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Architect - Structural Engineer Expert Specializing in Construction Defects, Standard of Care, and Failure Investigation

Technical Consultant #1988


Expertise

  • Registered Architect: Design and manage all phases of the building design and construction process together with the unique ability to combine the creative aspects of architecture with the practical nature of engineering.
  • Licensed professional engineer.
  • Structural engineering.
  • Certified special inspector: construction defects, standard of care, and failure investigation.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Provide expert witnessing with a unique broad background in both architectural and structural standards of care, building codes, inspection and causes and resolutions of construction related defects and failures.

Case Topics

  • Masonry Evaluation Expert.
  • Architectural Standard of Care for design of a residential home.
  • Dispute over construction contract payment amount of completion and applicable liquidated damages.
  • Dispute over amount of damages caused by demolition of a building during an active fire.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Architectural and Engineering, 1990 - Present

  • Design of buildings, bridges and dams.
  • Construction management and Inspection.
  • Expert reports, evaluations of construction defects.

Stone & Webster, Cherry Hill, NJ, Structural Engineer, 1983 -1990

  • Design of structural components of electric generating plants.

Sverdrup & Parcel, St. Louis, MO, Structural Engineer, 1979 - 1982

  • Design of industrial buildings: Wood, concrete, steel and masonry structures.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, (LEED) Accredited Professional
  • Continuing Education Course Provider - "Ada Standards and PROWAG)."

Architectural

  • International Building Code Compliance
  • International Residential Code Compliance
  • International Fire Code Compliance
  • International Energy Code Compliance
  • ADA Compliance
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Contract Administration
  • Investigating Design Errors & Omissions
  • Investigating Construction Defects
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Access & Egress
  • Roofing Leak Investigation

Structural

  • IBC - International Building Code
  • AISC - Structural Steel
  • ACI - Reinforced Concrete
  • PCI - Pre-stressed Concrete
  • NDS - Wood
  • AISI - Cold Formed Steel
  • ASCE 07 - Minimum Design Loads
  • FEMA -Wind/Seismic/Flood
  • NCMA - Masonry
  • SJI - Steel Joist Institute
  • SPRI - Wind Loading on Roofs
  • TPI - Wood Trusses
  • Investigating Construction Failures
  • Determination of Unsafe Structures

License

  • Professional Engineer-P.E. - N.J. & PA
  • Registered Architect - N.J.
  • Certified Special Inspector - NJ

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Rowan University
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Education

  • M.S. Degree, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • B.S. Degree, Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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