Expert 8937 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have 60 years experience in civil, geotechnical and traffic engineering issues. My areas of expertise includes: the design, construction and maintenance of highways, streets, bridges, traffic bridges, traffic signals and systems. I have additional experience in design, materials, safety and construction practices and procedures. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: design practices and procedures; materials practices and procedures; safety practices and procedures; construction practices and procedures.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Assistance maintenance engineering, performing survey, design, and material procurement function; Head of a Geotechnical Laboratory, performing field investigations, laboratory testing, foundation designs and reports for retaining walls and bridges, and development of test procedures for strand cable; Preliminary design for highway and railroad bridges, evaluation of type of structure, determination of effect of piers and water carrying capacities; Direction of all structural load testing of prestressed bridge girders, concrete pipe and pavements for foundation functions; Design of maintenance overlays, inspection and quality control of construction for five main airports in Southern California.


Professional Experiences




Relevant Experiences

I have had considerable experience dealing with HOA construction defects in asphalt pavement. I have worked on over 40 cases through out Southern California and Arizona. As former Head Materials Engineer, I am very familiar with asphalt mixes, design, construction, specifications and quality control testing.

I am familiar with the WATCH Manual for setting up lane closures and detours.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
B.E.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Southern California

Licenses Certifications

Registered Civil Engineer – State of California
Registered Geotechnical Engineer – State of California
Registered Traffic Engineer – State of California

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


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