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Expert in Ventilation Maintenance Advisory and Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities, Functionality Audit

Expert ID: 732112 California, USA

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He is an experienced building environmental systems engineer with special experience in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and industrial ventilation. Experience includes the design and installation of the electrostatic filtration system for healthcare ventilation infection control. His studies include the direct investigation and analysis of building mechanical system functionality audit, executive
maintenance management and design reviews. He is skilled and offers maturity, experience and commitment in his chosen field. He performs building pathology assessment and indoor air quality surveys.

Expert is a practicing building environmental systems consultant with proven experience in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and industrial ventilation systems. His studies include the direct investigation and analysis of building mechanical system functionality, system performance audit, predictive analysis and quality assurance of maintenance management. The experience includes the design and installation of the electrostatic filtration system for healthcare ventilation infection control. He is a subject matter specialist in healthcare ventilation system infection control, and a skilled professional offers maturity, experience and dedication to his work. He is a registered Chartered Building Engineer in the United Kingdom and the credential is recognized worldwide.

Expert, a trained mechanical engineer (MSE, Mech), UK), with an extensive background has applied his educational and practical experience in HVAC and facilities engineering. He has been responsible for exposing potential property risk assessments, investigation of existing facilities, health and hazard risk identification. As a part of the safety assessment, his due diligence investigations place emphasis on the detection of hazardous materials and conditions to mitigate insurance exposure and life -threatening issues.

He counsels clients on ventilation operational vulnerabilities, and system configuration issues. Also, offers expert support in the design, implementation, and management of Tero- technology solutions at customer sites in the areas of equipment condition monitoring, indoor air quality and building pathology guidelines.

Forensic engineering assignments included, 1) viability assessment of proposed unconventional ventilation exhaust system designs for smoke dilution of tobacco smoke rooms for commercial and restaurant facilities,
2) on-site examination of the prevalence of latex glove allergy conditions in numerous health care facilities,
3) and conducted performance assessment of the ventilation systems for tobacco smoke rooms for an international airport.
His career experience has included positions from the Services Manager to Chief of Engineering Services that have involved national and international tasks. As a consulting engineer for Robert Turner & Company in the Fiji Islands, he was responsible for design, reviewing construction drawings, and conducting technical meetings with owners and clients on several prestigious projects. With Ian Macallan Consulting Engineers, he served as the air conditioning consultant for the Government of Fiji. In this capacity, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance and major replacement projects for over of 300 Government owned facilities around that country. The type of facilities included office buildings, telephone exchanges, three main large hospitals and a large printing press under the Authority of Public Works Department. He served as Chief Engineer for Fiji’s first automatic Abattoir and Rendering Plant, which was a several million dollar New Zealand Government Bilateral Aid program. During his term of office as Chief Engineer, he received special on-site training in safety and risk management control in Abattoir operation in three different world class meat processing plants in New Zealand.

Expert’s extensive industry experience is recognized by the status of his Fellowship of three internationally recognized professional institutions in the United Kingdom; the Royal Society for Public Health, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Expert is serving as Chair of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology and he has been associated with the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology for over 10 years.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: MSE, professional engineering qualification Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: The Society of Engineers, London.
Year: 2017 Degree: Graduate Diploma Subject: Forensic Engineering Institution: FTMAS, UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to 2018 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He is an Independent Consultant. He performs system functionality analysis and assessment of building environmental systems, with special experience in healthcare facilities. Offers advisory service in terotechnology / maintenance engineering and equipment sustainability. Training of field engineers and engineering staff.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Fellowship, Royal Society for Public Health, UK
Fellowship, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Fellowship, Chartered Association of Building Engineers, UK
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Chartered Building Engineer, UK
Certified Heathcare Safety Professional
Certified Hazard Control Manager

Professional Appointments
Chair, Institution of Engineering Technology, Norcal Network
Chair, American Board for Forensic Engineering and Technology.
Awards / Recognition
Awarded the Fellowship of The Society of Engineers Inc, presented by the Consulate General of The British Consulate Office, San Francisco, Ca
Publications and Patents Summary
The Increasing Role of Ventilation Maintenance in Nosocomial Infection Control In Healthcare Facilities.
The Role of Ventilation Maintenance In Nosocomial Infection Control
Building Life Cycle Building Journal

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Prefer expert consulting service.
Training / Seminars
Training in Risk-Based Ventilation Maintenance in Nosocomial Infection Control, California Society of Healthcare Engineers Chapter, Sutter Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA
Training in Ventilation Maintenance Engineering, Alameda Health Systems, Oakland, CA
Training in Building Mechanical Systems, California Dept of Public Health, Richmond, CA
Seminar presenter in Indoor Air Quality, BOMA, Berkeley, CA
Seminar presenter in Moisture Management, IFMA, San Francisco.
Marketing Experience
Registered Chartered Building Engineer, United Kingdom.
Registered Environmental Assessor, State of California
Certified Healthcare Safety Profesional, Master Level,
Certified Hazard Control Manager, Master Level
Diplomate, American Board for Forensic Engineering and Technology,
Other Relevant Experience
Building Pathology Assessment of aging ventilation and mechanical systems installed in healthcare and commercial facilities.Industrial ventilation system functional assessment.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He is very fluent in English
Hindi He is very fluent

Fields of Expertise

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