Hardwood and Concrete Substrate Flooring Expert - Slips, Trip, Falls

Technical Consultant #1980


Expertise

  • Slip, trip and fall consultant servicing the legal industry.
  • Hardwood flooring, engineered flooring, laminate flooring failures and installation guidelines.
  • Analysis and solutions in carpet failures, (tufted and woven), installation errors, industry guidelines, wear, and side match.
  • Fabric specialist related to upholstery, staining, and cleaning.
  • Engineered hardwood floor analysis regarding plies and balance.
  • Ensuring all testing, analysis and findings leading to conclusions and opinions are based on adequate and accepted procedures within the standards of that profession.
  • Vapor emission testing and other analysis associated with concrete substrates as related to floor covering.
  • Floor covering analysis of products: Ceramics, VCT, resilient flooring, concrete, and substrates.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Slip and fall carpet to tile.
  • Slip and fall involving laminate steps and faulty stair railing.
  • Trip and fall involving improper carpet installation over a wood sub floor.
  • Hardwood floor analysis- condominium owners' suite involving hardwood flooring specification.
  • Warranty claims.
  • Installation failures.
  • Insurance claims.
  • Adhesive failure.
  • Pre-installation sub-floor analysis.
  • Factory and site finished concerns.
  • Sanding issues.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Owner and Lead Consulting Expert, Present, 1987 - Present

Sites Inspected

  • Boymelgreen, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklake Country Club, Florham, NJ
  • Chubb Insurance Company, NY
  • Cielo Properties, New York, NY
  • City View Towers, Brooklyn, NY
  • Cordoza Law School, New York, NY
  • CPC Resources, New York, NY
  • Dall Vachia & Kraft, Kingston, NY
  • DeConstruction Inc, New York, NY
  • Elad Properties, New York, NY
  • 15 Broad Street, LLC. Brooklyn, NY
  • GAF/ELK, New York, NY
  • Gibbons Law Firm, Newark, NJ
  • Hamlet Estates, Jericho, NY
  • HQW Architects, Newton, NJ
  • In Shape Day Care, CT
  • Maxwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
  • McCarter English LLC, Stamford, Ct
  • Met Life Building, New York, NY
  • Navesink House, Red Bank, NJ
  • Penn Miller Insurance, NJ
  • PT Maxwell LLC, Hoboken, NJ
  • RFR, New York, NY
  • Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
  • Siena College, Loudonville, NY
  • Smythe Meadows Harrange, NY
  • Tishman Speyer, New York, NY
  • The Castle, Chester, NJ
  • The Croft Building, New York, NY
  • The Melting Pot Restaurant, NJ
  • Trump Residence, Shrub Oak, NY
  • Trump Towers, White Plains, NY
  • St. Stevens Church, Brooklyn, NY
  • Vela Townhomes, Edgewater, NJ

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • NOFMA, NWFA, NALFA, IICRC, FCITS, CRI
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Engineered Wood Flooring Workshop
  • Wood Species Identification
  • Wood Moisture, Engineered Wood & Laminate Flooring Workshop
  • Concrete Covering & Moisture Issues Related to Floor Inspectors
  • Industry Standards for IICRC: IICRC S600 Consensus Committee Member Carpet Revision Industry Standard and IICRC R800 Consensus Committee Member Inspection Industry Standard

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association
  • CWFI - Certified Wood Flooring Inspector of NOFMA
  • IICRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification
  • AATCC - American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
  • ACI - American Concrete Institute
  • ASTM - American Society for Testing & Materials
  • WFCA - World Floor Covering Association
  • NICFI - National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors
  • CFI - Certified Floor Installers
  • AFS - Advance Flooring Specialist
  • FCITS - Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services
  • ICS- International Certified Registry
  • NYRCI - New York Rug Cleaning Institute

Awards

  • Inspector of the year-Inspect Solutions

Education

  • B.A. State University of New York, Farmingdale, NY
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