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Dr. Shakir Shatnawi, Ph.D., P.E.
Transportation Engineering Expert
El Dorado Hills CA 95762
USA
phone: 916-790-1158 or 916-990-6488 (Cell)
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Shakir Shatnawi, PhD, PE, specializes in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design and has over 27 years of practical and extensive engineering and transportation expertise covering industry and public agencies including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). As President of Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC, he directs engineering operations and performs pavement studies and investigations.

Background Experience - Dr. Shatnawi served as a principal investigator on multi-million dollar pavement projects. He taught highway and transportation engineering at California State University. He was the QC/QA program manager, the chief of the Pavement Design and Rehabilitation and the chief of Pavement Preservation, and served as the Caltrans State Pavement Engineer. He directed Caltrans’ Pavement Program as a Division Chief and oversaw over 50,000 lane miles with a budget of over $200 million in pavement preservation and over $500 million in pavement rehabilitation.

Litigation Support - Dr. Shatnawi provides expert witness services, expert testimony, and litigation support to legal entities and attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include dispute resolution and failure and forensic engineering analysis and investigations on cases related to:
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Highway Design Standards
  • Highway Specifications / Guidelines
  • Public Agency Policies / Practices
  • Pavements
  • Materials
  • Highway Geometric Design
  • Drainage
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Highway Repairs / Maintenance
  • Construction Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Construction Claims
  • Surface Conditions - Friction, Skid Resistance
  • Potholes / Roughness
  • Traffic
  • Highway Safety
  • Signage
  • Sight Distance Requirements
  • Roadside Hazards
  • ADA Requirements
  • Code Violations
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    Robert A. McNeese
    Conveyor Consultant
    ALL STATES USA
    phone: 228-623-5131
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    Robert A. (Bob) McNeese is a Professional Conveyor S.M.E. Subject Mater Expert with close to 40 years of conveyor system experience in most every aspect of conveying systems. Mr. McNeese offers his services to the conveying industry to enhance operations, maintenance, and overall safety performance as well as providing 3rd party factually based non- partial overviews and opinions to legal counsel as an expert witness for the purpose of fair litigation.

    Consulting - Bob McNeese has worked to improve efficiency and safety with companies such as Chevron, Southern Company, International paper, DuPont, and various shipping bulk terminals. He offers his unique services to alert customers to the ever changing OSHA, MSHA, ASME, regulations surrounding industrial conveying equipment. Several delivery methods are available to insure the new information and changes are introduced to the jobsite at the core of the workforce (site safety audits, safety topics, banners, labels, safety seminars)

    Litigation Support - Mr. McNeese is an expert in all industrial areas of Conveyors and Bulk Handling Systems. He provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. Mr. McNeese provides expertise on issues concerning industrial conveyor system accidents and safety concerns as a result of manufacturing, installation, operation, or maintenance.

