Forte Announces the Addition of Principal Forensic Structural Engineer, Charles Long

April 2022

Charles Long, PE
Senior Structural Engineer, Florida

Forte Consulting and Investigations welcomes Charles Long as Vice President and Senior Forensic Structural Engineer in the state of Florida. Charles previously worked as a project engineer and independent contractor. He brings 8 years of Florida-specific field practice to Forte.

Charles has experience in design, construction management, oversight, and forensic investigation of projects that range from residential additions, condominiums, manufacturing plants, commercial complexes, to residential communities. He has overseen civil / structural projects ranging from routine to complex.

Janel Giarratano, President of Forte Consulting and Investigations says, “Charles’ growth mindset, his grit and his personal values are synonymous with our own culture and ideals. We are very excited to have him on board, working closely with our clients and our rapidly growing team of 31 structural engineers in Florida, increasing the quality, strength and capacity of our work product and resources in the state.”

Charles received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. His interests include cooking, playing piano, playing basketball, being active and exercising regularly. He also enjoys spending time with his wife of 13 years, Melissa, and his two children, Skylar and Charles.

Charles’ role is multi-dimensional. He will perform forensic site investigations in South Florida and expert testimony throughout the state. He will manage and cultivate client relationships and pursue business development opportunities state-wide. Additionally, he will contribute to Forte’s expansion goals by further developing our resources in Florida and ensuring we continue to meet our clients’ needs efficiently and expeditiously at all times.

Email us if you have a question for Charles, would like to request an investigation or if you are interested in joining our growing team.