Highway and Street Design, Traffic Engineering, Construction, and OSHA Compliance Expert

Technical Consultant #2010


Expertise

  • Civil engineering consulting with focus on highway and street design, traffic engineering, utilities construction, storm drainage, pedestrian safety, walkway surface evaluations, concrete and asphalt pavement evaluations.
  • Construction management, project related claims, job site safety, codes and standards, ADA compliance and guidelines.
  • Code compliance and standards; work zone safety, construction management, claims and safety.
  • Evaluations: grading, storm water management, detention and retention basins, and soil and sedimentation control.
  • OSHA regulations and compliance, EPA regulations and implementing soils conservation district requirements for soils erosion and sedimentation control.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Expert witness on hundreds of cases involving civil engineering.
  • Qualified and testified as an expert in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Civil Engineer, 2011 - Present

  • Civil Engineer responsible for evaluating matters involving premise liability, steps, stairways, walkways, highway and traffic engineering, including intersections; urban and rural roadways; interstate highways; parking lots; signage, pavement marking and traffic controls; codes and zoning requirements; public utilities including sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water mains.
  • Plan and project document review; site inspections.
  • Consulting in code compliance and standards: Work zone safety, construction management, claims and safety.
  • Evaluations of ice, snow control, grading, storm water management, detention and retention basins, and soil and sedimentation control.

Fleisher Forensics, Ambler, PA, Civil Engineer, 2008 - 2012

  • Evaluating matters involving highway and traffic engineering, including intersections; urban and rural roadways; interstate highways; parking lots; signage, pavement marking and traffic controls; codes and zoning requirements; sidewalks and crosswalks; public utilities including sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water mains.
  • Plan and project document review; site inspections.
  • Consulting in code compliance and standards; work zone safety, construction management, claims and safety.
  • Evaluations of ice, snow control, grading, storm water management, detention and retention basins, and soil and sedimentation control.

Bohler Engineering, Inc., Chalfont, PA, Project Manager, 2006 - 2008

  • Project manager responsible for the preparation of civil engineering and highway design plans for land development projects including residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
  • Preparation of the requisite construction drawings for parking lot and sidewalk design, sewer, water, storm drain and utility design, roadway and associated infrastructure design, including intersection and driveway design as well as pavement design, traffic control and traffic signal design.
  • Responsibilities also included public hearing testimony, construction cost estimating, client, contractor and jurisdictional coordination, and concept design and analysis.
  • Managerial responsibilities include staff reviews, interviewing and evaluating potential new hire candidates, budget preparation, and client invoicing.

Elliott Building Group, Langhorne, PA, Vice-President of Land Development, 2005 - 2006

  • Vice-President of Land Development responsible for engineering; design; construction management, claims, and safety; and dedication of residential and commercial projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.
  • Responsible for coordination with municipal officials for permitting and approvals prior to and during construction.
  • Construction manager responsible for processing payment requests, health and safety compliance, contractor claims and change orders, scheduling, OSHA regulations and compliance, EPA regulations and implementing soils conservation district requirements for soils erosion and sedimentation control.

McMahon Associates, Inc., Fort Washington, PA, General Manager, 1996 - 2005

  • General Manager in charge of engineering and construction in the company's Fort Washington office including traffic planning, traffic signals, highway design, land surveying, structural engineering construction management and inspection.
  • Responsible for a staff of over 40 employees including Project Managers, Land Surveyors, Project Engineers, Engineering Designers, and Technicians.
  • Managed sub-consultants' work product and contracts, including geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, landscape architects, and environmental engineers.
  • Resident Engineer on highway/street construction projects.
  • Agency coordination included meetings and interface with PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, NJDOT, DelDOT, Mass Highway, and New Hampshire DOT.
  • Project presentations at public meetings.

Nasland Engineering, San Diego - Riverside, CA, Senior Design Engineer, 1993 - 1996

  • Senior Design Engineer responsible for designing and processing land development plans for both private and public improvements including site plan design, ADA compliance, municipal roadway design, Caltrans Highway Access permitting, lot layout, sewer, water and storm drain design, and grading design.
  • Presented projects at public hearings.
  • Responsible for construction management, construction safety, cost estimating, negotiating and processing change orders.

Crew Engineering and Surveying, San Diego, CA, Engineer, 1991 - 1993

  • Engineer responsible for designing, specifying, and processing land development applications for private improvements including site improvements, municipal roadways, traffic control, Caltrans highway access permitting, lot layout, soils testing and evaluation, sewer, water and storm drain design, grading design and septic system design.

Honors & Publications

Licenses

  • Professional Engineer-P.E. California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association - ARTBA
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE
  • American Society of Highway Engineers - ASHE
  • Engineers Club of Philadelphia
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers - ITE (Expert Witness and Transportation Safety Council)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers - NSPE
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers - PSPE
  • Valley Forge Chapter Coordinator of MathCounts
  • Elected Board Member of Hammersmyth Farms Homeowners Association
  • Planning Commissioner for Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA
  • Souderton Area Boys Lacrosse Association - SABLA
  • Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA, Board of Supervisors, Police and Golf Committees

Publications and Patents

  • ITE Expert Witness Council Newsletter Editor
  • Distracted Driving - PSPE Reporter
  • ITE 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibit
  • ITE 2011 Technical Conference and Exhibit
  • ITE 2013, Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, Traffic Accidents and Design Presentation, Penn State
  • Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference, Accidents and Design Presentation, Penn State

Education

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
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