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Expert in Slip, Trip & Fall, Expert Witness, Hardwood Floor , Hard Surface, Carpet, Substrate, Consultant

Expert ID: 727338 New York, USA

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Expert is a Carpet & Flooring Consultant and Expert Witness in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey areas specializing in slip & fall claims, slip, trip & fall accident investigations as it relates to carpet and flooring installations, maintenance and design evaluations. Since 1987, his consulting firm has assisted Attorneys through all phases of legal action.

Investigations are conducted with analytical skills developed from many years of forensic consultation, litigation support and expert witness testimony. Practical solutions are provided for resolution of contract disputes, claims, delays, personal injury, site safety issues, OSHA compliance and building code interpretations.

With in-depth experience in residential, light commercial and heavy commercial construction, home/building inspections and litigation support, his consulting firm offers unique perspectives on problem resolution within the construction industry. The principals of his consulting company remain fully active in the carpet, flooring, installation and maintenance industry.

His consulting firm's specialties include:
• Construction Accident and OSHA Compliance Investigations
• Personal Injury, Slip, Trip, and Fall Investigations
• Site Safety Inspections
• Forensic Research and Reporting
• Building Code Interpretations and Compliance Analysis
• Design Review and Analysis
• Pretrial Assessment
• Faulty Building and Home Inspections
• Product Liability Evaluations
• Expert Witness Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys

List of Slip & Fall Standards that we commonly use:
ANSI/NFSI B101.0 Walkway Surface Auditing Procedure for the Measurement of Walkway Slip Resistance
ANSI/NFSI B101.1 Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials
ANSI/NFSI B101.2 Test Method for Determining the Impact on Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Various Chemical or Physical Walkway Surface Treatments
ANSI/NFSI B101.3 Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values)
ANSI/NFSI B101.4 Test Method for Measuring the Wet Barefoot Condition of Flooring Materials or Products
ANSI/NFSI B101.5 Standard Guide for Uniform Labeling Method for Identifying the Wet Static Coefficient of Friction (Traction) of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings with Coatings, and Treated Floor Coverings
ANSI/NFSI B101.7 Standard Test Method for Lab Measurement of Footwear Outsole Material Slip Resistance.
ANSI/NFSI B101.8 A Floor Safety Management Program for Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention.
NFSI 101-C Test Method for Measuring Dry TCOF of Floor Mat Backin

Expert retained by Law Firm regarding slip & fall on walk off mat at movie NY. Expert retained by Law Firm regarding "Slip and Fall" from carpet onto hard surface.

He retained by Law Firm regarding slip and fall and faulty installation of carpet on tent platform.

Expert retained by Law Firm involving a Plumbing Company damaging the client's Engineered Hardwood Floor.

He inspected and supervised the re-installion of new carpet at Tishman Speyer, New York, NY. He was retained by Law Firm regarding slip and fall on newly installed hardwood floors on stariway

Expert inspected the carpet installed in the Board Room at the Met Life Building, New York, NY. He consulted on floor failure at Trump Residence, Shrub Oak, NY and Trump Towers, White Plains, NY.

Expert consulted and inspected newly built condominiums for floor failure at PT Maxwell LLC, Hoboken, NJ. He consulted with Albany Courthouse on their renovation regarding carpet and flooring concerns.Slip & fall carpet issue Waldorf Astoria NYSlip & fall stairs at deli NJSlip, trip & fall client going from wet tile floor to carpet. Maintenance issue

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 - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: NOFMA Certification Subject: Hardwood Institution: National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association
Year: 2008 Degree: NWFA Subject: Hardwood & Engineered Wood Institution: National Wood Flooring Association
Year: 1991 Degree: Hard Surface and Laminate Floor Inspector Subject: Hard Surface, Commercial Flooring and Laminate Floor Institution: FCITS & National Association of Laminate Flooring MFG Association
Year: 1995 Degree: Substrate Inspector Subject: Substrate Subfloor Inspector Institution: IICRC
Year: 1989 Degree: Certified Carpet Inspector Subject: Carpet, tufted, woven, cushion, installation, upholstery specialist Institution: IICRC, FCITS, AFS, ASCR

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Inspector/Consultant Department: Inspector Responsibilities: Expert is the Senior Consultant/ Expert Witness for his consulting firm. He is involved with inspection, testing and failure analysis of carpet, hardwood, stone, marble, vinyl and other hard surfaces to determine responsibility regarding slip & fall.

His firm offers attorney support when faced with technical issues related to the slip, trip & fall in regards to carpet, hard surface, stone, marble involving the flooring industry.

Services include site inspections, site failure analysis, case review, litigation and deposition support and expert witness testimony.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
::NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association
::IICRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification
::AATCC -American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
::ACI - American Concrete Institute
::ASTM - American Society for Testing & Materials
::WFCA - World Floor Covering Association
::NICFI - National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors
::CFI - Certified Floor Installers
::AFS- Advance Flooring Specialist
::FCITS- Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services
::ICS- International Certified Registry
::NYRCI - New York Rug Cleaning Institute

Licenses / Certifications
Certifications: Carpet, Hardwood Flooring, Hard Surface (vinyl, stone, marble,etc), Substrate Inspector.

International Certification Registry (ICR)
Flooring Consultants & Inspection Training Services (FITS)
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC)
National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA)
Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI)
Laminate / Specialty
Flooring Consultants & Inspection Training Services
Academy of Textiles & Flooring
AFS Specialists
Stone Tech Floor Care Technician
Professional Appointments
Current / Past Industry Positions
NWFA Review Committee 2014-
NWFA CP Floor Inspector’s Complaint/Violation Committee 2014-

-IICRC S600 Carpet Installation Standard Committee 2009-

-IICRC R800 Consensus Committee Member Inspection Standards 2009-present

- Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration CUCI, President, 1999-2002

- Vice-President New York Rug Cleaners Institute 1996-1999

- Regional Supervisor for IICRC 1998 -present

- ASCR- CUCI Committee 1994 - 2002

- NYRCI Board Member 1993-2004

- Cleanfax Magazine NYRCI Representative 1999-2000

Awards / Recognition
Inspector of the Year from Inspect Solutions
Publications and Patents Summary
He has written and published several articles related to floor covering concerns over the past several years. They have been published in industry trade magazines and New York Home.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has supported attorneys when faced with technical issues related to slip, trip & fall regarding the flooring and carpet industry. Our services include on-location inspection, site failure analysis, report and case review, deposition and litigation support. He offers support and experience to assist you in preparing your case and provide you with critically needed information involving industry standards. Expert Witness Testimony.

He has provided expert testimony in court, depositions and hearings in NY, NJ and CT.
Training / Seminars
Committe Member for development of ASCR course for Certified Fabric Specialist.
Marketing Experience
Committee Member IICRC S600 (ANSI Standard) Carpet Installation Guidelines.

Committee Member IICRC S800 (ANSI Standard) Inspector Reference Guide and Standards.
Other Relevant Experience
Vapor emission testing for concrete flooring in accordance with ASTM Standards.

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