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Hal K. Cain, PE Cain and Associates Engineers and Constructors, Inc.

Mobile, Alabama
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Construction Defects, Construction Claims, Structural Engineer, Roof Consultant, Construction Delay, Foundation Engineer, Building Envelope Specialist, EIFS Expert, Scheduling Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction Management
Experienced forensic engineer and construction claims expert with residential, commercial, and industrial experience. Capable of evaluating structural failures, construction defects and delay claims by contractors. Has firm with experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and EIFS. Testify experience in depositions and courtroom.

Andrew E. Karic A Karic Construction Consulting

Tucson, Arizona
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Workmanship Claims, Forensic Investigation, Change Order Disputes, Costs to Complete, Delay Claims, Contract Disputes, Safety Issues, Design Build Claims, Construction Failures
• Testified in numerous bench trials for breach of contract and construction claims. • Testified in jury trials involving construction contract disputes, change orders, schedule delays, building condition and breach of contract claims. • Forensic investigation for a multi-million dollar glass balcony defective material case. • Forensic investigation of water infiltration at balconies and decks defective workmanship claim. • Forensic investigation for a hotel regarding HVAC noise dispute and defective workmanship claim. • Testified in numerous depositions and provided responses to written discovery requests including interrogatories. • Andrew E. Karic started his construction consulting company in 2012. Since then, he has worked with many of the most prominent law firms in Arizona providing expert testimony and consultation related to construction claims and disputes. Andrew Karic has given several depositions and has issued numerous expert opinion reports. Most all cases have ...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK & MO.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 18 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, structural design, construction project management, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Civil/Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics — Exper...

Carl W. Boznanski Boznanski & Co.

Anaheim, California
Real Estate Expert Witness, Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness - Appraiser Real Estate, Business Valuation, Dispute Resolution, Construction Defects
Appraisals are typically prepared in full narrative format first describing the environs and subject property. That includes maps and photographs. The photographs include subject exterior and interior as well as aerial. Then the property, land and buildings are valued, as appropriate, by the market, cost and income approaches. The overall property is then valued as to land as improved overall.

Scott Cohen The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be differen...

Herbert H. DeFriez, P.E. Innovative Design Eng. Inc.

Carpinteria, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Corrosion evaluation, Environmental testing, Industrial Hygiene, Origin & cause investigations, Construction defects, Instrument design, Test Equip. manufacturing, Patent assistance, Design of eng. experiments, Effective expert testimony
Mr. DeFriez is president of IDE, Inc. a company that developed testing equipment. He also consults in corrosion and engineering failures as a court tested expert witness. He has a Cal P.E. in corrosion (CR462) His most noticeable attribute is his ability to connect diverse data to reveal causes of failure not anticipated through normal thinking. Since this is simply the scientific method, he evaluates the raw failure data, researches and applies the collected facts to the problem and devises a cause that matches the available information. Typically, he then experimentally reproduces the failure, thus removing need for “expert opinion”, allowing the collected test data alone to prove his case. Case areas include: • Plating, painting, coatin...

John (Jack) P Diehl, AIA NCARB LEED AP The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

ENCINITAS, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Forensic Architect, Architectural Professional Liability, Building Envelope, Arbitration/Mediation, Water Intrusion and damage, ADA Consulting, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Construction Defects, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, EIFS Consulting, Construction Standards
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, development of repair solutions, trial preparation and expert witness testimony in over two hundred (200) cases, residential or commercial, in support of construction defect litigation. Perform technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Establish and coordinate expert teams for project investigations. Provide construction administration and quality control review for Type I and Type V building types. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and supervision of in-progress construction for major commercial and high rise structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. AIA American Institute of Architects NCARB National council of Architectural Registration Boards LEED AP Leadership in Energy and Envi...

Scott Friesen, P.E. Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Plumbing Expert Witness - HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, fire alarms, defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, construction, energy management, HVAC, design, plumbing design, construction defects, design errors, failure analysis, design, fire suppression, life safety.
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. Contact Rush Porter, Director of Business Development, for information.

Stephen George Landscapes West (Urban Landscapes & Consulting, Inc. )

San Diego, California
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Landscape Design Expert Witness - Personal Injury, Landscape Construction, Landscaping, Irrigation, Drainage, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Standard of Care, Property Line Disputes, Landscape Fire Loss, Arboriculture, Landscape Appraisal
California Landscape Contractor - Lic. #389976 & #961442 Certified Segmented Retaining Wall Installer Certified Concrete Paver Installer Memberships: CLCA California Landscape Contractors Assoc. FEWA Forensic Expert Witness Association IR Irrigation Association ISA International Society of Arboriculture ICPI Interlocking Concrete Pavement Assoc. NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association BBB Better Business Bureau * A+ rating Awards: California Landscape Contractors Association Residential Design & Build Residential Landscape Construction Commercial Design & Build Commercial Xeriscape & Slope Retention

John L. Heinaman Heinaman Advisors LLC

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Building Envelope, Glass Contracting, Windows, Exterior Wall Systems, Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Glass & Aluminum Systems, Water Intrusion
John Heinaman is Managing Principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, CA. John has experienced 55 years of working with companies in the glass industry, including a 25 year career with sales and management positions with PPG industries, executive positions with Model Glass Company and 28 years as President and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing, with facilities in Lake Forest, CA and Las Vegas, NV. As an entrepreneur starting his business, he has always been a firm believer that the use of a business coach and consultant is a wise investment in improving the function and the results of a business. The business of Heinaman Contract Glazing grew from a small start-up company to having annual revenues of almost $50 million, including a single complex project including custom designed glass and aluminum systems for exterior and interior applications, with a value of $22 million. This work was managed by an on-site team to closely coordinate with t...

