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 Expert  727338

Expert in Slip, Trip & Fall, Expert Witness, Hardwood Floor , Hard Surface, Carpet, Substrate, Consultant


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
USA
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Expert is a Carpet & Flooring Consultant and Expert Witness in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey areas specializing in slip & fall claims, slip, trip & fall accident investigations as it relates to carpet and flooring installations, maintenance and design evaluations. Since 1987, his consulting firm has assisted Attorneys through all phases of legal action.

Investigations are conducted with analytical skills developed from many years of forensic consultation, litigation support and expert witness testimony. Practical solutions are provided for resolution of contract disputes, claims, delays, personal injury, site safety issues, OSHA compliance and building code interpretations.

With in-depth experience in residential, light commercial and heavy commercial construction, home/building inspections and litigation support, his consulting firm offers unique perspectives on problem resolution within the construction industry. The principals of his consulting company remain fully active in the carpet, flooring, installation and maintenance industry.

His consulting firm's specialties include: • Construction Accident and OSHA Compliance Investigations • Personal Injury, Slip, Trip, and Fall Investigations • Site Safety Inspections • Forensic Research and Reporting • Building Code Interpretations and Compliance Analysis • Design Review and Analysis • Pretrial Assessment • Faulty Building and Home Inspections • Product Liability Evaluations • Expert Witness Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys

List of Slip & Fall Standards that we commonly use: ANSI/NFSI B101.0 Walkway Surface Auditing Procedure for the Measurement of Walkway Slip Resistance ANSI/NFSI B101.1 Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials ANSI/NFSI B101.2 Test Method for Determining the Impact on Wet Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Various Chemical or Physical Walkway Surface Treatments ANSI/NFSI B101.3 Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values) ANSI/NFSI B101.4 Test Method for Measuring the Wet Barefoot Condition of Flooring Materials or Products ANSI/NFSI B101.5 Standard Guide for Uniform Labeling Method for Identifying the Wet Static Coefficient of Friction (Traction) of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings with Coatings, and Treated Floor Coverings ANSI/NFSI B101.6 STANDARD GUIDE FOR COMMERCIAL ENTRANCE MATTING IN REDUCING SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS. ANSI/NFSI B101.7 Standard Test Method for Lab Measurement of Footwear Outsole Material Slip Resistance. ANSI/NFSI B101.8 A Floor Safety Management Program for Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention. NFSI 101-C Test Method for Measuring Dry TCOF of Floor Mat Backin

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carpet surface

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ceramic defect

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ceramic floor tile

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commercial floor

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concrete

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construction defect

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countertop

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defect

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expert witness

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failure analysis

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flatness

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floor

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floor protection

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floor vibration

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flooring adhesive

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flooring material

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hardwood

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hardwood flooring

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nylon carpet

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polyurethane sealant

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raised floor

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scuffing

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tile flooring

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vinyl flooring

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environmental condition

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environmental monitoring

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American Society for Testing and Materials E981

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carpet yarn

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ceramic tile

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cherry wood

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concrete sealer

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dispute

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ebony wood

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epoxy flooring

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floor polish

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floor wax

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furniture valuation

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mahogany wood

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maple wood

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materials failure analysis

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oak wood

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product defect

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rug

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walnut wood

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wood product failure analysis

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expert testimony

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carpet

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woven rug


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

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2007   NOFMA Certification   Hardwood   National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association  
2008   NWFA   Hardwood & Engineered Wood   National Wood Flooring Association  
1991   Hard Surface and Laminate Floor Inspector   Hard Surface, Commercial Flooring and Laminate Floor   FCITS & National Association of Laminate Flooring MFG Association  
1995   Substrate Inspector   Substrate Subfloor Inspector   IICRC  
1989   Certified Carpet Inspector   Carpet, tufted, woven, cushion, installation, upholstery specialist   IICRC, FCITS, AFS, ASCR  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Inspector

 

Inspector/Consultant

 

Expert is the Senior Consultant/Expert Witness for his consulting firm. He is involved with inspection, testing and failure analysis of carpet, hardwood, stone, marble, vinyl and other hard surfaces to determine responsibility regarding slip & fall.

