Instead of our typical Q&A article, this issue of Ivey News & Views, will spotlight several members of our technical staff. To get a better idea who these experts are, read their short bios below. You can also read each expert’s complete profile on our web site.
Felix Touza, P.E., a senior consultant, has over 35 years of experience in the design, construction administration and forensic analysis of mechanical and plumbing systems. He is a licensed engineer in 10 states and holds a CPD designation. Felix provides design and forensic analysis of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and energy management systems. He also serves as an expert witness in litigation matters. Felix is the lead engineer at our Clearwater, Florida office.
Conrad Gonzalez is an HVAC and plumbing forensic technician, CAD drafter and designer. He has over 18 years of experience inspecting and designing plumbing and mechanical systems. Conrad’s responsibilities at IEI include site inspection, testing, research and assisting with reports and presentations. He also assists with HVAC and plumbing design projects.
Kevin Hastings, P.E., a senior consultant at IEI, is licensed in 12 states. His background includes over 20 years of experience in mechanical control systems and maintenance, installation of HVAC systems, and inspection and design of plumbing and HVAC systems. He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and a Certified Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analyst. Kevin’s responsibilities at IEI include design, forensic analysis and expert witness consulting for HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems.
Bill Ivey P.E., is founder and president of the firm, with over 40 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, piping and fire-protection design, and construction. He is a licensed engineer in 10 states and has over 20 years of experience working for contractors and bidding and managing construction projects. He also serves as an expert witness in construction litigation matters.
Joe Palanca, P.E., a senior consultant at IEI, has over 18 years of HVAC and plumbing systems design and forensic consulting experience. He holds a Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation and is a Certified Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analyst. Joe’s role at IEI includes system design, forensic analysis and expert witness consulting. He is a licensed engineer in 14 states.
David Shreve, P.E., a senior consultant, is a LEED accredited professional and holds a CPD designation. He is a licensed engineer in 20 states. David has over 35 years of design and construction administration experience, including mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and energy management systems projects. At IEI, he provides design and forensic analysis of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and energy management systems. In addition, he serves as an expert witness in litigation matters.
Top: Conrad Gonzalez, Joe Palanca, Kevin Hastings; Bottom: Bill Ivey, David Shreve