Robert E Holmer, PE, GE Neil O. Anderson & Assoc.

Sacramento, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Swimming Pool Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Materials Testing, Construction Defects, Foundations, Retaining Walls, Concrete, Soils
Thank you for considering my qualifications as your expert forensic consultant in the field of swimming pool engineering. I always strive to perform impartial and thorough expert forensics analysis and base my opinions on professional standards and sound professional practices and techniques. I am fully committed to the advancement and betterment of the swimming pool construction industry. I am licensed (or have previously been licensed) in 9 states and currently provide engineering services to over 300 architects and contractors. I have been retained as the engineer of record for over 30,000 residential and 500 commercial swimming pool projects. My swimming pool engineering services include; structural, geotechnical, hydraulics, piping, water treatment, mechanical systems and materials testing for a wide breadth of both commercial and residential swimming pool projects. In addition to my engineering practice, I enjoy the opportunity to serve as an expert forensic consultant. I hav...

Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

San Diego, California
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Wood, masonry, steel, concrete structures. Construction defect, insurance litigation, professional liability claims. Seismic/wind design, code review, standard of care analysis. Also foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, and tie-backs. Extensive graphics and animations capabilities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates(JWA), founded in 1988 and with licences in thirteen states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations in ten states across the Western United States from Texas to Hawaii. Structural evaluations included wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also included code review and analysis, and standard of care analysis. JWA also has extensive experience with geotechnical structures such as special foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, tie-backs, and soil nails, among others. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trails on hundreds of occasions. ...

Christopher Lavache C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC

El Cajon, California
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction Manager Expert, Estimator, Construction Scheduler, General Contractor Expert, Licensed General Contractor, Quality Assurance, Construction Defects, Schedule Delays and Impacts, Loss Control Advisor, Condominium, Commercial Office, High-End Residential
LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS: California State Contractors License B 537312 LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Construction Quality Manager: CQM - NAVFAC/USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors SMAW - AWS Certified Welder Massachusetts Construction Supervisor 1982 – 1997 (Expired) 2009 - Present: Construction Expert Witness, Litigation Consultant, and Construction Manager, C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC. Construction expert witness testimony and litigation consulting services include forensic document analysis, standard of care, cost estimating, forensic site investigations, contract disputes, schedule delay/impact analysis, expert to expert negotiations, report preparation, change order/cost and claim management, water intrusion and construction/material defect consulting. Construction Consulting Services: Provide agency fee-only construction management services, which inc...

Timothy P McCormick, PE McCormick & Associates, Inc.

Torrance, California
Building Inspection Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Building Codes Compliance, ADA/FHA Compliance
Expert review of construction drawings and inspection of buildings for compliance with applicable codes, regulations and practice standards. Registered civil engineer and licensed general contractor in the State of California. Certified as a Plans Examiner and Building Official by the International Code Council. Specialized knowledge in accessibility design and construction requirements mandated under the Federal Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and California Building Code. Licensed as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) by the California Division of the State Architect.

David Neagley, AIA, NCARB ConstructionTech.US

La Jolla, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Forensic investigation, architectural design for reconstruction & repair, visual inspection and intrusive testing for large, complex commercial & institutional building projects.
David Neagley, AIA, Architect offers over 30 years of architectural design and construction administration experience. PROJECT TYPES: Experienced with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects, totaling over 9.2 million square feet. RECONSTRUCTION: Design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction and repair design for roofs, decks, windows, exterior finishes, waterproofing, flashing, sealants and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage. FORENSIC SERVICES: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, construction issue analysis, defect reports, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Forensic experience includes thousands of visual inspections and hundreds of intru...

L Fredrick Nolta Nolta Consulting

San Diego, California
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction Claim, Construction Engineering Contractor, Construction Cost, Construction Schedule, Construction Accident, Construction Management, Construction GC, Concrete Contractor, Concrete, Steel Construction, Construction Hospital, Construction Public Works, Construction Indian Gaming & Hotels
Construction Engineer with 30 + years of continuous construction experience as a general, sub and concrete contractor. Career positions progressing from: laborer, field engineer, superintendent, estimator, project manager to principal. Licensed contractor: “A” Engineering, “B” Building & “C-8” Concrete. Product Type Experience: Residential, commercial, health care, education, light industrial, military, public works, and site development including: offices, retail, restaurants, food service, multifamily high-rise, apartments, condos, hospitals, medical office buildings (MOB), hotels, schools, stadium, theater, parking, power / co-generation, waste water treatment, zoos, Indian gaming and casinos. Concrete Expertise: High-rise (to 51 floors), slip form, jump form, tilt-up, precast, pre-stressed, post tension slab, mat slab, caisson, underpinning, shoring and foundation. Structural expertise: Pre-engineered buildings, framing, reinforcing (rebar), gage, structural, and miscellane...

