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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...

Gregory J Cahanin, CP Cahanin Fire & Code Consultingflorfl

St. Petersburg, Florida
Fire Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Sprinkler System Failure, CPVC sprinkler pipe failure, Fire Walls, Life Safety Egress, Fire Codes, Fire Hazard Analysis, Explosion Analysis and Cause, Fire Alarms, Walking Surface Slip Trip & Fall, Fire Origin and Cause Investigation, Fire Construction Defects
Fire expert witness performing origin and cause investigations nationally. Gregory J. Cahanin meets the professional qualifications of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator as documented in a Florida declaratory statement held by no other fire expert in the state. Investigations include the Station Nightclub Fire in 2003 with 100 fatalities. In Wyatt v. Security Alarms Co., Inc. key testimony on the failure of a Viking automatic fire sprinkler established a product liability that resulted in a $1.4M dollar jury award for Wyatt in Oklahoma. Specialty areas of forensic expertise include kitchen fire suppression systems, fire sprinklers, and fire alarm failures. Fire and Building Code construction defect findings are supported by 40 years of working with national codes and standards. Gregory Cahanin also performs code compliance and development for property owners and manufacturers. At the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, Mr. Ca...

Maurice Cueva-Eguiguren, PE, CFEI Acticon Engineering, PC

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Electrical Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Forensic, Lighting, Cause and Origin, Failure Investigations, Utility, Electrical, Equipment Failures, Electrical, Medical Equipment Failures, Electrocution, Electrical Generation, Electrical Transmission, Lighting Protection, Forensic, Board Certified Forensic Engineer
Licensed Electrical Engineer, Board Certified Forensic Engineer, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, specializing in forensic electrical engineering, utility electrical generation, transmission, distribution, Commercial & industrial, consumer electrical equipment, failures, lightning, grounding, lighting, electrocution, cause & origin, medical electrical equipment, expert testimony. In addition, Mr. Cueva-Eguiguren provides forensic engineering services, including expert opinion or testimony for litigation cases. In the past 20 years, he has prepared over 400 reports related to forensic investigations of small and large scale (multi-million dollar) losses, including origin and cause of product and system analysis associated with various electrical systems failures, equipment failures, accidents, product liability, fires and natural phenomena disasters related to electrical systems in the USA and overseas. These investigations involve various electrical systems failures, ...

Nicholas A. Dawe, CFI, CFPE, MBA Fire Service Professionals LLC

Smyrna, Georgia
Fire Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, Emergency Lighting for Egress Stairs, Stair Design and Construction, Stair Commissioning, Egress, Exits Design and Hardware, Life Safety Codes, Fire Marshal Issues, Construction Permitting, Nuisance Alarm, Fire Protection, Code Enforcement, Alternative code applications
Mr. Dawe has extensive experience working in the fire protection industry, totaling more than 20 years and is currently in his fourteenth year working as a fire code enforcer. Aside from expert witness work, he is currently employed as the Deputy Fire Marshal for a large metropolitan community in Georgia, has completed more than 10, 000 building plan and code reviews and has performed more than one thousand fire safety inspections. Due to his intimate knowledge and understanding of life safety and fire protection codes, Mr. Dawe is uniquely qualified to speak and testify to common code applications, common industry alternatives and code challenges. Professional Associations & Industry Activities: • Society of Fire Protection Engineers International Chapter • Society of Fire Protection Engineers Greater Atlanta Chapter • Georgia Fire Inspectors Association • UL Standard Technical Panel: 127 Solid-Fuel Appliances & 103 Fireplaces and Chimneys • Voting Member of numer...

JOHN AGOSTI

wauconda, Illinois
Fire Expert Witness, Investigation Expert Witness - arson defense, explosions, fire codes, smoke alarm codes, life safety codes, fire prevention, fire department procedures, insurance claim denial; spoliation; firefighter injuries; firefighter fatalities.
As a past member of the Skokie, Illinois Fire Department for twenty-eight years, Mr. Agosti progressed from a Firefighter/Paramedic to the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Mr. Agosti has extensive experience in fire and arson investigation; fire prevention and life safety codes; fire department management, operations and safety; and firefighter fatalities and injuries . He has responded to hundreds of major fire and crime scenes and has testified in court on the conclusions of his investigations. Mr. Agosti’s fire department responsibilities included the review of all construction plans for compliance to fire and building codes. His expertise in building construction and fire code compliance, coupled with his knowledge of firefighting techniques and fire spread, lends a unique blend to his fire investigation capabilities. In addition to his fire department exposure to hundreds of fire investigations, Mr. Agosti has extensive experience in the private sector also. Over the past eight...

David G. Gossman, BS, MS, CFEI, FAIC Gossman Forensics

Maquoketa, Iowa
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Analytical Chemistry, Explosions, Forensic Fire Analysis, Chemical Accident Investigation, Fire & Explosions, Hazardous Materials, Chemical Fires, Fire Origin & Cause, Toxic Chemical Exposure, Environmental, Fire Investigations, Waste Management

Daniel T Gottuk, PhD Jensen Hughes

Baltimore, Maryland
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire Protection Engineering, Arson, Smoke Detection, Fire Alarm, Fire detection, Smoke and CO alarms, forensic engineering, Fire spread analysis, Fire recreation, Origin and cause investigation
Dan Gottuk leads a team of several experts providing expert witness and fire investigation services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions. Service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; Building and Fire Code Analysis; Sprinkler Systems; Inadvertent Discharge; Corrosion; Fire Alarm Systems; Smoke Alarms; Carbon Monoxide; Kitchen Hood Suppression; Battery Fires (including Lithium and Lithium Ion); Building Insulation Fires; Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM); Structural Fire Protection; Combustible Dust Hazards; Dust Explosions; Laboratory & Evidence Examination. HAI’s professional staff includes fire protection, mechanical, electrical, environmental, systems and chemical engineers. Members of the staff have advanced technical degrees, professional licenses, specialty certifications, and are active in NFPA, SFPE, ICC and others.

Jeffery P McBride, PE EBL Fire Engineering

Baltimore, Maryland
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire Codes, Fire Engineering, Fire and Building Codes, Fire Alarm, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Building Fire Protection Systems, Sprinkler System Failures, Building Egress, Fire Protection Codes, Life Safety Codes, Life/Safety

Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc.

Reading, Massachusetts
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Smoke & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection, Alarms & Signaling Systems, Fire Protection Engineering, Life Safety, Failure Analysis, Fire Prevention, Litigation Support, Audibility, Central Station Reporting, Building & Fire Codes, NFPA Codes & Standards, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance.
Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE, is a licensed fire protection engineer, holds a Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). He has worked in fire protection and prevention since 1979 and has developed expertise and focused his international practice on the design, analysis, and forensic investigation of fire detection, alarm, and signaling systems. Practice areas include: Fire investigation and failure analysis of fire protection systems; Analysis of existing or proposed buildings, sites and systems; Fire protection and prevention educational seminars and programs; Planning and design of fire prevention and protection systems and Emergency Communications Systems. Mr. Schifiliti is a current member and past chair (2006 – 2016) of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and P...

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I. Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan
Building Inspection Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Premises Liability, Property Litigation, Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death, Residential & Commercial Structures, Fire, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Zoning, Slip & Fall, Workmanship, Water Testing, Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety, Code Research, Cost Estimating
Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc. Premis...

Robert Malanga, PE Fire & Risk Engineering

Long Valley, New Jersey
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire protection engineering, forensic fire analysis, fire reconstruction, fire and building codes, fire, fire cause & origin, fire engineering, fires, fire investigations, fire safety, fire sprinklers, explosions.
Robert Malanga, P.E., President and CEO, holds degrees in Fire Protection Engineering as well as in Technology Management and the electrical/electronics field. Mr. Malanga is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple jurisdictions, as well as a Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering, a Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Board (CESB) Member. For over 28 years, Mr. Malanga has dedicated his career to fire protection engineering, life safety and risk management. As a result, Mr. Malanga is a highly respected professional, who is well-experienced in analyzing the development and spread of fires/explosions as well as evaluating the design and performance of fire protection systems.

Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, MBAT, FASI&T, President IDS Research & Development, Incorporated

Tenafly, New Jersey
Security Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Burglar Alarm, Alarm System, Security System, Alarm & Security, Central Station, Telephone Line Security, Fire Alarm, Smoke Detection, Carbon Monoxide, Panic & Holdup, Physical Security, Access Control, Video Surveillance Systems, Manufacturer Specifications, UL & NFPA Standards, Industry Standards.
A Master Alarm Technician, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Fellow (FACFEI) of the American College of Forensic Examiners, Certified in Homeland Security-Level IV (CHS-IV), Senior Engineering Technician, Level IV Certified (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems from NICET, Certified Criminal Investigator (CCI), American College Of Forensic Examiners Institute ℠, and an independent court qualified alarm and security expert. Appointed and Serves on twenty-four (UL) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Standard Technical Panels (STP) and is a former Principal Technical Committee Panel Member, Appointed by NFPA 72®, in the Special Expert Category, for The National Fire Alarm Code And The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. As an active designated Expert Instructor to the New York City Police Deparment, the (Nation’s Leader In Law Enforce...

Meyer R. Rosen, CFEI, FRSC, FAIC, CPC, CChE, DABFET, FACFE Interactive Consulting, Inc.

E. Norwich, New York
Products Liability Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Fires, Explosions, hazardous chemicals, Chemical burns, Toxic exposures, chemistry, chemical engineering, consumer products, industrial products, industrial accidents, materials science, cosmetics, hair relaxers, warnings & instructions, OSHA Codes, Standards, SDS, Patent Infringement, Trade Secrets
Experienced Consulting and Testifying Forensic Litigation Expert Witness. Products Liability and Personal Injury. Plaintiff or Defense; Federal and State. Incident Reconstruction, Complex Litigation, International Experience. 25 years Industrial Experience. Consumer & industrial product development. Evaluation of hazardous chemicals & safety issues; Chief Scientific Advisor and Director of Technical & Regulatory Symposia for HBA (Health & Beauty, America), Adjunct Professor Fire Science (15 years); Nationally Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. Advanced Training (CFEI). Member: National Fire Protection Association, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Contributing Expert for Standards- Making Committees (American Society of Testing Materials), Peer Reviewer Professional Journals, Member:Center for Dermal Research, Rutgers University. Fellow: American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow: American Institute of Chemists, Fell...

