Dr John Hodgson joins the Forensic Technical Services (FTS) team in Europe.

HKA welcomes Dr John Hodgson who joins as Technical Director in the Forensic Technical Services (FTS) team.

John has circa 35 years’ experience in the design and assessment of structures of all types (bridges, buildings, special structures, earthen structures, retaining walls and their foundations) to various types of loading (static, dynamic, thermal, fluid, ground settlements, etc) using various codes and standards. 

During the latter 25-30 years, John has focused on the assessment of structures either to investigate the root cause of their failure or damage, or to determine minimalist means of retrofitting or repairing them.  He has used his skill to provide advice to property owners on how to safeguard their facilities from damage due to natural hazards or accidents, or how to fast-track recovery should such events occur.  He has also used his skills to provide expert advice to reinsurers/insurers and legal professionals on property damage either auditing claims and advising on reasonableness or determining the root cause of damage – design or construction defects, misuse or accident.

John joins HKA to supplement our expert offering in structural engineering generally but also offering his particular skills in structural analysis (1st principles or complex modelling), root cause analysis, and structural dynamics, the latter regarding earthquakes, impacts and explosions.

“I am so pleased to grow the building structures expert team with the addition of John. He brings a wealth of structural engineering and analytical expertise across a broad range of sectors and regions, also with a strong forensic background investigating damage, cause and remedial solutions. We have no doubt that John will be a valuable addition to HKA’s Forensic Technical Services group”

Helen Collie, Technical Director


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