Expertise DescriptionI have over 55 years as a mechanical engineer and safety professional. My expertise includes: the design of filters, swimming pools, marine fish / mammal areas, commercial and industrial filtration / water treatment systems, and analysis and reconstruction of aquatic accidents (spas, swimming pools, and natural bodies of water) involving codes and standards, construction, diving, drowning, slides, suction entrapment, lighting, operations, signage, and slips, trips and falls. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes Swimming Pool Construction, Swimming Pool Operation, Aquatic Accidents (including, but not limited to:) Drowning, Suction Entrapment, Diving Accidents, and Slip/Fall.
My consulting services include: Consulting Engineer for Olympic Pool Complex in Los Angeles, CA, the solar heating of the Olympic Pool Complex, and numerous other major pool, filtration and solar projects; Developed and demonstrated tests for suction entrapment which were accepted by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and were used as a Model Code for all 50 states; Designed filters, swimming pools, marine fish and mammal areas, and commercial and industrial filtration/water treatment systems world-wide, large and small.
I am a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida and have been since 1972. As a registered professional engineer, I designed public swimming pools for municipalities, high schools, universities, apartment and condominium complexes, etc. I am well familiar with Florida Administrative Code 64E-9 (Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places). As an expert witness, I have been retained in over three hundred drowning cases.
|B.E.||Mechanical Engineering||University of Southern California||Los Angeles|
|M.S.||Mechanical Engineering||University of Southern California||Los Angeles|
|Air Command and Staff College||Air University||Maxwell Air Force Base|
|National Security Management||Industrial College of the Armed Forces|
|PE/ME – Kentucky|
|National Engineering Council Certificate|
Awards & Affiliation
|United States Armed Forces Legion of Merit|
|United States Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster|
|United State Air Force Commendation Medal|
|Southern California Public Pool Operators' Association|
|Honorary Doctor of Engineering|
|International Academy for Integration of Science and Business|
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases