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Expert in Plumbing, Piping, Fire Sprinklers, Hot water scalds, Water damage, Product defects, Water Heaters

Expert ID: 725668 Michigan, USA

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Expert is a member of numerous ASME A112 Plumbing Product Standards Committees.

He is an expert with Backflow Preventers, Instructor of Backflow Prevention Seminars.

He is a Member of International Code Council and Chairman of the International Residential Plumbing & Mechanical Code Committee.

He is an expert in evaluating construction defects for mechanical systems.

ICBO no longer exists. They joined up with BOCA and SSCCI to form the International Code Council in 1995. They are now known as the International Code Council.

He is an expert with all mechanical valve types for plumbing and process piping systems.

He serves on numerous mixing valve standard committees with the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE). He serves on ASSE 1016, ASSE 1017, ASSE 1070, ASSE 1071, ASSE 1069, ASSE 1066 and ASSE 1062.

He has over 30 years’ experience designing plumbing and process pipeline systems. He is also an expert with plastic piping systems. He has also been a monthly columnist for "Plumbing Engineer Magazine" for the last 15 years.

He has served on BOCA Code Committees and International Plumbing Code Committees. He is Currently Chairman of the International Residential Plumbing & Mechanical Code Committee. He is also a member of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Standards council that oversees the development of the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, the Uniform Solar Enrgy Code and the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code.

He is a member of the following Plumbing Standard writing organizations:
- Member of the IAPMO “Standards Council” Overseeing the Uniform Plumbing & Mechanical Codes
- Member of the Uniform Plumbing Code “Answers and Analysis Committee”
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Member of several plumbing product standard committees:
- A112 Support Team member reviewing all drafts of ASME A112 plumbing product standards
- A112 North-American Harmonization Committee: to harmonize ASME Standards with Canadian Standards
- A112.4.1: Relief Valve Drain, Member, Standard committee
- A112.4.3: Water Closet Seal, Member, Standard committee
- A112.4.7: Sub-metering systems, Member, Standard committee
- A112.4.14: Manually operated quarter turn shut-off valves for plumbing systems, Member, Standard committee
- A112.6.3: Floor Drains, Member, Standard committee
- A112.6.4: Roof Drains, Member, Standard committee
- A112.6.7: Floor Sinks, Member, Standard committee
- A112.6.9: Siphonic Roof Drain Systems, Member, Standard committee
- A112.14.3: Grease interceptors, Member, Standard committee
- A112.14.4: Grease Removal Device, Member, Standard committee
- A112.14.5: Oil interceptor, Member, Standard committee
- A112.14.6: Standard committee
- A112.18.3 Backflow Device, Member, Standard committee
- A112.18.6 Flexible Water Connector, Member, Standard committee
- A112.18.8 Sanitary Waste Valves, Member, standard committee
- A112.19.5 Water Closet Trim, Member, Standard committee
- A112.20.1 Residential Fire Protection Installation Standard committee
- A112.20.2 Medical Gas installation Standard committee
- A112.20.3 Process Piping installation Standard committee
- American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Member of the following Plumbing System Design Standard Committees:
- Member, ASPE Venting design standard committee
- Member, ASPE Water pipe sizing design standard committee
- Member, ASPE “Temperature limits for Domestic Hot Water Systems” committee
-National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
Member “Industrial committee” and “Health Care Facilities Committee”.
-Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE): Member Michigan Chapter.
-American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE): Member and active with this Standards Development Organization.
- Member Societies Main Plumbing Products Standard Committee
- Member ASSE Seal Authorization Committee
- Member of the ASSE Legionnaires Disease Research Committee
- Member of the ASSE Plumbing Product Testing Laboratory Evaluation Committee
- Member of the ASSE Plumbing Terminology Committee responsible for updating the “Plumbing Dictionary”
- Member of the ASSE Plumbing Research Committee
- Member of the ASSE Plumbing Technical Committee
- Member of the following ASSE plumbing product standard working groups:
- ASSE 1010 Performance requirements for water hammers
- ASSE 1016 Automatic Compensating Valves for Individual Showers and Tub/shower Combinations
- ASSE 1017 Temperature Actuated Mixing Valves for Hot Water Distribution Systems
- ASSE 1070 Temperature Actuated mixing valves for point-of-use
- ASSE 1071 Temperature Activated Mixing Valves for Emergency Fixtures
- ASSE 1018 Trap Seal Primer Valves – Water Supplied
- ASSE 1044 Trap Seal Primer Valves – Drainage Supplied
- ASSE 1066 Individual Balancing In-line Valves for Individual Fixtures.
- ASSE 1071 Temperature Actuated Mixing Valves for Emergency shower & Eyewash Applica

