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Dr. Richard Troast
Principal
115 Winchester Lane
Locust Grove VA 22508
USA
phone: 540-972-5967
Dr. Richard Troast, PhD, is the Principal Consultant for Troast Environmental Consulting (TEC), a multi-component group of retired Federal Scientists specializing in Risk and Exposure Analysis from hazardous chemical releases. Dr. Troast worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over 30 years as scientist and manager. He retired as a senior scientist within the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) focusing on control of hazardous waste. He was the recipient of several EPA awards for outstanding contributions during his tenure with the Agency. Dr. Troast has recently affiliated with L. Everett and Associates of Santa Barbara, CA. L. Everett & Associates is an environmental consulting firm, specializing in environmental remediation, brownfields redevelopment, water quality and environmental litigation support.

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In many cases, the ultimate risk to residents from environmental lead comes from multiple sources. While lead based paint is a key source, lead migrating from outdoor areas can be as toxic as the indoor paint sources. Dr Troast uses the Integrated Exposure Uptake and Biokinetic Model IEUBK Model) as a predictive tool for assessing residences.

The plaintiff was concerned that the residues of toxic metals found in coal ash were causing physical damage to the plaintiff's unborn children and to the plaintiff's ability to have normal children. The plaintiff reported prior attempts to conceive a full-term child were unsuccessful.

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Amitkumar Dharia, PhD
8418 Sterling St., Suite A
Irving Texas 75063
USA
phone: 972-915-0516
fax: 972-915-0518
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Transmit Technology Group, LLC was founded in 1999 to assist small and medium size Plastics Industries and sole proprietors in their day to day problem solving and short –term product and process development needs.

Clients come to Transmit Technology Group, LLC from a broad range of plastic industries (Fortune 500 to sole proprietors) and job functions including process engineers, QA/QC professionals, CTOs, CEOs of start-up companies, individual inventors, production managers, corporate marketing managers, lawyers, and R&D specialists.

Transmit Technology Group, LLC is an independent laboratory which provides a wide range of services, including:
  • Plastic Testing
  • Polymer Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Contract Research and Development
  • Technical Marketing
  • IP Development
  • Equipment Modifications / Process Modifications
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Raw Material / Equipment Sourcing
  • Ideation or conceptualizing
  • Technical Representation
  • Principal, Amitkumar Dharia, PhD has over 27 years of direct experience in new Plastics and Polymer product and process, research and development, market research and analysis, product and project management, and commercialization.

    After working with various organizations throughout the United States, Dr. Dharia founded Transmit Technology Group, LLC in 1999. Since then, he has helped numerous clients in conceptualizing, exploring through experimentation, and screening best and novel alternatives, in connecting and coordinating external resources to drive concepts to commercialization. In 2006, he developed a novel testing equipment, Technoform, to determine the thermoformabiltiy of thermoplastics materials. Technoform has been used in over 60 industrial projects related to thermoforming.

    During 1999-2014, Dr. Dharia was named inventor or co-inventor on six US and international patents and is named a co-inventor on two pending applications. A patent agent registered with USPTO, he himself has been issued 21 United States patents and has been responsible for more than 30 disclosures of inventions. He has also authored over 24 technical publications.

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    4184 Johnston Road
    Winston GA 30187
    USA
    phone: 770-359-9807 (office) and 770-359-980 (cell)
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    Ted Simon Environemntal Toxicology Expert PhotoTed W. Simon, PhD, DABT, is an award winning Environmental Toxicologist and Scientist. His expertise is in toxicology, risk assessment, mathematical modeling, statistics, neuroscience, and environmental / ecological health issues.

    Dr. Simon has over 10 years of experience as a toxicologist employed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He served as EPA’s senior toxicologist in the waste management division working on risk and soil cleanup.

    Teaching Experience - Since 2001, Dr. Simon has served as an Instructor / Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, at the University of Georgia.

