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Expert in Home Construction, General Construction, Tank Farms

Expert ID: 727041 Florida, USA

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Expert has been building things since age 15. He has extensive experience in the home building area with over 200 homes constructed. He has experience in the petroleum industry with over 15 years in maintenance and repair of tank 'farms'. He also holds patent 5,449,084 for a gauge pole seal. He is holder of a BA in Natural Science. He also has experiance in 'heavy' construction - power plants, parking garages, multi level buildings, underground cisterns and tilt wall construction. More than 1000 tilt panels erected without incident. He has however been asked to review several construction accidents as an expert. He is capable of operating any piece of equipment with an engine. He understands many of the construction elements as a trained scientist.

Reviewed accident involving death of worker when a crane fell and caused a tilt wall to land on him. Multiple causes to the accident.Reviewed a crane falling while holding a heavy load. No one was injured. Operator was declared at fault.Reviewed project involving moving a large petroleum tank from one location to another. Suggested floating it up river. Suggestion was used.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: BA Natural Science - Biology Subject: Medical Institution: University of North Florida

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Owner Responsibilities: Manager of entire operations as a custom homebuilder.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: Young American Homes, Inc. Title: Partner Department: Responsibilities: In charge of building track homes. Small builder 80-100 homes per year.
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: Pittman Concrete Title: Supervisor Department: Tilt Wall Specialist Responsibilities: In charge of all tilt wall operations.
Years: 1995 to 1999 Employer: Green Ideas, Inc. Title: Owner Department: Owner Responsibilities: In charge of production and marketing a patented seal and other potentially patentable devices.
Years: 1970 to 1995 Employer: Southeastern Petroleum Maintence, Inc. Title: Supervisor Department: Field Operations Responsibilities: Worked on and off over several years with this company. Cleaning, maintaining tanks and associated pipelines and distributing systems. Helped design a gauge pole float for sealing the gauge pole of the tanks.
Years: 1983 to 1989 Employer: Geolithic, Inc. Title: Owner Department: Owner Responsibilities: General contracting firm. Specialized in concrete and tilt wall construction. Heavy industrial and commercial construction.
Years: 1979 to 1983 Employer: Hutson Homes, Inc. Title: Superintendent Department: Field Responsibilities: In charge of over 300 homes per year of track built homes. In over 8 different subdivisions.
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: WIlliam C. Webb Company, Inc. Title: Superintendent Department: New Construction Responsibilities: Builder of Tilt wall wearhouses for storage and fabrication. Imeson Industrial Park.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Association of Home Builders, Northeast Florida Association of Home Builders, Formerly American Petroleum Institute, Association of General Contractors, American Chemical Society.
Licenses / Certifications
State Certified General Contractor Florida, formerly State Certified Polutant Storage Contractor Florida
Medical / Professional
Founder of the Office of Preprofessional Information at the University of North Florida

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Have participated in many lawsuits, and many depositions. Mostly contractual disputes, property damage, claims of lein and 'oral contracts'.
Training / Seminars
Founder of the preprofessional training office at the University of North Florida. Centralized information for preprofessionals and established the surgical observation rounds at Shands Hospital.

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