Expert 443066 - KY NY


Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the fields of Civil and Structural Engineering. My expertise includes structural analysis, structural design,structural performance, environmental engineering, masonry design, wood design, and project management. I have additional knowledge in alternative energy efficient designs, solar heating and cooling, trenchless technologies for pipeline rehabilitation in gas distribution networks, and seismic performance of Masonry and Masonry veneer. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Conducted investigation of building construction and building code compliance relative to a residential construction dispute; Conducted investigation of effects of vibration on historical masonry and timber buildings; Evaluating the cause of leaking in the exterior masonry and stud walls, the quality of the construction, code requirements and violations, and determining and evaluating possible fixes.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Peer review of buildings; Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Masonry Veneers; Vertical Support of Masonry Veneer; Evaluation of the Exterior Masonry Walls; Masonry Cladding Design; Evaluations of the Brick Veneer/Steel Stud Wall Failure; Evaluation of Historic Masonry Walls.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes: Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, and Professor of Architectural Engineering.


Relevant Experiences

I am a structural engineer with general structural analysis and material behavior background in steel wood, masonry and concrete. Although most of my research and experience has been in buildings and infrastructure, I worked on the Big 4 bridge rehabilitation in Louisville.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
Ph.DCivil EngineeringUniversity of Alberta
M.Sc.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Alberta
B.Sc.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Alberta

Licenses Certifications

Professional Engineer (P.E.) – North Carolina
New York.

Awards & Affiliation

Member of ACI/ASCE/TMS Masonry Standards Joint Committee
Member of American Society of Testing and Materials
Member of The Masonry Society
American Society of Civil Engineers
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Testing and Materials


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