"I love that every engineering job is different and requires both science and art to come to an accurate conclusion and complete the project."
Frank Young has always enjoyed fixing things and figuring out how they work. Growing up, his hero was his great uncle who was an electrical engineer and one of the smartest men he knew. That’s when he decided to be an electrical engineer himself.
Since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1993, he’s achieved that goal. Frank has provided hands-on electrical engineering consulting services throughout the United States and internationally since 1993, that last 10 of which have been focused heavily on forensic engineering. His background in healthcare, commercial, retail, industrial, science and technology, mission-critical and solar power electrical construction in multiple market sectors gives him the unique insight and critical attention to detail that insurance and legal professionals need to get to the bottom of forensic engineering matters.
As co-founder of Pinnacle Forensics, Frank pulls on more than 30 years of electrical engineering experience to provide electrical equipment failure analysis. Through extensive site investigations and destructive lab examinations, along with appropriate component testing, he provides expert damage assessments related to flood, fire, wind, natural disasters and explosions and advises on the necessary restoration efforts compliant with current governing codes.
He has provided expert services concerning property damage, product liability, and construction defects as well as being asked to testify on issues including if electrical components within pieces of equipment or systems were related to the initiation of fires, electrical shocks or electrocutions.
The Franklin, Kentucky, native now calls Centennial, Colorado home with his wife and teenage daughter. Outside of the office, Frank enjoys golf, biking, mountain hiking, photography and playing guitar (his favorite artist is Eric Clapton, “the Guitar God of all Guitar Gods”).
- Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1993)
AREAS OF SPECIALITY
- Electric Shock/Electrocution Cases
- Electrical Code Compliance
- Electrical Construction Defect Assessments
- Electrical Expert Testimony
- Electrical Power Distribution Systems
- Photovoltaic (Solar) Power Systems
- Electrical Systems Damage Assessments
- Electrical Systems Failure Analysis
- Emergency & Backup Generator Systems
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Fire Causation Investigations
- Infrared Thermography
- Lighting Systems
- Uninterruptible Power Systems
- Lithium Ion Battery Technologies
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
- Licensed professional electrical engineer in all 50 states and the District of Columbia
- Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) – National Association of Fire Investigators
- Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer – Infrared Training Center
- Certified Lighting Professional (LC) – National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
- LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) – U.S. Green Building Council
- National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- International Electrical Testing Association (NETA)
SELECTED CASE HISTORY
- CMI Integrated Technologies, Inc. v. Xzeres Corporation, Case #2:15-cv-00805-RGK-FFM (U.S. Court, Central District of California)
- One Queensridge Place Homeowners Association v. Perini Building Company, Case #A-12-661825-D (District Court, Clark County Nevada)