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Steven P. Viani, PE

Pilot Hill, California
Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Claims and Construction Disputes, Hazardous Waste Remediation, Evaluation of Water, Wind and Seismic Forces, Effects of Vibration on Structures, Accident Reconstruction, Geotechnical Engineering & Construction, Damage Evaluations for Insurance Purposes, Environmental Documents
Over the past 40 years, has held senior level positions in construction, consulting and governmental entities. Have managed, directed or performed projects ranging from $200,000 micropile design/build projects to $20 Million site remediations, including many large and significant environmental and geotechnical construction projects as a direct hire contractor. Have worked nationwide and internationally in Asia and Europe. Have performed forensic evaluations on structures, pipelines, unstable soils, infrastructure and environmental remediation activity. Have worked for insurance companies and attorneys on both the defensive and plaintiff side, have testified in court, arbitrations, mediations and depositions. Have extensive design and construction experience including bidding and estimating, scheduling and operations. Licensed Building, Engineering and Haz contractor in California.

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS Fiebig Architecture

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect in several states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction.

Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP - Owner of SBSA, Inc. SOLUTIONS BEFORE | SOLUTIONS AFTER

Golden, Colorado
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Construction defects litigation, property analysis, rehabilitation, design review
Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. Ed's a Certified Level 2 Infrared Thermographer, Certified 3rd Party EIFS Inspector, Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional. He is a registered engineer in the States of AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WY.

John D. Nelson, PhD, PE, DGE Engineering Analytics, Inc.

Fort Collins, Colorado
Geotechnical Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Expansive Soils, Foundations, Collapsible Soils, Landslides, Retaining Walls, Excavations, Embankment Dams, Mill Tailings, Foundation Movement
Dr. Nelson is a Principal Engineer and former CEO of Engineering Analytics, Inc. a Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Consulting Company that he founded. It is located in Northern Colorado. He is also Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University where he taught Geotechnical Engineering for 39 years. He is the senior author of two textbooks on Foundations on Expansive Soil. He has served as expert witness on over 100 cases involving construction defects relating to foundations constructed on expansive or collapsing soil. He is also an expert on Mill Tailings Dams. He is the engineer of record for raises on two tailings dams and has consulted on several cases involving tailings dam failures.

Francis A. Stanisz, AIA Stanisz CM, LLC

Denver, Colorado
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Architect Standard Of Care, Construction Contractor-Subcontractor Standard Of Care, Constructability, Wall Failure, Mold, Stucco, Waterproofing, Water Intrusion, Construction Repair Cost, Jobsite Safety, Jobsite Accident, Construction Repair Design, Building Code Analysis, Building Design Review
35+ years experience as a licensed Architect and General Contractor with 15 years experience providing on site investigation, design and contract analysis, cost of repair estimates, architect/contractor standard of care, detailed reports, and allocation of responsibility on 250+ cases with numerous depositions and court testimony. I am an AIA member and hold an International Code Council (ICC) National B Contractors license. Architecture and construction are complex and intricate processes and determining the causes of construction problems and failures and the parties responsible for them is usually no less so. Having practiced as both an architect and general contractor I understand both sides of the coin – not in an ivory tower sense but in a boots on the ground sense. I have designed, constructed and developed multi-million dollar projects, with responsibility for budgets, timeframes, details, subcontractor care, and jobsite safety. As an expert, I efficiently and comprehen...

Craig L Moskowitz, PE, MBA, MS CLM Engineering Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - OSHA, construction, slips/trips/falls, storm damage, water intrusion, roofing systems, warranty inspections, civil engineering, structural engineering, building collapse, property condition assessment, building codes, forensic engineering, engineering expert
Since 2010, the President and Managing Member of CLM Engineering Associates, LLC, which concentrates its focus on forensic engineering/expert witness work for the insurance industry and legal community. In addition, we offer construction management, civil engineering and building inspection services. Prior experience includes extensive construction management work on both commercial and residential projects. Performed safety inspections on both civilian and military projects through application of OSHA regulations. Designed drainage systems for the government while an officer with the United States military. Cost estimating for various projects exceeding $500 million. Design document creation and management of high-rise construction in Manhattan. marketplace. Management of telecommunications projects for Verizon in Manhattan including CPM schedule creation and updating. Directed and managed all water distribution system and sewer system work while working as a contractor ...

Richard S. Barrow, PE Liebl & Barrow Engineering Inc

FORT MYERS, Florida
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Structural failures, structural engineering, Structural design, design errors, structural inspections, building collapse, building codes, structural repairs, forensic engineering.
Mr. Barrow has been studying and practicing structural engineering for the past 36 years. Mr. Barrow is the president and founder of Liebl & Barrow Engineering, Inc. located in Fort Myers, FL. Liebl & Barrow Engineering specializes in structural design, inspections, and restoration. Since our inception in 1998, we have worked on over 2,300 projects. We have designed many structures including residences, high rise condominiums, churches, schools, offices, and industrial facilities. Our designs have included coastal construction projects involving high winds, wave loads, flooding, and scour. Prior to founding Liebl & Barrow Engineering, Inc., Mr. Barrow worked as a structural engineering for a large international engineering company. In addition to being a project leader, Mr. Barrow also led a quality assurance program for a $200,000,000 project and led the engineering development program for concrete construction including specifications, design procedures and mix design. Mr. B...

Mark S Densmore, PE, SI MSD Engineering, LLC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Roof Damage, Hail Damage, Wind Damage, Moisture Damage, Structural Damage, Structural Collapse/Failure, Construction Defects, Tornado Damage, Hurricane Damage, Flood Damage, Vibration Damage, Flooring Damage,
I am a civil/structural forensic engineer and expert witness, licensed in 15 states, plus DC. I am a registered professional engineer in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. My experience involves inspecting property damage, documenting and evaluating damage due to the effects of "mother nature;" like hail, wind, and water. I would like to put my 23 years of professional engineering experience to use to serve as your expert witness. I have authored over 1000+ civil/structural engineering reports and 500+ sinkhole and structural damage reports. I have inspected over 1000+ residential structures and 75+ commercial structures. I am a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Testing Materials.

