Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is pleased to announce that Principal Nate Wittasek has joined our Fire Engineering practice. Nate has more than twenty years of experience providing fire protection engineering, codes consulting, and failure analysis in North America, Central America, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. His addition to our Los Angeles, California office will help to further extend our fire engineering business to the West Coast to better serve our clients and their needs.
Nate is a licensed professional engineer in California and Nevada and an expert in fire protection engineering, building and fire codes, accessibility, failure analysis, and origin and cause determination. He brings a detailed and pragmatic approach to his clients that reflects his knowledge of how fire and life safety principles and the use of the scientific method relate to building and fire codes, safety standards, fire protection systems failure analysis, and forensic investigation. In addition to working within the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, Nate served as a fire fighter, fire science research professional, and university instructor.