Expert Witness Biography

Mark Duckett is an expert in structural engineering, including building design and inspection, professional liability, value engineering, and building defects. He is also an expert in wind engineering; specifically, how wind acts upon structures and how structures react to the wind.

Mark has over three decades of professional experience in structural engineering; in this time he has designed and inspected all types of structures including residential, commercial, marine, industrial, institutional, religious, retail, hi-rise, and warehouse structures. His expertise extends to most building materials, including concrete, steel, wood, masonry and many others.

Mark has experience rewriting structural portions of the Florida building code. He provides consultation to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers in professional liability matters and has also provided professional opinions on matters related to value engineering, code compliance, and professional standard-of-care. Mark is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and is also a Special (Threshold) Inspector in Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board.