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Edward K. Takahashi, FAIA, FACIA, CCS Edward K. Takahashi Architectural Corporation

Monterey Park, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Design Defects, Construction Technology, Construction Industry Inter-Relationship, Preparation for Arbitration and Litigation, Peer Reviews, Building Envelope Consultant, AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
1992, authored "What My Mother Didn't Tell Me About.....Nails" after voluminous nailing deficiencies in shear panels, floor and roof diaphragms of wood-frame construction; which was submitted to Los Angeles Building Department. Within 60 days, Building Officials required use of box nails or 20% common nail values, or use of common nails with certified by the engineer of record or an approved inspection firm for shear panels, floor and roof diaphragms. Developed and had a stainless steel nail gauge manufactured for City of Los Angeles Building Department, after investigation of the 1994 3-story Northridge Meadows Apartment collapse. As Advisory Group member for Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) for repairs of wood frame buildings, funded by FEMA and administered by Cal Tech, recommmemded separate testing of wood frame component tests with common and box nails. CUREE determined "...gun-driven box nails may be on the order of 20% lower than c...
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Robert Hoekstra, Ph.D., M.Des. Hoekstra Design Group. LLC

Oviedo, Florida
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Patents, Patent Infringement, Automation Safety, Design Defects, Design, Design Flaws/Defects/Failures, Manufacturing, Safety, Trade Secrets, Product Defects, Product Design, Product Liability
Dr. Hoekstra has broad expertise in intellectual property,including patent infringement, trade secrets and trade dress. He also has substantial expertise in product design, product liability and safety from the perspective of consumer products, commercial products and system design. He has over 30 years' experience in manufacturing, design and engineering, for multiple enterprises including as a NASCAR engine researcher and designer with Penske Racing. Bob is a published author of a robotics text and appears in numerous journals and conference papers that include automation systems, alternative fuels and automotive engine design. He has a Master's Degree in Design and a PhD in engineering with course work that spanned product design, safety, industrial systems design, robotics, kinematics and mechanical engineering. He is the holder of six US patents that include alternative automotive fuels and furniture design. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central...
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Robert B Elkins, Jr., P.E., BCxP Expert Consultations, LLC

Canton, Georgia
HVAC Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Building Envelope, Vapor Barrier, Water Damage, Construction Defects, Indoor Air Quality, Design Defects, Plumbing System Failure, Humidity Control, Industrial Ventilation, Building Pressure, Building Controls, Commissioning
Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of design, construction, testing, &/or commissioning experience began providing forensic analysis and expert witness services as Expert Consultations, LLC in 2016. Since starting Expert Consultations, we have consulted on over 30 assignments across eight states. We work directly with insurance companies and attorneys, in subrogation and litigation, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We have on-site testing facilities sufficient to inspect and evaluate residential and light commercial equipment and controls for both HVAC and plumbing systems.
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Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Louisiana
Architecture Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas: EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony. ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance. FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements. CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing. BUILDING FAILU...
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Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Design Defects, Material Selection, Engineering, Manufacturing Defects, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Mechanical Failure, Corrosion, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Trade Secrets
Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating machinery, construction hardware, fasteners, joints, piping, tubing, lighting fixtures. 40+ yrs designing, manufacturing and quality assurance of components for consumer & industrial products including safety and performance-critical applications for aircraft, automotive safety systems, medical products, construction machinery, defense arms and munitions. Mr. Caldwell has testified in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. He has lectured in the USA, Europe and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. He has published in the areas of batteries, materials selection and materials processing. Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio. US Patent holder.
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Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas: EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony. ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance. FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements. CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing. BUILDING FAILU...
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