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 Expert  714597

Expert in Building Technology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is Senior Principal of Expert's Firm, an internationally renowned consulting firm specializing in building structures, building technology, mechanical structures, and infrastructure.

Expert has consulted on building construction, the design of building systems, material technology, materials research and development, and assemblies of materials. He has lectured and consulted extensively in the areas of roofing, waterproofing, plastering, insulation, flooring, masonry, and sealant technology. Expert is highly knowledgeable of construction planning, management, and methods of materials, specifications, structural design, estimating, negotiation and preparation of contracts, job organization, and arbitrator of disputes involving construction contracts.


building construction


building design




roofing metal

Expert has investigated building defects, including roofing and waterproofing, curtain walls, glass and glazing, masonry, ceramic tile, flooring, wood construction, and concrete technology. He has conducted failure studies, including court testimony.

building roof failure


construction defect


construction design deficiency


building failure


construction deficiency


masonry work

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1954   BldgE     Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
1950   MS   Building Engineering & Construction   M.I.T.  
1948   BS   Civil Engineering   M.I.T.  
1941     Sanitary Engineering   New York University, New York City, N.Y.  
1939   Equivalent of BS in Civil Engineering   Civil Engineering   Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1956 to





Senior Principal


Practice Engineering in Building Technology; Education and Mentoring

1949 to 1957


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Building Engineering and Construction


Assistant Professor of Building Construction


Teaching Building Technology

1948 to 1949


United Engineers and Constructors


Building Division




Office and Field Engineers

1946 to 1947


US Army Corps of Engineers


HQ, Eurpoean Command


Structural Engineer


Engineering Investigator

Career Accomplishments:

Expert was a member of the Steering Group on Thermally Efficient Roof Systems of the U.S. DOE/National Bureau of Standards and on the Building Research Advisory Board of the National Academy of Science. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, American Arbitration Society, American Society of Engineering Education, Construction Specifications Institute, National Fire Protection Association, and the National Roofing Contractors Association.


Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, Kansas, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. He is a Certified Advanced Metrication Specialist and Certified Fallout Shelter Analyst.


Expert has received numerous awards for his work, including the 1987 ASTM Walter C. Voss Award to Engineer for Outstanding Contribution to Advancement of Building Technology, an ASTM Award of Merit, and an Honor Award for Design in Urban Transportation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published 58 articles, been a panelist at 7 symposia, and edited one book, "Single-Ply Roofing Technology."

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Waterproofing and Roofing Congress  
 - International Congress on Durability of Building Materials and Components  
 - Roofing Research and Standards Development  
 - University of British Columbia  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1946 to 1947   US Army Corps of Engineers   Structural Engineer   Field Investigation of Buildings

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has extensive experience in investigation and testing of buildings and building materials.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has been retained and deposed on numerous legal cases. In addition, he frequently consults with attorneys regarding his areas of expertise.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in waterproofing for litigation involving shoddy workmanship in basement waterproofing case.
  • Chemistry sealant expert for consulting on concrete staining and sealant failure.
  • Construction expert in New Jersey for consulting on affidavit of merit in professional negligence case.
  • Expert in construction project management for consulting on timeline of various tasks performed for both commercial and residential.
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
1946 to 1947   Germany   Investigation of war damage for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Design of remedial work.
1965 to 1965   France   Investigation of extensive roof failures and expert testimony in arbitration.
1970 to 1970   Switzerland   Roofing investigation in court cases.
1980 to 1980   Canada   Roofing investigation for court cases and court attendance.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert is fluent in German.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has taught courses in structural engineering, civil engineering, building engineering, concrete and masonry, and construction management. His last four courses were at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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