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 Expert  723838

Expert in Civil Engineering Design and Construction of Pavement, Site Work, Stormwater Management & Airports

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert has worked with the air transportation industry for over 30 years. His experience has involved work with commercial, corporate, and private aircraft operators. He has prepared site plans and completed engineering designs for aircraft taxiways, parking aprons, hangars and maintenance facilities at airports.

Approximately 30 years of Expert's career has involved the planning and design of airports. He has served as the design engineer or as the senior lead engineer on hundreds of airport projects including runways, taxiways, aircraft aprons, roadways, and vehicle parking. Airport experience has included design of storm water management and drainage, airfield lighting and signs, navigational aids, and project environmental impacts studies.

In his professional career, Expert has planned and designed nearly every type of facility on public and private airports. Additionally, he has directed teams of on-site inspectors, materials testing laboratories, subsurface investigators and analysts. He has worked with airport owners and authorities through project conception and funding to bidding and contracting, and to the project completion and close-out.

Expert has several years of experience in the planning and design of international airport facilities in foreign countries and the United States. Some specific experience was terminal area facilities at the Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia; airside pavements (taxiways and aprons) at the Shariz International Airport, Iran; International Passenger processing facilities and services at Sydney International Airport, Australia and alternative site evaluation for new passenger terminal facilities in Melbourne International Airport, Australia. He conducted a study of the air cargo facilities and planned expanded cargo terminal facilities at Mexico City International Airport, Mexico. In the Philippines and Africa he was the lead planner for a team studying future needs for domestic and international airports. Other areas of experience has been in South America, the Bahamas, Canada, and New Zealand.

Expert's Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University was in the field of Transportation Engineering. He has applied that knowledge throughout his career in such areas as operating costs, efficiencies in transportation systems, levels of service to users, and forecasting long term use and growth trends in activity demands placed on transportation systems.

A portion of Expert's career also involved a period of time with the Indiana State Highway Department and as the Assistant City Engineer for the City of Columbus Indiana. In these positions he was extensively involved with the engineering, design and construction or highways and other municipal civil projects.


expert witness


air transportation




airport design


International Air Transport Association


transportation engineering


traffic sign


pavement construction


parking lot

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Urban Design and Planning, Pedestrian and Bicycle...
Lubricants and Asphalt products and applications
Analysis of Vehicle Handling, Accident Reconstruction,...
Hydrology & Hydraulics, Storm-Water, Flood Plain Study,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1972   M.S.   Civil Engineering   Purdue University   Deans List
1971   B.S.   Civil Engineering   Purdue University   Deans List

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to 2010


TriState Planning & Engineering, P.C.





Owner, senior engineer

1974 to 1990







Partner, senior engineer

1972 to 1974


Louisville Airport Authority




Director of Engineering


Department head, engineering and planning

2011 to 2017







Expert witness, strategic planning.

Career Accomplishments:



P.E. New York, P.E. Florida, P.E. New Jersey, P.E. Pennsylvania, NCEES

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was the Senior Engineer for the design and construction phase (quality control and inspection) for reconstruction of the main runway at Morristown Municipal Airport, NJ
  • Expert served as the senior professional for the planning, design, and construction of two large stormwater management basins and colection system at R.J. Miller Airpark, Ocean County, NJ.
  • Expert lead the endineering team for design and installation of a Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS) for emergency runway overruns at Dutchass County Airport, NY
  • Expert was the lead planner for the land use plan for approximately 1,000 acres of land on the north side of the Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, FL
  • Expert was the lead planner/engineer for improvements at the Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY
  • Expert has provided expert witness services on a number of claims cases, with a 100% win record.
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 40 years of working knowledge in civil engineering projects much of which has been on airports of all sizes. He is intimately familiar with FAA and State guidelines for airports.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Airport security expert for consulting on airport perimeter security issues.
  • FAA construction Engineer expert for consulting on Runway Safety Over-run Areas.
  • Expert in asphalt for consulting on improper pavement repair.
  • Expert for consulting on Culvert Cleaning.
  • Parking lot expert for consulting on speed bump location danger in retail parking lot .
  • Culvert expert for consulting on culvert washed out causing car wreck resulting in injury.
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
1980 to 1987   Australia   Expert lead the planning/engineering team for several terminal improvement projects at Melbourne and Sydney International Airports.
1979 to 1984   Saudia Arabia   Expert was the lead civil engineer for airside improvements at the new Jeddah International Airport, Hadj Terminal.
1984 to 1986   Mexico   Expert lead a team to evaluate the layout and operation of the air cargo facilities at the Mexico City International Airport.
1976 to 1980   Philippines   Expert conducted a series of long range planning project for the redevelopment of several small island airports.
2010 to 2014   Mauritania   Team leader for design of new international airport
2014 to 2016   Nicaragua   Team leader for design and construction manager of new international airport
2016 to 2017   Costa Rica   Concept development for new airport

Market Research:
Expert has been a key business development professional and maintaining client relationships.

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:

Expert has conducted numerious public hearings and technical briefings to public officials and government agencies.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has worked extensively with subconsultants, contractors, and materials suppliers for civil projects.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has participated in several negotiating sessions between owners and contractors to resolve claims or disputes.


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