Curtis E Falany, PE J.B. Shepherd & Co., Inc.

Plant City, Florida
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Electrical Contact, Shock, Electricity, Electrocution, Construction Defect, Construction Dispute, Fire of Electrical Origin, Explosion, Wildland Fire of Electrical Origin, Failure, Lightning, Electric Utility, Transmission, Distribution, Forensic Engineer, Expert, Witness, Opinion, Testimony, NEC, NESC
Curtis E. Falany has been an independent forensic electrical engineer and expert witness for more than twenty five years. Previously, he was the CEO of an electrical design build firm and a principal in a consortium of companies serving the electrical, computer, and communications industries worldwide. He has served as a member of the Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board and as the author of the Hillsborough County Florida Electrical Code. As a forensic engineer and expert witness, Curtis has assisted clients in the investigation and resolution of more than 500 cases both in the US and overseas. He has given expert testimony in both Federal and State litigation. He is a board certified Forensic Engineer.

Clinton J. Ford, M. Sc. ACA, CGC, CIE, CMR, CRMI. .... Advanced Building Consultants

Alachua, Florida
Construction Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness - Construction/ Project Management, Standards of Care in Construction, Building Code Compliance, Slip, Trip, & Falls, Slip Analysis (COF), OSHA Compliance, Insurance Coverage & Claims, Aspects of Roofing System, Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance, General Contracting, Construction Defects....
Insurance: ACA - All Lines Independent Claims Adjuster Florida 520 Licenses #087209 since 2004 Florida Unaffiliated General Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent 2-20 License #A087209 since 2011 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Adjuster – Cert. Number 30003330 Georgia Insurance Non-Resident Casualty & Property Adjuster #763839 IAUA Certified Property Appraiser & Umpire (CPAU) Xactimate Estimating Software user since 2005 Construction: State of Florida Certified General Contractor CGC 020554 since 1981 State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor CCC 056639 since 1992 State of Florida Certified Home Inspector #HI1006 Equivalent Certification to Design Professional for Engineering of One or Two-Family Structures under FS 489.115(4) (b) & Florida Building Code 104.2.2.1 EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certification No. R-I-8865-10-10166 by the Environmental Management Institute, Inc. OSHA Construction Safety & Health Certificate – Florida International University – August ...

Randall A. Howard, PE Howard Engineering & Associates, Inc.

Odessa, Florida
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Forensics - Structural Damage Assessment, Building Collapse, Construction Defects, Storm Damage, Fire Loss, Sinkhole Investigation, Roof Collapse, Peer Review, Water Intrusion, Roof Evaluation, Repair Recommendations, Retaining Walls, Storm Water Drainage, Structural Failure, Scope of Damage
I have over 30 years of experience in the fields of design, construction, and forensic engineering pertaining to civil and structural matters. My career includes 6 years on the west coast of the United States and more than 24 years working in many of the south and southeast states. My expertise involves the determination of the cause, origin, and extent/severity of damage to buildings, including collapse, storm damage, foundation problems, fire damage, moisture source, and design/construction defects. I have worked on both residential and commercial projects, including multi-family buildings, and condominium complexes, office buildings, and shopping centers. I have provided consulting services for insurance claims and dispute resolution activities in the form of appraisal, arbitration, mediation, and expert witness testimony (plaintiff and defense). I have provided expert testimony in support of my findings on at least 57 occasions in the form of oral deposition, signed affidavi...

Sinisa Kolar The Falcon Group

Miami, Florida
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Building Inspections, Waterproofing, Dispute Resolution, Exterior Envelope, Windows, Stucco, Painting, Concrete, Estimating, Construction, High-Rise Condominiums
Mr. Kolar is very involved with litigation support part of the business. His duties include performing forensic inspections, and providing expert reports, along with expert depositions and testimonies. He was involved with multiple mediations and lawsuits as an expert for either condominium associations or developer/contractor as a result of 558 Claims in Florida (“Turnovers”). This involvement has allowed him to have a clear overview and understanding of all aspects of this intricate process. Mr. Kolar holds the following licenses: Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida Certified Building Inspector in the State of Florida Certified Post Tension Inspector Mr. Kolar has attended multiple courses with SEAK (Expert Deposition, Expert Report Writing, General Courses)

Brice R Miller, CGC, LEED AP Hoy & Miller Consulting, LLC

Gainesville, Florida
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Moisture Intrusion, Stucco, Roofing, Building Envelope, Windows, Asphalt, Building Codes, Paint, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, FL Statute 558
Brice Miller is a Principal of Hoy & Miller Consulting, LLC, an authorized engineering firm that provides expert services or opinions to the legal and insurance industries. Mr. Miller has consulted on more than 250 FL Statute 558 claims ranging from 40+ million dollar mid-rise, multi-family developments to single-story, single-family homes. Many of these claims involved stucco and/or other building envelope issues. In addition, he has managed more than 325 stucco observations outside of the 558 claim process. Mr. Miller has been very successful in assisting in the resolution of matters prior to trial or arbitration. He has worked diligently to develop protocols and procedures to ensure that his opinions can be defended in deposition. His full-time engineering technicians have all completed stucco inspection and other training/certifications from outside vendors, and his professional support staff facilitates the timely production of accurate, high-quality reports. Hoy & M...

Maureen L Davis, PE Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Civil, structural and construction engineering consultant, specializing in the evaluation of construction defects and failures. Provides expert witness testimony for defects, building foundations, roofing systems, drainage concerns, building envelope leaks, structural systems, trip and fall cases.
Ms. Davis is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and has been practicing engineering since 1993. She provides expert witness testimony for all clients to include both plaintiffs and defendants. Her background includes 17 years with the US Army and extensive, hands-on construction experience. She is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Roofing, ASTM International, Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Timothy J Dickson, PE, SE Dickson-Schaefer, Ltd.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Construction defects, water infiltration, storm damage, fire damage, explosion damage, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, windows, handrail failures, masonry, concrete, steel, failure analysis, façade failure
I strive to perform impartial forensic investigations in an efficient manner to help my Clients assess their issue. I prepare concise written reports that provide a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the issue so my Client can make informed decisions. My expert witness experience includes cases dealing with issues such as defective construction, water infiltration, storm/fire/explosion damage assessment, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, improper design and manfacture of windows and handrail failures.

John M. Kennedy, PE Kennedy Consulting Group, LLC

Indianapolis, Indiana
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Building Inspection Expert Witness - Parking Structures, Concrete Cracking, Concrete Deterioration, Leak Analysis, Waterproofing, Corrosion Damage, Precast Concrete, Post-Tensioned Concrete, Post-Tensioning Failure, Expansion Joint, Deck Coating, Construction Defects
Mr. Kennedy's practice is focused on condition assessments, damage assessments, repair design, forensic investigations and expert witness consulting related to concrete parking structures, building facades, and other exterior-exposed facilities. Other related areas of expertise include structural strengthening design utilizing CFRP & GFRP, waterproofing design and leak investigations and corrosion control methods such as corrosion inhibitive treatments and cathodic protection. Mr. Kennedy has over 20 years of structural engineering consulting experience and over 15 years of construction management experience, with the majority of that focused on repair and renovation of structures.

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-one years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

William C. Stein, PE, CCM Precision Construction Engineering and Services LLC

Longville, Louisiana
Civil Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction Materials, Soils, Concrete, Roadway Construction, Bridge Construction, highway construction, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Claims, Construction Management, Paint and Coatings
I have more than 47 years of roadway / heavy highway construction and materials engineering experience. I offer consulting and expert services for attorneys on issues regarding road, street, highway, temporary traffic control, runway and earthwork; asphalt, concrete, coatings and other construction materials; designs, plans, specifications, CPM scheduling (Primavera) and contract documents; right-of-way issues; and work zone safety. I perform contract performance, forensic investigations and provides consulting, expert reports, rebuttals, and testimony if required. I have a rich and varied work history that includes construction materials engineering for highways and bridges, industrial plants, high rise offices and power plants. I have worked for private owners, general contractors as well as the Department of Transportation.

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Keith C. Madigan, MBA, PE K.C. Madigan & Associates, LLC

Towson, Maryland
Construction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Construction Defects, Building Codes, Construction Management, Construction Scheduling, Construction Disputes, Green Building, Property Condition Assessments, Property Damage, Building Envelope/Water Intrusion, Standard of Care, Safety, Forensic Engineering, Cause & Origin, Building Inspection
Mr. Madigan has 30+ years experience in the design and construction industry including roles with consultants, contractors, developers, and building owners. He is a licensed professional engineer in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, TX, IL, MI, FL, CT,and CO. Mr. Madigan also holds the following certifications: CSI-Construction Documents Technologist, ASHRAE-Building Energy Assessment Professional, ASHRAE-Commissioning Process Management Professional, LEED AP-BD+C, and LEED AP O+M. He also maintains industry memberships in NSPE, ASTM, ASCE, ASHRAE, USGBC, and AEE. Mr. Madigan's forensic and expert witness experience has included deposition and trial testimony for a variety of construction defect, property damage, and construction management claims. K.C. Madigan & Associates, LLC has provided specialized engineering, construction management, and facilities management services to design, construction, banking, and legal firms since 2010. Assignments are accepted on a regiona...

Martin A. Smargiassi, AIA Innovative Collaborations, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Value Analysis/Engineering, Construction Defects, Building Codes, Reconstruction, Cost Estimation, Investigation and Testing, Document Management, Contract Document Analysis, Accessibility Design
Licensed registered architect with degrees in both engineering and architecture, as well as a licensed construction supervisor and former experienced builder. Experienced expert witness in arbitration and mediation and a litigation resource in design, contracts, construction management and consulting. Projects: Residential and commercial

Kenneth D Martin Garage Door Experts

Las Vegas, Nevada
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Garage Door, Gates, garage door spring, overhead door, automatic gate, automatic garage door, garage door operator, gate operator, garage, commercial door, industrial door, parking gate, swinging gate, sliding gate, barrier gate, sectional door, rolling door, high speed door, jackshaft, access system, remote control
Garage Door and Gate Contractor Accredited, Institute of Door Education & Accreditation UL325 National Standards Technical Panel Voting Member Litigation Consultant, Expert Witness Door Manufacturing Designer & Engineer President National Association of Garage Door Manufacturers Door & Access Systems Manufacturer’s Association International (DASMA) Founding Member and Committee Chair. President Martin Door Manufacturing, Bachelor of Business Management, Engineering Emphasis, University of Utah 1976 Door & Gate Contractor employing IDEA Certified Technicians Licensed Garage Door & Gate Contractor in 6 states. Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Hawaii Operating Garage Door & Gate Contractor in 21 states Residential Garage Doors Commercial Doors & Overhead Doors Fire Doors, NFPA-80 Gate & Access Systems Store Fronts Dock Levelers & Dock Equipment & Conveyances Metal Doors & Windows, Hollow Metal Doors & Frames Carpentry & Finish Carpentry Insulation & Weather Stripping...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

North Conway, New Hampshire
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification
Robert Fulmer specializes in the analysis and diagnosis of building envelope and roofing issues for both historic and contemporary structures. As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, he provides inspection, design, specification and project management services for building envelope projects involving institutional, academic and ecclesiastical structures. Robert provides litigation support services and has extensive professional experience with slate, tile, copper and wood roof systems as well as steeple and tower design. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on historic preservation and contemporary roofing and building envelope topics. Robert is a professional affiliate member of the Boston Society of Architects, past president of the New England Chapter of RCI and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Slate Association and is Chairman of their Education Committee.

Christopher D Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT ARCHforensic

Chester, New Jersey
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Architect, Construction Defect, Architectural Standard of Care, Construction Claims, Forensic Architect, Errors & Omissions, Building Envelope, Affidavit of Merit, building code, Expert Testimony, Expert Reports, Expert Witness, Claims Consulting, Delay, Contractor, Subcontractor, Fire Rating
Christopher D. Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT has been working in the construction industry since 1986. He is a forensic architect who is licensed in nine states (NY, NJ, PA, TX, FL, RI, MD, VA and DC) and holds a national certification for architecture. He was Chair of the AIA New Jersey Professional Practice Committee and maintains an active design practice. Mr. Ling is a highly experienced expert who has written reports in more than 300 construction cases amounting to $500 million in claims and has provided testimony in multiple mediations, arbitrations and court appearances, including federal court. His leadership, knowledge, experience and thorough analysis have been very effective in resolving construction disputes before litigation because he has the ability to explain complex design and construction issues in a simple and clear manner. In addition to his testiyfing experience, Mr. Ling also teaches seminars to the NJ State Bar Association's Construction Law Practice a...

Peter A Schkeeper, P.E., F.NSPE, F.NABIE Schkeeper LLC Professional Engineering

RED BANK, New Jersey
Building Inspection Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Commercial and Industrial Building Inspections, New Jersey Home Inspections, Structural Defect Investigative Engineering, Waterfront Structure Inspections, New Jersey Building Codes,
Peter has more than 45 years’ professional engineering experience. For more than 30 years he has been providing professional engineering inspection and investigative engineering services with more than 20 years’ experience as an expert witness for construction defects and home inspection disputes. Specialty expertise includes waterfront structures and waterfront, historic, commercial, and industrial buildings. Comprehensive condition studies include Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Property.

David De Salvia, RRO Protocol Building Services

Syracuse, New York
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Roofing, Waterproofing, EPDM, PVC Roofing, TPO, Metal Roofing, BUR, water damage, shingles, slate roof, tile roof, roof inspection
For thirty years David De Salvia has provided roofing expertise in 36 states and 4 countries. As a Registered Roof Observer (RRO) Mr. De Salvia has provided quality control / quality assurance on the installation of millions of square feet of roofing, and has conducted over ten thousand roof inspections. Memberships in the Roof Consultants Institute and the National Roof Contractors Association provide David with continuing education on new developments in the design and installation of roofing systems, insulation, vapor and air barriers, photovoltaic systems and waterproofing. Equally at home standing on a roof hundreds of feet above street level or sitting in the witness stand, David can provide clients with a unique combination of hands on experience and technical expertise.

Neil Wexler, PhD, PE, NSPE Wexler Associates Consulting Engineers

New York, New York
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Building Inspections, Demolition, Access Agreements, Adjacent Construction Review, Property Protection, Catastrophe Response, Expert Witness Testimony, Fungal Origin, Property Damage Investigations, Seismic Vibration Analysis, Structural Damages Evaluation , Structural Analysis Review, Engineering
Neil Wexler PhD, PE is the president of Wexler Associates established in 1984. Mr. Wexler has over 34 years of experience and is licensed in 10 different states (NY, NJ, CT, OH,GA, PA, MD, FL, MI) Forensic Engineering Professional Competence: Civil/Structural Engineering and Construction Forensics - Expert Consulting, Witness; Insurance Claims (Analysis/Preparation) Peer Reviews Condition/Vulnerability/Damage Assessment & Failure Analysis - Buildings, Towers & Chimneys, Cranes, Earth-Retaining Structures, Foundations, Slabs & Pavements; Instrumentation & Monitoring Construction/Installation Defects/Accidents - Effect of Demolition, Pile Driving, and Trenching on Existing Facilities; Cracking and Settlement Damage; Water Intrusion; Contract Disputes Code Compliance; Errors and Omissions; Standards of Care Building & Support-Structure Analysis/Design/Construction - Residential, Commercial and Industrial, Blast & Fire-Resistant Installations, Equipment/Piping Support Structures, ...

Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA Barach Consulting Group, LLC

West Chestser, Pennsylvania
Business Damages Expert Witness, Economics Expert Witness - fraud, business valuation, business interruption, lost profits, product recall, personal injury, employment cases, discrimination, contract disputes, dispute resolution, economic damages, construction defects, insurance claims, class action, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy, commercial litigation.
Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA, is the founder of Barach Consulting Group, LLC (f/k/a Barach & Company). The firm was established in 1976. He has been retained as a financial forensic and economic expert in over 3,800 cases. His experience in litigation includes business valuation; fraud investigation; bankruptcy; and determining economic damages arising from contract and shareholder disputes, recalled product, and construction defects. Mr. Barach is also a well established expert in economic damages arising from personal injury and discrimination litigation. Mr. Barach’s professional credentials include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He has been qualified as an expert in federal, state, and local courts throughout the United States and has never been precluded from offering testimony as the result of a Daubert motion. Mr. Barach’s 40 years of experience include...