    Public Speaker - Well published, including the author of a textbook on toxicology and environmental risk assessment, Dr. Simon has extensive national and international public speaking experience. Since 1996, he has been delivering seminars and lectures to universities and national institutes on many subjects within his area of expertise. In 2016, he delivered a lectures on “Bayesian Methods for Application of Uncertainty Factors,” to the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, and “Quantitative Prediction of Phenotypic Change from High Throughput Assay Results,” to the EPA's Workshop on In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation, Research Triangle Park, NC.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Simon has over 15 years of experience offering expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has been retained over 20 times since 2000 for cases involving environmental risk, drug and alcohol cases, DUI, accidental poisoning, and intellectual property. Dr. Simon has particular expertise in dioxin-like chemicals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). His services include consulting, reports, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Dioxins
    • PCBs
    • Drugs
    • Alcohol
    • Poisoning
    • DUI / DWI
    • Water Contamination
    • Soil Contamination
    • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Food Contamination
  • Pesticides
  • Fracking
  • Lead
  • Marijuana
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls
  • Intellectual Property
  • 9/26/2016 · Environment
    The willingness to view risk as part of daily life has vanished. A risk-averse mindset among environmental regulators engenders confusion between the ethics of intention and the ethics of consequence, leading to the elevation of the precautionary principle with unintended and often unfortunate outcomes. Environmental risk assessment is conservative, but the actual level of conservatism cannot be determined. High-end exposure assumptions and current toxicity criteria from the USEPA, based on linear extrapolation for carcinogens and default uncertainty factors for systemic toxicants, obscure the degree of conservatism in risk assessments. Ideally, one could choose a percentile of the target population to include within environmental standards, but this choice is complicated by the food, pharmaceutical and advertising industries, whose activities, inadvertent or not, often promote maladaptive and unhealthy lifestyle choices.

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    George Schiro, MS
    DNA Technical Leader - Forensic Scientist
    220 Woodgate Dr. S.
    Brandon MS 39042
    USA
    phone: 337-322-2724
    George Schiro is a DNA Technical Leader - Forensic Scientist. His duties include incorporating the DNA Advisory Board (DAB) standards, accountability for the technical operations of the lab, conducting DNA analysis using the 13 STR core loci and Y STR in casework, DNA research, forensic science training and crime scene investigation.

    Mr. Schiro has worked over 3500 cases and has qualified as an expert over 175 times in 31 Louisiana parish courts, Arkansas, California, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Texas, West Virginia, federal court, U.S. court-martial, and two Louisiana city courts. Has also consulted on cases in 29 states.

    Qualified as an Expert in the Following Areas:
  • Latent Fingerprint Development
  • Serology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Science
  • Trajectory Reconstruction
  • Shoeprint Identification
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • DNA Analysis
  • Fracture Match Analysis
  • Hair Comparison
  • In 1989, I heard Dr. Henry Lee speak at a homicide conference in Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Lee is currently the Connecticut Department of Public Safety Commissioner and, perhaps, the most famous forensic scientist in the world.

    3/30/2010 · Forensics
    One specialized operation that is routinely abused is the crime scene operation. From small police departments to large law enforcement agencies, the biggest problem with crime scene operations is the presence and interference of non-essential personnel at the scene. The law enforcement agency’s administration should deal with this and other crime scene investigation problems through effective crime scene management.

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    Kenneth S. Weinberg, MSc, PhD
    20 Thompson Court
    Stoughton MA 02072
    USA
    phone: 781-341-3893
    fax: 781-341-3893
    Kenneth S. Weinberg, PhD is an Industrial Hygienist and serves as the principal consultant at Safdoc Systems. Dr. Weinberg holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Pathology from Boston University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences as well as a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Health and Radiation Health Physics from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He is also a Certified Toxics Use Reduction Planner in Massachusetts.

    Dr. Weinberg moved from a career in research to environmental science and health and safety. He worked as an industrial hygienist in VA Hospitals prior to serving as the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for more than ten years.

    Dr. Weinberg has expertise in Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary Injury, as well as in the development of lung cancer due to exposure to environmental pollutants. He also has experience in toxicology and DUI evaluation.

