Expert 403202 - CA(N)


Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Civil Engineering. My extensive experience includes highway and roadway safety, highway and roadway signs, signals and striping, construction claims, construction management, contract administration, project management, contract administration, project management, highway and roadway accident reports and analyses, roadway construction materials and highway construction safety, crane safety, and truck safety. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Safety assessment program evaluator; Emergency contracts coordinator; and Project records review coordinator.


Relevant Experiences

I have a substantial experience in providing an expert witness on a wide variety of safety related matters.

As Resident Engineer, I have resolved a number of issues related to construction easements. Most of the times these issues were caused by an unclear/missing language/clauses in the right of way and easement agreements. Following is one of many examples of such issues:

– Easement agreement states that contractor is granted the right to use the church's parking lot for three months to construct a sound-wall along Interstate-80. At the completion of the work, the Church's Administration requested to repave the whole parking lot claiming that the Contractor has damaged the pavement. The easement agreement has the clause that any damaged area will be repaired instead of stating the specific limits. To resolve this claim, an investigation was done using pictures and videos taken before and after work, and construction records to establish the pavement limits, which might have been damaged during the work.

Also, as Field Inspector, I have extensive experience in inspecting civil, structures and electrical work, especially from safety perspective.

Thoroughly knowing the Standard Plans and Specifications for public agency and especially special provisions and plans for each contract and all the respective right of way agreements and construction easements and various permits from resource agencies, I have effectively managed public works projects delivering these within defined scope, allocated budget scheduled time and meeting or exceeding expected quality and safety standards.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
M.E.Civil EngineeringCornell University
B.S.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer
California
Certified Project Manager Professional
PMI USA
Certified Associate Value Specialist
SAVE International
Certified Resident Engineer
California Department of Transportation
Certified Safety Assessment Program Evaluator
California Emergency Management Agency

Awards & Affiliation

Superior Accomplishment Award
Division of North Region Construction
Caltrans
Excellence in Partnering Award
Caltrans
Partnering Success in Motion Award
Caltrans
OES/FEMA Appreciation Certificate
Kent Wendel Scholarship
Master of Engineering
Cornell University

Primary Affiliation

California Department of Transportation


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