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Expert in Plumbing, Electric, HVAC, Carpentry, General Construction

Expert ID: 731553 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert brings over 40 years of experience in the construction industry to the table. Expert began his career with hands-on, trade level experience in electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing work. After retiring the tools, he moved into managerial positions with a number of prominent Philadelphia firms, before entering into his private consulting practice.

Expert is an actively licensed Registered Master Plumber in Philadelphia, NJ, DE, MD, and Baltimore.

Engagements consist of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of plumbing defects, accidents and personal injuries, and contractual payment issues. In conjunction with his expert witness consulting, he has been accepted by arbitrators and the courts as a professional construction cost estimator.

He began his early career while working with the tools, then moved into management and later on into expert consulting. Engagements consist of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of HVAC defects, accidents and personal injuries, and contractual payment issues. In conjunction with his expert witness consulting, he has been accepted by arbitrators and the courts as a professional construction cost estimator.

Expert is an actively licensed Registered Master Electrician in Philadelphia, NJ, DE, MD, and Baltimore. He began his early career while working with the tools, then moved into management and later on into expert consulting. Engagements consist of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of electrical construction defects, accidents and personal injuries, and contractual payment issues. In conjunction with his expert witness consulting, expert has been accepted by arbitrators and the courts as a professional construction cost estimator.

Expert began his early career while working with the tools, then moved into management and later on into expert consulting. Engagements consist of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of carpentry and general construction defects, accidents and personal injuries, and contractual payment issues. In conjunction with his expert witness consulting, Expert has been accepted by arbitrators and the courts as a professional construction cost estimator.

Expert is professionally licensed in the following areas: Master Plumber, Master Gas Fitter, Master Electrician, Master HVACR Contractor, Fire Sprinkler. Licenses are held in the City of Philadelphia, States of New Jersey, Delaware, City of Wilmington, State of Maryland, City of Baltimore, and other jurisdictions. Titles vary by jurisdiction.

In addition to above trade licenses, expert is a journeyman carpenter, having specialized in mill-work and finish carpentry.

Expert previously was engaged to provide expert services in a private arbitration case being held. Expert has been engaged to support counsel for the plaintiff. Plaintiff hired the defendant to renovate a large office building. Judge ruled in favor of the expert's client. Expert was engaged by Defense Counsel to assist with the client's counter claim. Two real estate investors jointly owned properties and wished to dissolve the partnership. Plaintiff sued to obtain clear title to both properties. Defendant counter sued to receive compensation for renovation work he performed at the properties. Expert submitted an expert report in which was stated that the fair market value of defendant's construction work. Expert then testified at the arbitration. The arbitration tribunal ruled in favor of expert's client. Expert prepared an expert report to support defense counsel in an American Arbitration Association action. Case involved breech of contract and wrongful termination. The defendant was in the early stages of constructing a new office building when the plaintiff fenced in the job site and locked him out. Expert report involved estimating. Case settled pre-trial in favor of the defendant. Expert was deposed as a fact witness in a case affiliated with the alleged collateral damages to a large apartment building caused by a collapse. Expert supported defense counsel. Expert submitted an expert report in support of plaintiff's counsel in a construction accident and personal injury case. The plaintiff, fell from roof and suffered permanent injury. Retaining counsel reported the case settled before trial.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: Continuing education certificates Subject: Electrical construction and electrical code Institution: Technical Education Service, Inc.
Year: 2012 Degree: Continuing education certificates Subject: Plumbing construction and plumbing code Institution: Master Plumber's Education Association
Year: 1995 Degree: none Subject: Engineering and engineering exam preparation Institution: Penn State University
Year: 2003 Degree: none Subject: MBA Institution: Drexel University
Year: 1979 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Bible and general studies Institution: Cairn University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Principal Department: Responsibilities: Currently providing technical support services to clients in the following specialties:
• cost estimating & bid preparation
• owner’s rep construction management
• forensic analysis
• expert witness
• project management
• CPM scheduling
Years: 1999 to 1999 Employer: Domus, Inc. Title: Chief Estimator Department: Responsibilities: Estimated both public works and private projects. Scheduled work using CPM scheduling. Reviewed requisitions. Assisted with punch list follow-up and project closeout. Provided general administration of the Estimating Department. Recruited, hired, and supervised estimating staff. Developed and implemented Estimating Department policy and procedures. Estimated projects as directed by the Sales and Marketing Department. Provided sales and marketing support services at contract negotiation meetings. Estimated large and complex change order requests for the project managers. Transferred information to Project Management for newly awarded projects. Maintained master database of subcontractors and vendors.
Years: 1991 to 1996 Employer: Building Repair Service, Inc. Title: General Manager Department: Responsibilities: • responsible for the day to day operations of the firm
• estimating
• project management
• business development
• field crew supervision
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: Barclay-White Incorporated Title: Senior Estimator Department: Estimating Responsibilities: • estimated schematic stage designs, and hard bids for a diverse mix of projects which
included pharmaceutical research laboratories, pharmaceutical process facilities,
hospital operating rooms and intensive care areas, as well as various commercial
structures
• prepared and made presentations to project owners and executives
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Haverstick-Borthwick Company, Inc. Title: Senior Project Manager and Estimator Department: Responsibilities: Estimated and managed projects which included various large scale housing, certified historical restoration, pharmaceutical, research laboratory, hospital, institutional, and other commercial projects. Projects involved both renovations and new construction. Estimated both conceptual, as well as hard-bid projects. Presented proposals to project owners and executives.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: Campenella Construction, Inc. Title: Chief Estimator Department: Responsibilities: Estimated a wide variety of projects, both hard-bid estimating, as well as conceptual estimating (projects were both public and private) .
Performed CPM Scheduling for both estimating as well as for project management. Reviewed pay requisitions. Punch list follow-up and project closeout. Provided general administration of the Estimating Department. Supervised estimating staff. Developed an implemented Estimating Department policy and procedures. Estimated projects as directed by the Sales and Marketing Department. Provided sales and marketing support services at contract negotiation meetings. Estimated large and complex change order requests for the project managers.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: Building Repair Service, Inc. Title: General Manager Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the day to day operations of the firm. Estimating. Project management. Business development. Field crew supervision.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: Barclay-White Incorporated Title: Senior Estimator Department: Responsibilities: (now Skanska USA)

