Architecture Expert Witness 454501

Expertise Description

My background in architecture spans over 30 years with a focus in architectural and structural standards of care, building codes, inspection and causes and resolutions of construction related defects and failures, ADA compliance, OSHA compliance, property condition assessments, and wind/seismic/flood damage. I have prior experience providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an architecture expert witness.

Construction Defect Analysis Expert Witness OR 521880

Expertise Description

As a construction defect analysis expert witness, I have over 35 years experience in Construction with analysis due to code violations or natural defects, tactile and physical testing for structural, stairway, walkway, roadway, illumination, drainage, leakage, and catastrophic damage to structures due to fire, soil, drainage, water, and sewer leaks. I have additional knowledge in trip and falls and missteps, handrail/baluster/balustrade size and strength, parking lot and roadway illumination levels. I have continuing education in computer aided design, land development, dam safety and land planning, stormwater master planning, and septic system design. I have spent over 30 years as a construction defect analysis expert witness and have provided numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Forensic Engineering Expert 374594

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience in the field of Forensic Engineering, as a Registered Professional Engineer, with expertise in Construction Engineering. I own a consultancy that provides services with regard to construction, design, and installation defect disputes for all building types and systems. I also am President of an additional company where I am responsible for all design, construction administration, and engineering and project management. I have experience with mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design and project management for institutional, industrial, health care and residential projects. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Transportation Engineering Expert 500329

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years of experience in Civil engineering and transportation engineering expertise covering industry and public agencies. I provide expert witness services on cases related to accident reconstruction, transportation engineering, pavements, traffic engineering, analysis, design standards, construction specifications and materials, guidelines, policies, and public agency practices. As well as road defects, airports, highway geometric design, drainage, asphalt, concrete, soil, repairs, maintenance, inspections, rehabilitation, construction quality control – quality assurance, construction claims, inspection, settlement, dispute resolution, pavement surface conditions such as friction, skid resistance, surface discontinuities, cracking, rutting, defects, potholes and roughness, failure investigations, forensic engineering, safety standards, construction work zone accidents, construction safety, safety operating procedures, roadside hazards, signage, sight distance requirements, ADA requirements and code violations. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Automotive Design and Technology Expert 502410

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience in the Automotive industry with expertise in Automotive Design and Technology. My experience includes testing and evaluation of drivetrains, suspension systems, brake systems; chassis control systems including electronic stability control systems, and vehicle handling and vehicle stability. I formulate opinions from available factual data about vehicle trajectories, vehicle characteristics, failure modes, and design characteristics. I evaluate the potential effect of design alternatives and available technology on accident outcome compared to baseline design, and conduct research relating to active vehicle safety programs. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultation and courtroom testimony.

Mechanical Engineering Expert 506781

Expertise Description

I have more than 60 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in electronic packaging engineering for harsh military and space environments, acoustic engineering, optics, fiber optics, and laser technology. I have experience with accident reconstruction, and investigating engine failure, boating and marine accidents, breach of contracts and warranty, construction accidents, and construction contract compliance and contract claims. I have further experience with defective maintenance and products, fire origin and cause/burn injuries, machinery accidents, negligence, patent infringement, premise liability, railroad accidents and injuries, traffic controls, and underground utilities. My experience in product design, design for safety, and quality control for various products provides a comprehensive practical expertise background in addition to the technical expertise. I also have forensic engineering experience involving fracture failure of glass products such as beer bottles, whiskey bottles, a decorative vase, and shower doors. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Construction Defect 166003

Expertise Description

I have 25 years experience as a Licensed General Building Contractor specializing in construction defects. My areas of expertise include: defect and accident litigation; building code enforcement; field inspections; estimates for correction defects; and expert testimony for deficiencies and injuries. My additional experience includes: destructive testing and water intrusion; management of commercial and residential projects; customer bids; proposals; presentations and drawings; liaison to contractors; millwork-cabinetry manufacturing; ceiling defects; and quality control. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Certified Residential Appraiser 161995

Expertise Description

I have many years experience as a Practicing Certified Residential Appraiser. I am able to provide analysis for complex litigation issues such as water intrusion / flooding, loss due to stigma, diminution of value by illegal structures, view obstruction, and various other causes. My experience includes: Real Estate Appraisal; providing valuations for divorce settlement; gifting; building envelope defects; building envelope issues; and probate or estate issues outside of the courtroom. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Metallurgical Engineering 141418

Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in metallurgical engineering and failure analysis, accident reconstruction, welding inspections, OSHA regulations, railroad litigation, and product liability. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Construction Management 161329

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years of experience in the construction industry with extensive experience in construction management and procedures, quality assurance, building envelope defects and failures, construction testing and evaluation, building envelope issues, concrete inspections, welding inspections, concrete pavement, concrete slabs, and quality control. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Accident Reconstruction 128477

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in collision reconstruction, defect investigations, biomechanical analysis, and injury causation studies. My expertise includes accident reconstruction, motorcycle accident reconstruction, pedestrian collisions and accident reconstruction, biomedical analysis, mechanical commercial vehicle accident reconstruction, bio-mechanical analysis, tire failure analysis, mechanical commercial vehicle inspection, defect investigations, air bag download, commercial control module downloads, speed determination, crash worthiness, restraint analysis. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Subsea Pipeline 435823

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Quality Assurance, including years Hard Hat Commercial Diving experience with Naval work, Bridges, Piers, Marinas and overseas Subsea pipeline projects. Experience further includes forensic cases involving defecting construction, both topside and underwater with special training in Nuclear Physics, Welding Inspections, Destructive and nondestructive Testing Techniques, Nuclear Power Plant Equipment Inspection,Underwater Welding, Underwater Salvage, Demolition, Crash Testing, Commercial, Vehicle Dynamics, Death Investigations, Acceleration Values, Braking, Rotating Equipment for Turbines, Pumps, Compressors, Expanders, Motors. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Flooring 433984

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in the field of Carpet Inspection. My extensive experience includes laminate floor, hard surfaces, carpet inspection, covering inspections, wood flooring, commercial inspection, wood repair, bamboo and cork, commercial carpet repair, vinyl inspection, carpeting, ceramic tile, color repair, floor care, installation, marble / stone, resilient, substrate and sub-floor, and carpet textiles. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Plastic Molding 430319

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Plastics and Molding. My extensive experience includes injection molding, liquid injection molding (LIM), metal injection molding (MIM), Reaction injection molding (RIM), micro injection molding, thermoforming, structural foam, gas assist, two color/ multi-component, insert & over-molding, in-mold decoration, and extrusion. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Structural Damage 324766

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Structural Engineering, Defects, Damage & Failure Analysis. My expertise includes investigations on structural damage, failure, and collapse as wells as defect studies and code compliances. I teach courses on structural design, earthquake engineering, and material properties. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Civil Engineering 107650

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.