Stein Design is a Mechanical Engineering firm with an emphasis on Product Design and Development. Stein Design provides clients with technical expertise, creativity and styling to successfully develop new products and machines, improve existing products, and solve difficult engineering problems.
Product Design and Development
3-D CAD and Rapid Prototyping
Finite Element Analysis
Industrial Design and Aesthetics
Machine Design and Automation
Patent Search and Assistance
Solar Engineering and Design
Matthew I. Stein, PE, principal of Stein Design, has 12 patents to his name and almost 40 years of Mechanical Engineering experience specializing in Product Design and Development. He has designed highly successful products for industry leaders such as Hewlett Packard, Seagate, IGT, Duraflame, Plantronics, and Haws.
Mr. Stein is also a licensed contractor specializing in Green Building. Mr. Stein builds energy efficient, beautiful comfortable homes that minimize negative impacts on the environment. Mr. Stein is the best selling author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability & Surviving the Long Emergency. This is a very valuable guide to sustainable living & sustainable technologies; self reliant skills; and how to plan for, and deal with, future instabilities in the workings of our world as we come to grips with declines in oil production, collapsing ecosystems and climate change.
Mr. Stein is a National Merit Scholar, MIT graduate, recipient of the "Straight T" award (MIT's highest athletic honor), and has extensive media experience on television, radio, and in public speaking engagements.
Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. This book provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios.
This book, comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe.
MEP Engineer of Record for the design and construction of more that 1300 MEP projects located in the USA, Europe, Canada, Asia, South America, and Carribbean since 1965.
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER and Engineer of Record for the design and the construction of HVAC, & Plumbing Systems
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER and Engineer of Record for the design and the construction of Interior and Exterior Lighting Design, Interior Electrical Power Distribution Systems, Exterior Power Distribution to Class 35kV, Large Un-interruptible Power Systems, Large Emergency Power Generation Systems to 750kVA, Electrical Power Quality Analysis Documentation & Harmonic Current Attenuation Design
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES for Facility HVAC, Electrical Power. Lighting and Plumbing Systems; Construction Contract Administration Services; Project Construction Cost Estimating Services; Life Cycle Cost Analysis Report Services; Energy Consumption Analysis Report Services; Diesel power engine-generators and fuel systems; UPS systems; Data Processing power and Grounding systems;
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.
Ray Helmer has acted as an Expert Witness and as a consultant to both plaintiffs and defendants and their representing counsel in the resolution of numerous cases. He has been called as a consultant in cases involving insurance companies, utility companies, state highway departments, railroad companies, private companies, and land and commercial developers.
As an Expert Witness/Consultant, Mr. Helmer enjoys a reputation for his rigorous attention to detail and professional expertise. He spends a considerable amount of time inspecting the sites where the alleged instances occurred, taking photographs, preparing detailed surveys, and reports, reviewing witnesses' statements and depositions, and using his professional knowledge and expertise to provide accurate and impartial assessments.
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.
Curt M. Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP, has over 30 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer. With a Masters in Engineering Management, he provides professional engineering consultation services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector.
Mr. Freedman evaluates building mechanical and structural infrastructure. His experience includes the design, engineering, and construction of HVAC systems, boilers and chillers, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. He is registered to practice in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maryland.
Since 2006, Mr. Freedman has been an adjunct professor at Western New England College in Springfield, MA where he teaches materials science laboratory, energy management, and alternative energy sources. In 2010, he became the first professor to successfully include the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Exam as part of an engineering classroom as sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Mr. Freedman is an advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs.
Carl E. Peters, PE, PLS, PP, CO, has a broad range of expertise in the areas of Land Use, Municipal Engineering, and Code Enforcement in the State of New Jersey. He currently offers consulting advice to New Jersey Local Governments in the areas of:
Storm / Sanitary Sewer Operations
Public Works / Parking Operations
Mr. Peters is one of fewer than ten people in New Jersey who holds licenses as a Professional Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor, Professional Planner, Construction Official, Building Official, and Plumbing Official.
With this rare combination of professional credentials, Mr. Peters also offers Owner’s Representative Services which include managing projects from the earliest planning stages, through land use and construction code approvals to construction and occupancy of the buildings. He has a history of coordinating work among design professionals, attorneys, government officials, and contractors to bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
Mr. Peters has been honored with the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Project of the Year Award for his Infrastructure Management Program, John Street Playground, Reconstruction of John Street, and Hodge Road.
Bonneau Dickson, PE, is a Sanitary Engineer with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of studying, designing, and constructing water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities, both in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Dickson provides consulting services in the following areas::
Wastewater Facilities Design
Wastewater Facilities Planning
Water Facilities Design
Water Facilities Planning
Standard of Care
Stormwater Facilities Design
Stormwater Facilities Planning
Design Experience - Mr. Dickson has participated in the design of approximately 300 water, wastewater and stormwater projects, ranging in size from a single septic tank or well to a 120 MGD pure oxygen wastewater treatment plant. He was the project manager on many of these projects.
Construction Management Experience - Mr. Dickson has been resident engineer or otherwise participated in the construction phase of approximately 20 water and wastewater projects.
Management Experience - Bonneau Dickson has both project management and general management experience. Has been project manager on approximately 175 projects. He was operations manager for a 150 person engineering firm, and has frequently managed design teams and design departments. He has served as staff to technical agencies assisting them select, hire, and manage other consultants.
William R. Acorn is founder of Acorn Consulting Services, LLC, an engineering firm. As a consulting mechanical engineer, Bill provides project analysis, forensic reconstructions and litigation support services relating to the design, delivery and functioning of high-tech manufacturing facilities, semiconductor fabrication facilities, institutional laboratories, data centers, health care facilities and a variety of commercial buildings. He is a recognized expert in the evaluation of deficiencies in HVAC systems, cleanrooms, piping systems, refrigeration systems, construction defects, building and fire code compliance, and patent and trade secret disputes. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.
Bill has more than 40 years of experience as a professional engineer and is a recognized expert in assessing, evaluating, remediating and providing testimony on complex project design, construction and operational matters. His consulting expertise has been influential in shaping approaches to code compliance and life safety in semiconductor and similar advanced technology facilities.
Registered as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.
Registered with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying NCEES (Certificate No. 6999)
Fellow in the HVAC industry leading organization ASHRAE
Visiting lecturer at the Arizona State University Del E. Webb School of Construction in Tempe, AZ
Advisor to CREATE, ACE – Alliance for Construction Excellence and the IAB – Industry Advisory Board, all affiliated with ASU
Building Systems Analysis:
HVAC and Refrigeration
Process and Power Piping
Standard of Care in Design and Construction
Chemical Exposures in the Workplace
Cleanroom Design and Performance
Codes and Standards
Patent and Trade Secret Disputes
Bill’s pragmatic approach to both forensic and litigation consulting as well as project consulting is based on more than 40 years of real-world experience as a design professional, mentor and forensic analyst, as well as many years as an instructor in professional and academic settings.
Strategic Litigation Consulting
Forensic Analysis, litigation consulting and expert testimony. Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the US and Asia.
Bill’s ability to explain complex issues to non-technical audiences, including juries, mediators and judges, is a key to successfully solving your litigation challenges.
Services range from peer review to conceptual design to development of strategies and programs for expedited project delivery.
Bill frequently acts as an owner’s agent and mentor, functioning as an extension of the owner’s project team. On other projects, Bill serves as a subject matter expert assisting project delivery firms in their development of viable solutions and review of construction documents.
As a project consultant, Bill assures the project gets off to the right start and provides his expertise through completion and operation to maximize return on investment.
Introduction: In our first Volume of the Forensic Exchanger, we discussed some of the all too many reasons why HVAC systems fail. If you missed that edition and are interested in that topic e-mail us and we will gladly send it to you. We will follow up with more discussion of that important topic in later editions
Facilities which utilize hazardous liquids and gases represent a significant potential liability to the owner, operator, and general public in terms of personnel safety and preservation of assets. It is obvious that a catastrophic incident or loss of property or personnel is to be avoided at all costs. This book was conceived to give the reader a guide to understanding the requirements of the various codes and regulations that apply to the design, construction, and operation of facilities utilizing hazardous materials in their processes.