    Specific Areas of Expertise:
    • Refineries
    • Port Facilities
    • Storage Transfer Facilities
    • Power Plants
    • Mines
    • Chemical Plants
    • Grain Elevators
    • Fertilizer Plants
    • Paper Mills
    • Food Processing
    • Coal Handling
    • Cement
    • Pet Coke
  • Wood Chips
  • Iron Ore
  • Lignite
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Salt
  • Plastics
  • Grain
  • Fertilizer
  • Aggregate
  • Tire Shredding
  • Waste
  • Various Dry Chemicals
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    Himad Beg, PE
    708 3rd Ave.
    6th Floor
    New York NY 10017
    USA
    phone: 212-796-4364
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    Himad Beg, BE, PE, has many years of experience in the dual fields of Forensic Engineering and Construction Management. In the realm of Forensic Engineering, Mr. Beg has performed accident site investigations and inspections and authored Engineering Reports on over 350 accident cases. As a Construction Manager, he has managed over $500 million dollars of critical infrastructure construction and rehabilitation for government agencies in New York and New Jersey. Key responsibilities have been to ensure Contractor Code Compliance, Quality Control and Site Safety.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Beg provides Forensic Engineering consulting and Expert Witness services to attorneys for plaintiff and defense, insurance companies, and the construction and safety industries. His services include accident site inspection, measurements, and engineering reports documenting investigation findings. Mr. Beg is available for Expert Witness testimony at depositions and trials.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Premises Liability
    • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Elevators & Escalators
    • Scaffolds
    • Construction Accidents / Defects
    • Product Liability
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Traffic Crashes
  • OSHA Violations
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Claims & Dispute Resolution
  • MPT Plans & MUTCD Compliance
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    Ray G. Helmer, P.E.
    Principal
    9314 Bankside Drive
    Houston TX 77031-1713
    USA
    phone: 713-777-7611
    fax: 713-774-6881
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    Ray Helmer is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio and Kansas. He is available to perform Expert Witness Services in all 50 states.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Civil, Structural and Forensic engineering
  • Highway engineering, roadways, sight distance
  • Concrete and Asphalt Pavements
  • Highway / Street lighting
  • Traffic engineering, signals, signs, striping
  • Traffic noise studies
  • Accidents – automobile, train, motorcycle, pedestrian
  • Traffic accident testimony involving city / County / State DOTS
  • Hydraulics, hydrology, drainage, flooding
  • Sanitary engineering, sewers, overflows
  • Water treatment, distribution, pumping
  • Water disinfection byproducts (DBPs)
  • Wastewater treatment plants, lift stations
  • Soil expansion, contraction, settlement
  • Foundation failure, structural damage
  • Plumbing, leaks, water intrusion
  • Airports, FAA standards, runways, taxi ways, ramps
  • Bridges, buildings, corrosion, concrete cracking
  • Construction defects, fraud, accidents, delays, estimates
  • Hydroplaning is frequently alleged to be a cause of vehicular traffic accidents. This is because many persons, even law enforcement personnel, may not know the technical definition and criteria for hydroplaning.

    Many vehicular accidents happen because drivers are in too much of a hurry or they are distracted by any number of things. They just are not paying close enough attention to their surroundings. Traffic accidents at signalized intersections are common where both drivers claim the other driver is at fault.

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    Victor Lee Gallivan, P.E.
    14193 Klingensmith Blvd.
    Carmel IN 46033
    USA
    phone: 317-605-4704
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    Victor Gallivan Asphalt Pavement Expert PhotoVictor Lee Gallivan, PE has 45 years of expertise in the field of Asphalt and Pavement Engineering. He founded Gallivan Consulting, Inc. in 2015 after 42 years with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) where he was involved in multiple aspects of highway construction activities mainly related to Asphalt Materials Design and Construction.

    Background Experience - Mr. Gallivan has been instrumental in the national advancement of new technology for the Federal Highway Administration on Intelligent Compaction (IC) for Soils, Aggregate and HMA materials from 2007, and SuperPave from 2000. He is also updating the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards for recycling programs, specifications and protocols for recycled materials.

    As the lead technical manager for FHWA, Mr. Gallivan's efforts included multiple national and international programs related to Intelligent Compaction and the development of performance specifications using the technology. He has made over 50 presentations throughout the US and Internationally on Intelligent Compaction, Quality Assurance Programs, Recycling of Materials, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements (RAP), Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles, and Reclaimed Rubber, various Slag products, as well as HMA and WMA materials. He has also authored or co-authored over 40 reports that include 30+ Peer Reviewed Research papers for various boards and associations.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Gallivan is a Subject Matter Experts in the field of Asphalt and Pavement. He provides forensic activities for states and local governments. His specific areas of expertise include:
    • Foundry Sands
    • Shingles
    • Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavement and Materials Technologies
    • Quality Assurance Programs
    • Recycled Materials Programs including Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements
    • Rubber and various Reclaimed Slag Products
    • In-Place Pavement Recycling Technologies including CIR, CCPR, FDR, and HIR Programs
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