    Dr. Weinberg is the author of book entitled: "The Hospital Safety Director's Handbook" , published June, 2002, by Opus Communications. The book has been described as a thorough, yet concise guidebook for hospital safety directors that's easy to reference and understand.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Weinberg provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Laboratory Safety
    • Chemical Safety
    • Hospital Safety
    • Joint Commission for Health Care Accreditation
    • OSHA
    • Hazard Communication
    • EPA
    • Industrial Hygiene
    • Latex Allergy
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Mold
  • Emergency Preparedness / Emergency Response
  • Toxicology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Policy Development
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Mercury
  • Hazardous Waste / Chemical Waste
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    Dr. Robert N. Anderson, PhD, PE
    President
    27820 Saddle Court
    Los Altos Hills CA 94022
    USA
    phone: 650-949-1092
    fax: 650-949-5641
    Robert N. Anderson, PhD, PE, has more than 35 years of experience in Forensic Materials and Metallurgical Consulting specializing in Corrosion and Thermodynamics, Failure Analysis, Engineering Design, and Accident Analysis. He is certified by IBFES Board, specialty in Forensic Engineering Sciences.

    Dr. Anderson holds Patents in high temperature reprocessing of nuclear fuels, nuclear reactor, and extraction of reactive metals from their ores. His services are available to insurance companies, government agencies, and industries in need of forensic materials and metallurgical consulting. Dr. Anderson has authored many articles in his area of expertise and has been invited to speak in the area of materials science both nationally and internationally.

    Past Consulting Engagements (Selected):
    • California State Energy, Resources & Development Commission
    • Council on Environmental Quality; Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States
    • United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
    • Brookhaven National Lab, Lawrence Livermore Lab, Smithsonian Institute
    • Food Machinery Corp (FMC), IBM, Stanford Research Institute
    • Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India - advised on procedures to counteract surface degradation of Taj Mahal
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    RdR Soultions Consulting, LLC
    Catherine Adams Hutt, PhD, RD, CFS
    See Multiple Addresses Below
    TX, VA USA
    phone: 630-605-3022
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    Following a career in the public and private sectors, Catherine Adams Hutt, PhD, RD, CFS, launched a consulting career and is currently President and CEO of RdR Solutions Consulting. With vast experience in her field, she provides advice and guidance on a wide range of topics, including:
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Food Safety
    • Quality Systems Management
    • Supply Chain
  • Health and Wellness
  • Business Strategy
  • Product Development
  • Software Solutions for Product Development Processes
  • Catherine Adams Food Safety Expert PhotoDr. Adams Hutt also partners with Elizabeth Sloan and Sloan Trends to create business strategy advice for Fortune 500 businesses in the Food and Dietary Supplement categories. Sloan Trends examines consumer trends using unique predictive tools to identify emerging mega markets. They help businesses better understand the market and differentiate long-term business opportunities from short-term trends. Dr. Adams Hutt compliments the trend analysis with in-depth investigations of the science behind the issues and regulatory considerations.

    A Registered Dietitian and Certified Food Scientist, Dr. Adams Hutt was formerly Chief Quality, Food Safety, and Nutrition Officer for McDonald’s Corporation and led Supplier and Restaurant Food Safety teams for YUM! Brands. She was Chief Quality Officer for Coors Brewing Company, led the North America Quality team at H.J. Heinz, and developed next generation Quality programs for the Campbell Soup Company. Dr. Adams Hutt was Assistant Administrator for the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) where she led the development of HACCP as a regulatory tool. She has been an active participant in international programs, and led the U.S Delegation for the Codex Food Hygiene Committee.

    Texas Office
    4568 Elm Bottom Circle
    Aubrey, TX 76227
    Virginia Office
    124 South Fairfax
    Alexandria, VA 22314


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    Stephen J. Callan
    44 Alley Lane
    Climax Springs MO 65234
    USA
    phone: 636-394-1480
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    Polymer Testing of St. Louis, Inc. offers rapid definitive failure analysis of all forms of Polymeric Materials. With over 1,500 plastics and coatings test procedures, they can help identify, manipulate, and advance state of the art technology for all applications. Clients include the automotive, adhesive, paper, medical, aerospace, environmental, packaging, electronics, and plastics industries.

    Polymer Testing of St. Louis, Inc. provides three levels of competitive product evaluation:
    • Identify main polymeric components
    • Perform partial deformulations with identification of source for major formulation components
    • Provide quantitative reverse engineering including generation of complete mass balance sheets, locating sources for raw materials, setting production parameters and development of QC programs
    Areas of Specialization:
    • Formulation
    • Deformulation
    • Research and Development
    • Failure Analysis
  • International FDA Compliance Certification
  • Routine and Non-routine Testing
  • Methods Development
  • Data Interpretation
  • Stephen Callan Plastics Polymers Expert PhotoStephen J. Callan, Founder, President & Technical Director of Polymer Testing of St. Louis, Inc., has a 40 year career in Polymer Chemistry. He has personally conducted more than 3,000 Military and Industrial Failure Analyses.

