Hvac And Plumbing Expert Witness CA(S) 17702

Expertise Description

I have 45 years experience as a mechanical engineer. My areas of expertise include: HVAC, plumbing, piping, and fire protection design and construction. I have experience at project sites managing construction. My additional expertise includes: design, construction defect consulting, cost analysis, design error, claims consulting, delay impact analysis, and forensic investigation. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: construction claims, construction defects, design errors and omissions, product liability, property damage, condemnation, antitrust, and personal injury.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: professional engineering and cost estimating for proposed energy retrofit projects at a U.S. Naval base; construction claims consulting for one pharmaceutical plant, eight schools or universities, two hospital projects, one office building, one apartment complex, two industrial manufacturing plants, two detention facilities, one hotel, one convention center, and one military project; residential, commercial, and institutional facility developments; design, value engineering, computer-aided coordination drawings; design of HVAC and plumbing systems for federal office buildings.

Relevant Experiences

I have specified and observed field installed press-fit systems and inspected, tested and testified on numerous piping system failures in residential and commercial buildings. Piping system product investigation and testing is my specialty. I am very familiar with Victaulic grooved and press-fit systems and their competitor’s products.

I am an engineer, specializing in valves, and have designed breweries.


Bachelor of ScienceMechanical EngineeringUniversity of Utah

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer in CA, WA, NV, AZ. CO, OR, NM, UT, TX, HI
Contractor State Contractors License Board License
Nevada State Contractors Board License

Awards & Affiliation

Outstanding Leadership Award as Chairman of the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Committee
Meritorious Service Award from the California Apprenticeship Council

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Plumbing Engineers

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