Steve D. Knapp, P.E., CFEI, CVFI

Senior Engineer


Steve has been working as a forensic engineer for more than 14 years. During this time, the emphasis of his career has been focused on accident reconstruction, mechanical failure analysis, and the investigation of fire incidents.

Education


B.S Engineering
University of Colorado, Denver, CO,

Registration


Registered Professional Engineer in the following states:
Colorado.



Engineering and Design


Accident Reconstruction


As an ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist, Steve has evaluated hundreds of vehicle accidents for the purpose of determining collision severity, accident causation, and crashworthiness. Given his hands on experience along with knowledge of automobiles and their mechanical systems, he is also able to address systems failures that may have caused or initiated an incident. As a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), Steve has evaluated hundreds of fire incidents for the purpose of determining the origin and causation of fires. His certification as a Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) complements his knowledge of automobiles allowing him to address system failures that may have caused a fire. Steve is a knowledgeable plumbing expert having evaluated hundreds of plumbing failures in both residential commercial applications. His training in photogrammetry has proved to be valuable in all his areas of expertise. Steve is a NCEES registered professional engineer licensed in the state of Colorado.

Expert Testimony


Achievements


Professional Affiliations

Mr. Knapp is a member of the following professional organizations:


ACTAR

Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction

ASME

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

IAAI

International Association of Arson Investigators

NAFI

National Association of Fire Investigators

NAPARS

National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists

SAE

Society of Automotive Engineers

Media Appearances

Mr. Knapp has been featured on numerous television programs nationally and internationally. Click each title below to learn more about each appearance.


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