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Clinton J. Ford, MS, ACA, CGC, CIAQM, CIE, CMR, CRMI
21219 Northwest 70th Ave.
Alachua FL 32615
USA
phone: 866-784-2597
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Advanced Building Consultants provides expert services for a wide range of Construction and Environmental issues. Their clients include homeowners, insurance companies, businesses, and attorneys. Advanced Building Consultants serves clients throughout the Southeastern United States.

Construction Services:
  • Construction Management
  • Building Codes
  • Building Construction
  • Roofing
  • Cost Estimating
Environmental Services:
  • Causation and Origin
  • Healthy Habitat
  • Remediation
  • Damage Estimates
Principal, Clinton J. Ford, MS, ACA, CGC, CIAQM, CIE, CMR, CRMI, is a former Continuing Education Sponsor for the Florida Construction Licensing Board and has been a licensed Florida Certified General Contractor since 1981. He has many years of construction experience on projects ranging from $5,000 to $50,000,000 and has been providing consulting and expert witness work for both construction and environmental issues since 1994.

Mr. Ford has obtained both field experience and education in the following four distinct but often related disciplines of Construction, Environmental, Real Estate and Insurance, and holds many titles and over thirty years of construction experience with twenty-five years as a State Certified General Contractor.

Over the years Mr. Ford has combined his extensive construction knowledge with cause and origin of water intrusion and environmental issues offering an exceptional understanding of Building Science and its relationship to contamination from biological agents such as toxic mold, mycotoxins, bacteria and endotoxin’s.

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12/29/2010 · Construction
Through a referral from an Architect, a school teacher called Clinton J. Ford P.A. with questions concerning the construction of their new two-story home.

12/29/2010 · Construction
A local Mortgage Company referred an Attorney to one of their clients because they were having construction problems. Their clients did not want the final disbursements made until these issues were resolved.

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David Erik Chase, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
403 S. Sapodilla Ave., #604
West Palm Beach FL 33401
USA
phone: 609-577-0304
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FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE: Plaintiff and Defendant ™

David Erik Chase, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, is an Architect with over 50 years of experience, personally responsible for more than $1 billion of constructed projects, as designer, interior designer, specifier, project manager, Architect-of-record, or Principal-in-charge.

Litigation Support - Based on this foundation of technical and practical experience, Mr. Chase has served as an expert witness, testifying in depositions and at trial on over 75 cases, for forensic construction assignments for plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters. His cases have included insurance issues, standard of care, schedule delay, construction defects, contract disputes, copyright, water intrusion, mold, errors and omissions together with a specialty in Florida 718 Statutes for condominiums.

Currently practicing Architecture in Florida, Mr. Chase is licensed in 21 states. He has extensive experience in educational, stadium, criminal justice, housing (senior, assisted living, public, multi-family and single detached), health care, commercial, hospitality and retail projects. Mr. Chase has negotiated, authored and administrated design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager-at-risk, fast-track, fixed price, bridging, sole source and private/government contracts.

