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January 7, 2020
J.S. Dyer & Associates Joins J.S. Held
J.S. Dyer & Associates Joins J.S. Held

J.S. Dyer & Associates provides a broad spectrum of structural engineering capabilities, including special expertise in seismic-related matters, and is based in Irvine, California.


JERICHO, N.Y. – January 7, 2020 Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired J.S. Dyer & Associates (JSDA), a structural engineering firm located in Irvine, California.

J.S. Dyer & Associates provides a broad spectrum of structural engineering capabilities, including special expertise in seismic-related matters. JSDA was founded in 1992 and has assisted numerous clients with risk assessments and forensic engineering investigations. They have been called upon for local and national projects involving seismic evaluation, retrofit, due diligence, and expert witness testimony.

“We are very pleased to announce the addition of J.S. Dyer & Associates,” said William Bracken, Executive Vice President and Forensic Architecture & Engineering Practice Leader of J.S. Held. “They are highly regarded for their technical expertise and the addition of their experts strengthens our ability to assist clients in the Western U.S. on forensic engineering assignments. We believe that they will make an outstanding addition to our team.”

JSDA will join the J.S. Held team of more than 900 consultants around the globe. By joining forces with J.S. Held, JDSA gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

“The combination of J.S. Held and J.S. Dyer & Associates will allow us to deliver a broader range of complimentary technical services to our clients,” said Jeffrey S. Dyer, President and Principal Engineer of J.S. Dyer & Associates. “We are proud to join J.S. Held and leverage our combined areas of expertise, so clients have a comprehensive solution for a variety of construction, architectural, and engineering matters.”

J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and now has over 100 locations across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
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