Kelly Golda

VP of Strategic Operational Improvements

Since 1999, Mr. Golda has functioned principally in Aperture’s forensic engineering cases, from field investigations and research up to his current position of Manager, for which Mr. Golda is responsible for the firm's Forensic Engineering Services Group. 

Relative to Aperture's Expert Witness/Consulting assignments, Mr. Golda's duties include site investigations and analysis, inspections of property for compliance with Building Codes and Safety Regulations, pertinent research and/or engineering calculations, analysis of case related documents, drafting of technical reports, expert testimony and related.

Regarding Aperture's Consulting Operations Division for Construction Projects, Mr. Golda is a senior consultant providing technical expertise in areas including Construction, Construction Management, Engineering, Estimating, Scheduling, and Project Control Systems.

Mr. Golda has conducted safety inspections and/or investigated numerous projects in multiple states, including California, Nevada, and Texas.

Mr. Golda, in various capacities at Aperture, has worked for over 22 years on a daily basis with both Dr. Stephen C. Wexler, PE, and Brad Avrit, PE, the combination of which consist of Licenses of Civil Engineering, Safety Engineering, and General Contracting.  Mr. Golda also works directly with licensed Architects, Geotechnical and Structural Engineers, Materials Science Engineers, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

Mr. Golda has forensically investigated more than 3,000 litigation cases that cover a wide variety of topics including Premises Liability, Slips, Trips & Falls, Construction Accidents, Construction Defects, Earthquake, Fire, and Flood Damage Assessments, Contract Disputes, Construction Delay Claims, Insurance Coverage Analysis, and Accident Reconstruction.

Kelly's Expertise

  • Premises Liability
  • Slips and Falls
  • Trips and Falls
  • Construction Management
  • Accident Reconstruction


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Loyola Marymount University, 1999

Professional Certifications

ACTAR, Nationally Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist No. 1789

CXLT, Certified XL Tribometrist

ELT, Certificate No. XE105427

FMP, Facility Management Professional


  • 10 Hour Certification – Construction
  • 30 Hour Certification – General Industry
  • 30 Hour Certification – Construction


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • Forensic Engineering Technical Group

ASTM International

  • F08 Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities
  • F13 Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear
  • F14 Fences
  • F15 Consumer Products

California Associate of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CARS)

International Facility Management Association

National Safety Council (NSC)

Society of Automotive Engineers *Past

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

California Apartment Association (CAA)

International Code Council (ICC)

National Glass Association (NGA)

National Safety Council (NSC)

Kelly's Expertise

  • Premises Liability
  • Slips and Falls
  • Trips and Falls
  • Construction Management
  • Accident Reconstruction