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Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience as a Civil Engineer. My expertise includes drainage design & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), construction, hydrologic analyses, site-work, facility assessments, and hydraulic computations, as well as working with storm drain channel systems and pipe systems. I have extensive technical knowledge of all phases of site development design, with particular emphasis on grading, drainage, pavements, and civil utilities. I also have substantial experience with engineering portions of site selection studies and evaluations, many of which ultimately developed into design and construction projects ranging in size from small commercial and industrial parcels to large public and private developments. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: State highway / freeway roadway pavement and drainage maintenance issues contributing to vehicular accidents; State highway / freeway right-of-way (not roadway) drainage design and maintenance; Residential site drainage design and analysis; High School site drainage design and construction including investigation and analysis for compliance with State and Federal ADA Standards; Investigation and analysis of contractor's provisions for handling roadway drainage during construction upgrading of median barrier.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Pre-construction review for lender of residential subdivision site grading and drainage design – review and approval / disapproval of contractor's monthly requests for progress payments; Post construction review of site design (grading, drainage, civil utilities) prior to counsel's preparation and filing of a lawsuit – upon filing, preparation of civil engineering defects material; Prime civil engineer consultant for site designs of various building and other facilities at educational campuses from elementary to college and university levels as well as special needs school projects; Prime civil engineer consultant for site designs of large and small commercial and industrial projects, both in U.S. and internationally.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes various committee assignments


Bachelor of ScienceCivil EngineeringOregon State University

Licenses Certifications

California Civil Engineer
Certified in AZ

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Civil Engineers

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