Mr. Chase serves as an Expert Witness to highlight issues of fact, to bring clarity to due diligence on both sides of the table, and to advance resolution. As a Mediator and neutral third party, he has expertly guided parties in dispute through an informal, non-adversarial process toward a mutually agreeable resolution without prescribing what that solution should be. Mr. Chase has also served as an Arbitrator on a dozen cases to guide opposing parties through a formal, rule-based process that establishes a binding resolution and reasoned awards.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Architectural Standard of Care
  • Architectural Contracts
  • Building Codes, Standards
  • Construction Defects
  • Building Envelope Systems
  • Design – Build Delivery
  • Water Intrusion Matters
  • Errors and Omissions Claims
  • Stucco and EFIS Systems
  • Betterment Issues
  • Florida 718 Condominium Statutes
  • Wrongful Death Events
  • Fast Track Processes
  • 1990 A D A Guidelines
  • Architectural Copyright Infringement
  • Change Order Analyses
  • Breach of Contract
  • Government Contracts
  • 3/8/2017
    "AIA Florida recently announced its recipients of the 2016 AIA Florida Citizen Architect Award, and named David E. Chase of West Palm Beach, Florida as one of six Florida architects to be honored."
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    Hon. Steven Cohen, (Retired), JD, MBA
    President
    2530 Wilshire Blvd.
    3rd Floor
    Santa Monica CA 90403
    USA
    phone: 310-315-5404
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    Judge Cohen is a qualified Expert and Consultant with over 30 years experience in Construction Defects and Real Estate Standards of Care and Duty, Property Management, Property Inspection, Agents disclosure, Broker's disclosure, and Negligent and Intentional Conduct. Extensive experience in habitability, Civil Code 1941, Health and Safety Code §17920.3, transfer disclosure and all transactional requirements in the sale of property. Expert in construction arena in water penetration, roof defects, home inspection, structural defects, framing defects, electrical & mechanical problems, stucco, foundation and structural slabs, construction schedules and all mold related problems. Litigation consulting includes Case Risk Analysis and Assessment (is a case ripe for litigation?), Research and Litigation Support, Homeowner Associations HOA, Building Codes, Department of Real Estate Rules, Codes and Laws, Contractor's State Licensing Board Rules and Regulations, Uniform Building Code (UBC) compliance, Building and Safety. Expert in Mechanical, Electrical, Water Entry, Toxic Mold, Mildew and Sick Building Syndrome. American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator. Arbitrator and Mediator for State and Federal Cases. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practitioner. Graduate Level Certificate in Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Negotiation) from Pepperdine University School of Law. Licensed to practice law in California and Federal Court-Central District. Retired Administrative Law Judge, Inglewood Office of Appeals.

    Education/Licenses: Administrative Law Judge (Ret.), Attorney, M.B.A., Certified Property Mold Specialist (C.M.I. & C.M.R. Designation), RE Broker (Realtor), General Contractor (B1), Electrical Contractor (C10), Certified Mediator, AAA Arbitrator and Mediator, FINRA Arbitrator, Western Case District.

    Primary Area of Expertise: Real Estate, Construction Defects, Case Risk Assessment.
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    David Neagley, AIA, Architect
    Forensic Architect
    PO Box 2265
    La Jolla CA 92038
    USA
    phone: 858-354-8070
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    David Neagley Forensic Architecture Expert PhotoDavid Neagley, AIA, Architect: Over thirty-two years of architectural design and construction administration experience with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects, totaling over 12.4 million square feet. Emphasizing use of durable, low maintenance materials including stainless, copper, bronze, zinc, cement-fiber, plastics, composites, specialty sealants & industrial paints.

    Building Reconstruction Specialist: Reconstruction design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Services include design for waterproofing, flashing, exterior finishes, roofs, decks, windows, and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage.

    Construction Industry Expert: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, defect analysis, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, interior partitions, and structural issues.
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    David M. Bekus
    45 Hunt Lane
    Skilllman NJ 08558
    USA
    phone: 732-735-7444
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    DM Bekus Construction is a New Jersey Home Design, Construction, and Remodeling Contractor. For over 30 years they've been helping homeowners throughout the area improve properties and build homes. DM Bekus Construction delivers high quality, reliable construction services that help homeowners get more pleasure and enjoyment from their homes and buildings.

    Services Include:
    • New Home Construction
    • Interior Remodeling
    • Exterior Remodeling
  • Construction Project Management
  • Homeowner Association Construction
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Principal, David M. Bekus has over 35 years in the Construction Industry specializing in home design, construction, and remodeling. He offers services to homeowner associations, housing communities, townhome complexes, property managers, and individuals.

    Mr. Bekus is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a building inspector (RCS, ICS, and HHS), a licensed home remodeler, and a licensed new home builder. He is also certified in Project Management, Cost Estimating, Construction Methods, Construction Site Safety, and is a EPA Lead Safe Certified Contractor.

    Mr. Bekus has been a project manager, overseeing all aspects of construction from conception and approvals to final sales for single homes and developments. He has designed and built over 100 custom homes.

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    James R. Drebelbis, AIA, PE
    2909 Cole Ave
    Suite 100
    Dallas TX 75204
    USA
    phone: 214-468-8118
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    Drebelbis Engineering is an Architectural and Engineering firm specializing in Forensic Engineering. Their combined background in architecture, engineering, and business make Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address the complexities found in forensic engineering assignments.

