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John S. Micali


As President of the Allied Companies since 1993, he has personally performed over 10,000 residential and commercial building inspections, construction-in-progress inspections, forensic Inspections, 40-year re-certification inspections, roof Inspections, ASTM Property Assessments, and Reserve Study Inspections. He has performed construction consulting, cost and forensic consulting, and rendered expert testimony for various commercial projects to multiple large clients in the legal, lending and development community.

As a general contractor, owner and developer in multiple ventures, he has acquired, developed, renovated, or restored and sold over 140 properties in South Florida over the last twenty years

A Florida Certified General Contractor, Roofing Contractor, Pest Operator and Home Inspector, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction in 1989. His broad range of construction management and development experience in residential and commercial construction gives him a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices.

Raul Rivero

Vice President, Director of Services

Raul E. Rivero is Vice President of Allied Engineering, as well as a Building Envelope Consultant. He is a Haag Forensic Engineering Certified Commercial and Residential Roof and Wind Damage Inspector, as well as a Consultant Member of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, an international association of building envelope consultants that specialize in the design, investigation, repair and management of roofing, exterior wall and waterproofing systems. Raul is also a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers and is a Forensic Damage Assessment Inspector, State of Florida Licensed General Contractor and All-Lines Property Insurance Adjuster.

With over 33 years of inspection, construction and adjusting experience, Raul has performed over 10,000 damage assessments and forensic investigations and possess extensive knowledge of building means, methods and details. Raul attended Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Design for undergraduate and Master’s level graduate studies. Raul later received a MBA degree from Florida International University and a Bachelor degree from Trinity International University. Raul is certified with the Federal Government’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assess and adjust large catastrophic property losses in excess of $20,000,000, as well as, condominium, homeowner’s associations, commercial, residential and mobile home losses. Raul is a court approved expert, rendering testimony in 100’s of cases regarding building systems and components, and has authored 1,000’s of reports. Raul is a regular guest speaker at conferences and has appeared on TV and radio, and is a relied-on expert for many organizations and institutions.

Curtis Gentile

Forensic Engineer

Mr. Gentile is a forensic engineer with Allied, currently registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and holds a DHS-issued FEMA Contractor badge. He has been involved in substantial projects from the perspective of project manager, design engineer, equipment supplier, contractor, and owner’s representative. This varied and hands-on work history provides him a unique perspective and knowledge of construction. His background in engineering, construction, and project management gives him a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Gentile has 20 years of experience in the areas of design, inspection, evaluation and construction. His professional experience has focused on forensic evaluations of buildings, preparing engineering designs, and providing building envelope consulting services. Mr. Gentile has broad experience in all aspects of contract negotiation, planning, design, and construction. He has been involved in projects including single-family, multi-family, commercial, retail, industrial, and emergency services. These projects have involved clients including, but not limited to public agencies, private companies, construction companies, and architectural firms.

James “Jim” Miller

Forensic Engineer

Jim Miller is well known in the South Florida real estate community for his expertise on property site assessment and property condition assessments for over 20 years. Jim, with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Florida professional engineers license, provides expertise and oversight in commercial inspections, the certificate of use ordinance and construction consulting. Jim has performed over 5,000 inspections and remains one of the most requested engineers in South Florida.

Michael Saxe

Forensic Engineer

Michael Saxe is a seasoned and dedicated Florida Licensed Professional Forensic Engineer. Michael specializes in building inspections, forensic investigations, and damage assessments for both residential and commercial structures. A graduate of the University of Florida, Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, along with a minor in Business Administration and Sales Engineering. With a robust background spanning various civil engineering specialties, he possesses extensive expertise in building envelope components and structural systems, offering a comprehensive understanding of building codes, construction practices, and the impact of environmental factors on building systems.

Michael’s professional journey has been marked by notable roles at industry-leading organizations. As a Project Engineer, he delivered a wide range of consulting services, including design, construction, cost estimation, inspections, and project management. He has extensive experience in engineering practices conducting design and construction analyses along with a focus on producing design documentation and services. Michael’s dedication to his field is further demonstrated by his leadership within the American Society of Civil Engineers (Broward), where he served in various capacities, including President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, showcasing his commitment to the advancement of civil engineering.

With a commitment to excellence and a wealth of experience in civil engineering, Michael Saxe continues to make significant contributions to the field, providing valuable insights and solutions in the realms of building integrity, construction, and structural engineering.

