DALLAS, TEXAS – APRIL 2022: Halliwell Engineering Associates (HEA), a leading insurance-focused forensic engineering and architectural firm, has announced the appointment of Chad Zielinski as Vice President of the firm’s Engineering and Construction Services practices in the United States. This leadership appointment follows the launch of the Halliwell Construction Services (HCS) practice that the firm announced last month.

Chad is a seasoned industry executive who, as Vice President of Engineering & Construction Services, will be responsible for building out both service lines and leading daily operations with a continued focus on P&L, delivery of quality services, complex assignments, talent acquisition, and the collaborative operational efficiency of eighty plus professionals. Chad will be based in Dallas, Texas.

As a Licensed Professional Engineer with over 29 years of experience in the engineering, construction, and forensic engineering fields, Chad has developed in depth knowledge and understanding of both sides of the business. He has extensive experience working on complex claim assignments that require close collaboration between engineers and building consultants. Chad’s career has also included invaluable time in the construction industry as a Project Engineer/Project Manager on a range of design/build and design/bid/build projects that included bridges, highways, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water distribution systems, hospitals, prisons, post offices, government facilities, shopping malls, residential developments, and commercial buildings. His industry experience in civil/structural engineering includes analysis, design, construction, testing, inspection, condition assessments, and troubleshooting.

Commenting on the appointment, Jack Halliwell, President of Halliwell, stated: “Chad is a seasoned industry insider who has impressed me with his high levels of commitment, strong work ethic, customer focus, positive outlook, and inclusive leadership style. Chad’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and training in the industry commands respect and positions him well to lead these two practices.” Jack continued: “I have no doubt that Chad will be a great leader for our firm, possessing all the attributes to guide us through the exciting times we see ahead and that he will succeed in making Halliwell a dynamic and rewarding place to work.

Chad Zielinski, Vice President of Halliwell’s Engineering & Construction Services, added: “No doubt, it is one of the proudest moments of my professional career to lead this tremendous firm and the talented engineering and construction services professionals within it. I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work alongside many of my team members and clients for a number of years. We developed trust and confidence in each other. It feels familiar and comforting to have the opportunity to team up again. It is this experience, coupled with my knowledge of both the engineering and construction sides of the business that puts me in a unique position to take the two practices forward. I am genuinely excited to see what we can achieve together in the coming months and years.”

Halliwell’s Engineering & Architectural services focuses on the diagnostic practice of Building Damage Investigations, Products Liability, Construction Liability Investigations, and Failure Analysis. Its recently formed Construction Services practice provides scope of damage evaluation, scope of restoration, and cost of damage offerings based on professional construction and property damage analysis. Halliwell’s head office is located at 20801 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, in Miami, Florida.