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 Expert  725569

Expert in Construction Forensics; Marital and Family Disputes


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Business ethics as it relates to CLSB and Building and Safety Uniform Building Code laws and regulations. Mediation and expert witness services; contributing to over 150 construction resolutions.

Expert in the Fields of: Grading influences, drainage issues, property line definitions, concrete foundations, settling and upheaval, drywall installation, finish carpentry, rough framing, structural malfunctions, mold and termite damage, plumbing, electrical, water-proofing, sheet metal connections, cabinetry. Directed recruitment and retention of supervisors/205+ employees.

Construction defect resolution, Mediation and expert witness services; contributing to over 150 construction resolutions. Apprenticed and skilled in diverse modalities. Managed multi-million dollar residential projects that exceeded 42,000 square feet. Proficient in computer technology; Microsoft Office Suite, Timeslips, Xactimate, AutoCAD 2008, MS Project, One Note, MS InfoPath, Photoshop, QuickBooks. Assisted in development of computer software programs to aid in cost estimates after Malibu slides, El Niño, Northridge earthquake and Oakland fires. Directed recruitment and retention of supervisors/205+ employees. Former clients include: Mrs. Walt Disney, Richard Dreyfus, Ralphs Family, Ernest Thompson, Jon Douglas, Jason Brent, Esq., Arkin and Weissman, Esq., Josh Ritz, Esq., Peter Kinderman, Esq., Margaret O' Hara, Esq., Charles Brackins, Esq., Marc Kopeikin, Esq., Blair Burke, Esq., Security Pacific Bank, Town and Country Mall, 1st Los Angeles Bank, Lucky's Market, Coco's Restaurant, Big Five Sporting Goods, B.D. Fox, Westfield Mall, Flannigan's Restaurant, Lares Restaurant

Published: In-Style Magazine for Goran and Ivana Visnjic, Architectural Digest for Ted and Joyce Ashley, Editorials in Los Angeles Times, Larchmont Chronicle, Malibu Times, Palisades Post, Mountain News. Member: Mountains Communities Contractors Association, Intota Experts, NAHAB Privately licensed in California, Incorporated and licensed, Expert witness program, CLSB, Forensic consultant-construction. Family Law construction advisor/cost evaluation. Expert in the Fields of: Grading influences, drainage issues, property line definitions, concrete foundations, settling and upheaval, drywall installation, finish carpentry, rough framing, structural malfunctions, mold and termite damage, plumbing, electrical, water-proofing, sheet metal connections, cabinetry.

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engineering management

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real estate appraisal

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construction dispute

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quality assurance

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quality auditing

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quality control

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quality cost

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concrete failure analysis

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construction contract

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construction defect

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construction failure

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construction inspection

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construction insurance claim

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construction malpractice

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construction material

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construction planning

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building construction

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building failure

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building frame

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building roof failure

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commercial building dispute

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construction cost

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construction deficiency

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construction design deficiency

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construction negligence

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construction project management

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construction schedule

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contract bid evaluation

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defective construction

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demolition

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forensic construction

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foundation failure

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foundation settlement

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mold (fungus) contamination

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mold (fungus) detection

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mold remediation

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residential building construction

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water flooding damage

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water intrusion

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building fabric defect


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

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   AA   Construction Technology/Environmental Studies   Santa Monica College  
2013   Masters   Marriage and Family Therapy   Pacific Oaks College   Scholarship
2011   BA   Human Development   Pacific Oaks College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1969 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consulting Design-Build General Contractor

 

Owner/President

 

Owner and manager of construction company in Southern California


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of Mountains Communities Contractors Association; Chamber of Commerce; NAHAB; CSLB; CAMT; SAMHSA; NAMI; CFC.

Licenses/Certifications

Privately licensed in California; Incorporated and licensed and currently specializing in residential and commercial remodeling and repair; Expert witness program with the State of California; Acting forensic consultant for construction related problems.

