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J.S. Held Expands Forensic Engineering Practice in the Western United States with the Acquisition of J.S. Dyer & Associates Inc.

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January 7, 2020
J.S. Dyer & Associates Joins J.S. Held
J.S. Dyer & Associates Joins J.S. Held

J.S. Dyer & Associates provides a broad spectrum of structural engineering capabilities, including special expertise in seismic-related matters, and is based in Irvine, California.


JERICHO, N.Y. – January 7, 2020 J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, announced today that it has acquired J.S. Dyer & Associates (JSDA), a structural engineering firm located in Irvine, California.

J.S. Dyer & Associates provides a broad spectrum of structural engineering capabilities, including special expertise in seismic-related matters. JSDA was founded in 1992 and has assisted numerous clients with risk assessments and forensic engineering investigations. They have been called upon for local and national projects involving seismic evaluation, retrofit, due diligence, and expert witness testimony.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of J.S. Dyer & Associates,” said William Bracken, Executive Vice President and Forensic Architecture & Engineering Practice Leader of J.S. Held. “They are highly regarded for their technical expertise and the addition of their experts strengthens our ability to assist clients in the Western U.S. on forensic engineering assignments. We believe that they will make an outstanding addition to our team.”

JSDA will join the J.S. Held team of more than 900 consultants around the globe. Clients will now have access to J.S. Held’s suite of specialized services including construction consulting; property damage assessment; water and fire restoration consulting; surety services; project and program management; equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; forensic accounting & economics; and environmental, health, and safety services.

“The combination of J.S. Held and J.S. Dyer & Associates will allow us to deliver a broader range of complimentary technical services to our clients,” said Jeffrey S. Dyer, President and Principal Engineer of J.S. Dyer & Associates. “We are proud to join J.S. Held and leverage our combined areas of expertise, so clients have a comprehensive solution for a variety of construction, architectural, and engineering matters.”

J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and provides specialized consulting to better address complex construction, environmental, accounting, and economic matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 95 offices across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

About J.S. Held LLC

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm with expertise in construction, environmental health & safety, forensic accounting & economics, water & fire restoration, equipment, and forensic architecture & engineering matters.

J.S. Held brings together years of unrivaled technical expertise and unparalleled service to deliver reliable, comprehensive solutions to its clients. J.S. Held is renowned for recruiting and cultivating distinguished experts and being a trusted partner on the world’s most complex construction, environmental, accounting, and economic matters.

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