    A renowned expert in his field, Mr. Callan has been retained as an Expert in Polymer Chemistry / Materials Analysis/Failure Analysis & Reverse Engineering by 64 Independent Testing Laboratories, 35 Automotive Component Manufacturers, 26 Coatings / Adhesives Manufacturers, 30 Composite / Aerospace/ Military Manufacturers, 12 Environmental / Agricultural Product Manufacturers, 20 Packaging Manufacturers, 14 Electronics Manufacturers, more than 260 Plastic Manufacturers / Raw Material Suppliers, The U.S. Navy, The U.S. Army, and NASA.

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    Paul Abato Consulting
    Paul Abato, PhD
    Services Provided Nationally
    Providence RI USA
    phone: 401-487-6594
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    Litigation Support - Most recently, Dr. Abato's services have been retained by Mylan, where he wrote opening and reply expert reports, was deposed by Pfizer's counsel and was involved with federal pre-trial preparation until parties settled.

    Paul Abato, PhD, is a Medicinal Chemist with 11 years of industrial experience at Paratek Pharmaceuticals in the discovery and development of novel human therapeutics in the areas of anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and neurodegenerative diseases.

    Dr. Abato has been involved in all aspects of drug research and development from synthesis/purification, in-vitro, in-vivo (efficacy and pharmacokinetics) testing, dosing routs, formulation, and the management of CROs to support pre-clinical testing. He has contributed significantly to the development of an antibacterial clinical candidate (Omadacycline) currently in Phase III clinical trials and the discovery of five preclinical candidates for Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In 2013, Dr. Abato co-authored a pre-IND proposal that received a favorable review by the FDA.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pharmacology Science
    • Drug Research and Analysis
    • Drug Formulation Development
    • Drugs & Pharmaceutical Testing
    • Drug Effects / Reactions
    • Synthesis / Purification
  • In-vitro /In-vivo (efficacy and pharmacokinetics)
  • Dosing Routs
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Dogs
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Patent Infringement
  • Hatch-Waxman ANDA Patent Infringement
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    Dr. James C. Norris, DABT, EURT

    USA
    phone: 866-526-6774
    Dr. James C. Norris, Ph.D., DABT, EURT is an Expert Witness in Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has Litigation and Arbitration experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dr. Norris has given testimony to government agencies, has acted as a consultant for the media (BBC) and is an Industrial Site Crisis Team Member. He is avaliable for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas Of Expertise:
  • Carcinogenicity and Chemicals
  • Combustion or Fire Toxicology
  • General and Inhalation Toxicology
  • Pesticides, and Pharmaceuticals (pharmacology)

    Professional Affiliations:
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • British Toxicology Society
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Editorial Boards of Inhalation Toxicology and Journal of Fire Sciences
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    Dr. Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH
    20 Sunnyside Ave Suite A-321
    Mill Valley CA 94941
    USA
    phone: 415-381-3133
    fax: 415-381-3131
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    Dr. Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH, is one of the few physicians in the USA who is board certified in both Neurology and in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also has a masters in public health. Dr. Rutchik specializes in consulting and treating Neurological Illnesses or Injuries secondary to work exposure, accident, or environmental injury. His clients include industry, government, academia, legal groups, attorneys, and pharmaceutical industries.

    Dr. Rutchik performs Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing, IMEs, QMEs, AOE and AMEs as well as fitness for duty evaluations. Dr. Rutchik is also available for record review and utilization review. He is listed on a number of well known MPN networks for worker’s compensation.

    Dr. Rutchik has worked with such entities as the Department of Labor in Washington, DC on The Blood Borne Pathogens Standard, the NIOHS on on health hazard evaluations involving carbon disulfide, lead, and arsenic toxicity, and the US Public Health Service on general and preventive medicine. He presently serves as a consultant to The Disability Management Services of Prudential Insurance and is working with The World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland on a proposal for an Occupational Toxicology Training Manual for underdeveloped countries.

