Expert witness & litigation support.
Insurance claim services for structural or civil matters, for many insurers, homeowners, condo associations, school districts, and businesses.
Assess manufactured home foundations to determine if they meet the HUD "Permanent Foundations Guide" book.
About Our Services
David M. Birenbaum, P.E.
Owner, Engineered Inspection & Consulting Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa
St. Louis ASHI Affiliate (Oct 2018+)
Certified Inspector by American Society of Home Inspectors (2001-Sep 2018)
Mr. Birenbaum performs structural and forensic examinations to determine cause of damage/loss, discover defects, assess functionality, reveal safety conditions, and recommend restorative procedures for residential, commercial, church, and school buildings. Expert witness and litigation support work is his forte. Evaluations of foundations for settling, wall shifting, mine subsidence, and deterioration of support structures. Perform impartial insurance loss investigations. Depth and breadth of knowledge of building envelope analysis and moisture propagation in buildings.
Perform inspections of residential and commercial structures. Conduct skyscraper façade inspections and manufactured home foundation inspections to determine if they meet HUD standards. We partner with like-minded professionals to create nimble teams to accomplish goals.
Prepare plans and specifications for building modifications and repairs, and specifies materials for design and rehabilitation.
Deployed by FEMA as a structural assessment expert in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma October 2017. Packed to deploy for the next disaster.
Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri S&T, 1987
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T, 1978
Trained FEMA Disaster Inspector
Trained Missouri SAVE (Structural Assessment & Visual Evaluation) inspector for rapid visual evaluation of damaged buildings.
Dave frequently provides training seminars to the St. Louis home inspectors and masonry community.
Neil Kinser, ASHI Certified Inspector, 2022 St. Louis ASHI President
Home Inspector & Engineering Technician
Neil performs inspections to discover defects, assess functionality, reveal safety conditions, and recommend restorative procedures for single- and multi- family residential and commercial buildings of all types.
Serves as an engineering assistant with numerous structural evaluations of foundations for settling, wall shifting, and mine subsidence as well as evaluations for the cause of moisture intrusion and deterioration of support structures. Neil prepares CAD drawings for structural repair work.
Neil has over 120 hours of training through the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and over 250 hours of continuing education focusing on home inspecting and home components.
Mr. Kinser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University in 2007 and previously studied electrical technology at DeVry University in Kansas City.
Neil has worked as a residential, farm, and commercial property manager in a variety of locations. He has 10 years of construction experience renovating homes and farm property and framing commercial buildings.
Neil volunteers his time with Rebuilding Together St. Louis performing home evaluations to assure safe and healthy homes for lower income families and those with special needs.