A design and forensic engineering firm focused on electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.

Design and litigation support for construction defects, site accidents, personal injury, product liability, property damage and contract disputes.
Retained on over 2,500 cases since 1999.

About Our Services

We specialize in mechanical and plumbing design and construction management services for commercial remodels, tenant improvements and mechanical systems renovations, as well as other special projects involving odor and temperature controls.

Forensic Services

Electrical | Mechanical | Plumbing

Forensic engineering and litigation support for electrical, mechanical and plumbing is the cornerstone of our business.

Design Services

Design + Construction Management

We provide plumbing and mechanical design services for commercial projects.

Client Profile

We service a range of clients.

Architects. Real estate developers. General contractors. Subcontractors. Equipment manufacturers. State/local government agencies. Commercial/mixed-use property owners. Insurance carriers. Homeowner associations.

Expert Forensic Engineering Services

Electrical | Mechanical | Plumbing

Visual inspections. Destructive testing. Property damage assesments. Fire damage. Construction site accidents. Product / equipment failures. Personal injuries.

Design + Construction Management

EMP Consultants provides plumbing and mechanical design services for commercial projects including system renovations, tenant improvements and remodels.

Our designs result in maximum efficiency of air conditioning, heating and plumbing systems. On the mechanical side, we perform load calculations and design ducting systems and controls. For plumbing, we focus on the latest innovations in products and materials. Our forensic engineering allows us to forsee potential failures during the design phase.

From initial discussion, through plan check and final signed drawings, working with EMP Consultants is a reliable, cost-effective and efficient solution for mechanical and plumbing design needs.


    • Architects

    • Real estate developers

    • General contractors

    • Subcontractors

    • Equipment manufacturers

    • State/local government agencies

    • Commercial/mixed-use property owners

    • Insurance carriers

    • Homeowner associations

In the hands of the best.

    • Michael J. Wintheiser
      Licensed Mechanical Engineer

      Michael J. Wintheiser, P.E. is both a mechanical and chemical engineer and the principal of EMP Consultants, incorporated in 1999. Educated at Cal State Long Beach and UCLA, Mike has over 40 years of mechanical and plumbing industry experience at a variety of firms, including Swinerton & Walberg Builders, Honeywell, Fiberdyne and CF Braun.

    • Steven M. Burke
      Licensed Electrical Consultant

      Steven M. Burke is an electrical contractor, systems inspector and estimator. He has worked with EMP Consultants since 2001. An electrical expert, Steve has licenses in California, Arizona and Nevada. Educated at Saddleback College and Orange Coast College, Steve has over 30 years of industry experience for JN Consulting, Hughes Electric, DesCon Construction, Burkhart Electric and Ziesing Electric.

    • Robert Smith
      Licensed Mechanical Engineer

      Robert Smith, P.E. is a mechanical engineer and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Educated at Tri-State University, Angola Indiana, Mr. Smith has 35 years of mechanical engineering experience in Building Technology synthesis, design, operation and assessment at a variety of firms including TRC Engineers, Engineered Automation Systems, Inc. and ESCO.

    • Sonya R. Pandian
      Licensed Mechaincal Engineer

      Sonya R. Pandian, P.E. is a mechanical engineer. Educated at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ms. Pandian has 10 years of mechanical engineering experience in design and forensic consulting specializing in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. She provides litigation support for construction defects, construction site accidents, personal injuries, product liability, property damage analysis, risk management, project design and cost estimating.