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Phone: 858.587.2874


Joseph Palanca, P.E.

Project Manager

Joe Palanca has over 12 years of experience as an expert witness and design professional, specializing in HVAC and plumbing systems.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University and a certification in HVAC Systems Design and Controls from the University of California, San Diego. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in eight states.

Joe has considerable experience in the design and construction phase design administration for hospital projects. He is experienced in all types of HVAC, plumbing, controls and energy management systems.

Joe joined the Ivey Engineering team in 2012. His expert witness responsibilities include forensic analysis, site inspections, calculations, product analysis, research and testing. He also provides reports and testifies in legal matters as an expert.

Joe designs HVAC and plumbing systems for new buildings and for existing building repair projects. His project work includes high-rise and mid-rise residential buildings and various commercial facilities.

holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University and a certification in HVAC Systems Design and Controls from the University of California, San Diego. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in eight states.

Joe has experience with approximately 80 projects which involved designing HVAC and plumbing systems for health care facilities since 2006. 

His responsibilities at Ivey Engineering include forensic analysis, site inspections, calculations, and the design of HVAC and plumbing systems. He also performs forensic product analysis, research and testing.

For a complete list of Joe’s state licenses, affiliations and  designations, see the tabs below.

Education
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering; San Diego State University (2005)
Designations
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, 2010
  • Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD)
  • HVAC Systems Design & Control Certificate; University California San Diego, 2012
State Licenses
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Utah
Affiliations
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)