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Matthew Olender

P.E., LEED AP Senior Principal & Fort Lauderdale Office Director


Matthew Olender leads the Fort Lauderdale office and is also part of a select group that manages our global Forensics practice. Matt’s specialties include forensic investigations, emergency response, condition assessments, existing building repair and alteration and litigation support. During his career, he has worked on such high-profile assignments as the World Trade Center collapse in New York City and the collapse of a parking garage at Miami Dade College’s West Campus in Doral, Florida. Matt has experience with concrete, steel and masonry structures in the commercial, educational and residential sectors. In addition to supervising teams, he collaborates with architects, contractors, developers, property managers, attorneys, condominium boards and building owners on a diverse mix of projects.


M.S., Structural Engineering, Duke University

B.S., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

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Matt is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics related to forensic engineering.