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Expert in Forensic Structural Engineering

Expert ID: 736163 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert is a Forensic Structural Engineer with over 30 years of structural and forensic engineering experience for clients who own, manage, and insure facilities for residential, institutional, commercial, industrial, government and academic uses. He has hands-on experience with providing reliable forensic insight, condition assessment and repair recommendations to facility owners and their legal consultants and insurance carriers.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, PA - Baltimore, MD - Sarasota, FL

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: MA Subject: Mathematics Institution: Villanova University
Year: 1982 Degree: M Engineering Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Senior Forensic and Structural Engineer focusing on property damage assessment, building condition assessment and load capacity analysis.
Years: 1988 to 2019 Employer: CVM Engineers and Construction Mgrs. Title: Senior Principal Department: Responsibilities: Principal in Charge for the structural design and investigation of numerous academic, institutional, industrial and civic buildings.
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Keast & Hood Engineers Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Projects engineer for various government and municipal building projects
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: McCormick Taylor & Assoc. Title: Staff Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Staff engineer for various government and municipal building projects
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: Texas Department of Highways & Public Transportation Title: Department: Bridge Dept. Responsibilities: Highway ROW hydraulic calculations

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE-SEI) – Member
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) – Member
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) – Affiliate Member
American Society for Testing Materials Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering (ASTM E58) – Member
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer:
Florida, Maryland, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
OSHA, 10-hour Construction Safety
HAAG Certified Inspector (Residential)
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Aids to Navigation Verifier
Publications and Patents Summary
Co-Inventor: U.S. Patent Method and System for Rapid Construction of Structurally Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Prefabricated Assemblies and Method of Making Same.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Continuing Education: (Courses completed)
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Incident Management System ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800
• ASCE Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage: Wind vs. Water
• ASCE Design of Buildings for Coastal Flooding
• ASCE Navigation Engineering – Challenges of Sustainability and Resilience
• ASCE Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
• ASCE Vibration of Concrete Floors – Evaluation, Acceptance and Control
• ASCE Damping and Motion Control of Buildings and Bridges
• ASCE Learning from Failures of Wood-Framed Structures
• HAAG Residential Roof Inspection Certification

Fields of Expertise

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