Hans Alce

Professional Engineer

Mr. Hans Alce is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, he graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2003. His background in engineering, asset maintenance, management, and project management give him a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices. Mr. Alce has broad experience in all aspects of structural and building systems evaluation, construction, contract negotiation, planning, and design. He has been involved in a multitude of projects, including single-family, multi-family, commercial, aircraft, highway, industrial, and emergency services. These projects have involved clients including, but not limited to public agencies, private companies, construction companies, and architectural firms. The projects ranged in size from $30,000 home renovations to a $200 million operations and maintenance phase of a Public-Private Partnership designed to transfer the responsibility to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (“DBFOM”) the project to the private sector

Roy Bodman

Professional Engineer

Roy Bodman is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer and a forensic engineer with Allied Engineering. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Roy has performed substantial work with building envelope components and structural systems. His background in engineering, construction, and project management gives him a strong knowledge of building codes, construction practices and the effect of water and weather on building systems and components.

Zach Wethington, RA, HCI-R/C/W, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Forensic Architect

Zachary Wethington is a highly experienced Forensic Architect. Zachary has performed hundreds of forensic investigations to determine cause and origin of failures, damages, and defects for residential and commercial buildings. Zachary possesses extensive knowledge of building means, methods, and details. His construction and design experience give Zach a vast understanding of materials, systems, and proper detailing.

Zachary’s damage assessment experience includes the evaluation of construction systems for masonry, steel, and wood structures; along with the assessment of roof systems, including fenestration elements, windows, exterior doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts. He has prepared scope of work for remediation and design documents for repair of existing structures, preformed evaluations of existing buildings and reviewed construction documents for building code compliance.

Faisal Alghamdi

Ph.D and Master Degree in Civil Engineering

Dr. Alghamdi holds a Ph.D and Master Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida, as well as, Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structures from Florida Tech University. In addition Mr. Alghamdi holds both a Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia and Jeddah College of Technology.

Dr. Alghamdi is a forensic expert and plays an important role in Allied’s Forensic Inspection Services and Structural Safety Milestone Inspections Division.

Mario Farnesi

Director of Construction Consulting & Estimating

Mario is Director of Allied Engineering’s Construction Consulting and Estimating Services. Additionally, Mario is a Forensic and Damage Assessment Building Inspector with over 34 years of expertise in all levels of Construction, Construction Management, Assessment, and Building Consulting. Mario has performed 1,000’s of Building Evaluations, Estimated over $1,000,000,000 in Construction Costs, and managed over $300,000,000 in residential commercial, and industrial construction projects.

Juwanza Campbell

Forensic Engineer

Juwanza Campbell is a Forensic Engineer with Allied Engineering. Having backgrounds in structural specialty engineering, project & construction management, and construction administration, Juwanza values and exercises the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and lessons learned from forensic engineering to strengthen his design engineering skills, and vice versa. Juwanza is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a Florida licensed Professional Engineer.

Alex Menendez

Director of Business Development

Nick Lopez

Civil-Structural Engineer

Civil-Structural Engineering leader and consultant leveraging goal-oriented technical management with experience in federal construction, military buildings and public sector engineering projects across international field operations supervising up to 35 employees. Current specialization within Structural design and seismic applications project management, developing innovative & cost effective engineering solutions in support of stakeholder’s code compliant building needs. Project Engineer conducting civil site planning, soil analysis, structural design and analysis and construction management for new buildings and modernization of existing facilities. Held responsibility for scoping work, preparation of design plans & specifications for in house & contract design, monitoring scheduling, customer interface and business development while supervising design teams and performing Contracting Officer Representative review of contractual actions as licensed engineer.

John McHugh

Professional Engineer

John McHugh is a distinguished Florida Licensed Professional Engineer specializing in forensic engineering at Allied Engineering. John earned a Master of Science in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Over an impressive 30-year career John has acquired invaluable hands-on experience, honing his skills in building envelope components, structural systems, and project management. His extensive construction background, coupled with his engineering expertise, has positioned him as an exceptional authority in construction, building components, and systems.

As an Allied Engineering expert, John conducts comprehensive building inspections, forensic investigations, and damage assessments for both residential and commercial structures. John’s background includes reviewing plans, assessing properties, formulating scope of work, engineering structural designs, including reinforced concrete beams, foundations, and more. In addition, John's expertise includes project management, estimating, scheduling, and project execution where he has overseen a diverse range of projects, from residential extensions to commercial renovations and new home construction.

John's commitment to the construction and engineering domain is underscored by his unwavering dedication to excellence. His unique blend of practical experience and academic rigor makes him a sought-after expert in construction, engineering, and forensic investigations. Holding a Florida Professional Engineering License (#92219), John McHugh continues to leave an indelible mark on the field of engineering, offering innovative solutions and expert guidance to ensure the structural integrity of buildings and the safety of occupants.

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