Layne Blavier, P.E., CFEI, CVFI


Layne Blavier, P.E., CFEI, CVFI
Forensic Engineer
800-482-5611 Ext: 1148
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Pennsylvania

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

BIOGRAPHY

Layne Blavier joined Donan in 2015 as a forensic engineer based out of the firm’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office. He has 20 years of engineering experience with 12 years of experience in forensic engineering, and has completed approximately 300 forensic investigations. Mr. Blavier has worked in the following industries: product design and manufacturing, and forensic engineering. His areas of expertise are machinery and product failures, machinery safety and guarding, and product liability. Mr. Blavier’s additional project capabilities include mechanical failure, machinery assessment, water losses, water heater failures, plumbing failures, appliance failures, and fire related mechanical failures, among others.

Mr. Blavier is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator. He holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERTISE

Machinery and Product Failures
Machinery Safety and Guarding
Product Liability

PROJECT EXAMPLES

Mechanical Failures
Machinery Assessments
Water Losses
Water Heater Failures
Boiler Failures
Furnace Failures
Plumbing Failures
Appliance Failures
Fire Related Mechanical Failures
Vehicle Fire Investigations

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, CFEI
Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, CVFI
Professional Engineer, Colorado
Professional Engineer, North Carolina
Professional Engineer, Colorado
Professional Engineer, Connecticut
Professional Engineer, Delaware
Professional Engineer, District of Columbia
Professional Engineer, Florida
Professional Engineer, Georgia
Professional Engineer, Kentucky
Professional Engineer, Maine
Professional Engineer, Maryland
Professional Engineer, Massachusetts
Professional Engineer, New Hampshire
Professional Engineer, New Jersey
Professional Engineer, New York
Professional Engineer, Ohio
Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania
Professional Engineer, Rhode Island
Professional Engineer, South Carolina
Professional Engineer, Texas
Professional Engineer, Virginia
Professional Engineer, West Virginia

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE)

COURSES TAUGHT

2016 Mechanical Forensic Engineering, HalfMoon Education, Somerville, NJ
2015 Mechanical Forensic Engineering
, HalfMoon Education, Fort Washington, PA

EDUCATION

2001 Drexel University
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

1997 Drexel University
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Relevant Experience

2015- Present DONAN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Forensic Engineer

2011-2015 ESW
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
Engineering Manager

2006-2011 Johnson Matthey
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Senior Project Engineer

2005- Present Layne Engineering, Inc.
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
President

2000-2006 General Machine Products
Trevose, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Design Engineer

1997-2000 Alfa Laval
Warminster, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Design Engineer



Layne Blavier, P.E., CFEI, CVFI
Forensic Engineer
800-482-5611 Ext: 1148
[email protected]
Based Out Of: Pennsylvania

Send Correspondence To:

12450 Lake Station Place
Louisville KY, 40299

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