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Michael Knettel Assoc. AIA, WRT, AIA

Senior Regional Consultant

Contact Info

Department

Consultants

Phone

(727) 686-1155

Email

michael.knettel@youngonline.com

Locations

St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa, FL

Biography

MICHAEL KNETTEL joined YOUNG & Associates as a Senior Consultant in 2016. Prior to joining YOUNG & Associates, Michael was the Director of Operations for Energy Services & Products Corp., General Contractors, specializing in governmental contracts. Before joining ESPC, Michael was the President of MGK Construction and Building Sciences. MGK Construction built numerous high-rise structures along the Florida West Coast. The Building Sciences division consisted of building forensics through infrared thermography, Boroscopic inspections, Welding Inspection, and Visual Inspections. In 1995, Michael joined GH Johnson Construction as Executive Vice President. GH Johnson Construction constructed schools, high-rise luxury condominiums, and governmental facilities. In addition, the role of EVP, Michael was directly in-charge of the Industrial Processing Division. Michael also co-founded two additional companies under the GH Johnson umbrella of companies. The first was Infrared Thermal Imaging Corporation (ITI), a non-destructive testing company. The other was Pinnacle Services, Inc. PSI redeveloped the former insurance tool known as Wrap up Insurance for large scale government and industrial applications. While working for HKS Architects and Consultant for HDR, Michael oversaw the design and construction of 3 Petro-Chemical facilities.

Credentials

  • Assoc. AIA  |  
  • WRT  |  IICRC - WRT (Water Damage Restoration Tech)
  • AIA  |  American Institute of Architecture
  • HCI-C  |  HAAG Certified Inspector - Commercial
  • CGC  |  Certified General Contractor
  • OSHA  |  Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certificate
  • Certified Inspector - Connecticut Department of Commerce Design & Inspection - Inspector No. HOI 000605 2011
  • United States HUD 203(k) Consultant No A0921 2010
  • Certified ASNT Level II Thermographer
  • OSHA Teacher - Inspector No. 1216
  • Certified General Contractor - Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations - No. CGC 1514537 2007
  • Assoc. AIA - No. 38831320
  • OSHA Authorized Instructor - Certification No. 4233
  • Certified General Contractor - Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations - No. CGC 061138 2001
  • Certified Home & Property Inspector - Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations - Inspector No. HI 2862 2010

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Government Medical Facility  |  Contract Administration  |  Various Amounts
  • Florida Municipal Power Association  |  Forensic Analysis/Investigation  |  Various Amounts
  • Food Processing Plant - Orange Juice  |  Forensic Analysis/Investigation  |  $13.1 Mil.
  • 212,000 SF Warehouse  |  Structural/Collapse  |  $3.2M
  • Building - Commercial  |  Fire/Smoke  |  $1.2M
  • Fire Sprinkler System Damage Analysis  |  Enviro - Water/Flood
  • 53,000 SF Single Family Residence  |  Project Management  |  $32.5M
  • 72 Single Family Homes  |  Hurricane  |  Various Amounts
    Florida  |  
  • Highrise Structures  |  Hurricane  |  $225K to $3.94M
  • 6-9 Story Office and Residential Towers  |  Project Management  |  $7.1M to $26.7M
  • 8 Condo Unit Building  |  Fire/Smoke  |  $341K
  • Chemical Processing Facility  |  Contract Administration  |  $114 Mil.
  • Rouses Market  |  Enviro - Water/Flood  |  $9.6M
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Petro-Chemical Plant - New Construction  |  Contract Administration  |  $210 Mil
  • Water Damage Claims Due to Fire Sprinkler Failures  |  Enviro - Water/Flood

Professional Experience

  • 2020 - Current  |  Senior Regional Consultant  |  YOUNG & Associates
  • 2016 - 2020  |  Regional Consultant  |  YOUNG & Associates
  • 2013 - 2016  |  Director of Operations  |  Energy Services & Products Corp.
  • 2000 - 2013  |  President  |  MGK Construction Inc.
  • 1995 - 2000  |  Executive Vice President  |  G.H. Johnson Corporation (Parent Company) President of Pinnacle Services Inc. & Infrared Thermal Imaging Corp.
  • 1992 - 1995  |  Director of Planning  |  Parrish Medical Center
  • 1990 - 1992  |  Contract Administrator / Marketing – Southeast Region  |  HKS Architects
  • 1980 - 1990  |  Contract Administrator / Marketing  |  Smith Korach Hayet & Haynie Partnership

Education

  • Sussex College
    Master of Science -
  • Sussex College
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering