Rodger has over thirty years of design experience related to building mechanical systems.

He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. He was also commissioned an officer in the US Navy at that time. After 4-1/2 years of sea duty during the Viet Nam conflict, he left the Navy and started his career as a consulting engineer in January 1970.

Rodger joined a firm in Portland, Oregon, that specialized in the design of mechanical systems for buildings. His early years with the firm included a combination of design work and fieldwork. The fieldwork involved testing, adjusting and troubleshooting new mechanical systems and provided an excellent “hands-on” foundation for all that followed.

After seven years, Rodger decided to step out on his own with two other mechanical engineers with whom he had been working. Together, they founded CBG Consulting Engineers in 1977. Primary clients were architects and building owners. Rodger was a principal and corporate officer throughout his tenure at CBG. He retired from CBG in 2004, after 27 years with the firm.

Since his retirement from CBG, Rodger has established a second career as a forensic engineer and expert witness. He has helped resolve a number of disputes concerning design and construction problems found in buildings. The building types range from residential through large commercial and institutional. He has conducted numerous on-site examinations and reported upon his findings and recommendations. He enjoys investigative work and he enjoys explaining technical issues to non-technical persons in terms they can understand. He has participated in mediation, arbitration and court proceedings.

Rodger holds professional registration as a mechanical engineer in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California.

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