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Albert L. DeBonis, PhD
PO Box 1322
Millbrook NY 12545
Usa
phone: 845-677-3091
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Wood Advisory Services (WAS) is a wood science consulting company specializing in the Engineering Uses of Wood and Wood-based Products. They have been pioneers in the development of full-size structural lumber testing procedures, design properties, and statistical distribution and reliability simulations.

WAS provides a wide range of consulting and testing services in virtually every aspect of Wood Science and Wood Construction Technology across the United States and Internationally. WAS professionals frequently assists architectural firms, major corporations, building contractors, trade associations, government agencies, building owners, insurance companies, and home owners in the design of wood structures and specification of wood materials. In addition, they often advise contractors and material suppliers on the interpretation of wood construction specifications, perform building evaluations, and provide research and development on wood construction technology.

WAS services include the standardized testing (i.e. ASTM, AWPA, APA, etc) of wood and wood-based materials including lumber, timber, structural composite lumber, utility poles, piles, decking, siding, trim, solid flooring, and engineered wood flooring.

Principal, Albert L. DeBonis, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in the field of Wood Science/Engineering and Construction Technology. Dr. DeBonis served as the Manager of Engineering Research and Development for the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) and taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Forest Products. He has carried out both basic and applied research over the years on many products, but his current focus is on the proper use of wood products in construction.

Dr. DeBonis has authored numerous articles and delivered seminars and presentations on topics within his area of expertise. Subjects have include the application of wood-based materials, the evaluation of wood piles, and the preliminary investigation of structural wood components.

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Kelly Golda, ACTAR, CXLT, EIT
Forensic Engineering Manager
106 Breakaway Rd.
Cedar Park TX 78613
USA
phone: 512-535-0749
fax: 512-535-2380
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Kelly Golda Construction Management Expert50% of business in Construction Management in working with Owners, Contractors & Subcontractors in their Building Programs and 50% of business activity in Forensic Engineering in working with Attorneys in a variety of case types.

Qualified Expert Witness: Over 40 years experience as an industry leader in construction management, critical path method scheduling, claims and claims prevention, safety programs and forensic analysis. Over 20 years experience successfully serving the legal industry. Our highly trained staff have investigated over 10,000 cases, delivered over 2,000 depositions and provided testimony in over 600 trials.

Other Expertise: Members of Wexco International have additional expertise in: Quality Control; Building and Design Codes; Earthquake / Fire / Flood Damage; Roofing; Waterproofing; Paints; Plaster; Flooring; Critical Path Method Scheduling; Delay Impact Analysis; Accidents relating to Scaffolds, Ladders, Forklifts, Guardrails, Cranes, Manlifts, Use of Tools, Electrocutions, Bulldozers, Stacking; Parking Lots, ADA Regulations; Electric Gates; Construction Area Traffic Control; Roadway Maintenance; Visibility; Lighting.
The subject Case involved the Defendant traveling Southbound on a Freeway in Southern California, when the California Highway Patrol (CHP) performed a traffic stop. The CHP Officer indicated (at the time of the stop, as well as in the official Report) that the cause of the stop was excessive speed (speeding). During the traffic stop, the driver was cited for driving without a valid Driver License.

7/24/2014 · Construction
An employee of a Metal Framing / Drywall Subcontractor fell off a scaffold that allegedly was improperly situated for the work. Additionally, Plaintiff contended that the scaffold had no guardrail (at the time of the incident). The incident occurred during construction of a large mixed use building in Northern California. The result of the fall was a catastrophic injury to the Plaintiff.

6/17/2014 · Construction
The subject property is located in the City of Los Angeles, and is considered to be a landmark property. The improvements on the property were originally constructed in early 1910's. The property consists of: a Main House with a gross living area of 9,400 square feet; a Garage with a 900 square foot Guest House above; and, a 740 square foot Pool House. The three (3) buildings, swimming pool, reflection pond, fountain and gardens are situated on a 36,000 square foot lot.

According to data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which utilized the 2007 Hospital EMS/Trauma Registry Data, Falls and Auto Accidents were the top 2 leading causes of injury within the State of Texas. Of the 91,703 injuries reported in 2007, the combination of Falls and Auto Accidents accounted for an amazing 64% (58,833 injuries). Individually, Falls made up 38% (34,418) of all statewide injuries reported.