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Roger W. Griffith, P.E. Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Plumbing Expert Witness, HVAC Expert Witness - Plumbing, plumbing systems, plumbing codes, plumbing design, plumbing engineering, piping, hot water systems, scalding, Legionella, fuel gas systems, gas appliances, gas venting, carbon monoxide poisoning, HVAC, HVAC design, fire protection, sprinkler systems, construction defects, failure analysis
Roger W. Griffith, P.E. is a licensed, professional mechanical engineer in 18 states and has over 34 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. . He is the founder and principal of Griffith Engineering & Consulting. His experience includes plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting. For the past 15 years, Mr. Griffith has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony. In addition to plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler systems, his areas of specialty include hot water system design, hot water scalding, legionella, and venting of gas appliances as it relates to carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Griffith is a Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE) of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Prior to founding Griffith Engineering in 1997, Mr. Griffith worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility, as a nuclear piping analyst, valve and heat exchanger specialist, ma...

Waine P. Hicks Carriage House Custom Homes & Interiors, Inc.

Franklin, Tennessee
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction Claims, Roof Consultant, Construction Delay, Construction Management, Workmanship Claims, Change Order Disputes, Costs to Complete, Contract Disputes, Safety Issues, Design Build Claims, Construction Failures, Structural Failures, Construction Fault, Construction Expert
Waine Hicks is a Tennessee licensed General Contractor Commercial/Residential with over 50 years of construction and building experience. Waine provides a broad range of services to insurance companies and law firms as well as construction, engineering and architectural firms that includes structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting and management, and expert testimony for construction claims and disputes. Responsible for field investigations, establish and coordinate expert teams for investigations, provides quality assurance, evaluation and supervision of in-progress construction for residential and commercial structures. Waine is a recognized expert in assessing, evaluating, remediating and testimony and is proven to be influential. Certifications: Certified Varco Pruden Design/Build Steel Buildings for Williamson, Maury, Dickson and Rutherford Counties/Middle Tennessee • Certified General Contractor ...

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA, LEED Green Associate 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, ANSI A117.1, 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 thirty five 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. BUILD...

Ray G. Helmer, PE Helmer Engineering, Inc.

Houston, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Civil engineering, traffic engineering, highways, hydroplaning, airports, hydrology, floods, water, sewer, construction defects, vehicular accidents, construction accidents, hurricanes, concrete floor slabs
Highway engineering, pavements, sight distance, traffic engineering, traffic control, signals, hydroplaning, accidents (automobile, train, pedestrian), airports, FAA standards, hydrology, flooding, sewers, overflows, water treatment, distribution, foundation failure, structural damage, plumbing, leaks, water intrusion, buildings, construction accidents, defects, delays, disputes, hurricanes, Katrina, Rita, tornado, tropical storms, erosion, landslides, storm water pollution

Jeff Hunt, MBA, CGR, GMR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, HCI-R Heritage Construction Services

Houston, Texas
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Contract disputes, defects, insurance claims, storm damage, product defects, construction accidents, duty of care, fire damage, wind damage, hail damage, termite damage, cost to repair, estimating, project management, scheduling, safety, green building, remodeling, mediation, arbitration
Jeff is the founder and President of Heritage Construction Services, a residential design-build firm in Houston Texas. His construction experience includes commercial projects up to $125 million such as luxury hotels, hospitals, schools, airports, and office buildings. His residential construction experience includes custom home building and remodeling on projects up to $750,000, including major additions, upscale kitchen and baths, fire & flood restoration, and whole house renovations. In addition to his construction experience, Jeff has over 10 years of experience as a strategic and information technology consultant, beginning with a career at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Backed by a strong background in both business and construction, he is regarded as an accomplished speaker and instructor, and a credible expert. His experience as an expert witness includes testifying in state and federal courts on matters including contract disputes, duty of care, construction ...

Michael Nantz, SWD

Lewisville, Texas
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool Computer Modeling, Swimming Pool Renovation, Swimming Pool Remodel, Swimming Pool Remediation, Swimming Pool Design, Swimming Pool Engineering, APSP, Genesis 3, Swimming Pool Best Practices, Swimming Pool Expert, Swimming Pool Resource
Mr. Nantz is one of 17 Society of Watershape Designer Master's worldwide, SWD Master's provide design, building and consultation services for swimming pools, spas and water features. SWD Master's must complete 150 hours of Genesis University, IACET-accredited training, take 12 hours each year of continuing education and pass a rigorous peer review business and work product background investigation. Mr. Nantz has a 30-year history in the swimming pool industry as a designer, builder, consultant and educator. He has accumulated a breadth of experience leading and managing the engineering, operational and application functions of the various teams required to produce simple to complex watershapes. Additionally, since the mid 90's Mr. Nantz has taught, in the United States and Europe, classes involving, drawing, design, construction, renovation, computer design and professional fee services to swimming pool industry professionals and SWD candidates and members. Mr. Nantz's ex...