Professional Appointments

Directed recruitment and retention of supervisors and staff of 205 employees and new leaders. Trained, supervised and evaluated staff, coached improvements to management skills. Managed and developed over 75 interns into goal-oriented workers. Successfully conceptualized, sold, refined and implemented new projects.

Awards/Recognition

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

Medical/Professional Internships

MFTI


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

July issue of Architectural Digest for Ted and Joyce Ashley. May issue of In-Style Magazine for Goran and Ivan Visnjic. Editorials in Los Angeles Times, Fine Homebuilding, Remodeler, Custom Homes Larchmont Chronicle, Malibu Times, Palisades Post and the Mountain News.


Consulting Services:
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:
Retained by Real Estate Brokers and attorneys to familiarize agents of “Disclosure Laws”.

Mediation and expert witness services. Contributed to 150 construction disputes. Involved with 12 administrative law hearings and 28 arbitration cases.

Legal team for Jon Douglas, Disney family, Clossey family, Ralphs family, Dreyfus Family and with Jason Brent, Arkin and Weissman, Josh Ritz, Andrew Weissman, Peter Kinderman, Margaret O' Hara, Charles Brackins, Marc Kopeikin, Blair Burke, to list a few. Also, Family Law construction advice for cost valuation. Pre-purchase valuation and reinspection after real estate inspections.

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
1995 to 1996   Argentina   Consulting with property owners for the proper water-proofing applications and restoration.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Primary language
Spanish   Speak and read

Market Research:
• Over 37 years of experience as residential and commercial General Contractor/Owner and Manager. • Ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status. • Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities. • Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver. • Proven ability to work in unison with staff, volunteers, and board of directors. • Expert and pioneer in Environmentally Conscious Building Applications and Standards • Expert communicator with the “baby boomers” to recognize the ability and alternative with making their exiting residence comfortably work for them in retirement as opposed to being voluntarily or involuntarily sent somewhere institutionally.

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:
Training/Seminars

He has sponsored Construction Seminars in Lake Arrowhead at the Arrowhead Hilton Hotel. The seminars focused on problems in construction and Building and Safety procedure. Several homes were video-taped. The videos were shown to stimulate discussion amongst community leaders. Coldwell Banker, State Contractor's Board, Department of Building and Safety, President of Builders Association, roofer, plumber, framer, tile contractor, home owner, developer, painter and water-proofing specialist contributing to solutions. Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling. Presently an Intern.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

• Over 37 years of experience as residential and commercial General Contractor/Owner and Manager. • Ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status. • Goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities. • Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver. • Proven ability to work in unison with staff, volunteers, and board of directors. • Expert and pioneer in Environmentally Conscious Building Applications and Standards • Expert communicator with the “baby boomers” to recognize the ability and alternative with making their exiting residence comfortably work for them in retirement as opposed to being voluntarily or involuntarily sent somewhere institutionally.

Other Skills and Services

Member of Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce. Donated mediation time for Senior Citizen groups regarding construction problems with their builders or handymen before and after the 1994 Northridge California Earthquake. Board member of the Alliance of Defense. This organization closely monitors any and all illegal unlicensed activities in the community. They have sponsored and aided in 18 sting operations that were set up in designated houses under construction, luring unlicensed bidders to show up. After the set-up, the offenders were cited by the Consumer Affairs, ticketed by the Sheriff Department and fined up to $15,000.00 for contracting without a license.

Helped in the development of new computer software programs to aid in cost estimating after the Malibu Slides, El Niño, Northridge Earthquake and Oakland fires. All of the catastrophic events were in California. Worked with local building departments to rethink and reestablish building standards.

Aided in starting weSpark Cancer Support Center, a non-profit organization, in Sherman Oaks, California. Developed Men's groups, drum circles and kids programs for the affected community's families and guests. Help setup and fund charity events, celebrity golf tournaments.


 

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