According to data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which utilized the 2007 Hospital EMS/Trauma Registry Data, Falls and Auto Accidents were the top 2 leading causes of injury within the State of Texas. Of the 91,703 injuries reported in 2007, the combination of Falls and Auto Accidents accounted for an amazing 64% (58,833 injuries). Individually, Auto Accidents accounted for 27% (27,415) of all statewide injuries reported. Additionally, motor vehicle accidents in Texas is the leading cause of death for residents under the age of 45, and 3rd leading cause of death to all residents.

3/7/2014 · Construction
Plaintiff was an Apprentice Plumber working at the Construction Renovation of a Coffee House.

2/4/2014 · Construction
The subject of this Case involves two (2) adjoining hillside properties in Pacific Palisades, California. One property (owned by Defendant) is at a higher elevation than the other (owned by Plaintiff). Both properties were developed and graded at the same time (in the 1960's). A sloped hillside is situated between each of the respective property building pads and yardscapes.

1/3/2014 · Construction
Plaintiff was a 5 year old child that fell through a gap between the horizontal railings of at a guardrail at an outdoor observation platform located on a small hill overlooking a lake.

11/27/2013 · Construction
The Project was a remodel of an existing multi-story residence located on a hillside in Beverly Hills, California. The Plaintiffs are the owners of the residence, the Defendant are the Design-Build General Contractors engaged by Plaintiffs to perform various design and remodelling to the hillside property. The Home Improvement Agreement and its amendments (i.e. 2 change orders) were drafted by Defendants.

10/24/2013 · Construction
The Project was a retrofit of a historic theatre that was converted to a Restaurant / Bar / Lounge. The Plaintiffs are the managers and operators of a nightclub in Hollywood, the Defendant are the General Contractors engaged by Plaintiffs to perform renovations. The contract and its attachments were created by Defendants.

10/3/2013 · Construction
The Plaintiff, an Insurance Adjuster, was performing an inspection of the roof of an automobile dealership that had reported damage as a result of wind and rain from a recent Hurricane. The subject roof consisted of corrugated metal panels, and translucent fiberglass panels with a matching corrugated pattern. Additionally, the subject roof had been covered with a white polymer "paint" coating for purposes of energy reduction.

The Plaintiff (Decedent) was using a home , propane powered barbecue grill, when the attached propane tank allegedly suffered a catastrophic material failure, resulting in an explosion, which then caused a fire of the residence. Plaintiff obtained the subject propane tank from the Defendant Retailer, who had provided the tank as an exchange of the Plaintiff's empty tank. Defendant Retailer was not authorized by the Defendant Propane Supplier.

Plaintiff was traveling Northbound in the #1 lane of Frank Sinatra Drive in the Plaintiff's 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. At the time of the incident, the Plaintiff was attempting to execute a right hand turn into the main entry at The Bellagio, with the intention of traveling to the employee pick up area, to pick up a co-worker.

7/26/2013 · Expert Witnessing
The Plaintiff, a tenant of the subject apartment building, was on the roof of the building, when the Plaintiff fell through a rooftop skylight located above the apartment building hallway. The Plaintiff had been on the roof with a friend, but was alone at the time of the incident.

At the time of the fall, the Plaintiff was apparently beginning to descend from the top (3rd) level of the scaffold. While transitioning from the top platform onto the ladder that was built into the scaffold frame, the Plaintiff attempted to utilize the midrail as a hand hold, when the midraild gave way. Plaintiff lost his balance and fell to the ground level below.

Plaintiff was the front passenger in a vehicle traveling Northbound on a 2-lane roadway. While traveling through an "S" turn, the vehicle lost control and entered into a critical speed skid.

5/29/2013 · Construction
Plaintiff was a Laborer/Grade Checker who was working at a project involving grading and applying a new asphalt surface to a parking lot. The Defendant was a Contractor that was grading the parking lot utilizing a skip loader.

4/23/2013 · Construction
Plaintiff was an HVAC Technician, who was performing heating, ventilation and air-conditioning work at commercial shopping plaza. The shopping plaza buildings were single-story in height, and had exterior fixed ladders for access to the roof.

3/20/2013 · Expert Witnessing
Experts are a very important, and often critical, component of a lawsuit. Aside from all of the traditional elements and facets (Forensic Analysis & Testimony), is the litany of activities that the Expert may play in the initial role of Consultant to the Attorney.

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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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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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