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Expert in Electrical Engineering: Construction

Expert ID: 735182 Colorado, USA

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As an Electrical Engineer and Electrician for over 35 years in the built environment, Expert possesses a unique skill set. He understands all aspects of design and installation of electrical distribution systems for many building types, including single and multi-family residential, retail, office buildings, mixed use, high-rise, medical, data centers and labs. He is qualified in alternate energy sources for normal and critical systems back-up power including generators, fuel cells and solar PV plants.

Expert's field experience enables him to address constructability of electrical systems and coordination with other systems during the design phase of a project. Coordination with mechanical, plumbing and structural systems is a one of the keys for a successful project

Expert has experience serving as expert consultant in connection with formal dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration. His recent experience therein includes providing consulting, expert witness, and litigation support services to a large national general contractor in connection with the defense of a multi-million dollar standard of care and delay / lost productivity claim asserted electrical sub-contractor relating to the construction of a $40 million educational facility. He has conducted interviews of key design and construction professionals, participated in site observations, prepared report of findings, testified in depositions, and presented findings and analysis to opposing parties and counsel at a settlement conference.

As the Senior Electrical Partner at ABS Consultants and Chief Electrical Engineer at Mazzetti, Expert is highly qualified to provide electrical system schematic design development and project quality control design review. He has prepared schematic designs and conducted design reviews for hundreds of facilities of all project types. He has been the engineer of record for hundreds of projects in my 30 plus years.

Expert has successfully submitted changes to governing codes, including NFPA 70 and NFPA 110. The NFPA 70 changes concerned the calculation method for plug loads in medical facilities and the inclusion of fuel cells for critical power back-up in healthcare facilities. The NFPA 110 changes added the use of fuel cells as back-up power for healthcare facilities.

As an electrician beginning before and throughout college and now as a Master Electrician, Expert has been involved in dozens of successful protects. He is keenly aware of proper construction techniques. Design drawing interpretation can been a big problem when projects are not properly staffed with experienced individuals. His field experience allows him to identify staffing issues early on in a project that can help avoid construction deficiencies and claims.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Pueblo, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: BSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: California State University Fresno

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal and Chief Electrical Engineer Department: Electrical Design Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for electrical engineering design, construction administration and commissioning of projects nationwide. As the Chief Electrical Engineer, he is responsible for the technical support, standards development and training of all electrical engineers companywide.
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Master Electrician Department: Electrical Construction Responsibilities: Expert supports all projects as the Master Electrician. His responsibilities include design review, construction supervision and quality control.
Years: 1990 to 2010 Employer: ABS Consultants Title: Senior Partner Department: Electrical Design Responsibilities: Expert undertook engineering design and supervision of a 15-person electrical department. Commercial projects included multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial high rise and retail. Electrical engineering duties included electrical load calculations, electrical one-line diagram development, lighting design, and electrical circuiting. Electrical department duties included the staffing, training and development of engineering design tools including specifications and design standards.
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Chevron USA Title: Electrical Project Manager Department: Design and Construction Responsibilities: Expert was tasked with electrical design, procurement of equipment, construction contracting, installation and commissioning of electrical systems in petrochemical facilities. He served as owner's representative for multi-discipline projects in engineering firms. Representative projects include gas production facilities in Alaska, oil extraction platform offshore California and oil production facilities on the western slope of Colorado.
Years: 1984 to 1985 Employer: Pacific Gas and Electric Title: Electrical Intern Department: Electrical Distribution Responsibilities: Expert held an internship in the electrical distribution department, where the duties included electrical system coordination studies and load flow analysis.
Years: 1978 to 1984 Employer: Various Electrical Contractors Title: Electrician Department: Electrical Construction Responsibilities: He worked with various electrical subcontractors after high school and during summer breaks in college. Projects included multi-family residential, commercial office space and light industrial facilities.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2018 Country / Region: East and West Africa Summary: Design and construction administration for various medical facilities in Liberia, Rwanda and Uganda
Years: 2010 to 2018 Country / Region: Haiti and the Caribbean Region Summary: Design and installation of solar PV plants in medical facilities.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
NFPA: National Fire Protection Association
NCEES: National Council of Engineering Examiners
Tau Beta Pi: Engineering Honor Society
Eta Kappa Nu: IEEE Honor Society
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Michigan, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Licensed Master Electrician: Colorado
LEED® Accredited Professional BD+C

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has experience serving as expert consultant in connection with formal dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration. His recent experience includes providing consulting, expert witness, and litigation support services to a large national general contractor in connection with the defense of a multi-million-dollar standard of care and delay / lost productivity claim asserted electrical sub-contractor relating to the construction of a $40 million educational facility. He conducted interviews of key design and construction professionals, participated in site observations, prepared reports of findings, testified in depositions, and presented findings and analysis to opposing parties and counsel at a settlement conference.
Training / Seminars
Expert successfully argued changes for the 2019 edition of NFPA 110 for the inclusion of fuel cells as a standby back-up source for healthcare facilities.

He successfully submitted changes for the 2020 edition of NFPA 70 (NEC) for changes to sections 220 and 517 concerning the calculation techniques for plug loads in medical facilities.

Expert was a Guest speaker at the 2018 ACHA conference presenting emerging technologies in healthcare.
Other Relevant Experience
A member of Engineering Ministries International, Expert regularly works in the developing world providing electrical engineering design support for projects in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He also maintains active membership in Electricians Without Borders, a non-profit organization providing electrical installation services. Recent projects include the redesign and replacement of electrical distribution system including new generators for a hospital in Milot, Haiti.

Sextant Foundation: A non-profit organization providing PV and clean water systems for health care facilities in the developing world. Recent installations include a 10 kW system in Milot, Haiti and 20 kW system in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

STEMBoard: Engineering introduction and training for high school students at HackIt, Nassau, Bahamas.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Primary language

Fields of Expertise

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