    A Dallas-based company founded in 1996, their focus is structural, architectural and civil engineering as applied to buildings and site systems. They bring technical engineering knowledge, testimony, and remedy when construction fails to perform and when construction processes derail.

    Principal, James R. Drebelbis, AIA, PE, is an Architect and Structural Engineer with over 40 years of experience in all phases of building construction and performance, project management, and producing documents for building construction (drawings, specifications, change orders).

    Litigation Support - Mr. Drebelbis specializes in Forensic Engineering for attorneys and insurance companies. His understanding of building types and construction systems includes site construction and earth retaining structures as well as residential, commercial, manufacturing, and institutional buildings.

    Mr. Drebelbis is retained for Cause and Origin of Structural Failures and disputes about construction performance that often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). His expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Services include engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.

    Education/Licenses: - BS Arch. Engineering, MBA, Professional Engineer (Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico), Architect (Texas)

    Areas of Technical Experience and Expertise:
    • Construction Technology
    • Building Codes
    • Forensic Engineering
    • Fire, Weather, Disaster Related Damage
    • Roofing & Waterproofing Systems
    • Water and Moisture Intrusion
    • Stair Construction
    • Performance of Building Materials
    • Retaining Structures
    • Application of Building Materials
  • Selection of Building Materials
  • Structural Engineering
  • Site and Building Drainage
  • Foundation Design
  • Soil Behavior
  • Concrete Workmanship and Design
  • Contract Documents
  • Professional Ethics
  • Slip, Trip, Fall
  • Corrective Construction
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    Robert L. McNealy
    PO Box 91171
    Salt Lake City UT 84109
    USA
    phone: 801-574-0387
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    Flooristics specializes in Flooring Related Accidents and Defects. They are experienced in the testing of concrete, ceramic tile, carpet, resilient, bamboo, hardwood, laminate, and engineered flooring materials. Flooristics provides an array of expert consulting and forensic services including:
    • Walkway Auditing
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Slip Testing
    • Coefficient of Friction (COF) Testing
    • Moisture Testing of Concrete Slabs and other Materials
    • Forensic Analyses and Testing of Flooring Installations and Materials
    Founder, Robert L. McNealy, has more than 11 years of experience in the flooring industry. He has served in a variety of industry roles, including: flooring contractor, certified flooring inspector, industry standards developer, industry related media personality, and interior design school advisory board member.

    Mr. McNealy maintains the following industry designations and certifications: Walkway Audit Certificate Holder (WACH), Senior Carpet Inspector, Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician, Carpet Reinstallation and Repair Technician, Resilient Flooring Inspector, Wood and Laminate Floor Inspector, IFCI Flooring Inspector, Substrate Subfloor Inspector, Carpet Cleaning, Wood Floor Inspector.

    Mr. McNealy has been a featured guest on radio shows and podcasts, has been an invited speaker at conferences, and has provided CLE training on floor related construction defects.

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    Michael C. Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    2451 Cumberland Pkwy, Suite 3338
    Atlanta GA 30339-6571
    USA
    phone: 404-909-0535
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    HEAD of Engineering, LLC is an Atlanta based firm focused on providing Expert Witness, Structural, and Forensic Engineering Consulting Services to the Legal, Design, and Construction Communities.

    Their Clients have included military and government agencies, universities and school boards, private developers, international airports and air carriers, banks, media corporations, hospitals and hotel chains, attorneys, and insurance companies.

    Consulting Services:
    • Forensic Engineering and Analysis
    • Failure Investigations
    • Structural Assessments of Existing Buildings
    • Property Assessment
    • Repair / Rehabilitation
    • Renovations - Analysis of Existing Structures
    • Peer Reviews
    • Code Review and Interpretation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Strength Hardening - Hurricane Resistant Design
  • Structural Design
  • Special Inspector / Threshold Inspection
  • Stadium / Bleacher Safety Inspections
  • Wind Analysis
  • Seismic Design
  • Specialty Design
  • Principal, Michael C. Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C, has more than 35 years of Structural Engineering Analysis, Design, and Project / Construction Management experience in Saudi Arabia and the United States. His projects range from the design of new facilities and forensic investigations to renovation and retrofitting of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method.