CAPT Sean P. Tortora, MS, USMS Long Island Maritime, LLC

Long Island, New York
Maritime Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Marine Casualty, Admiralty, Collisions, Allisions, Groundings, Fire, Marine Fire, Towing, Seaman Claims
CAPT Sean P. Tortora, M.S., U.S.M.S., is a Master Mariner with twenty-five years at sea. He is also an unlimited Master of towing vessels and Master and Commander of U.S Naval underway replenishment vessels. During his career at sea, CAPT Tortora had command of many different classes of vessels, including tankers, dry cargo, break bulk, ammunition, ocean towing, and salvage, special mission, as well as underway replenishment vessels. CAPT Tortora is a native of Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School and holds a BS in Marine Transportation and MS, with honors, in International Transportation Management, both from the State University of New York Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler. He has served in the first Gulf War 1991-1992, Operation Noble Eagle—the response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and Operation Iraqi Freedom—the second Gulf War from 2002-2010. CAPT Tortora’s decorations include U.S. Navy MSC-Command-at-Sea Designat...

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science

Jennifer T. Morningstar, PE, CFEI Warren Forensics

Irmo, South Carolina
Chemical Engineering Expert Witness, Fire Expert Witness - Process Safety Management, Chemical Release & Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Boiler Fires & Explosions, Energy Management, Refrigeration, Cooling Towers
Jennifer Morningstar is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Iowa & West Virginia, and an NCEES Model Law Engineer. She has 19 years of industrial experience. Her emphasis includes chemical release & exposure, OSHA process safety management, industrial accident investigation, fires & explosions, and scope of damage/cost to repair. She spent 16 years working at a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer where she gained experience with distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC). She is an OSHA-trained Process Hazard Analysis study leader and completed Root Cause Failure Analysis training to become an Incident Investigator. Jennifer authored procedures for lockout/tagout and confined space entry. She also managed capital expansion projects in excess of $1M. Jennifer then spent 3 years as an energy management consultant in a variety of industries including mineral extraction, pulp & paper, animal harvesting &...

Nicolas V Fernandez, PE Flores-Fernandez Engineering, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas
Electricity Expert Witness, OSHA Expert Witness - Electrocutions, Electrical Engineering, Fire, Safety, Electrical and Construction Site Accident Investigation, Arc flash protection, Fall protection, slip, trip & falls, Trench safety, Shoring, Ladder safety, Building codes, Grounding and bonding defects
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Electrocutions Fires of electrical origin Electrical codes interpretation Electrical maintenance requirements Solar photovoltaic systems Renewable energy Grounding and bonding defects Protection of persons and property from electrical defects Fault current incidents Arc flash protection Site inspections Electrical hazard analysis Shock risk assessment OSHA Personal protective equipment Employer and employee responsibilities Fall protection Trips, slips and falls Trench safety Shoring Ladder safety Safe worksites Accident investigation Building codes applications Risk control methods Traffic control of work sites TEACHING 30 years teaching experience Research of electrical codes and standards Develop training material for all levels of electrician classifications Provide training seminars and classes in English and Spanish Provide OSHA 10 and 30 Hour presentations Provide continuing education instruction for electricians and contractors EXPERT SERVICES A...

Kevin M. Rogers, MCE, P.E. Rogers Forensic Consulting Services

Fort Worth, Texas
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Expert Witness - Blast, brick, concrete, cladding, collapse, code, construction, damage, defect, deficiencies, earthquake, evaluation, failure, fire, flood, foundation, hail, hurricane, intrusion, masonry, moisture, rehabilitation, remediation, roofing, seismic, snow, steel, storm, tornado, wall, water, wind, wood
Mr. Rogers has a diverse professional background that includes extensive experience in both consulting structural engineering services for commercial buildings and forensic engineering. During his structural design career, Mr. Rogers built a reputation among his peers and clients for the ability to solve complex structural engineering problems with efficient, practical solutions on projects such as churches, libraries, hospital renovations, multi-story office buildings, K-12 educational facilities, and natatoriums. In 2012, Mr. Rogers began his career in forensic engineering which involved conducting investigations to determine the cause of damages to commercial and residential structures resulting from tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fire, explosions, hail, wind, water intrusion, and vehicular impacts. Mr. Rogers founded Rogers Forensic Consulting Services in 2018 with the philosophy that the role of the forensic engineer is to not only apply engineering principle...

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Chemistry & Chemicals, Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -MEMBER, NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Industrial Gas-Fired Equipment and Household Appliances Engineering Assistance for Fire Investigators -General Products and Equipment - Mechanical and Electrical Determination of Cause of Failure and Accidents Evaluation of Safety, Guarding, Warnings Compliance with Standards Analysis/Evaluation - ...
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