Fire Protection Expert Witness CA(N) 447542

Expertise Description

I am an experienced accident reconstruction expert witness with a career of over 45 years. My areas of expertise include fires & explosions; investigation of fire protection systems design (sprinklers, standpipes, pumps, fire alarms, foam, halon, dry chemical & others); fire protection equipment failures; fires-cause and spread; propane & natural gas fires & explosions; furnace and water heater fires; construction defects; expert testimony; computer simulations of fire spread; analysis of fire hazards and burning characteristics of various materials; and building and fire code analysis. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as an accident reconstruction expert witness.

Fire Protection Engineer Expert 508602 AL

Expertise Description

As a fire protection engineer, I have worked as a lead design engineer for fire protection systems in all types of buildings for over 20 years. My experience in the corrosion field began in 1994 when I served as a forensic investigator for the Department of Defense in the evaluation of metallic component failures. My experience also includes expert witness support, project management, performance based design, code consulting, fire failure analysis, hazard analysis, and complete design of fire protection systems. I have worked as the founder and president of a fire protection engineering company. I have also been an instructor of fire protection engineering at a college extension program and have been a community college professor. I am a prolific public speaker and have been invited to numerous national conventions to provide insights into fire protection engineering. I have provided clients with consultations and deposition for more than 15 years as a fire protection engineering expert witness.

Explosives Expert 529064 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have worked with explosives for over 45 years. My areas of expertise include explosives training, bomb scene investigations, post blast reconstruction, bomb disposal equipment and other explosives and incendiary related matters. I have prior experience providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an explosives expert witness.

Fire Cause & Origin Expert 391490 CA(N)

Expertise Description

With over a decade of experience in fire cause & origin investigations, I have an expertise in the evaluation of appliances for ignition and fire spread capability, fire initiation and growth studies, fire and computational fluid dynamic modeling, and evaluation of active and passive fire protection and fire suppression systems. I am experienced in material, ignition, and combustion studies as well as light and heavy rail car material fire performance and evaluation of passive fire protection systems for steel structures. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 10 years as a fire cause and origin investigations expert witness.

Mechanical Engineering Fire Behavior Expert 513497 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise as a professor teaching and researching topics such as thermal-fluid analysis, fire physics, combustion science, and heat and mass transfer processes in reacting systems. I have researched computational techniques to characterize fire behavior to better fire prevention and fighting, as well as investigated mechanisms to control reacting flows of flames in order to reduce pollution emission.

Architect Expert 523415 IN

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience as an Architect with expertise in real estate development, architecture, interior design, finance, banking, multi-family and commercial property development and management, construction management, and public-private cooperative ventures in mixed use urban environments. I have additional forensic experience in such areas as technical reporting and research, current and historical building code research, facilities physical condition assessments, due diligence evaluations, construction contract dispute issues, standard of care issues, and various building, fire, life safety, security and physical accessibility technical evaluations. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an architect expert witness for more than 25 years.

Fire Protection Expert 519018 CT

Expertise Description

With more than 15 years experience in the field of Fire Protection Engineering, my focus is in combustion, industrial fire protection, and explosion protection. I have additional expertise in Industrial Safety, Process Safety, Accident Analysis, and Fire Safety Standards. I have also worked as a Fire Protection Expert Witness in Connecticut for over 5 years.

Fire Investigation Expert 517909 AL

Expertise Description

I have been working for over 40 years as a Forensic Fire/Explosion Investigator with an expertise in carbon monoxide incident investigation, fire origin and cause analysis, fire protection engineering, fire suppression systems, building code analysis, fire modeling, fire dynamics, gas industry engineering, experimental fire/explosion research, industrial/process hazard assessment, and engineering analysis. I have been regularly involved in origin/cause fire/explosion investigations, fire reconstructions, smoke detector failure investigations, sprinkler system failures, restaurant suppression system failures, building code issues, etc. As a gas engineer, together with my fire forensic experience, I have been regularly involved in the analysis of gas fires and explosions. I have also worked for more than 25 years as a fire investigation expert witness in Illinois and have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Construction Safety Civil Engineering Expert 519733 GA

