Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
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.
My professional experience includes: Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, and Professor of Architectural Engineering.
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.
|Ph.D||Civil Engineering||University of Alberta|
|M.Sc.||Civil Engineering||University of Alberta|
|B.Sc.||Civil Engineering||University of Alberta|
|Professional Engineer (P.E.) – North Carolina|
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|
American Society of Testing and Materials
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases