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

Senior Engineer
Phone: 303.925.1900
Fax: 303.925.1901

Resume | Publications, Presentations, Media Appearances

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.  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.

Selected Publications

“Stand-Up Forklift Egress Times as a Function of Operator Compartment Guarding.” Richard M. Ziernicki, Ben T. Railsback, Steve D. Knapp, William H. Pierce and Ricky L. Nguyen. 2014 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition IMECE2014-38847. Nov. 19, 2014.

“Using New Technology in Photo Documentation & Presentation Techniques.” Steve D. Knapp. SAE Paper # 12CV-0144. (September 2012).