Matthew Carr, Ph.D., P.E.Director of Mechanical Engineering

    Areas of Practice:

    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Design and Forensic Analysis
    Project Management, Operations, and Maintenance of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
    Facilities and Energy Systems
    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
    Boiler and Forced-air Furnace Failures

    Professional Memberships:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)


    Petroleum-based, propane, and natural gas fuels storage and distribution system failures
    Boiler and forced-air furnace failures, fires, and explosions
    Improper combustion of fuels leading to soot emission events
    Chimney, flue, and venting failures contributing to blow back and fires
    Convective and radiant heaters, gas logs, and fireplace/woodstove failures
    Forced air HVAC system failures and fires
    Heat pump, air conditioner, and chiller system failures
    Plumbing and hydronic and steam heating system freeze-related failures
    Structural flooding events of various origins
    Sprinkler system failures
    Water wells, pumps, and plumbing system degradation and failures
    Wastewater system and pumping station failures
    Small and large household appliance fires and failures
    Industrial equipment fires and failures
    HVAC-related water damage events
    Defects due to manufacturing, installation, and maintenance