His firm offers attorney support when faced with technical issues related to the slip, trip & fall in regards to carpet, hard surface, stone, marble involving the flooring industry.

Services include site inspections, site failure analysis, case review, litigation and deposition support and expert witness testimony.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

::NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association ::CWFI of NOFMA ::IICRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification ::AATCC -American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists ::ACI - American Concrete Institute ::ASTM - American Society for Testing & Materials ::WFCA - World Floor Covering Association ::NICFI - National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors ::CFI - Certified Floor Installers ::AFS- Advance Flooring Specialist ::FCITS- Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services ::ICS- International Certified Registry ::NYRCI - New York Rug Cleaning Institute

Licenses/Certifications

Certifications: Carpet, Hardwood Flooring, Hard Surface (vinyl, stone, marble,etc), Substrate Inspector.

International Certification Registry (ICR) Flooring Consultants & Inspection Training Services (FITS) Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association (NOFMA) Certified Flooring Installers Association (CFI) Laminate / Specialty Flooring Consultants & Inspection Training Services Academy of Textiles & Flooring AFS Specialists Stone Tech Floor Care Technician

Professional Appointments

Current / Past Industry Positions NWFA Review Committee 2014-

-IICRC S600 Carpet Installation Standard Committee 2009-

-IICRC R800 Consensus Committee Member Inspection Standards 2009-present

- Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration CUCI, President, 1999-2002

- Vice-President New York Rug Cleaners Institute 1996-1999

- Regional Supervisor for IICRC 1998 -present - ASCR- CUCI Committee 1994 - 2002

- NYRCI Board Member 1993-2004

- Cleanfax Magazine NYRCI Representative 1999-2000

Awards/Recognition

Inspector of the Year from Inspect Solutions


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has written and published several articles related to floor covering concerns over the past several years. They have been published in industry trade magazines and New York Home.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - National Wood Flooring Association Magazine  
 - New York House  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert retained by Law Firm regarding slip & fall on walk off mat at movie NY. Expert retained by Law Firm regarding "Slip and Fall" from carpet onto hard surface.He retained by Law Firm regarding slip and fall and faulty installation of carpet on tent platform.
  • Expert retained by Law Firm involving a Plumbing Company damaging the client's Engineered Hardwood Floor.
  • He inspected and supervised the re-installion of new carpet at Tishman Speyer, New York, NY. He retained by Law Firm regarding slip and fall on newly installed hardwood floors on stariway
  • Expert inspected the carpet installed in the Board Room at the Met Life Building, New York, NY. He consulted on floor failure at Trump Residence, Shrub Oak, NY and Trump Towers, White Plains, NY.
  • Expert consulted and inspected newly built condominiums for floor failure at PT Maxwell LLC, Hoboken, NJ. He consulted with Albany Courthouse on their renovation regarding carpet and flooring concerns.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Stretch marks in Epoxy Floor Coating creating an Aesthetic issue for the owner
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 supported attorneys when faced with technical issues related to slip, trip & fall regarding the flooring and carpet industry. Our services include on-location inspection, site failure analysis, report and case review, deposition and litigation support. He offers support and experience to assist you in preparing your case and provide you with critically needed information involving industry standards. Expert Witness Testimony.

He has provided expert testimony in court, depositions and hearings in NY, NJ and CT.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Patent Litigation.
  • Expert witness in carpet installation for consulting on litigation trip and fall.
  • Expert for consulting on slip and fall.
  • Flooring expert for consulting on a slip and fall accident.
  • Expert on carpet installation for consulting on licensing issues.
  • Expert in flooring for consulting on wood floor defective finish.
  • Expert for consulting on floor coating causing floor to be slippery, causing fall.
  • 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.

Market Research:
Committee Member IICRC S600 (ANSI Standard) Carpet Installation Guidelines.

Committee Member IICRC S800 (ANSI Standard) Inspector Reference Guide and Standards.

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

Committe Member for development of ASCR course for Certified Fabric Specialist.

Other Skills and Services

Vapor emission testing for concrete flooring in accordance with ASTM Standards.

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