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  • Additional States: New Jersey
  • Company: Cogent Experts, LLC
  • Phone: 610 955 4811
  • Cell: 610 955 4811
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Engineering and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, engineering, mechanical engineering, HVAC, project management, construction schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, engineering standard of care


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

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 Supermarket Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Matter – Florida - Provided expert witness field inspection and investigation of relevant HVACR and mechanical systems causing wet conditions via condensation. Guided counsel in deposition questions and developed the case strengths and weaknesses yielding a negotiated settlement favorable to our client. 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 (OEM) relating to installed infrastructure in the facility. Devel-oped 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 includ-ing structural, repair/maintenance, operations related etc. to determine opinion. The matter settled favor-ably for our client 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. NJ Public School Building(s) – Central NJ – Investigated a $1M claim regarding the facility’s electrical distribution system retrofit construction project. Identified standard of care issues stemming from defects in the construction documents. Provided case strengths and weaknesses and expert witness analysis leading to favorable pretrial 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. Performed 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. 2023 – Plastics Warehouse / Distribution Center HVAC & Indoor Air Quality HVAC, Architectural, Engineering matter 2023 – Condominium Complex Construction Defects