Expertise Description

With more than 40 years experience as a Civil Engineer, I have a particular focus in construction injuries, scaffolds, ladders, labor law violations, highway and bridge incidents, and agricultural safety issues and injuries. I have additional expertise in Streets & Highways, Bridges, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, Roadside Hazards, Structures, Public Housing, Ladder, Highway Maintenance, Demolition, Welding, Flame Cutting, Blasting, Construction Vibration, Agricultural Engineering, and Horse Racetracks. I have also performed safety audits of construction sites and coordinated inspections by OSHA and the Federal Highway Administration. I have spent over 15 years in New York and Georgia as a civil engineering expert witness by providing consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

photovoltaics Expert 502302 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in Photovoltaics (PV). I have experience with facilitating the development and expansion of domestic and international markets for grid-connected PV systems. My consulting areas include codes and standards compliance, solar codes and standards, solar design and installation, fire investigation, permitting, inspection, interconnection, safety, system design services, technical manual development, systems analysis, operation and maintenance, and troubleshooting of PV Systems. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Electronic Devices Expert 55404 NC

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a professional engineer specializing in electrical and computer engineering. My expertise includes: agency standards (CE, CSA, FCC, IEC, UL); data encryption hardware; data networks; electrical devices engineering / safety / systems; electronic design / failure analysis / manufacturing; electronic / electrical hardware design engineering; EMC design / analysis / testing; fire cause and origin investigations; forensic engineering; grounding; industrial automation / controls (national electrical code / product liability / product testing / safety evaluations); insurance fraud investigations; lightning / surge analysis; residential wiring; semiconductors; and telecommunications. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Automotive Expert 12553 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in automotive issues. I have conducted vehicle and forensic inspections in the following areas: mechanical, vehicle fire cause and origin, engine and component failure analysis, accident reconstruction (mechanical), Lemon law investigations, subrogation issues and reports, body shop/service department fraud investigations, parts inspections and identification, product failure analysis, design defect analysis and damage appraisal. My other areas of expertise include engine and powertrain, service and anti-lock brake systems (air and hydraulic), advanced electronics and computer systems, supplemental restraint systems, automotive safety systems, automotive and heavy truck body and frame, tires, and handicapped controls/assistive devices. I have prior expert witness experience.

Industrial Hygiene Assessment Expert 8782 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in industrial hygiene and environmental assessment issues. My expertise includes identifying, evaluating and controlling hazardous conditions in varied industrial and non-industrial environments. I also have experience in providing technical direction during projects involving industrial hygiene (indoor air quality, noise and noise control), safety engineering (hazardous material handling/storage, personal protective equipment), hazard assessment (asbestos, petroleum hydrocarbons, lead, etc., gas testing, waste management/analysis), environmental accident investigation and prevention; and health and safety training. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Origin Expert 365503 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Fire Cause and Origin with expertise in all aspects of testing related to fire, explosives, explosions, and equipment performance and failure. I have experience with the analysis in fire spread, damage patterns, material failure, equipment failure, explosion cause and origin, and fire management systems. I also provide computer generate graphics of data (graphs, tables, etc.) and drawings for analysis and reports. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Protection Expert 457500 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. My expertise includes fire protection system design, installation, maintenance, operation, and failures, including: fire detection; smoke detection; fire alarm; central station; sprinkler systems – wet pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action, and mist; fire suppression systems, and smoke control; and sprinkler leakage and water damage. I have additional experience in fire and smoke barriers; building code, life safety code, and fire code compliance; fire hazard, building materials, and fire resistance ratings; fire cause and origin; vehicle fire investigation; arson; human behavior in fire conditions; means of egress, egress signage, and emergency lighting; and fire modeling. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Protection And Safety Expert 107530 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in Fire Protection Engineering & Fire Safety Science. My expertise includes development of fire safety engineering methods, fire resistance, fire testing, electric fires, furniture flammability, plastics flammability, fire toxicity, fire corrosivity, ignitability, self-heating and spontaneous combustion, failure analysis, fire science applications to fire and explosion investigation, ignition of fires from electric faults and failures, flame spread, explosions, heat release rate, computer fire modeling, pool fires, smoke production, design and development of fire test apparatuses and instrumentation, computer methods for handling of fire test data, heat transfer, analytical chemistry methods for gas analysis, infrared spectroscopy, full-scale engineering performance testing, performance-based building codes, and products liability. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Protection Engineering Expert 55213 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in fire protection engineering, specializing in combustion science, fire modeling, fire protection engineering, fire research, heat transfer, optical properties of surfaces, and thermal physics. My experience includes matters pertaining to combustion and explosions; thermal radiation; foam, gas phase, and powder fire extinguishers; smoke detectors; private and commercial aircraft fires, vehicle fires and watercraft fires; residential building fires; commercial building fires; industrial building fires; rural, suburban, and urban fire hazards; and fire performance and spread in electrical cable arrays. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.