    Dr. Rutchik has lectured to various audiences and presented academic papers on Neurology Data Collection, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Ethylene oxide, Perchloroethylene, Lead Neurotoxicity, Toxicology of the Visual System, Neurological Sequellae of Chlorinated Ethylenes, Practical Occupational and Environmental Neurology, and Neurotoxicology.

    Offices Locations: San Francisco, Richmond, Petaluma, Sacramento, Arcata (See Location Details in Links Above)

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    Monoj K. Gupta
    President and Founder
    2526 204th Street SW
    Lynnwood WA 98036
    USA
    phone: 972-234-1634
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    Monoj K. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45 years experience in the field of Oil Technology and Food Processing. He holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and was named Fellow at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in 2008.

    As President of MG Edible Oil, he is currently providing consulting services for Oil and Food Processing companies in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His services are in the area of oil processing, from oil refining to finished product packaging. More specifically, he offers the following process related services:
    • Frying Process
    • Vegetable Oil Processing
    • Baking Process
    • Product Formulation & Development
    • Technical Training
    Mr. Gupta is also the author of numerous technical publications in the U.S. and in other countries. He has written several book chapters, including a chapter on "Manufacturing Emulsifiers" in the Fifth edition of Bailey's Industrial Oils & Fats, as well as two chapters on frying of the Sixth edition of the same book. He published a book on frying through the American Oil Chemists Society in March of 2004.

    Mr. Gupta delivers lectures around the world on oil processing and its applications. He has taught short courses at Texas A&M from 1994 till 1998, and since 1996 has also taught short courses in Vegetable Oil Processing, and Frying at the Institute Food Technology, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, American Oil Chemists Society, University of California, Davis and the American Soybean Association.

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    Monoj K. Gupta, (ed.)
    A comprehensive and made-easy review of all vegetable oil processing steps, including critical process control points, their significance, proper control ranges, and the troubleshooting process. This book is a must-have for vegetable oil processing and maintenance personnel, as well as equipment manufacturers. It discusses process equipment and their functions, along with everything one needs to know to maintain the operation in good order.
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    his book is a unique compilation of theoretical discussions on oil chemistry, the mechanism of oil breakdown, and the practical aspects related to frying. Topics include basic frying oil chemistry and the techniques for the protection of the frying oil; frying techniques for coated foods; food safety and regulatory aspects related to frying; package issues; and the proper techniques required for the day-to-day operation of a frying process.
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    Robert R. Odle, PhD
    100 Wedgemont Dr
    Elkton MD 21921
    USA
    phone: 443-616-4339
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    Robert R. Odle, PhD, is an experienced Metallurgical Engineer and Consultant with over 40 years of experience. With an international clientele, he provides consulting on the viability of new ventures in the extractive metallurgy field especially with magnesium and non-ferrous projects in either pyrometallurgy or hydrometallurgy. His experience enables him to quickly identify the critical steps of the process and the shortest path to proving that step. He usually has experience based opinions on the reasonableness of budgets and time tables for process development. He enjoys some hands on work on a project to get a sense for what is real and what is just wishful thinking.

    He also has extensive experience in corrosion and the selection of materials especially in chemical systems. When required, he works in conjunction with Corrosion Testing Laboratories to do both corrosion tests and failure analysis. He has experience with H2S corrosion in high pressure compressors (Dresser-rand).

    He has extensive project management experience and engineering experience as a process engineer. He is flexible in using his skills to help a project succeed. Long term rate structures are available on interesting projects.
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    Richard J. Long, P.E.
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Corporate Headquarters:
    5265 Skytrail Drive
    Littleton, CO 80123-1566
    CO, FL, GA, TX, KS, NC, DC, TN, KS, NV
    USA
    phone: (303) 972-2443
    fax: (303) 200-7180
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    Florida Office:
    Andrew Avalon, PE, PSP
    President
    8633 Willow Kane Court
    Orlando, FL 32835
    T: (407) 445-0825
    F: (407) 445-0821

    Long International provides expert claims analysis, dispute resolution, and project management services to the Process Plant Engineering and Construction industry worldwide. Our primary focus is on petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas production, mining/mineral processing, power, cogeneration, and other process plant and industrial projects. We also have extensive experience in hospital, commercial and industrial building, pipeline, wastewater, highway and transit, heavy civil, microchip manufacturing, and airport projects.

