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Expert in Ceramic Tile. Marble, Slate, Stone and Glass Tile Construction

Expert ID: 725910 California, USA

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Expert is extremely knowledgable in tile construction and can produce reports with an unbiased opinion based on the trade's best practices, which are obtained from various industry groups that establish the standard of care, codes and industry standards and product recommendations. He may also use these to address assembly problems in the form of construction defects or errors and omissions in the assembly. Some of the industry sources are MIA, TCNA, NTCA, ANSI, CTIOA, BSI, MMSA, UPC, ASTM, IRC, IBC, UBC, etc.. Forensic inspection experience in facades, balconies / decks, swimming pools, showers /steam showers, countertops and floors.

Shower constructionFloor construction
assembly
Membranes
Materials used
Means, method Techniques, procedures usedWall Construction
assembly
Membranes
Materials used
Means, method Techniques, procedures usedDeck construction
assembly
Membranes
Materials used
Means, method Techniques, procedures usedMarble installations
assembly
Membranes
Materials used
Means, method Techniques, procedures used

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: None Subject: Social Studies Institution: San Diego State College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1975 to 2009 Employer: Daniel Dixon Tile Contractor Title: Contractor / Owner Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Ceramic Tile Institute of America
Forensic Expert Witness Association
Licenses / Certifications
Tile Industry Expert, Certification as Tile Inspector, Tile Subject Matter Expert, Certified Construction Document Technologist, Certified Residential Mold Inspector, Certified in moisture testing of floors, ASTM Testing

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
6 years in construction defects litigation, expert in codes and standards and proper installation methods
Training / Seminars
Ocean Glass Factory: 3 Workshops on glass mosaics installation, Genesis 3, Two classes & a specialty workshop in tile installation for pools;

Independent Floor Testing & Inspection: Certified in moisture testing of floors, ASTM Testing F-1869 Cal Chloride Test, F-2170 Insitute, F-1907 meter, F-710 pH.;

Mapei Technical Institute: Product training in Thinset – Adhesives – Membranes – leveling products – Manufacturing of product factory tour;

Laticrete International: Technical training in materials and installation methods at Los Angelus materials manufacturing plant;

Building Science Corp: Technical training on Physics of Slabs and Stucco and moisture migration in cement with Dr. Joe Lstiburek;

Crossville Porcelain Institute: Tour / Lecture at Porcelain tile factory in Tennessee, classes on porcelain tile use and installation specification;

Dallas Ceramic Tile Factory: participant in lecture and tour of specialty tile and wall tile manufacturing plant;

World Floor Covering Association: Ceramic tile installation training at national headquarters in Anaheim, California;

American Concrete Institute: Moisture problems, Slab curing / curling, Floor flatness tolerance div.3 vs. 9, Delamination blisters, cracks;
Schluter Systems: Waterproof crack isolation membrane, movement suppression system at Tile Council of North America training facility;

National Tile Contractor Assoc………... Shower Pan and shower walls installation and water tight integrity hands-on four day course (Trained to instruct course);

Construction Specification Institute…. …Construction contracts and specification courses, Principles and practices of specification courses for CDT certification;
Marble Institute of America: Advanced Slab Installation (Countertops) Fabrication, Production, Shop Tours
Other Relevant Experience
Contractor, Certified Inspector

Fields of Expertise

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