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Expert in Engineering Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Building, Safety, Construction, Codes, Standards, OSH

Expert ID: 729097 Arizona, USA

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Expert is a licensed Engineering Contractor, General Contractor and Electrical Contractor with more than 38 years experience in the construction and consulting industry. His possesses several areas of expertise pertaining to standard of care aspects of construction defect litigation, OSHA regulations and general job-site safety protocols. His background affords him insight to conditions and standards applicable to a variety of specialties and general construction practices. He is knowledgeable in building code, project safety applications and interpretations. He has an extensive background in all aspects of construction administration including estimating, scope of work, contracts, purchasing and scheduling.

Areas of expertise include litigation arising out of construction defect cases and project administration protocols including but not limited to job-site means and methods, breach of contract, contract disputes, indemnification, exposure, liability and federal and state safety requirements per the Department of Industrial Relations, labor law division and OSHA.

As a construction consultant for Disney Imagineering Division, Expert was part of the project team for the expansion of the Tokyo Disney Seas project, Disney Euro, Epcott and Disney Anaheim. Expert was hands-on in the construction and coordination of their special effects program from the mock-up phase to full-size sets. In addition to his construction duties Expert administered the safety program for the special effects department at Disney.Before his foray into commercial and industrial projects, Expert spent nearly 15 years working on commercial and residential construction projects. Working for builders such as KB Homes, Wilson Development and Vinson & Thomas, Expert was hands-on in a variety of trades that included heavy equipment operations, framing, electrical, plaster and concrete.As a construction consultant Expert can draw from his more than 35 years experience to analyze and develop subcontractor analysis, cost estimating, scheduling and allegations related to standard of care for a general contractor. Additionally, as a safety engineer Expert is actively involved in many matters relating to personal injury on construction sites.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: Construction Technologies Certification Subject: Civil Structural construction technologies Institution: Santiago College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Building Inspector Department: Dept. of Building and Safety Responsibilities: Provide support for building and safety dept including public works related to all work within the jurisdiction, commercial, retail, educational, civil, residential etc. Assist other dept.'s related to overall city planning and business license operations. Conduct plan reviews, issue permits, conduct inspections for all CSI trades, issue TCO's, CCO's, Finals. Assist Fire Authority, Assist Police Authority relative to building safety.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Contractor-Consultant-Disneyland-Resort Title: Consultant/CM/PM Department: Projects Responsibilities: West Coast regional consultant for Disney land on multiple projects. Personally Project managed over 14 million dollars of projects in the Disney Anaheim resort during 2012-2013. Was voted best contractor ever for Disney for projects over 3 million dollars. (Indiana Jones Disney Project Team)
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: San Joaquin Valley College Title: Instructor Department: Construction Management Responsibilities: Expert taught the following courses: Architectural design theory, Construction means and methods, Construction communication procedures, Industry software, Industry laws, codes & regulations, Estimating & bidding for residential and commercial projects, Scheduling & control of a project, Competitive business presentations, Methods of field supervision, Technical writing, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: J.R. Abbott, Inc. Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: His responsibilities included review and issuance of contracts for medical, commercial and educational projects. Responsibilities included the development of production schedules, meeting with subcontractors and production of RFIs, PCOs and RFPs.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: WM Christian Company Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Project manager for the Robinson's-May project at the Topanga Plaza. He was involved with this project prior to construction and was instrumental in acquiring the contract with Robinson's-May by assembling the successful bid package. As the project manager, he was involved with critical path schedules, writing and awarding contracts to subcontractors and facilitating change orders.
Years: 1991 to 1996 Employer: RCI Engineering Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Project manager with heavy emphasis on civil projects for Mobil Oil, 76, Arco, Texaco and Chevron. While at RCI, Expert joined the board of West Coast Training Trust, which was responsible for writing recommendations for safety methodologies in hazardous environments. These recommendations were submitted directly to CALOSHA.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI); American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE); American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Member, World Safety Organization (WSO); American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers.
Licenses / Certifications
Construction Technologies Certificate, Santiago College; Licensed Engineering Contractor (A, California); Licensed General Contractor (B, California); Licensed Electrical Contractor (C10, California).
Professional Appointments
Contributing Council Member, International Code Council; Certified International Building Inspector, International Code Council; Board Member, West Coast Training Trust (WCCT).

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert works as a consulting expert and as a designated expert witness. Areas of expertise include litigation arising out of breach of contract, construction defect and project administration protocols including but not limited to job-site means and methods and federal and state safety requirements per the Department of Industrial Relations, labor law division and OSHA.
Training / Seminars
Developed multiple IIPP training programs for industry (Illness and Injury Protection Programs.
Vendor Selection
Requests for bid process for over 30 years.
Marketing Experience
Adviser to fortune 500 companies/Disney/etc. related to progressive technologies and trends within the A & E and construction industries.

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