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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.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Fire Causes and Origin; Failure of fire protection systems including fire sprinkler, fire suppression, fire detection and fire alarm; Building and Fire Code Compliance; Fire resistance construction and fire ratings; Means of egress.


Consulting Experience




Professional Experiences




Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
B.S.Fire Protection and Safety EngineeringIllinois Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

Professional Engineer (P.E.) in CA
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Awards & Affiliation

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases



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