Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years experience in engineering and general building contractor issues. My areas of expertise include: construction accidents, building sites, management for contractors, engineers, and developers; and preparation of project estimates. I have experience in project management, conceptual, and detailed estimating, as well as value engineering, construction administration, field supervision, and inspection for quality assurance. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Detailed knowledge of the cause and repair of construction defects; Cost of repairs of defects of construction work; Management or supervision of construction for site, infrastructure, and buildings; Detailed estimates of all areas of construction including subtrades; Constructibility review of plans and specifications.
My consulting services include: Management of design and construction on full scope development projects including work on: large High tech business parks and conversion of historic buildings into tenant offices; Hospital construction including all energy upgrades working under California OSHPD specs; Review and qualifications of contractors; Supervision and management of all site and infrastructure work for about 450 subdivisions (20,000 homes); Take over management of defaulted projects: Runway project at major airport, completion of veteran hospital, and completion of school project; Highway – Freeway construction; Expressway projects for many counties in Northern CA; Wastewater treatment facilities; Complete site work for large Regional County and State park – regional recreational facilities; 4 major golf courses; Tenant improvement and upgrades for many commercial offices; Several Jail Facilities; High tech buildings.
I have been involved in the construction of infrastructure and buildings on development issues for more than 45 years. Most of my experience with excavations was as project manager. I am a hands-on project manager and have administered a tremendous volume of work, however most with subcontractors who were licensed, but at the same time in conjunction with my job-site superintendent I had to assure that all OSHA codes were satisfied.
In general, most of my projects involved trench excavation at about 10 feet, and all were excavated in conformance to OSHA requirements.
I am aware of the volatiles of organic compounds used in the construction of some flooring.
|B.S.||Engineering||San Jose State Univ.|
|CA Contractors License A & B (Inactive)|
Awards & Affiliation
|Certificate of merit for outstanding administrative achievement – From Commandment of Coast Guard|
|Michelob Silver Schooner Award|
Associated General Contractors of California (AGC)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases