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R. John Miner, P.E.
President
12807 Aqua Valley
Helotes TX 78023
USA
phone: 512-506-9007
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R John Miner Utility Industry Expert PhotoR. John Miner, PE, is an accomplished executive manager, engineer, educator and consultant with over 40 years of experience in the Utility Industry. He is Owner and President of Collaborative Learning, Inc. established in 1995, also doing business as Collaboration Unlimited and located in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. In this capacity, Mr. Miner provides a wide range of management and technical consulting, litigation support, and educational services. His clients include both public and private sector electric utilities, utility and technical associations, educational institutions, and law firms.

Litigation Support - Mr. Miner provides expert litigation support on matters involving contractual disputes, electrical accidents, and compliance with both the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC - ANSI Standard C-2) and OSHA regulations applicable to electric utility distribution systems. He routinely presents seminars and short courses throughout the U.S on electrical distribution system design, construction, operation, and maintenance as well as electrical safety and the NESC.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Electricity and Safety
  • Electric Utility
  • Utility Management
  • National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
  • OSHA Issues
  • Electrical Accident Investigation
  • Electric Utility Contracts
  • Power Plants
  • Power Lines
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Substations
  • Electrical Safety
  • High Voltage Accidents
  • Lineman Accidents
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    Albert L. DeBonis, PhD
    PO Box 1322
    Millbrook NY 12545
    USA
    phone: 845-677-3091
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    Albert L. DeBonis, PhD, specializes in Wood Science Technology. His focus is on the evaluation, assessment and testing in virtually every aspect of wood science and wood construction technology across the United States and Internationally.

    Dr. DeBonis served as the manger of the Engineering Research and Development for the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) and taught at the 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.

    Litigation Support - Dr. DeBonis provides forensic investigations, failure analyses, research and development, and provide expert witness testimony in a wide variety of legal cases. He has provided technical support on projects ranging from construction problems in single family dwellings to national class action product liability suits. Dr. DeBonis has investigated products failures such:
    • Hardboard / Composite Wood Sidings
    • Fire Retardant Lumber and Plywood
    • Structural Lumber
    • Trusses
    • Scaffold Systems
    • Ladders
    • In Situ Lumber Grading
    • Lumber & Wood Products
  • Partial and Complete Building Collapses
  • Moisture Intrusion Problems
  • Building Envelope Performance
  • Wood Decay
  • Insect Attack
  • Chemical Degradation of Wood
  • NDT Resistance Drilling
  • Wood Testing
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