    Richard Long Richard J. Long, PE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Long International has over 40 years of U.S. and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering. He has presented and published numerous articles on the subjects of claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention. As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for 30 years, Mr. Long has served as the lead expert on over 300 projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$2 billion.



    Andrew AvalonAndrew Avalon, PE, PSP is President of Long International and has over 30 years of engineering, construction management and claims consulting experience. He is an expert in the preparation and evaluation of construction claims, insurance claims, schedule delay analysis, arbitration/ litigation support, and dispute resolution. Mr. Avalon has prepared more than 30 CPM schedule analyses, expert witness reports, and testified in deposition, mediation, and arbitration proceedings. In addition, he has published numerous articles on the subjects of CPM schedule delay analysis and entitlement issues affecting construction claims and is a contributor to AACE® International’s Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis. He has served as a Project Manager on numerous claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$1 billion.



    W. Tom ThweattW. Tom Thweatt is a Senior Principal with Long International and has over 40 years of engineering, construction, and management consulting experience. He has extensive experience in major U.S. and international refining, chemical, petrochemical, offshore oil & gas development, pipeline, infrastructure, and thermal / hydroelectric power generation projects ranging from US$40 million to US$12 billion. He has worked extensively in projects that were executed by multi-national joint ventures on both the owner’s and the contractor’s sides. Mr. Thweatt has served on Joint Venture and Consortium Executive Committees and has participated directly in claims negotiations and settlement agreements in excess of US$100 million.

    11/13/2017 · Construction
    Time is money especially on engineering and construction projects. Because delays in the completion of the project usually result in increased owner, engineer, and contractor costs, the overall time of performance is vital to the financial success of the project. The importance of time is evidenced by the significant role played by CPM schedules, completion dates, and milestones in the bidding and awarding of engineering and construction contracts. The desire to minimize costs and the time of performance often causes the occurrence of acceleration.

    10/4/2017 · Construction
    In the construction industry, it is largely agreed that overtime work adversely affects labor productivity. However, there is no universally accepted method for estimating the resulting loss of productivity, and many of the studies commonly used to estimate such losses have been subject to criticism by industry experts and the courts.

    8/2/2017 · Construction
    The Collapsed As-Built Windows Schedule Analysis (AACE® International Recommended Practice 29R-03, Method Implementation Protocol 3.9) is a modeled, subtractive, multiple-base method. It is a retrospective CPM schedule analysis which is typically used to prove entitlement for compensable delay and assess concurrency of delay within a window of time. The analysis simulates the as-built conditions within a schedule window and then delays are removed from the CPM model. If the forecasted project finish date “collapses” but-for or absent compensable delays, then entitlement for compensable time-related costs can be demonstrated. This article addresses the usage of the Collapsed As-Built Windows protocol and the advantages and disadvantages of the methodology.

    9/27/2013 · Construction
    The "discrete damages/cost variance analysis method" for quantifying construction claim damages involves the specific distribution of all costs incurred on the project rather than quantifying only certain parts of the cost or damage analysis as may be used in the other methods.

    9/4/2013 · Construction
    ABSTRACT - This paper provides guidelines to commercial construction cost engineers for the development of a plan for obtaining and utilizing subcontractor cost information for use in bidding, procurement, scheduling, change order management, and claim management. The paper is based upon personal field experience gained in cost engineering, scheduling, bidding, planning, contracting, and claim analyses.

    8/13/2013 · Construction
    A component of a construction claim often relates to the cost, quantity, and quality of the materials that the contractor installed on a project. The contractor frequently purchases these materials and agrees to install the quantities of materials on a unit price basis, i.e., a unit price that includes both the cost of the materials and the cost to install them.

    12/17/2012 · Construction
    Most construction contracts, whether they are standard or customized forms, usually contain specific provisions related expressly to the process of giving "notice." The notice generally refers to an obligation on the part of the Contractor to notify the relevant party administering the contract, normally the architect, resident engineer, or owner's representative, of a claim or change event that gives rise to possible additional entitlement for time and/or cost.