He is very active with the International Code Council and he serves as Chairman of the International Residential Plumbing & Mechanical Code Committee.

He is one of the foremost authorities on scald burns and determining the cause from mechanical system failure, system design errors or system installation errors. ExpertGeorge serves on the ASSE plumbing standards committees the develop standards for hot water system temperature controls and he serves on the ASPE Hot Water System Design Standard committee. ExpertGeorge also has extensive training dealing with burn care from his experience as a volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Worker.

ExpertGeorge is also an expert with water heaters and hot water systems. He has significant expertise dealing with investigation of hot water scald burn incidents.

ExpertGeorge is also involved in the standard writing committees for hot water system temperature controls (mixing valves).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Certification in Plumbing Engineering Subject: Plumbing, Piping, Fire Protection Institution: ASPE, Brookhaven College, Tarrant County College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Ron George Design & Consulting Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1993 to 2003 Employer: SmithGroup Architects Engineers Inc. Title: Sr. Plumbing/FP Designer Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: He was responsible for Design of Plumbing, Piping and Fire Protections Systems for all building types including stadiums, Airports, Hospitals, Labs and University buildings. He also provided forensic investigations and litigation support for plumbing & mechanical system failures.
Years: 1992 to 1993 Employer: SSOE Engineers Architects Title: Sr Plumbing/Fire Protection system designer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: Wolf Wineman Engineers Title: Sr. Plumbing Designer Department: Mechanical Responsibilities:
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: E. I. Brown Architects/Engineers Title: Plumbing Designer Department: Responsibilities:

Fields of Expertise

American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard, backflow prevention, building code, construction defect, International Conference of Building Officials model code, mechanical valve, mixing valve, pipeline, piping system, plastic pipeline, plumbing, plumbing code, pressure piping system, plumbing standard, residential housing, hot water scalding, sewer pipeline, stormwater, underground piping, water heater, water heating, construction claim, American National Standards Institute, building failure, construction deficiency, portable heater, cogeneration boiler, drawing standard (engineering), flow control valve, gas shut-off valve, hot tub, building construction regulation, hard water, plastic valve, water valve, steam sterilizer, steam tracing system, building safety, valve leakage, steam sterilization, directional valve, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system mold, municipal water, building architecture, soft water, skin injury, purified water, fire extinguisher, water, medical valve, deionized water heater, deionized water system, deionized water, bimetallic strip, utility steam generation, industrial water, construction engineering, cooling water, industrial utility system, American Society for Testing and Materials standard, construction contract, construction insurance claim, valve design, construction inspection, building inspection, energy-efficient conventional water heating, double-disc gate valve, energy-efficient solar water heating, energy-efficient water pumping, energy-efficient water heating, building construction, building design, energy-efficient heater, American National Standards Institute material standard, compressed air, valve actuator, burn injury, safety valve, fixture standard, drafting standard, steam, steam system, solar water heating, heating device, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment, drinking water, wastewater, wedge gate valve, chiller, injury, heating equipment, water hammer, vacuum pump, solenoid valve, pneumatic valve, plug valve, pinch valve, needle valve, heat exchanger, heat exchanger application, groundwater, globe valve, gate valve, gas valve, fire safety code, drafting code, cooling tower, control valve, cogeneration, cock, Clean Water Act, clean room, check valve, bypass valve, butterfly valve, boiler, boiler code, bar screen, ball valve, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, air compressor

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