Ed Fronapfel
Adjunct Faculty
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
Ed Fronapfel


Ed Fronapfel is a Certified Level 2 Infrared Thermographer, a Certified 3rd Party EIFS Inspector, a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer (CBIE). Fronapfel’s background includes geo-hydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering, structural engineering and extensive work in construction forensics for building envelope sciences including asphalt work to the roof. Clients include construction companies, management companies, insurance companies, attorneys, homeowners, and homeowner associations. Fronapfel’s work has included deposition testimony, expert witness testimony, mediations, and arbitrations. He is a registered engineer in the States of Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Kansas, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, South Carolina, and Virginia. Fronapfel’s dedication to the community is demonstrated by his active membership in 25 professional organizations. He is a published writer in “The Journal of RCI,” “Building Integration Solutions,” “The Forensic Engineering Task Force,” “The Investigative Engineer,” “The I-ENG-A Report,” “Inframation, Proceedings Volumes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,” “Colorado Claims Guide,” and “Building Integration Solutions.”


  • BS—Civil Engineering
  • MS—Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering