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Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than 30 years of experience in the fields of structural and civil engineering. I have provided extensive services for defendants and plaintiff attorneys on construction litigation matters in single and Class-Action both on State and Federal lawsuits. My understanding of core legal concepts has enabled me to assist my clients in the most efficient manner. I bring diversified experience in the field of Structural, Civil and Forensic engineering in design, investigation, evaluation, research, building code and standards development and construction supervision of US, Canada, and International projects. I have provided failure analysis, expert consultation, structural forensic investigation, and damage assessment services for many litigation and insurance related matters. I have been the principal structural engineer on projects for clients such as NASA and several other high profile agencies. I have Provided many technical lectures, presentations, and webinars for structural engineering, Architectural and Building Official communities. I have also worked for more than 15 years as a structural engineering expert witness in the greater Los Angeles area by providing numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: construction defects, design defects, building code compliance, structural failures, and construction disputes in both single and Class-Action litigations.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: new buildings, special structures, as well as modifications, alterations, seismic/hurricane retrofits and upgrades. Additional assignments include schools/higher education, telecommunication, hospitals/healthcare, government, recreational, laboratories, commercial, industrial and residential structures in concrete, steel, timber/wood, masonry, aluminum, glass, light-gage steel and other construction materials. My work experience covers performance-based design, seismic hazard evaluation and mitigation methods as well as preparation of evaluation reports for essential structures such as hospitals and urgent care facilities.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes over thirty years of experience in structural engineering throughout North America.


Relevant Experiences

I’ve been practicing for over 32 years and am familiar with multi-use wood frame building. I have worked on thousands of wood frame structures.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Structural Engineering Studies University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
B.S. Structural Engineering University of Science & Technology (ABET accredited)

Licenses Certifications

California Structural and Civil Engineer
Washington Structural and Civil Engineer
Hawaii Structural Engineer
New York Structural Engineer
Arizona Structural Engineer

Awards & Affiliation

OCEC; Orange County Engineering Council – Outstanding Engineering Merit Award
SEAOSC (Structural Engineers Association of Southern California) – Structural Engineering Presentations Award
SEAOSC; Director
SEAOSC; Chair – Technology Committee
SEAOSC; Chair – Convention Technical Committee

Primary Affiliation

Structural Engineers Association of Southern California



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