Mr. Keppler is a Forensic Structural Engineer at AREHNA Engineering, Inc., responsible for engineering projects pertaining to structural and subsidence investigations. Mr. Keppler’s work includes field exploration and oversight, analyzing structural damage caused by foundation/settlement-related conditions, determining the existence of sinkhole activity, making remediation recommendations, soil classification, and report preparation. He performs roof inspections, Chinese drywall inspections, structural investigations, and subsidence reconnaissance site visits on commercial and residential structures. Technical experience includes data reconnaissance duties such as calibrating/operating GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), performing slab surveys with a monometer, creating structural and site topography plans, scaling and documenting damage, and performing hand auger/penetrometer tests.
Mr. Keppler currently performs structural damage assessments and “Cause & Origin” investigations for claims related to settlement, vibrations, roof covering damage and defects, construction/installation related deficiencies/defects, weather related elevated wind/rainfall events, and water intrusion.