Expert 439234 - VA


Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. My experience includes preparing architectural and project plans, Fire Protection, mechanical/plumbing, electrical, and structural engineering, ADA Compliance, concept design, building design, life safety and independent technical reviews. I have designed all types of public and private buildings from elementary schools to Army barracks to residential housing. I have conducted existing building condition assessments, post-disaster damage assessments, and expert opinion on a wide variety of code compliance (including ADA), construction, and civil engineering design issues. I have spent over 15 years offering my services as an architectural engineering expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

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Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Consultant in litigation involving personal injury from falls and other safety hazards. for example: in cases where insufficient illumination of a room resulted in a fall and personal injury of a building user of a multi-unit residential structure. Researched the applicable building and life safety codes to determine whether the design architect was negligent in his electrical lighting design, or whether the Owner of the building was at fault. In another case: consultant for the military (Air Force) base to determin proixmate cause of flood damage sustained by Officer housing units. Researched the hydrological data, weather data, storm drainage system condition, and structural data to determine proximate cause of the resulting damage. Architectural and Engineering consultant in the design of multi-million dollar projects ranging from comprehensive renovation of historic structures to the design of a military administrative facility at Ft Eustis, VA. Architectural planning consultant involved in the masterplanning efforts for a $178M administrative facility for the Defense Supply Center, Richmond, VA. this involved leadership of a multi-disciplinary team including economists, civil engineers, architects, and the building users. I have also provided code assesments and interpretive guidance related to complex military security and force protection requirements.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes extensive Code research into life safety, building, structural, and mechanical codes as well as the interdisciplinary coordination of multi-million dollar design and construction projects in the public and private sectors. I've worked on new construction as well as renovation work, family housing projects and commercial facilities such as schools, military barracks, post offices, and industrial plants.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. in Civil Engineering Columbia University
B.S. Architecture Kent State University

Licenses Certifications

Virginia Professional Engineer (Civil/Structural)
Virginia Registered Architect

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Dept. of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)



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