Construction Industry Standards and Building Inspector Consultant

Technical Consultant #1829


Expertise

  • Licensed engineering contractor and general contractor with more than 35 years' experience in the design, engineering, and onsite development of commercial, industrial, petro-chemical, educational, residential and theme park environments.
  • Internationally licensed building inspector, knowledgeable in building code, project safety applications and interpretations per the UBC (Uniform Building Codes).
  • Skilled with tradesperson, apprentice, journeyman, foreman, superintendent, project manager, construction manager in development and construction of properties.
  • Provides insight to conditions and standards for general construction practices.
  • Qualified and experienced in structural concrete means and methods as specified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and other concrete code specifications, (i.e. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), the Portland Cement Associations (PCA), the Precast Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI), and other typical standards specific to the concrete Industry).
  • Strong background in concrete reinforcing and related building codes.
  • Extensive knowledge in electro-mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • In-depth background in all aspects of construction administration including estimating, scope of work, contracts, purchasing and scheduling.
  • General overview of other CSI divisions such as masonry, plaster (Three stage standard and single stage EIFS Systems,) wood and metal framing, drywall as well as extensive knowledge in electro-mechanical and HVAC systems and steel construction represent a brief overview of hands on and management experience.

Educator

  • As instructor for the Associate of Science degree program with a major in construction management at San Joaquin Valley College, taught the following courses:
  • Architectural Design Theory.
  • Construction Means and Methods.
  • Construction Communication Procedures.
  • Industry Software.
  • Industry Laws, Codes and Regulations.
  • Estimating and Bidding for Residential and Commercial Projects.
  • Scheduling and Control of a Project.
  • Competitive Business Presentations.
  • Methods of Field Supervision.
  • Technical Writing, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Court appointed expert witness and litigation consultant for law firms, insurance companies and consulting groups nationwide.
  • Litigation support for workplace injury; construction defect and project administration protocols including but not limited to jobsite means and methods and federal and state safety requirements per the Department of Industrial Relations, Labor Law Division and CALOSHA.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

Undisclosed Company, Principal Lead Consultant, 2006 - 2011

  • Designated expert servicing and consulting on the following areas:
  • Architectural, building codes
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction contracts and claims
  • Damage to underground utilities, and housing
  • Safety in: Housing, machine and heavy equipment, protective gear, electrical safety, CSI (Construction Specification Institute) means and methods, industry standard of care, safety engineering, state and federal OSHA regulations, IIPP's, illness injury prevention programs, workplace injury, construction accidents.

Projects

Lead Consultant, Indianapolis, IN, 2009 - 2011

  • Lead consultant managing associate consultants in litigation and non-litigation cases in a wide array of business development, product analysis, failure analysis, ISO compliance, regulatory compliance both in the United States and International markets.
  • Designated expert regarding architectural, building codes, civil engineering, construction contracts and claims, damage to underground utilities, housing, machine and heavy equipment safety, protective gear, electrical safety, CSI means and methods, industry standard of care, safety engineering, OSHA regulations federal and state, IIPP's, illness injury prevention programs, workplace injury, construction accidents.

Senior Inspector and Consultant, Anaheim, CA, 2003 - 2011

  • Senior inspector and lead consultant managing associate consultants in litigation specific to construction defect and construction safety and workplace injury type of cases.
  • Designated expert regarding architectural, building codes, civil engineering, construction contracts and claims, damage to underground utilities, housing, machine and heavy equipment safety, protective gear, electrical safety, CSI means and methods, industry standard of care, safety engineering, OSHA regulations federal and state, IIPP's, illness injury prevention programs, workplace injury, construction accidents.

RCI Engineering, Project Manager, 1990 - 1996

  • While employed with RCI, joined the board of West Coast Training Trust (WCTT). The WCTT was responsible for writing recommendations for safety methodologies in hazardous environments. These recommendations were submitted directly to CALOSHA.

Walt Disney, Tokyo, 1997

Project - Disney Sea Park

  • Hands-on in the construction and coordination of their special affects program from the mock-up phase to full-size sets. In addition to construction duties.
  • Administered the safety program for the special effects department at Disney.

J. R. Abbott, Inc.

  • Responsible for review and issuance of contracts, development of production schedules, meeting with subcontractors and production of RFIs, PCOs and RFPs.
  • The management of subcontractor's onsite to ensure compliance with plans, industry standards means and methods and compliance with safety protocols.

WM Christian Company, Project Manager

  • Robinson's-May project at the Topanga Plaza, involved with this project prior to construction and was instrumental in acquiring the contract with Robinson's-May by assembling the successful bid package.
  • As the project manager, involved with critical path schedules, writing and awarding contracts to subcontractors and facilitating change orders.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Honor: Best Teacher at San Joaquin Valley College
  • International Code Council
  • Contributing Council Member International
  • Code Council, Certified International Inspector
  • In the State of California:
  • Licensed Engineering Contractor (A)
  • Licensed General Contractor (B)
  • Licensed Electrical Contractor (C10)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) STS
  • World Safety Organization (WSO)
  • Board Member; West Coast Training Trust (WCCT) American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Refrigeration, Heating and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Publications

  • IIPP (Illness Injury Prevention Programs) Per OSHA standards VPP for industries CFR29 1910 (General Industry) and CFR29 1926 (Construction Industry)

Education

  • MBA Construction Management, Almeda University, Boise, ID
  • BBA Construction Management, Almeda University, Boise, ID
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