41619 Margarita Road, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92591
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PE C83632 / CA [State of California Engineering License]
PE 30520 / WI [State of Wisconsin Engineering License]
Summary of Experience:
Dr. Yala has over 25 years of professional experience and specializes in the forensic investigation of residential, commercial, and industrial structures. He has been involved in the analysis, design, and construction inspection of new construction, as well as renovation and retrofit projects. Dr. Yala has played an essential role in all phases of design, investigation, and restoration projects for steel, concrete, masonry, and timber structures. In his experience, he has directed project staff in preparing contract documents that include drawings and specifications. He communicates with clients to understand project requirements and resolve complex construction or engineering problems.
Dr. Yala specializes in the repair of damaged structures, cause and origin of structural failures, determination of extent of damage, fire damage, and water intrusion. His expertise also encompasses emergency response to evaluate structural conditions in the context of disasters including fire, collapse, and flooding.
With J.S. Held, Dr. Yala will oversee the development and expansion of J.S. Held's Forensic Engineering services throughout the Southwestern region.