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James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB
Vice President, Principal
2121 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
USA
phone: 215-636-9900 ext.325
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James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB is Principal and Architect of Record at Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects PC, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973 and specializing in ground-up, renovation and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally.

Mr. Rappoport has successfully provided technical consultation, expert witness opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, depositions, mediation presentations, testimony and trial support in more than 190 legal cases, engaged by both defendants' and plaintiffs' legal teams.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Architecture
  • Architectural Codes / Design & Standards
  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Practice
  • ADA - Accessibility Compliance
  • ADA - Accessibility Design
  • Building Codes & Ordinances
  • Construction & Architecture
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Disputes
  • Facility Programming
  • Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment Specifications
  • Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment Failures
  • Hotel & Resort Design & Planning
  • Interior Design & Planning
  • Office Building Design & Planning
  • Owner – Architect Agreements
  • Owner – Contractor Agreements
  • Professional Liability (Architecture & Design)
  • Project Planning
  • Slip – Fall Accident (Causes)
  • Site Assessment & Development
  • Site Planning & Design
  • Standard of Care (Architecture & Design)
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Development & Planning
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    Timothy P McCormick, PE, CBO, CASp,
    President
    21250 Hawthorne Blvd
    ste. 500
    Torrance CA 90503
    USA
    phone: 310-792-7044
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    Timothy McCormick ADA Accessibility Expert PhotoTimothy P. McCormick, PE, CBO, CASp, President career spans four decades related to the construction industry. He currently specializes in ADA Accessibility.

    Mr. McCormick is licensed in California as both a civil engineer and a general contractor. He holds certifications as a Building Official and Plans Examiner from the International Code Council and as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) from the California Division of the State Architect.

    Background - Mr. McCormick's work history includes duties as a carpenter, superintendent, general contractor, civil engineer, and building official before starting his own consulting company. His construction experience spans from the simplest of residential structures to the largest of current mixed-use, campus and institutional buildings. Along the way, he developed a strong practical approach to code compliance that creates innovative solutions to meet client needs and the intent of applicable regulations.

    Mr. McCormick has authored several portions of local building codes and regularly participates in the development of State of California building code amendments related to accessibility. His professional memberships include the International Code Council, California Building Officials and the Certified Accessibility Specialist Institute.

    Litigation Support - Mr. McCormick provides expert review of construction drawings and inspection of buildings for compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and practice standards. He has specialized knowledge in accessibility design and construction requirements mandated under the Federal Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and California Building Code.

    His expert knowledge and code development work make him a much sought expert for litigation, construction and training needs. His expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Review of Construction Drawings
    • Building and Land Use Codes
    • Code Compliance Building Inspection
    • ADA Accessibility Design Requirements
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    Sherry L. Young, OTR
    5480 W. 60th Ave, Suite B
    Arvada CO 80003
    USA
    phone: 303-552-4220
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    Sherry L. Young, OTR, is a nationally board certified Occupational Therapist. Registered with the National Board for Certification on Occupational Therapy and a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator, she specializes in Functional Capacity Evaluations.

    Ms. Young provides Functional Capacity Evaluations to encompasses the entire human experience including physical, cognitive, emotional, visual perceptual, and social skills required to handle the demands of today’s home, community, and occupational environments. Main assessment areas include Positional Tolerances, Lifting Abilities, Manual Speed and Dexterity, Level of Effort, Cognitive Status Abilities, and Emotional Status Abilities.

    Ms. Young's background experience includes years of patient treatment and job site analyses, mainly for University of Colorado employees. She has had contracts with Boulder County and Longmont Foods as their sole rehabilitation providers providing treatment, job site analysis, post-offer pre-employment screens / physicals, and functional capacity evaluations from Boulder to Longmont in 3 locations. She has also has served on the Workman’s Compensation Treatment Guidelines Task Force for chronic pain and lower extremity.

    Consulting and Litigation Support - Ms. Young offers Functional Capacity Evaluations for counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her company, Starting Point Rehabilitation Inc., is the only facility in the country providing a 3 day functional capacity format allowing for more comprehensive evaluation and stronger validity compared to shorter formats. With a combination of functional work simulation activities and computer-based protocols they offer the most objective and reliable FCE available.

    Occupational Medicine and Vocational Rehabilitation Specialty Focus:
    • Job Site Analysis
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Work Tolerance
    • Future Care Needs
  • Return to Work
  • ADAA Consultant
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Cognitive Performance Evaluations