    4/13/2012 · Construction
    The equitable allocation of responsibility for project delays is essential to the resolution of many construction disputes. Contractors frequently assert that they have been delayed for reasons beyond their control. Owners often remain unconvinced that the Contractor is legitimately entitled to a time extension or delay, acceleration and loss of productivity damages.

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    Lorne G. Everett, PhD, DSc
    3700 State Street. Suite 350
    Santa Barbara CA 93105
    USA
    phone: 805-880-9301 (Direct) or 805-880-9300 (Office)
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    L. Everett & Associates (LEA), is an Environmental Consulting firm consisting of hydrogeologists, engineers, and geologists who design and manage subsurface site characterization projects and soil and groundwater remediation programs. Their work often entails negotiation with environmental regulatory agencies on behalf of clients. LEA advises clients in the area of:
    • Soil Remediation
    • Groundwater Remediation
    • Vapor Intrusion
    • Water Quality Analysis
  • Environmental Regulatory compliance
  • 3-D Subsurface Visualizations
  • 3-D Modeling Data Analysis
  • GIS Mapping
  • Principal, Lorne G. Everett, PhD, DSc, CGW, PH, PH-GW, BCES, HON.D.WRE, FASCE, FAWRA, FASTM, is an Environmental Consultant with over 40 years of experience in site characterization and remediation of Soils and Groundwater.

    Background - Dr. Everett served as the Chief Scientist at Haley & Aldrich, Shaw Environmental, ARCADIS, and Metcalf & Eddy Inc. He is a retired Professional Researcher (Level VII) in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Past Director of the Vadose Zone Monitoring Laboratory at UCSB. The University of California describes full professor Level VII as “reserved for scholars of great distinction.”

    Dr. Everett is an internationally recognized expert who has conducted extensive research on Subsurface Characterization and Remediation. He is Chairman of the ASTM Task Committee on Groundwater and Vadose Zone Monitoring. He also chaired the Remediation Session of the First USSR/USA Conference on Environmental Hydrogeology (Leningrad, 1990).

    Dr. Everett on Vapor Intrusion


    Dr. Everett has received numerous awards, published over 150 technical papers and reports, holds several patents, developed 11 national ASTM Vadose Zone Monitoring standards and authored and edited over 10 books including: Vadose Zone Monitoring for Hazardous Waste Sites, and Subsurface Migration of Hazardous Waste. His book entitled, Groundwater Monitoring was endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as establishing “the state-of-the-art used by industry today” and was recommended by the World Health Organization for all developing countries.

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    8/3/2017 · Environment
    Starting in the 1940s, the synthetic chemical 1,2,3-TCP or 1,2,3-trichloropropane, was an ingredient in certain soil fumigants that were widely used on farms in California and other states. 1,2,3-TCP is a highly toxic chemical classified as a human carcinogen.

    Lorne G. Everett, PhD, et al
    This compilation of selected technical papers, contains peer-reviewed papers that were presented at a symposium sponsored by ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock and Subcommittee on Groundwater and Vadose Zone Investigations.
    Lorne G. Everett, PhD, et al
    The book covers subsurface water exchange between the land and sea as well as groundwater discharge to the seas. It also provides a review of experimental methods and numerical modeling that can be used for the evaluation of specific discharge data and the effect of groundwater on the salt balance of seas and oceans.
    Lorne G. Everett, PhD, et al
    This publication provides an international perspective on one of the most complex issues in hydrology: field and laboratory measurement of low permeability and dual porosity materials. Eleven peer-reviewed papers, written by an international group of experts, focus on the development of techniques to evaluate hydraulic conductivity and remediation of fine grained and dual porosity geologic materials.
    Lorne G. Everett, PhD, et al
    Compiled by experienced practitioners, this guide covers topics such as basic principles of vadose zone hydrology and prevalent monitoring techniques. Case studies present actual field experiences for the benefit of the reader. The Handbook provides practitioners with the information they need to fully understand the principles, advantages, and limitations of the monitoring techniques that are available.
    Lorne G. Everett, PhD
    This handbook contains specific information on the application of a widely accepted groundwater monitoring methodology, which has been applied to coal and oil shale development sites.
    Lorne G. Everett, PhD
    Guidelines and Methodology for Developing and Implementing a Groundwater Quality Monitoring Program
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