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 Expert  722866

Expert in Structural Design and Analysis


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Idaho (ID)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has expertise in structural design and analysis in structures used in industrial applications. He has considerable consulting experience in the offshore petroleum development industry and the power industry. In the former, he served as structural discipline engineer on several projects for Floating Production Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSOs) and Single Point Terminals (SPTs). In the power industry, he is experienced in the design and analysis of structures and concrete foundations appurtenant to nuclear power plants, gas turbine plants, and wind power generation facilities. He has experience in pressure vessel and piping design and stress analysis, design of pipe supports, and the seismic qualification of safety-related structures and buildings.
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steel structure design

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construction defect

As structural discipline engineer on several projects for Floating Production Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSOs) and Single Point Terminals (SPTs), Expert has been involved in several systems from proposal to installation. He was instrumental in establishing key design parameters and configurations and defining design loads. He supervised and coordinated the work of staff designers and engineers, and outside consultants, authored and approved design drawings, calculations, and reports. Expert is accustomed to interfacing with fabricators, equipment suppliers, and international clientele. He developed arrangements for lifting, handling, and integration of major structural components, both onshore and offshore, and designed integral lifting attachments. He designed and oversaw the analysis of equipment and sheave foundations, pipe supports, and specialized structures for lifting and handling of mooring lines and subsea risers.
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tanker floating production storage offloading


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nampa, Idaho.

Often requested
with this expert:

Structural Engineering Design, Construction Practice and...
Weld Structure, Tanks, Vessels
Structural Design, Structural Investigation, and Failure...
Structural and Durability Evaluation of Concrete, Steel and...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   BS   Civil/Structural Engineering   California State University Northridge  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Senior Structural Engineer/Consulting Engineer

 

During this period of time, Expert has worked primarily in the offshore petroleum development industry, with additional work in the industrial and commercial sectors, and aerospace industry. His work in the offshore petroleum development industry included several projects for the design and construction of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSOs), and Single Point Turret Systems (SPTs), where he served as Lead Structural or Project Engineer. His work in the industrial sector included the engineering of the structural supporting system of an emissions reduction system, which is part of a tar sand processing facility. His work in the commercial sector included the design of tilt-up warehouse buildings, concrete retaining walls, and several structures for hillside debris and erosion control. His aerospace experience was for the calculation, monitoring and reporting of mass budget related to a classified airborne weapon system. He was also responsible for developing installation and integration procedures for this system.

1994 to 1995

 

Kenetech Windpower

 

Engineering

 

Senior Structural/Project Engineer

 

He was responsible for the design and construction of structural towers to support wind turbines.

1980 to 1994

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Senior Structural Engineer/Consulting Engineer

 

During this period of time, Expert worked primarily in the offshore petroleum development and nuclear power industries, with additional work in the aerospace industry. His work in the offshore petroleum development industry included several projects for the design and construction of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSOs), and Single Point Turret Systems (SPTs), where he served as Lead Structural or Project Engineer. His experience in the nuclear power industry involved the seismic qualification of piping systems, equipment, and structural systems in several U.S. nuclear power plants. His aerospace experience included work on the International Space Station for the design and testing of piping systems and the design of structural systems.

1978 to 1980

 

Imodco International

 

Offshore Engineering

 

Structural/Project Engineer

 

He was responsible for the design and construction of several Single Point Mooring Terminals (SPMs) projects.

1975 to 1978

 

Rockwell International

 

Energy Systems Group

 

Engineer

 

Expert was involved on the design and qualification of various piping systems and structural components for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of ASME, ASCE, and SEI.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Registered P.E. (Civil Engineer in California and Idaho).


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 1988   TVA   Senior Structural Engineer   Expert was responsible for the qualification of several piping systems and pipe support structures at two TVA nuclear power plants. He also performed an industry-wide evaluation of the TVA piping stress analysis program and worked with staff to implement and review program improvements.
1977 to 1977   U.S. Navy   Structural Engineer   He worked to design structural components for a special-deployment buoy (SPM).

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Buy oil refinery equipment expert for consulting on for Oil Equipment.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert worked to support a technical expert witness that involved a suit against a major U.S. utility.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness in the steel industry for consulting on Steel Fabrication Plant where "red iron" is detailed and bolt holes, etc., drilled, so that red iron can go out to construction projects such as bridges, multi-story structures, etc.
  • Expert witness structural engineer flue supports for consulting on expert witness.
  • structural engineer expert witness for consulting on defective flue design for selective catalytic reduction system - power plant operation.
  • Industrial piping expert for consulting on piping rupture - magnesium slurry processing & storage.
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.

 

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