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Soderlund, Mark

Mr. Mark Soderlund, PE is the Principal Engineer with Advanced Consulting & Inspection, LLC which he founded in 1996. His practice areas include design and analysis of wood-frame construction, building science and water intrusion investigations, construction defect claims and forensics.

During the past 18 years, Mr. Soderlund has been involved in over 2000 construction defect claims and has provided expert testimony in numerous cases. In addition to NABIE, he is a senior member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. His prior work includes more than ten years experience in industry, five years in research and education, and is credited with three patents. Mr. Soderlund received his BS and MS degrees from North Dakota State University and is certified in Building Inspection Engineering.


Waldman, Mark

Mr. Mark Waldman, PE is the founder and President of Waldman Engineering Consultants, Inc. Mr. Waldman is a 1982 and 1984 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering, respectively. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a registered Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois with more than 20 years of engineering, design, and construction experience.

Mr. Waldman holds LEED AP certification as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Waldman has completed numerous technical problem-solving and reserve studies for Illinois condominium associations and has authored a technical paper on Lifetime Capital Reserve Studies that was published in the Technical Journal of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers, 1995.


Burns, SidneyMr. Sidney Burns, PE is the President of Due Diligence, Inc. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. He is a BIECI board certified Building Inspection Engineer and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.

Mr. Burns has 38 years of experience inspecting all types of commercial, industrial, retail, multifamily and residential properties and developable land, specifically focusing on property condition assessments for real estate investors, lenders and other professionals. His expertise lies in visual inspections, nondestructive examinations, component testing, maintenance, and welding and repairs. Mr. Burns has been an active member and contributor to NABIE for many years.


65232416-mark j smith peMr. Mark J. Smith, PE, is Owner of Onsite Engineering in Hendersonville, TN.  He is a Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer who holds PE Licenses in Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois. Mr. Smith became a PE in 1985 and has been inspecting buildings in Middle Tennessee since 2001.  He is a Reserve Specialist (RS) Designated by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds Bachelor’s degrees from Wheaton College and the University of Illinois.