Michael R. Parkinson, AIA, NCARB, ABA Associate Parkinson Forensics, PLLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Standard of Care, Moisture Intrusion, Leaks, Building Codes Roofs, Exterior Walls, Vapor and Air Barriers, Errors and Omissions, AIA Contracts, Slip and Fall, Construction Defects, Design Errors
I have over thirty-three years of experience as a Licensed Architect practicing in building design, developing documents and construction administration. I am an expert in the architectural process, architectural construction administration, building codes, site safety and design professional liability. My expertise includes design and construction documents, detailing in a wide variety of exterior and interior building materials, as well as construction techniques, cost estimating and specifications. My proficiency includes: construction deficits, water mitigation/infiltration issues, building envelope and system defects and design errors and omissions. I have extensive experience in Project Management and Construction Administration in a variety of building types including: Healthcare Facilities, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Commercial, Radio and Television Broadcast, Public Facilities and Office space. Additional Information 2,000 Character Maximum (usual...

Rudy R Robinson, III, MAI Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd.

Austin, Texas
Appraisal & Valuation Expert Witness, Real Estate Appraiser Expert Witness - environmental concerns, air, ground water and soil contamination, construction and foundation defects, fire and flood damage, eminent domain, proximity/nuisance issues.
Real estate appraiser and consultant. Specializes in real estate damage and value diminution caused by environmental contamination. Experienced in a wide variety of property types - industrial, retail, office multi-family, single-family residential, vacant land, and special purpose properties such as landfills, hazardous waste incernerators, livestock ranches, religious facilities, etc. Litigation support and expert witness testimony in state and federal courts. Experienced mediator/arbitrator.

Gordon A Shepperd, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Building Inspection Expert Witness - Air Leakage, Air Barrier, Building Envelope, Cladding, Water Intrusion, Exterior Wall System, Insulation, Roofing, Vapor Barriers, Waterproofing, Windows, Window Testing
Mr. Shepperd is a building enclosure specialist focusing on the design, construction, and repairs of roofing, walls, and windows. He provides opinions related to causes of failures in building enclosure systems, utilizing his experience with design, construction observations, in-situ testing, and computational simulation.

Matt Owens, CWI, MSI Owens Consulting and Inspection, LLC

Smithfield, Utah
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Construction Inspection, Special Inspection, Construction Material Testing, QA/QC, Building Codes, Plans and Specifications, Structural Steel, Welding, Concrete, Reinforcing Steel, Structural Masonry, Soil Compaction Testing
Since 1999, I have worked in nearly every level of the construction material testing and special inspection industry, including laboratory and field technician, special inspector, project manager, department manager, and area manager. As a certified Master of Special Inspection (MSI) and Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), my expertise is special inspection of structural elements in accordance with construction specifications and building codes. I know the ins and outs of the special inspection and construction testing industry, having been apart of it and its changes for nearly two decades. I work closely with contractors, engineers, owners, testing agencies, jurisdictional authorities, and architects. I understand each of their respective roles in construction quality control and strive to make projects successful. Additionally, I created several online training courses for special inspectors (www.sicerts.com). I specialize in breaking down complex construction-related t...

Mohamed E. Hassan, PhD, PE Hassan Consulting Group, LLC

Haymarket, Virginia
Construction Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness
Mohamed Hassan, PhD, PE has 40 years of diversified experience in the construction industry for commercial and residential projects. He is the principal of Hassan Consulting Group, LLC specializing in designing and building a variety of projects. He was an adjunct professor at George Mason University, DeVry University, and Norther Virginia Community College. LICENSES: He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Virginia and Texas. He is also licensed contractor in the state of Virginia and District of Colombia (Washington DC). He is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Mediator. CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Experienced in construction disputes between owners and general contractors, contractors and subcontractors, Contractors and suppliers, Excellent in analysis of project cost, project quality and project time completion. Familiar with building codes, construction industry labor, material and equipment costs.

Brandon W. Erickson, PE, SE Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, PC

Vancouver, Washington
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Structural engineering, Structural forensics, Construction defects evaluation/repair, Structural design errors assessment, Structural code review, Seismic evaluation/upgrades, Building collapse/failures, Structural repair design, Structural condition assessments, Fire & deterioration assessments
Mr. Erickson’s practice focuses upon: forensic investigations of building structures; assessment of structural construction defects and design errors; assessment and remediation design of distressed building structures; structural analyses of existing buildings; evaluation of insurance claims involving structural loss; design of structural renovations and modifications to existing buildings; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Mr. Erickson also maintains an office in Kihei, Hawaii.

Mark J Lawless, CSMI

Seattle, Washington
Construction Expert Witness, Safety Expert Witness - Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

Steven R. Wilcox, CBO Wilcox & Associates, LLC

Seattle, Washington
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - Premises, Risk Management, Stair, Accessibility(ADA/FHA), Fire Exit, Fire Materials, Slip and Fall, Accident, Construction, Building, Personal Injury, Site, Swimming Pool, Handrail, Guardrail, Injury, Wrongful Death, Jail, Building Code, Inspections, Condominium, Apartment, ADA
Steven Wilcox is an active government Building Official with experience in public and private construction projects, and is an expert in the application of building codes and standards. Additionally, since 1998 he has been involved with attorneys in the resolution to over 80 premises liability and construction disputes. Beginning in 1984 Steve has progressively been a Project Engineer, Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Building Official, Development Services Manager, Community Development Director, and Expert Witness. He is experienced with site investigation, reporting, declaration, deposition, planning commissions, building appeals hearings, zoning commissions, and city councils. A skilled forensic researcher and technical analyst with investigative experience Steve understands the need to educate and clearly communicate complex concepts to those outside of his profession. He has a broad range of unique abilities and experience with residential and commercial projects, ...
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