    Mr. Head is a Registered Professional Engineer in 12 States (AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, MA, MD, MS, NC, NH, SC, TN), Washington, D.C., and the United Kingdom, a registered Special Inspector in Florida and a LEED Accredited Professional.

    Mr. Head's diverse portfolio includes aircraft hangars, airline terminals, apartment complexes, arenas, central utility plants, churches, concert halls, convention centers, educational facilities, medical facilities, gymnasiums, hotels, laboratories, manufacturing plants, low and high-rise office buildings, parking decks, performing arts centers and radiation treatment plants.

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    Daniel D. Bawden, GMB, CAPS, CGR, CGP, JD
    5008 Locust St.
    Bellaire TX 77401
    USA
    phone: 713-723-8850
    fax: 713-729-7125
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    Legal Eagle Contractors, Co. is an award-winning full-service Residential Remodeling Company serving Southwest Houston since 1978. They offer professional design and construction services ranging from:
    • Room Additions
    • Kitchen Remodeling
    • Bathroom Remodeling
    • Replacement Windows
    • Garage Conversions
    • Attic Conversions
  • Siding
  • Interior Sheetrock Repair / Painting
  • Exterior Carpentry and Painting
  • Garage Doors and Fancy Front Doors
  • Countertops
  • Lighting Design
  • Principal, Daniel D. Bawden, GMB, CAPS, CGR, CGP, JD, has over 35 years of experience in the Construction Industry. He is a Graduate Master Builder, Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and a Certified Green Building Professional.

    Mr. Bawden serves as an accredited Instructor for the National Association of Home Builders, certifying other builders in his own specialties. He earned both his Bachelor’s degree and Law degree from Baylor University. He is currently serving as Vice Chair of the NAHB Remodelers Council, on track to be the national spokesman for the remodeling industry in 2017.

    Mr. Bawden has been quoted and regularly appear in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Money Magazine, Consumer Reports, Forbes, Better Homes & Gardens, and many more consumer publications. He has made regular appearances on HGTV, and local TV live call-in radio shows in Houston. Mr. Bawden is the only builder who sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Houston Better Business Bureau. He speaks at senior groups and support groups around town on Aging in Place design.

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    9/13/2017 · Construction
    What is the first thing I should do if my home got flooded? Call your flood insurance company and file a claim, preferably before August 31st, when the flood settlement rates go down. How can I find out if I have flood insurance, and who to call?

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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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    Mark C. Vanderslice
    22765 La Palma Avenue
    Yorba Linda CA 92887
    USA
    phone: 714-970-7400
    fax: 714-970-7474
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    Mark VandersliceMark C. Vanderslice has been actively involved in virtually all phases of the Roofing and Waterproofing industries since 1978. Mr. Vanderslice is an active member of RCI, Inc. (formerly The Roof Consultants Institute). In 1984 Mr. Vanderslice was the 16th (to receive certification) of currently 426 nationally recognized Registered Roof Consultants in the United States from a professional membership of over 2,800.

    Roofing & Waterproofing Forensics, Inc. has investigated over 5,000 roofing or waterproofing systems over the past 25 years. They specialize in finding leaks and making recommendations for permanent repair. Because of his reputation for accuracy, fairness, and truthfulness, Mr. Vanderslice is often called for the more “challenging” projects, investigating literally hundreds of wind and earthquake damage claims as it relates to roofing. He is also called on to solve long-term problems that have confounded others and have not been fixed. His clients are building owners, facility and property managers, major universities, architects, general contractors, insurance claims adjusters, and attorneys.

    Mr. Vanderslice's commitment is to provide thorough and factual information utilizing state-of-the art technology as well as years of experience, education and success. He uses state-of-the-art equipment for leak investigation and documentation, including moisture meters, boroscope, digital still cameras, etc. His Consulting Services Include:

    Existing Properties:
    • Leak investigation
    • Failure analysis
    • Wind, earthquake and water intrusion damage claims investigation
    • Roofing and waterproofing system evaluation
    • Budgetary estimates
    • Roofing and waterproofing system evaluation for commercial property acquisitions
    • Development of roofing and waterproofing maintenance programs
    New Construction and Re-roofing/Waterproofing Project Management:
    • Specification development
    • Review of existing construction documents
    • Project Management
    • Bid Administration – Bid review, contractor evaluation and reference check, submittal review
    • Pre-Bid Meeting with prospective Contractors
    • Pre-Job Meeting with Construction Team
    • In-field, full-time or periodic inspections of virtually all types of roofing and waterproofing systems material application
    • Final Inspection
    • Verification of Completion of Final Punch List
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    Shepherd Consulting Services
    John D. Shepherd, RRO, RRC
    Registered Roof Observer, Registered Roof Consultant
    PO Box 10010
    Torrance CA 90505
    USA
    phone: 310-378-0791
    fax: 310-378-0794
    John D. Shepherd, RRC, RROis the principal of Shepherd Consulting Services, a Building Envelope, Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Walls construction forensic consulting firm, and the Building Envelope Institute, a firm that develops education programs for construction professionals (consultants, architects , engineers, con- tractors, etc.). Mr. Shepherd has been consulting for 17 years and has been active in the construction industry for over 40 years, including 10 as a roofing contractor. He is an RCI Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and RRO, a Haag Certified Commer- cial/Residential Roof Inspector, and a certified building science thermographer.

    Over his career in the industry, Mr. Shepherd has conducted thousands of building envelope investigations including those related to leak investigations, construction defect, property assessment inspections, and property damage claims. Through Thermal Imaging of America, a Division of Sheperd Consulting Services, Mr. Shepherd uses Thermal Imaging and various moisture meters to accurately locate the cause of moisture intrusion into a residential or commercial building.

    Mr. Shepherd is a noted author speaker in his field of expertise. He has been delivering presentations on Roofing and Waterproofing nationally for approximately 15 years. He has served on the board of directors for both RCI, Inc. and the SoCal Chapter of RCI, and has served on a number of committees in RCI and on ASTM International.

    Consulting Services Include:
    • Roof Surveys
    • Replacement Cost Analysis
    • Life Cycle Analysis
    • Specification and Detail Review / Development
    • Leak Investigations - Cause and Origin
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    Paris (Perry) Tabor
    CE/SE, PMP, CDP, LEED AP, CAASH
    2671 Crow Canyon Rd., 3rd Floor
    San Ramon CA 94583
    USA
    phone: Ofc: 925-275-0110 / Cell: (925) 360-8259
    fax: 925-838-8901
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    TEAC Structural Engineering specializes in the design of new buildings as well as in the seismic evaluation and rehabilitation / modification of existing structures. They have extensive experience with solar voltaic projects of varying types, including roof-top and ground mount solar installation.

    Services:
    • Design of New and Ancillary Structures - Office / Retail Structures, Motel / Hotel, Cultural / Educational / Community Structures, Multi-Family (Market-Rate, Rental & Affordable) Housing, Production Housing (Attached & Detached), Industrial & Maintenance Structures
    • Structural and Seismic Evaluations of Existing Structures - Structural Alterations & Rehabilitation, Historic Preservation, Condition Assessment, Post Earthquake Evaluations
    • Special / Ancillary Structures
    • Peer Review / Constructability Reviews / Forensics
    • Solar Installations - Rooftop / Ground Mount
    President of TEAC Structural Engineering, Paris A. (Perry) Tabor, is a Structural Engineering Consultant (new, additions, and ancillary low-rise structures) with expertise in Forensic Construction Analysis and Solar Space (product development and distributed generated design). His career spans 30 years of structural engineering experience.

    Specialties
    • Design-Analysis:
      • Commercial - retail/MOB/office/sports facility/hospitality/mixed-use
      • Residential - active adult/production housing/custom-estates/Market-Rate, For-Rent & affordable
      • Building Rehabilitations/Additions (many with historically significant and adaptive-use demands)
      • Peer Reviews and Construction Administration services
    • Seismic Risk Assessments: Buildings/Facilities due-diligence/property conditions reports: (PML/SEL/SUL), post-earthquake observations and pre-construction reviews
    • Forensic evaluations, expert witness and litigation support; equally distributed between plaintiff and defense cases
    Degree - OSU: BS - Civil Engr. (Concentration: Structural / Geotechnical / Construction Engineering Management)

    Licensure - CE (CA) /SE (UT)

    Certificates - PMP, CDP, LEED AP, CAASH / CAP

    Previous Positions Appointments: CFSEI (National Board of Directors), LGSEA (California Pres.), PMI-SFBAC (Board Member/CGO), HBANC [50+ Council (Vice Chair)/ Associates (Pres.) / Multifamily (Pres.) / Urban Infill (Reg. Board)]

    Publications - Structural Columnist for Builder / Architect & Commercial Builder / Architect.

