Ortus Engineering Leadership

Elvis A. Torres, P.E.

President/Director of Engineering

Elvis Torres leads the Ortus Engineering's structural plan and peer reviews for permit approval and acquisitions. He is responsible for business development, marketing strategies and oversight with building department code compliance.  His responsibilities include overseeing day to day operations with the engineering team to improve monitoring solution and client communication.   With specialized expertise in historical landmark buildings and structural investigations and optimization of structural systems. He also oversees the strategic, management and technical aspects of the firm's work in that sector.

At CRSG in New York, he managed a Special Inspection Agency and was responsible that structural and mechanical field procedures set forth by the DOB  were enacted on over 150 city-wide threshold buildings.  He also was involved in the design of Support of Excavation projects and conducted a thorough reviews of foundation plans, borings, test pits, site survey and soil reports.

Expertise:

  • Structural analysis and design
  • Renovation
  • Historic rehabilitation

Associations:  

  • Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Erick Medina

Director of Operations

Upon graduating with a B.S. of Construction Management degree from the Florida International University in 1997, Mr. Medina obtained various additional State of Florida Certification's which include Certified Building Inspector, Certified Building Plan Reviewer, General Contractor, Roofing Inspector, Roofing Contractor, Housing Rehabilitation Inspector, Certified International Maintenance and Housing Inspector. With H.U.D training in Lead-Based Paint Hazards and O.S.H.A. Certified in Construction Safety and Health.

Mr. Medina is also a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry. His construction experience spans all aspects of real estate development. He has represented Developers, Architects, Contractors and has worked in various municipalities interpreting permitting and inspection requirements as deemed by Building Officials. He has been involved with the development and construction of a variety of projects throughout South Florida including Custom Residential Homes, Multifamily Rentals, Condominiums, Hotels, Retail, Commercial and Health Care Developments.

Between the years of 2004-2015 Mr. Medina worked for a local Private Provider firm in Miami Dade assisting in the implementation of a new FL State Statue 553.791 "Affidavit Plans Review and Inspections" which is the Privatization of work typically performed by the Municipal Building Department personnel, avoiding typical delays experienced with Government agencies. Mr. Medina rose among the ranks becoming the company's first Executive Project Manager.

Erick Medina is now the Director of Operations for Ortus Engineering PA, a South Florida based Private Provider firm that is an expansion of a New York based company Domani Inspections Services Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations focusing mainly on developing and implementing operating procedures. This ensures the highest level of quality client service with consistent processes and accuracy.

With his expertise as a contractor as well as a code official, Mr. Medina is able to thoroughly communicate project commitments with Design Teams, Contractors, Ownership and Municipal Code Officials which is a necessary component in ensuring a successful project outcome.


Ortus Engineering, P.A.

Ortus is a full service leading provider of: construction material testing; on-site special inspections; forensic testing; mold and air quality testing; engineering; pre-construction surveying; and quality control management. Its staff is comprised of professional engineers (civil/ structural and mechanical), graduate engineers, certified inspectors and technicians, administrators and management staff. All professional engineers, inspectors and technicians are certified in various categories of ICC and ACI certification. Ortus professionals and staff are knowledgeable in all project types, from new building "out of the ground" construction to interior alterations. The culture at Ortus is to prioritize client service. This is accomplished with a broad range of skills, experience, qualifications and professionalism that is beyond comparison.

Staff Certifications
  • Professional Engineer
  • American Welding Society – Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI)
  • State Certified Professional Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers
  • State Certified Architects
  • State Certified Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Safety Plans Examiners
  • State Certified Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Safety Inspectors
  • State Certified Professional Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers
Staff Qualifications

Ortus Engineering has a large pool of Florida Statute §468 certified plan reviewers and inspectors that continually meet the industry's demand for high quality and timely service. Ortus Engineering Private Provider Services also offer checks and balances from Florida registered professional engineers and certified building officials who oversee the duties of our plan examiners and inspectors.

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Miami, Florida 33135
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