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  • Company: Cogent Experts, LLC
  • Phone: 610 955 4811
  • Cell: 610 955 4811
  • Website: cogentexperts.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Engineering and Construction

Specialty Focus:

Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, mechanical engineering, HVAC, Project Management, schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, accident reconstruction, intellectual property, patent

Education:

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

Years in Practice:

27

Additional Information

Education • Drexel University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude – 1998 • Mechanical Systems, Machinery, Thermodynamics, HVACR. Electives – Psychology • Completed Drexel’s E4 Program, Technology with Practical Applications Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Forensic Consulting Experience Warehouse Distribution Facility – Maryland - Evaluated a $10M (million) claim relating to purported construction defect claims by the 600,000 sq. ft. facility owner against the facility construction contractor and an original equipment manufacturer relating to installed infrastructure in the facility. Developed and provided an expert opinion and expert report regarding the analysis of the purported defects and a proposed repair solution to correct said defects. Reviewed numerous reports regarding the matter including structural, repair/maintenance, operations related etc. to determine opinion. The matter settled prior to federal court trial. Psychiatric Hospital Facility – North Carolina – Evaluated a $28M (million) construction claim by the general contractor against a hospital facility concerning a $100M facility construction project. Developed an expert opinion and report for general construction issues, constructability, design revisions, and corresponding delay analysis for mechanical, HVAC, electrical, smoke and fire, structural, security and building automation systems. Reviewed findings with multi – discipline experts for mediation, leading to a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. Municipal Building/Facility - Northern NJ - Evaluated and provided expert witness mediation testimony regarding a $3M construction delay claim by general contractor against municipal facility concerning an $8M renovation and new construction project. Analysis included review of plaintiff’s claim, project schedules, critical path & time impact considerations, delays, pay applications, contract terms, change orders, consequential & liquidated damages, lien and bond issues, correspondence and numerous other project documents. Guided mediation to quickly develop a very favorable settlement for our client. Multiple Construction Defect Claims, Pa – Pennsylvania Locations – Reviewed and evaluated multiple construction defect claims including construction materials, building envelope elements, flood / water damage of residential/commercial construction buildings considering or in active litigation. Per-formed site visits and inspections during tear-offs and provided forensic analyses of expert reports, materials & methods of construction, construction documents, building code requirements, and humidity infiltration. Developed expert witness materials for the relevant legal team for use in arbitration / mediation hearings. Forensics Consulting Work-in-Progress 2022 – International Trade Commission (ITC) Matter – Resin Manufacturing Facility Construction Delay / Completeness Analysis 2022 – Mechanical Systems Coatings Matter Analysis 2021 – Industrial Manufacturing Facility Standard of Care Matter, Construction Defect, Construction Delay 2021 – Electrical Distribution System Construction Defect Matter, Standard of Care 2021 – Hotel Facility HVAC Materials of Construction Related Defect Matter 2021 – Condominium Complex Construction Defect Matter 2021 – Structural Matter Relating to Alleged Construction Defects and a Collapsing Structure 2021 – Multiple Patent Infringement Matters