Shakir R Shatnawi, PhD, PE Expert Witness

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  • Company: Shatec Engineering Consultants
  • Phone: (916) 990-6488
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Traffic Engineering and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Highway design, traffic engineering, construction defects, parking, pavement design, traffic safety, asphalt, concrete, soil, maintenance, roadway defects, traffic control, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, vehicle accidents, ADA, work zone safety, trip&fall accidents, MUTCD, hydroplaning, walkways


Ph.D. - Transportation Engineering, University of Arkansas; M.S. - Construction Engineering, San Jose State University; B.S. - Civil Engineering, California State University, Sacramento

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Additional Information

Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of professional engineering experience as follow: 2010-Present: President /Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC, El Dorado Hills, CA, California 1991-2010: From Transportation Engineer to Division Chief (progressive promotions)/California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): D-10 (Stockton), District 4 (Oakland), and Headquarters (Sacramento), California. 1993-1999: Adjunct Professor/California State University, Sacramento, California. 1997-1999: Adjunct Professor/National University, Sacramento, California 1989-1990: Research Fellow/Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), McLean, Virginia. Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is an expert witness related to the following : • Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering & Parking design • Pavement standards, construction, maintenance and repairs • Construction defects, failures, specifications, & disputes • Traffic Engineering, speed Requirements and driver reaction • Highway safety, road hazards, roadside safety & Obstructions • Traffic control devices & traffic control plans • Construction zone safety/work zone safety • Walkway safety, crosswalk safety & sidewalk safety • Pavement marking, roadway striping & traffic signs. • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) • Median barriers & guardrail standards • Traffic accidents - motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles & pedestrian • Slip/Trip & fall Accidents. • Tort liability • Materials including asphalt, concrete & soils • Road Defects - cracking, potholes, friction, hydroplaning & loose gravel • Highway design, roadway geometric design standards • Roadway alignment, curvature, sight distance & clear recovery • Intersection design standards, corner sight distance/sight triangle • ADA compliance • Drainage • Geotechnical engineering