Expertise DescriptionI have over 25 years of experience specializing in development, design, and construction management for a wide variety of construction and renovation projects. My Expertise includes: multi-family residential, construction defects, condominium, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, acoustical, architectural, roof, windows, finish carpentry, flooring, tile, concrete, stone, cost estimation, scheduling, budgets, government approvals, and the state fire marshal. My additional expertise includes: high-rise condominiums, hospitals, hotels, retail, malls, shopping centers, casinos, office buildings, mixed-use buildings, commercial, historic preservation, schools, university buildings, construction management, contract administration, project management, contracts, agreements, fee proposals, liability insurance, construction claims, and zoning. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: having testified as expert witness on design and construction of four middle school gymnasiums, specially slab-on-grade with multiple sources of below-grade water intrusion, and resultant damages to flooring; Investigated, evaluated and reported on a wide range of alleged construction defects. I also testified as an expert witness in subsequent settlement proceedings. I investigated and evaluated constructive deficiencies, prepared scope and cost estimates of recommended repairs, and testified as expert witness during arbitration proceedings.
My consulting experience includes having consulted for numerous multi-unit residential developments in the greater Los Angeles area.
I have been a California Architect since 1982 with a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development. I am involved in the development, design and construction of office buildings, high-rise condominiums, multi-family residential podium-type projects, retail, neighborhood shopping centers and regional malls, hotels, hospitals, and schools (K-12 and University).
I am an expert in real estate development, government approvals, entitlements & permits, architects’ standard of care, construction management, claims & defects, A/E/C agreements. My expertise includes building envelope & water intrusion, zoning & building codes, errors/omissions, destructive testing & repair, schools (DSA), hospitals (OSHPD), condominiums, commercial/retail/mixed-use projects, high-rise structures, and hotels & resorts.
I have designed and managed the construction of service stations for a major energy company between for several years.
I am a real estate development expert with prior experience in retail malls, operating and landlord-tenant issues, with a Masters degree in Real Estate Development (MRED).
|MRED||Real Estate Development||School of Urban and Regional Planning||USC|
|B.Arch||Architecture||Southern California Institute of Architecture|
|California Registered Architect|
|Certification in Construction Management|
|American Arbitration Association|
Awards & Affiliation
|Various magazine publications.|
Homeowners Association (HOA)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases