Licensed Professional


This Professional Civil Engineer and Registered Roof Consultant with a Doctorate of Engineering brings 33+ years of consultancy, education/academia, and research experience to those who seek an expert witness, forensic investigator, or civil engineer.

Decades of practice includes 5 years as an engineering technician, design and testing of nuclear ships systems, and project management at the IBM Manufacturing Facility in the Silicon Valley – all of which allows him to now perform as a building enclosure specialist providing expertise in the following areas:



Dr. Richard Norris offers exemplary services with attention to detail primarily within Northern California and welcomes international opportunities.

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  • Civil Engineering

  • Construction Administration

  • Construction Defects

  • Construction Project Management

  • Design & Construction Consultant

  • ​Expert Witnesss

  • Forensic Investigation

  • Quality Assurance

  • Roofing

  • Waterproofing

  • Wood Decay

Building Envelope Specialist


Richard E. Norris

PE, RRC, Doctor of Eng

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Strip Mall Roof Repairs

Advising the non-profit lessee about repair methods, performing emergency repairs, assisting agency with soliciting material donations, and funding for roof reconstruction.

Prison Roof Replacement Construction Defects Litigation

Advising insurance company bonding the bankrupt contractor regarding design and construction defects.


Artificial Slate Mitigation

Advising two manufacturers about inappropriate use and improper installation of products before relating these issues to the failure of the products in service.


University Building Renovation

Design for enclosure of exposed rafters to create a cathedral ceiling, moisture vapor migraion calculations.

Church Roof Recovering

Advise related to scope-of-work, contractor selection, and establishing a quality assurance program to manage replacement of asbestos shingle roofing system.

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