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 Expert  724810

Expert in Construction: Construction Defects, Contracting, Scheduling & Estimating, etc.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's engagement with construction defects is extensive. He has been involved with cases of Construction defects that usually include any deficiency in the performing or furnishing of the design, planning, supervision, inspection, construction or observation of construction to various commercial, industrial and residential buildings, where there has been a failure to construct the building in a reasonably workmanlike manner and/or the structure has failed to perform in the manner that is reasonably intended for use. Some of the most common and high-cost construction defects of his involvement in the past include:

Structural integrity - concrete, masonry & division, carpentry, unstable foundations, Expansive soils, Water intrusion (often resulting in toxic mold), Thermal and moisture protection, Doors, windows and glass and Finishes

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building construction

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general contractor

Expert has been involved in Residential, Commercial and Industrial building construction since 1984. He obtained his California General Contracting license (B) in 1984 and his California General Engineering License in 1997. He has built SFR's, Condo Projects, Shopping Centers and two prominent Churches in LA as a general contractor. He has also worked as a Project Manager for an underground utility company for rehabilitation of $20,000,000 sewer project in Los Angeles. He has taught construction courses such as estimating, scheduling, construction contract disputes and other related courses at Indiana State University and Washington State University for 4 years.
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construction

Expert's engagement with construction defects is extensive. He has been involved with cases of Construction defects that usually include any deficiency in the performing or furnishing of the design, planning, supervision, inspection, construction or observation of construction for various commercial, industrial and residential buildings, where there has been a failure to construct the building in a reasonably workmanlike manner and/or the structure has failed to perform in the manner that was intended for use. Some of the most common and high-cost construction defects of his involvement in the past include:

Structural integrity - concrete, masonry & division, carpentry, unstable foundations Expansive soils Water intrusion (often resulting in toxic mold) Thermal and moisture protection Doors, windows and glass Finishes.

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construction defect

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general contracting


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1997   PhD   Civil Engineering/Construction Management   University of Waterloo, Canada  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to 2008

 

Pacific Expert Witness & Construction, Inc.

 

Consulting

 

President

 

He is the President of Pacific Expert Witness & Construction, Inc. He has been engaged in various construction litigation cases.

2003 to 2005

 

Indiana State University

 

Civil Engineering/Construction Management

 

Associate Professor

 

He taught courses related to construction management; scheduling, estimating, contract and construction project management.

2000 to 2002

 

Horizon Group Co

 

Construction

 

President

 

He administered various Residential & Commercial Construction projects. He assembled teams of subcontractors and analyzed RFI, submittals and negotiated change orders.

1998 to 2000

 

Washington State University

 

Civil Eng./Construction Management

 

Assistant Professor

 

He taught the following courses: Scheduling, Estimating, Temporary Structures, and Advanced Legal Aspects in the Construction Industry.

1988 to 1991

 

Cook Construction Co.

 

Construction

 

Project Manager

 

He provided construction management services for rehabilitation of a sewer system line of $13.5 million


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

A1 Engineering license from state of California B1 General Contracting License from state of California Certified Appraisal License from state of California Real Estate Broker License from state of California


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has published related numerous papers in recognized engineering and construction management magazines.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The International Journal of Cost Estimating  
 - School of Contractors Annual Publication  
 - Journal of Framing Contractors  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Sadler vs. Satterlee Defect/Workmanship/Contract/Code ComplianceRetained by: James Fedalen (Rep. Defendant)
  • Danilian v. Tile Express Water intrusion/Defect/Code Compliance/Damage AssessmentRetained by: Motamedi Law Offices (Rep. Defendant)
  • Davies vs. Morris Skenderian, et., alWorkmanship/Defect/Code Compliance/Damage Assessment/DelayRetained by: Motamedi Law Offices (rep. Plaintiff)
  • DJang vs. Creek View 678 LLCWorkmanship/Defect/Code Compliance/Damage AssessmentRetained by Plaintiff's Lawyer
  • Michael Szymanski vs. Timothy Mahota, et., atNon Payment/DealyRetained by: Jo Ann Brady Esq. (Rep. Plaintiff)
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in water instrusion specialist for consulting on Water intrusion into building built into hillside.
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 handled various cases in the State of California all relating to construction defect or contract related issues.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Flooring expert for consulting on Construction Defect in Commercial Proprety case.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is fluent in Spanish
Farsi   Expert's native language is Farsi
French   He Speaks fluently this language

 

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