Bert Davis

Bert N. Davis

Ph.D., P.E., C.F.E.I., C.F.I.I., LEED AP

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Areas of Specialization

Failure analysis, indoor air quality, moisture intrusion, construction and industrial accidents, slip and fall accidents, ventilation and air conditioning systems, life safety systems, plumbing systems, fire protection systems, electrical systems, lighting systems, construction claims, explosions, building fires, and code compliance. Perform life safety studies and condition assessments for residential, commercial, institutional and resort buildings.

Professional Registration

2015 P.E. - State of Tennessee

2015 P.E. - State of Louisiana

2014 P.E. - State of Indiana

2004 P.E. - State of Illinois

2003 P.E. - State of North Carolina

2003 P.E. - State of Maryland

2002 P.E. - State of Utah

2002 P.E. - State of Texas

2001 P.E. - State of New York

2000 P.E. - State of Mississippi

1998 P.E. - State of West Virginia

1993 P.E. - State of New Jersey

1992 P.E. - State of Ohio

1990 P.E. - State of Pennsylvania

LEED Accredited Professional

Certified as a Fire and Explosion Investigator

Certified as a Fire and Explosion Instructor

Registered in the City of Pittsburgh as a Master Electrician and HVAC Contractor

West Virginia Private Investigator

AHIT (American Home Inspection Training) in the areas listed below:

Educational Background

Ph.D. - 2002 Carnegie Mellon University

M.S.C.E. - 1992 Carnegie Mellon University

B.S.M.E. - 1986 Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. - General Science 1981, University of Pittsburgh

Employment History

Romualdi, Davidson & Associates, 1992-Present

BDA Engineering, Inc., 1990-Present

Hyde Group, Inc. (Mechanical/Electrical Contractors), 1990-2003

Bert Davis & Associates, 1989

Ross Bianco Architects, 1989-1990

Carnegie Mellon University, 1988

Carnegie Mellon University, 1986

Carnegie Mellon University, 1985

Pennsylvania Governor's Energy Council, 1982

Professional Affiliations

ASHRAE Am. Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers

ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers

ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers

ICC International Code Council

USGBC Member and LEED Accredited

GBA Green Building Alliance

IESNA Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

IAAI International Association of Arson Investigators

NFPA National Fire Protection Association

NAFI National Association of Fire and Explosion Investigators

PSPE Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers

SFPE Society of Fire Protection Engineers

PAAI Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigation


Tau Beta Pi Honorary Engineering Society

Carnegie Mellon University President

Life Science Society

University of Pittsburgh University Scholar

University of Pittsburgh


Director of a design and development project for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Project involved designing a unique building photovoltaic system and analyzing the system. My research involved predicting building integrated photovoltaic system market potential in the year 2010, 2020, 2030 and modeling of photovoltaic systems effective load carrying capacity (power output) for distributed electricity power production.


Analysis and design of building integrated photovoltaic systems (DOE).

A technical and policy analysis of building integrated photovoltaic systems. (EPP - Engineering & Public Policy 2002).


Carnegie Mellon University - 1998 and 1999 spring semesters

Carnegie Mellon University - 2003 Seminar

ASHRAE Region III CRC Technical Sessions - August 2006

New England Fire Cause and Origin (NEFCO) - June 2007 and October 2008

Mother Earth New Fair - 2010

Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigation Training - January 2011, 2012, 2013, and June 2015

National Association of Subrogation Professionals - March 2012, February 2013, and April 2016

Eaton Corporation Power Systems Learning Center, July 2012

Nationwide Insurance Large Loss Conference, June 2014

State Auto Insurance Company Conference, January 2015

Allegheny County Fire Marshall Training, November 2015

Pennsylvania State Police, September 2016

White and Williams, June 2017

Fire Fighters, November 2017

Peoples Gas Company, December 20