Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) (thru 2017)
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) (thru 2017)
International Codes Council (ICC) (thru 2017)
New York State Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC) (thru 2017)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (thru 2017)

Read More about John's Professional Affiliations

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) (thru 2017)
American Public Works Association (APWA) (thru 2017)
Westchester County Association of Municipal Public Works Administrators (WCAMPWA) (thru 2017)
Elected as 2nd Vice President of the Rockland County Chapter of N.Y.S.B.O.C. (2008 –2010)
Appointed as the Rockland County Delegate for the New York State Building Officials Conference, Inc.
Appointed as Chairman of the Town of Philipstown Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (2005)
Appointed to the ICC Residential Code Interpretation Committee, (2006 –2007)
Appointed by the Putnam County Legislators to the Plumbing and Mechanical Licensing Board (2010)
Volunteer firefighter for Garrison Volunteer Fire Company (2010 – 2013)
Elected to the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company Board of Directors (2011– 2013)
Chairman of the Orangetown Project Review Committee (thru 2017)
Member of the Orangetown Office of Emergency Management (OEM) (thru 2017)
Recipient of the 2015 Government Engineer of the Year Award by the Rockland County Chapter of NSPE

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