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    James C. Walden, AIA, ASCE
    18 Knapp St., Ste. 4B
    Stamford CT 06907
    USA
    phone: 203-504-2471
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    James C. Walden, AIA, ASCE, is an internationally renowned Architect who has designed award winning low rise buildings in Greenwich, Connecticut and high rise buildings in New York City, New York. He has 50 years of experience practicing Architecture.

    Background Experience - Mr. Walden maintained a solo practice in Greenwich, CT for 25 years. His firm was absorbed by a major New York firm and he subsequently practiced with three major firms in New York City. Prior to that, Mr. Walden assisted in founding a new School of Architecture and Planning at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Litigation Support: Registered to practice Architecture in the States of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, Mr. Walden provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His services include forensic investigation of construction defects, written reports, depositions, arbitration, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Preparation of AIA Contract Documents
    • Project Programming
    • On-Time Budget Project Delivery
    • Building Envelope Failure
    • Forensic Investigation
    • Restoration of Historic Structures
    • Zoning and Building Code Analysis
  • Owner's Representative Services
  • Due Diligence Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Façade Restoration
  • Residential Projects
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Client Liaison
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    Office of Design & Construction
    2115 Third Street, Suite 208
    Santa Monica CA 90405
    USA
    phone: 805-798-0010
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    Jeffrey Phillip Weinstein, AIA, a California licensed Architect and Construction Project Manager since 1982, with a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from USC, is actively involved with development, design and construction management. Mr. Weinstein provides preconstruction (entitlements, plans, permits) through on-site construction administration services (change order analysis, cost evaluation) on a wide range of building types.

    Expertise: Mr. Weinstein has extensive experience in real estate development, acquiring government approvals, entitlements and permits, architect's standard of care, construction management, claims & defects, and A/E/C agreements. His expertise includes scope of services and design fees, zoning and building codes, errors/omissions, construction defects, destructive testing and repairs. Previous positions include Director of Operations, Preconstruction Director, Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager and Administrator for Nadel and Callison Architects, Tishman Construction, Trammel Crow Company, California State University and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

    Project Experience: Jeff's project experience includes high-rise residential and mixed-use developments, multi-family residential podium-type apartments and condominiums, retail, big box, neighborhood shopping centers and regional malls, corporate and tenant improvements, hospitality including wineries and breweries, themed resorts and casinos, K-12 and university buildings, hospitals and medical facilities, custom and production homes.

    Professional Licenses / Certifications / Affiliations:
    • California Registered Architect, License #12822
    • AIA Certified in Construction Management, Contract Administration and Specifications
    • Member, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specification Institute
    • Member, North Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review
    Professional Services Include:
    • Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) Project Management
    • Owner’s Representative / Real Estate Development / LEED Design-Build
    • Director of Operations and Pre-Construction Services / Construction Administrator
    • Forensic Architect / Construction Expert Witness
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    9/11/2017 · Construction
    ln our current climate of economic prosperity and rising real estate values, the prevalence and usefulness of construction litigation may be on the wane. Much of the litigation and expert opinion in recent years has resulted in unrealistic repair schemes for the sole purpose of producing a settlement among parties to the litigation. When a plaintiff expert recommends a "remove and replace in its entirety"1 scenario (for example, arguing that all exterior stucco must be demolished and reinstalled due to a lack of expansion joints), the defense expert frequently advocates a more modest "fix what's broken" scheme to provide a minimum repair at the lowest cost. This process consumes considerable time and resources, and creates a difficult environment in which to craft a settlement. More often than not, neither party is pleased with the outcome; unreasonable plaintiff positions often result in settlement amounts ranging between 15 to 25 percent of the claim amount.

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