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 Expert  725910

Expert in Ceramic Tile. Marble, Slate, Stone and Glass Tile Construction

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is extremely knowledgable in tile construction and can produce reports with an unbiased opinion based on the trade's best practices, which are obtained from various industry groups that establish the standard of care, codes and industry standards and product recommendations. He may also use these to address assembly problems in the form of construction defects or errors and omissions in the assembly. Some of the industry sources are MIA, TCNA, NTCA, ANSI, CTIOA, BSI, MMSA, UPC, ASTM, IRC, IBC, UBC, etc.. Forensic inspection experience in facades, balconies / decks, swimming pools, showers /steam showers, countertops and floors.

construction defect


building construction regulation


ceramic tile





Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   None   Social Studies   San Diego State College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1975 to 2009


Expert Tile Contractor


Contractor / Owner


Career Accomplishments:

Ceramic Tile Institute of America , Forensic Expert Witness Association


Tile Industry Expert, Certification as Tile Inspector, Tile Subject Matter Expert, Certified Construction Document Technologist, Certified Residential Mold Inspector, Certified in moisture testing of floors, ASTM Testing

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Shower construction
  • Floor constructionassemblyMembranesMaterials usedMeans, method Techniques, procedures used
  • Wall ConstructionassemblyMembranesMaterials usedMeans, method Techniques, procedures used
  • Deck constructionassemblyMembranesMaterials usedMeans, method Techniques, procedures used
  • Marble installationsassemblyMembranesMaterials usedMeans, method Techniques, procedures used
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:
6 years in construction defects litigation, expert in codes and standards and proper installation methods
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Granite expert for litigation/insurance claim involving cracked granite.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:

Ocean Glass Factory: 3 Workshops on glass mosaics installation, Genesis 3, Two classes & a specialty workshop in tile installation for pools;

Independent Floor Testing & Inspection: Certified in moisture testing of floors, ASTM Testing F-1869 Cal Chloride Test, F-2170 Insitute, F-1907 meter, F-710 pH.;

Mapei Technical Institute: Product training in Thinset – Adhesives – Membranes – leveling products – Manufacturing of product factory tour;

Laticrete International: Technical training in materials and installation methods at Los Angelus materials manufacturing plant;

Building Science Corp: Technical training on Physics of Slabs and Stucco and moisture migration in cement with Dr. Joe Lstiburek;

Crossville Porcelain Institute: Tour / Lecture at Porcelain tile factory in Tennessee, classes on porcelain tile use and installation specification;

Dallas Ceramic Tile Factory: participant in lecture and tour of specialty tile and wall tile manufacturing plant;

World Floor Covering Association: Ceramic tile installation training at national headquarters in Anaheim, California;

American Concrete Institute: Moisture problems, Slab curing / curling, Floor flatness tolerance div.3 vs. 9, Delamination blisters, cracks; Schluter Systems: Waterproof crack isolation membrane, movement suppression system at Tile Council of North America training facility;

National Tile Contractor Assoc………... Shower Pan and shower walls installation and water tight integrity hands-on four day course (Trained to instruct course);

Construction Specification Institute…. …Construction contracts and specification courses, Principles and practices of specification courses for CDT certification; Marble Institute of America: Advanced Slab Installation (Countertops) Fabrication, Production, Shop Tours

Other Skills and Services

Contractor, Certified Inspector


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