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 Expert  726247

Expert in Standard of Care, Failure, Rrrors Theaters, Medical, Codes, Water Damage Mold, Slip & Falls


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an award-winning licensed architect with extensive knowledge of architectural building projects and engineering practices. He has also provided expert witness and arbitration services on several design/construction cases regarding compliance with the permit drawings, Standard of Care, slip and falls, acoustical theater design, ADA compliance, construction specifications, water damage and mold testing and/or building code life safety requirements.

He has direct knowledge as a CEO/Architect, as well as 38 years' experience in architectural building design development and commercial/residential project construction. He has completed all phases of design/construction and supervision for several hospital/medical facilities, movie theaters, commercial and multi-family housing projects. This has included administration projects, application for pay request, AIA contracts, site supervision, change orders, substantial completion, site inspections and project close-out.

Expert has extensive experience and knowledge with the IBC, BOCA building codes, NFPA and life safety codes requirements across the country. He currently maintains multiple Architectural State licenses and has provided expert witness discovery and/or arbitrated cases on design/construction projects that were not ADA, life safety or building code compliant.

Expert has designed and constructed several national movie theaters with THX acoustical treatment. He has also opined on 2 separate cases in regards to theater stadium seating construction and theater production studio acoustical design failures.

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architectural engineering

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building component

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building construction

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building design

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building failure

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building inspection

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building roof

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construction

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construction design deficiency

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health care facility construction

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building materials testing

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building safety

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building wall

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built-up roof

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commercial construction

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construction contract

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contract bid evaluation

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roof construction

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building architecture

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building frame

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construction cost

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construction defect

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construction deficiency

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construction inspection

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defective construction

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mediation

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building insulation material

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constructability

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construction material deficiency

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construction project management

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light gage steel framing

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sick building syndrome

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building code

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BOCA model code

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fire safety code

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International Conference of Building Officials model code

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National Building Code

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Americans with Disabilities Act compliance

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building construction regulation

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carbon monoxide

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errors and omissions insurance

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Standard Building Code

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Standard Fire Code

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acoustic analysis

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acoustic insulation

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acoustic material

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acoustic measurement

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acoustic noise

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acoustics

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active noise cancellation

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arbitration

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architectural acoustics

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architectural standard

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dispute

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health care

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liability insurance

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medical mediation

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mold (fungus)

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mold (fungus) contamination

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mold (fungus) detection

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mold remediation

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National Fire Code

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real estate development environmental impact

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Southern Building Code Congress International model code

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standard of care


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  Boynton Beach, Florida;  and Sarasota, Florida.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   BED   Architecture with Enviromental studies   University of Kansas, School of Architecture  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Architectural

 

CEO/Architect

 

He provides full expert witness review and opines on Architectural failures, mold, slip and falls, Standard of care, errors and ommissions.

1985 to 2012

 

Architectural Firm

 

Architectural

 

CEO/Owner

 

Expert served as CEO/Architect of a national architectural design firm. His work entailed daily involvement with design and construction of buildings with compliance to ADA and life safety building codes.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a member of NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards since 1985. He is also American Arbitration Association past member and Arbitrator.

Licenses/Certifications

He maintains Architect Base State of Missouri A-4135 since 1983; National since 1985. Expert also currently maintains 20 State Architectural licenses.

Awards/Recognition

Expert has been awarded the "Gold Medal Building Award" by Real Estate and Construction, and has won the Masonry Award. He and his firm have twice won the Best Place to work award from the St. Louis Business Journal.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 4 building publications in Design Cost Data magazine on construction projects completed by his architectural firm.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Design Cost Data Magazine  
 - DCD Design Code Data Magazine  
 - Real Estate and Construction Review  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 1994   GSA   Architect   He designed the free-standing two-story office building for the GSA Social Security in St. Louis.
2006 to 2007   911 Emergency Call Center   Architect   He designed the 911 Emergency Call Center per Homeland security compliance.
1996 to 1997   Family Services   Architect   He provided the design development and construction permit drawings for this Goverment office.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has over 28 years as CEO/Architect in a private architectural practice consisting of full architectural services for commercial design, medical and construction projects.
  • He has extensive experience with all aspects of commerical architectural projects ranging from hospital, medical office buidlings, imaging centers, movie theaters, restaurants, multi-family, single family, computer data centers and retail centers.
  • He has extensive experience and training with AIA ADA/ANSI compliance knowledge for the ADA/ANSI Federal regulation and accessibility codes.
  • He has extensive experience with BOCA building codes, life safety building and NFPA fire code requirements currently for over 20 States in the USA.
  • He has extensive experience with construction failure, mold, moisture, standard of care, slip and falls, errors and ommission, architectural design flaws and noncompliance construction practices.
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 is a past member of American Arbitrition Association, where he arbitrated several St. Louis construction projects. He is an experienced expert witness for ADA and building code compliance in multiple states for commercial and residential construction projects. He also has a national membership with NCARB Architectural Certification.
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
1983 to 1983   Puerto Rico   He designed/developed a 1980's-style disco/night club in the historic area of the city of San Juan.
1985 to 1985   Cancun, Mexico   He designed schematic layouts for a Cancun area resort hotel.

Market Research:
ADA, ANSI code compliance for new and existing buildings. BOCA, NFPA, IBC, NEC OSHA and multi-state specific building codes for local authority having jurisdiction.

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

President Forum speaker of Saving Green by Going Green. Training for the American Arbitration Association. Continuing Education requirements for Architectural state license (CEU's) and NCARB. ADA accessibility training course.

Other Skills and Services

Sustainable green design features and LEED.


 

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