Longtime Central Florida Engineering Firm Moves to College Park
Posted in the Orlando Forum
#1 Oct 16, 2013
ORLANDO, FL – Peninsula Forensic Engineering, Inc.(PFE), a niche engineering and consulting firm that has specialized in commercial construction and structural building integrity for a quarter century, has relocated operations to College Park.
The company, which has been serving clients throughout the state since 1989, has set up shop at 632 Stetson Street just off Edgewater Drive in the city’s popular historic district, says PFE President Paul J. Halyard in announcing the move.
The new quarters is a free-standing, 1,596 square-foot building built in 1941 and completely renovated over the past several years. The Halyard Family LLC has owned the property since 1989 and over that period had been leasing the building to various professional users, most recently to an accounting firm.
PFE had been leasing space in downtown Orlando but Halyard said it made “practical, business and financial sense to work out of our own building.
“And, the timing was perfect.”
Halyard will be hosting an Open House to commemorate the official unveiling on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Peninsula has been one of the state’s busiest firms of its kind, more so now thanks to the uptick in construction activity. The company specializes in determining the cause, origin and extent of loss in investigations involving HVAC, plumbing and building envelope integrity.
Halyard, who has established a reputation as one of the state’s foremost forensic engineers, is qualified as an expert witness and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout Florida in arbitration cases, mediation cases and courtroom testimony. He has participated in numerous high-profile cases for such projects as the National Weather Station in Key West, Baldwin Park Village and the Grand Bohemian Hotel and has provided expert witness testimony in trials where the participants included the United States Navy, Florida Municipal Governments and major developers.
PFE is an offshoot of sister company Peninsula Engineering, which Halyard started in 1977. That company specializes in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical engineering for commercial and institutional buildings. The firm’s most impressive project under Halyard’s tenure was the Royal Palace of Brunei for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Halyard worked as a subcontractor, providing the conceptual design for the HVAC and the Sultan’s personal HVAC system. Halyard sold Peninsula Engineering in 1999. The firm continues to provide excellence in engineering to clients world-wide.
Over the years Halyard has earned numerous awards and accolades for his engineering experience and expertise. In 2008 he was named by Gov. Charlie Crist to the Florida Board of Engineers, the entity responsible for reviewing applications, examinations, applicants and regulating the practice of engineering in the state.
Also that year, Halyard received the President’s Medallion Society Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers for his role in laying the foundation for the University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment program. He also has been honored multiple times as Engineer of the Year.
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