CV/Resume of William H. ElDorado, P.E.


ElDorado Forensics LLC, Lewisville, Texas February 2017 - Present

Owner/Sole Practitioner

Mr. ElDorado's practice is focused on investigation of premises liability, property damage, and foundation performance matters, serving a client base of insurance professionals, attorneys, corporations, and individuals. Work products vary among initial consultation, site examinations, engineering reports, and litigation support.

Premises Liability

  • Egress Width

  • Stairways

  • Ramps

  • Slip Resistance Testing

  • ADA

  • Trip Hazards

  • Curbs

  • Handrails

  • Guardrails

  • Step-downs

  • Doorways/Thresholds

  • Floor Mats

  • Lighting

  • Assembly

Property Damage

  • Construction Defects

  • Moisture Intrusion

  • Vehicle/Tree Impact

  • Structural Deflection

  • Wind/Tornado

  • Fire

  • Snow/Ice Accumulation

  • Ground Vibration

  • Air Blast

  • Roof Damage

  • Glass and Glazing

Foundation Performance

  • Level B Investigation per ASCE

  • Scaled Floor Plan Sketch

  • Elevation Survey with Contour Lines

  • Analysis of Deflection and Tilt

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., Irving, Texas October 1995 to January 2017

Senior Consultant

Served as expert witness consultant pertaining to post-incident evaluation of slips, trips, and falls along foreseeable pedestrian path, using the applicable code, standard, or guideline to determine conformance to the standard of care. Other engineering studies included property damage claims involving building foundation movement, impact damage, ground vibration, structural failures, snow/ice accumulation, and moisture intrusion. Mr. ElDorado was a continuing education presenter of Premises Liability, Property Damage, and Ground Vibration courses.

Northrup Grumman Commercial Aircraft, Dallas, Texas September 1991 to September 1995

Facilities Structural Engineer

Responsible for design/construction management of concrete foundation, steel structure, paving/drainage and underground storage tank projects within the Naval facility. Coordinated with mechanical and electrical groups to produce designs meeting budget and schedule requirements of internal customers.

Truswal Systems Corporation, Arlington, Texas July 1984 to August 1991

Facilities Structural Engineer

Early assignments included production of wood truss shop drawings for an average of 5 projects a week by combining computer output with hand calculations. As Senior Support Engineer, Mr. ElDorado served as technical specialist to support programming staff and end users of wood truss design software.

State of Nebraska Department of Roads, Lincoln, Nebraska May 1983 to August 1983

Facilities Structural Engineer

Responsibilities included sub-grade density testing, paving inspection, concrete sampling, and survey party work during construction of the westbound expressway project along State Highway 2 in the City of Lincoln.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 1984

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) - Texas #69610, Arkansas #13411, Kansas #20682, Oklahoma #24545, Louisiana #41951, Missouri #2020004321, & New Mexico #26408

ElDorado Forensics LLC Firm Licensure – Texas F-18647, Arkansas COA 3198, Kansas E-2796, Oklahoma CA 7775, Louisiana EF-6292, & Missouri E-2020008184

Certified Operator of English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer for Slip Resistance Testing (CXLT #249)

Competent Toastmaster (CTM)

Conferences Seminars, and Related Training

Legal Aspects of Code Administration, International Code Council – August 2019

English XL Tribometrist Certification Program – January 2009, November 2014, & January 2018

Forensics Engineering Conferences, Austin, Texas February 2007 & February 2015

Slips, Trips, and Falls Virtual Symposium, American Society of Safety Professionals, November 2009

Allen Block Engineering Seminar, Brookhaven College, April 2008

Professional Memberships/Associations

Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Member of International Code Council, Building Safety Professional