Estimated schematic stage designs and hard bids for a diverse mix of projects which included pharmaceutical research laboratories, pharmaceutical process facilities, hospital operating rooms and intensive care areas, as well as various commercial structures. Prepared and made presentations to project owners and executives.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Employer: Haverstick-Borthwick Company, Inc., Title: Senior Project Manager and Senior Estimator Department: Responsibilities: Estimated and managed projects which included various large scale housing, certified historical restoration, pharmaceutical, research laboratory, hospital, institutional, and other commercial projects. Projects involved both renovations and new construction. Estimated both conceptual, as well as hard-bid projects. Presented proposals to project owners and executives.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (past and present)
American Society of Professional Estimators, Philadelphia Chapter
American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Philadelphia Chapter
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Construction Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association (inactive)
General Building Contractor’s Association (GBCA)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
International Code Council (ICC)
Building Owners’ and Managers Association (BOMA)

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
National Rifle Association of America, Inc., Lifetime Member
National Skeet Shooting Association
United States Concealed Carry Association
Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network, Inc.
Licenses / Certifications
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
• Registered Master Plumber
• Registered Master Gas Fitter
• Registered Master Electrician
• Registered Master HVACR Contractor
• Fire Sprinkler
Licenses are held in the City of Philadelphia, States of New Jersey, Delaware, City of Wilmington, State of Maryland, City of Baltimore, and other jurisdictions. Titles vary by jurisdiction.
In addition to the above trade licenses, Expert is a journeyman carpenter, having specialized in millwork and finish carpentry.
Publications and Patents Summary
PUBLICATIONS
Audio & Video Conferencing: A Technology Whose Time Has Come, Construction Today
Various case studies for electronic and print edition news letters

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served as an expert witness in Federal and state (PA, NJ, DE, NY, MD, MA) cases. Clients have been from both the defense and the plaintiff sides. He has written expert reports and been deposed numerous times. He has testified at arbitration trials, and at jury trials. Some including, damages to an apartment building caused by collapse of World Trade Centers, personal injury case, personal property damage case, defense of a mechanical contractor, defense of construction management firm along with many others.
Training / Seminars
Penn State University, engineering classes
Community College of Philadelphia, various classes in accounting, economics, statistics, mathematics, and technical writing
Technical Educational Services, LLC, continuing education classes in electrical
engineering and the National Electrical Code®, required for maintenance of New Jersey, Delaware, and Philadelphia electrical licensing
OSHA 10 Hour and 30 Hour Courses (safety on construction sites)
Master Plumbers Educational Service of New Jersey, continuing education classes in plumbing and the New Jersey Plumbing Code, required for maintenance of New Jersey plumbing licensing
Tyco/Simplex Grinnell, Fire Protection and Life Safety Symposium
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)®, continuing education classes in fire
sprinkler and fire alarm systems
Worthington Construction Company, carpentry apprenticeship program
Drexel University, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) classes
Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible and Philadelphia Biblical
University), Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible, May 5, 1979

He is a presenter at numerous industry events, including: The Ohio Energy Conference, KY Oil & Gas Association, Ohio School Consortium, and MEC Seminars

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