Paul J. Halyard, P.E., is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. Paul joined Trane Air Conditioning in 1963 in Orlando, Florida and has been involved in the construction industry since then.
Paul started Peninsula Engineering in 1977, a firm specializing in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical engineering for buildings. The most impressive project was the Royal Palace of Brunei for Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Paul worked as a subcontractor to Bechtel on this project, providing the conceptual design for the HVAC and the Sultan’s security system. In 1999 Paul sold Peninsula Engineering to two of its employees.
A more recent start up company of Paul’s is Property Condition Assessment Inc., which provides construction consulting services to lenders and owners. It also performs due diligence services on commercial and residential properties, construction “draw” inspections, environmental site assessments, construction plans and cost reviews, and infrared water intrusion surveys. Property Condition Assessment Inc. provides services for clients throughout the state of Florida. Paul sold PCA to two employees in 2012.
Paul received the prestigious Engineer of the Year award in 1998 by the Florida Engineering Society. He also received the Engineers Week 2001 Career Achievement Award by the Florida Engineering Society. Paul is published and has written several articles throughout his illustrious career. (click to view Paul’s Presentation to NAFE regarding construction defects)
Peninsula Forensic Engineering Inc., (PFE, Inc.) was started by Paul in 1989. PFE Inc. has provided assistance in HVAC issues related to building envelope performance and negative pressure in buildings. PFE has consistently, since its formation, enjoyed a reputation of “problem solver”.
Paul is a charter member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). NAFE defines forensic engineering as—the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to, the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution.