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Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Littleton, Colorado
Hydrology Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, 2-D and 3-D Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction.
Dr. Blackler is an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, and water resources. He routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. Dr. Blackler has an innate ability to produce convincing and accurate information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydraulics. Some of his past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. Dr. Blackler's professional accomplishments include multiple peer reviewed publications, board certification in water resources, professional engineering licenses in multiple states, and lead instructor roles for professional development courses. He has worked as a consulting engineer, an engineer for the federal government, and as a soldier. He is a honorably discharged veteran of foreign wars from combat tours for OIF a...
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Christopher R Hanstad, P.E., CFM Hanstad Engineering Services

Champaign, Illinois
Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Floodway Violations, Floodplain Modeling, Flood Damage and Loss Assessment, Hydrology, Hydraulics, FEMA Floodplain Revisions, Drainage
Mr. Chris Hanstad has over 10 years of focused experience in floodplain analysis and evaluation of projects for compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations. As a Licensed Professional Engineer (IL, IN, and WI) and Certified Floodplain Manager he has led the Illinois Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) program for 8 years from its inception to make determination decisions for floodplain revision requests. Based on rigorous floodplain modeling technical standard and NFIP regulation compliance, Mr. Hanstad has personally made determination decisions for hundreds of LOMR applications which result in revisions to FEMA floodplain maps. Mr. Hanstad specializes in evaluating the flood risk impact of projects built in the floodplain on adjacent properties. He has made 7 floodway violation recommendations to FEMA and has provided litigation support for flooding resulting from a floodway violation. With in-depth knowledge of NFIP regulations and specialized technical...
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John Hlinka, PE, M. ASCE

Benton, Kentucky
Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Structural Engineering Expert Witness - forensic science, accident analysis, failures, foundations, structures, drainage, culverts, washouts, hydraulics, investigations, corrosion, chemical, industrial, building codes, inspections, construction, OSHA Compliance, swimming pools
Over Thirty years engineering experience designing and investigating reinforced concrete, masonry, wood, and steel structures. Engineering experiences include design engineering, project engineering, forensic investigations, and new product development. Management experiences include design management, project management, and construction management. Communication is critical to coordination of design and construction teams; accomplished through written reports and oral presentations. Specific experiences are in chemical, refinery, pulp and paper, adhesive, nuclear power generation, nuclear feed stock, and steel industries.
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Frederick G. Heath Heath and Associates

Asheville, North Carolina
Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - Lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, hydraulics, fork lifts, scissors lifts, industrial machines, safety
Drawing on 40 years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience, Heath and Associates provides forensic engineering services and litigation support relating to lifting equipment (lifts, cranes, jacks and hoists) industrial machines, manufacturing tools, material handling equipment and rigging hardware.
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Chuck Dutill, PE, DFE Heritage Technical Services, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Engineering Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness - Hydrology, Sewer, Water, Flooding, Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Drainage, Wastewater Treatment, Septic Systems, Utility, Sewer Systems, Sanitary Sewage, Mold, Stormwater Management, Hydraulics, Hazardous Waste, Drinking Water, Waste Management, Erosion, Soils, Pumping, Water Quality, Air Quality
Nationwide experience as hydrologist, environmental engineer, and civil engineer, including for construction, operations, design, inspections, floodplains, contamination, toxicity, hazardous waste, spills, grading, remediation, pollution, sinkholes, health and safety, pumping, modeling, odors, soils, dams, regulations, combined sewers, overflows, aquifers, water distribution, water treatment, hydraulic fracturing, Standard of Care, sedimentation, hydroplaning, wetlands, landfills, monitoring, infiltration/inflow, and metering. Forensic cases for Mr. Dutill have comprised federal and state courts, and include damages from approximately $25,000 to approaching $1 billion, with most between $100,000 to $5M. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Mr. Dutill include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance ...
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Clayton J. Fails, P.E.

North East, Pennsylvania
Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Wastewater, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Water Management, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Drainage, Flooding
Thirty seven (37) years experience as a consulting civil engineer, including the areas of wastewater, sanitary sewers, storm water management, surface water runoff, drainage and hydraulics. Responsibilities included planning, design, permitting and construction contract administration for municipal and private projects. Retained as expert witness for nine (9) cases.
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L. David Givler, MSCE, PE Givler Engineering, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas
Hydrology Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Expert Witness - flood, drainage, storm, water, floodplain, dam, hydraulics, FEMA, municipal, stormwater regulation, flood plain analysis, dam construction and maintenance, road construction and repair, water resources, runoff, flow, pipe, street, utility
Registration Professional Engineer, 1990 (PA No. PE 040565 E), 1993 (TX No. 73842) Experience Experienced in hydrology and hydraulics. Performed numerous flood studies for rivers and creeks, bridge hydraulic studies, reservoir analyses, drainage designs and storm water pollution prevention plan designs. Experienced with dams. Designed new dams, performed inspections, analyzed seepage conditions, developed rehabilitation programs, developed Emergency Action Plans, developed foundation-grouting programs and constructed and operated physical models. Experienced city engineer, having served in multiple cities. Designed public street, drainage, and utility improvements. Reviewed subdivision plats, proposed utility modifications and ordinances. Experienced in site development and subdivisions. Designed roads, utilities, lot layouts, grading plans, detention ponds and drainage systems for residential and commercial subdivisions. Experienced in public presentations and teachin...
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Michael F. Myers, PE, CFM 30 Scale, LLC

Palmyra, Virginia
Hydrology Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Drainage, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Floodplain Mapping, Storm Sewer, Ditches and Channels, Storm water Management, Storm Drainage, FEMA, Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control, Hydraulics, Ditches and Channels, FEMA, Runoff
Mr. Myers has over 24 years of experience as a civil engineer in Virginia as the engineer-of-record on land development projects involving hydrology and/or floodplain analysis. A Professional Engineer in Virginia since 1999 and a Certified Floodplain Manager since 2012, Mr. Myers has experience in evaluating drainage areas instrumental to his design, review and critique of storm water drainage plans, storm water management plans, best management practices (BMPs), adequate outfall analysis, FEMA floodplain mapping, including CLOMRs and LOMRs, and erosion and sediment control plans.
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Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME B20.1 Standard, ASME Safety Standards, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Engineering
Licensed Professional Engineer with 32 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Vice Chair of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for and lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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