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 Expert  108314

Expert in Pipeline Rehabilitation Infrastructure

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert is internationally recognized as the foremost engineering consultant in the pipeline rehabilitation industry. His work involves evaluating the existing condition of pipelines. He has also been involved in the design, specification, and construction management of virtually every known rehabilitation material and method. He is proficient at total calculation methods and procedures. During the past twenty years, Expert has conducted various detailed marketing studies in the pipeline and pipeline rehabilitation industries.


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Expert has been involved in the writing and reviewing of ASTM standards and practices for the past 25 years. During this time, he has worked principally in the plastic pipe materials and pipelines rehabilitation industries. He was involved in pipe product marketing and pipe product engineering (l970-1979). Expert also investigated inground burial performance when writing ASTM & AWWA installation specifications. He has written several technical papers in this particular area and is considered an international expert.

American Society for Testing and Materials specification

Expert is an expert on the subject of interaction between flexible plastic pipe and soil environments. He can evaluate the impact on the pipe involving stress and strain, and deflection created by the installation and by the soils on a long and short-term basis.

flexible pipe/soil interaction

Expert's experience with the design and construction of sewer pipelines dates back to 1959. During this time, he has utilized virtually every kind of pipe material.

sewer pipeline

Expert is one of the foremost recognized experts in this particular industry, worldwide. He has been involved in the rehabilitation of over 6,000 miles of pipelines. These jobs have taken him all over the world. His work has involved the utilization of virtually all technologies available in the industry.

sewer pipeline rehabilitation

Expert believes that designing a sewer pipeline requires the total involvement of the entire sewer system information database.

sewer system

He has participated in solving pipeline rehabilitation problems on over 6,000 miles of problem pipelines. While conducting this work infiltration & inflow reduction and structural repair to the pipeline system were always involved.

sewer system infiltration

Expert's expertise extends to plastic piping materials, where he is very knowledgeable about new construction work using these materials. He is also generally familiar with plastic piping materials as they are associated to pipeline rehabilitation. Additionally, he has performed international sourcing for a number of domestic and international clients in this area.

plastic pipe

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Redding, California;  and Chico, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastic Pipe and Piping Materials, Polyethylene, Product...
Plastics Selection, Design, Compound, Processing, Testing,...
Gas and Oil Pipeline Safety Codes and Standards
Energy & Process Piping Design

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1960   BS   Civil Engineering   California State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1979 to







Expert's responsibilities include pipe and pipeline-rehabilitation. He also conducts problem investigation and expert witness/forensic work.

1978 to 1979


Certainteed Corporation


Pipe and Plastics Group


Marketing Product Manager


He was responsible for new product evaluation.

1970 to 1978


Amoco Reinforced Plastics Co.



Marketing Development Manager


Expert held various positions in marketing, sales, and engineering management.

1967 to 1970


Development and Resources Corp.


Design and Construction


Senior Civil Engineer


He was responsible for all pipeline, hydology, and sanitary design.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California, Oregon, and Nevada (Ret.).

Professional Appointments

Expert is the past Secretary of the ASCE Pipeline Division Executive and Advisory Committee. He has been Chairman of the Pipeline Infrastructure, Publication and Planning Committees. He has been a member of ASTM F 17, and D 20 Specifications Committees on plastic pipe and fitting specifications. Additionally, he is a fellow of NASSCO-NASTT.


He has received the Plastics World Market Award (1975), the ASCE's "Mr. Rehab" Award (1984), and the ASCE Pipeline Division Bechtel Award (1990). In 1995, he received the ASCE Pipeline Division Award of Excellence.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 200 publications, including pipeline manuals, technical papers, articles, and editorials.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - North American Society for Trenchless Technology  
 - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Water Forum  
 - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Water Resources Conference  
 - Pipeline Design & Installation conference (ASCE)  
 - ASCE-Pipeline Division-Pipeline Infrastructure Conference  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1959 to 1961   Sacramento County Department of Utilities   Assistant Civil Engineer   Expert designed and constructed sanitary drainage sewers. He also worked on pumping stations and a wastewater treatment plant.
1961 to 1964   Sacramento City-Water and Sewer Department   Civil Engineer   His duties included design and construction of water transmission and distribution pipelines, water wells, water treatment plants, and pipeline rehabilitation.
1964 to 1966   California Department of Water Resources   Associate W.R. Engineer   Expert consulted on California water plan design and construction. He also conducted sedimentation and subsidence studies. Expert also worked on flood investigations.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has conducted forensic engineering for failure analysis investigation on over 50 different pipe project failures.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in pipeline rehabilitation for consulting on pipeline repair and operation in Sudan.
  • Expert in Looking to revise an existing Pipefitting Handbook.
  • Offshore pipeline expert in for consulting on offshore pipelines.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Utility sewer expert witness for consulting on sewer maintenance.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1967 to 1998   Worldwide   Expert has provided water and sewer studies, as well as pipeline rehabilitation (Renewal) in 10 different countries.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert worked in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico during 1967. His use Spanish would require some effort.

Market Research:
Expert has expertise and in-depth knowledge of marketing in the pipe and pipeline renewal rehabilitation industries.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of pipeline rehabilitation products and materials.

He has access to printed materials, database information, and personal contacts to aid in vendor location.


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