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 Expert  727482

Expert in Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture, Landscaping, General Contracting, Safety, Lighting


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

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Expert is a multi-disciplined professional practitioner and court qualified expert in property design, safety, improvements, additions, restoration, damages, defects, failures, injury, liability, codes and interior design, furniture, fixtures, equipment and lighting. He has carried out his professional services world wide since 1959 and his forensic services since 1982. Expert Is founder and President of United Design Associates and founder and past dean of Interior Decorators Institute.
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arboriculture

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architectural design

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building architecture

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building safety

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electric light

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fabric

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furniture

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furniture design

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interior design

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landscape architecture

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landscaping

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lighting design

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Expert is a multi-disciplined professional practitioner and court qualified expert in architecture, construction, improvements, additions, restoration, damages, defects, failures, injury, liability, codes, interior design, furnishings, fixtures and equipment, safety, lighting, slip & fall, furnishings and furniture design. He has carried out his professional services world wide since 1959 and his forensic services since 1982 Expert is founder and President of United Design Associates, and founder and past Dean of Interior Decorators Institute.
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building code

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building construction

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building design

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chair design

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construction

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construction accident

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construction defect

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construction design deficiency

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fall protection

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fluorescent lighting system

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forensic architecture

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furniture component

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furniture component durability

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furniture industry

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furniture manufacturing

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furniture material

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general contractor

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incandescent lamp

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lighting system

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luminous intensity

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OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

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OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030


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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.

Often requested
with this expert:

Construction Claims, Architecture, Interior Arch. Design,...
Custom Woodworking, Manufacturing, Recycling, Entertainment...
Furniture, Seating, Carpets, Flooring, Domestic and Contract
Wood Design, Wood Performance

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2009   AIA Emeritus NCARB, ASLA, ASID IIDA RDI IDEC NCIDQ IES ASSE CSI CCI CCPM ICC SAP   All the above   ASID Los Angeles   The Most Distiguished Designer of the Year (1979 ASID Los Angeles

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1959 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

President

 

1969 to 2008

 

Interior Decorators Institute

 

Founder & Dean

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

AIA Emeritus NCARB ASLA ASID IIDA RDI IDEC NCIDQ ASSE IES CSI CCI CCPM ICC SAP

Licenses/Certifications

Architect, Landscape Architect, General Contractor, Interior Designer, Safety Engineer and Lighting Engineer

Awards/Recognition

"Most Distiguished Designer of the Year" ASID Los Angeles 1979. Appointed by the State Architectural Board and NCIDQ as contributors to their licensing and credential examinations.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

His articles have been published in numerous professional & trade publication. He has written monthly columns in Club Sports and Society Magazine "The Myths and Misconceptions of Interior Design and Decorating" and Playgoer Magazine "Music and Design in Concert"


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1975 to 1975   U. S. Air Force   Facility Designer & Architect   He redisigned officer recreation and dining facilities
1978 to 1978   U.S. Navy   Interior Designer   He redesined crews living quarters on the USS Bennington, an aircraft carrier.
1979 to 1979   State of California   Interior Designer   He redesigned inmate cells and and recreation facilities at the Chino State Prison
1984 to 1985   Korean Government   Architect & Interior Designer   He designed the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted and was an expert witness on cases involving architectural errors and omissions.
  • He consulted and was an expert witness on cases involving ADA compliance
  • He consulted and was an expert witness on cases involving dangerous conditions during construction.
  • He consulted and was an expert witness on cases involving purported landscape improvements.
  • He consulted and was an expert witness on cases involving the professional perfomance of interior designers.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Need estimates of new non-residential construction with landscaping.
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:
He is and has been court qualified in State and Federal courts in all of his disciplines. His forensic services have been approximately 50% Plaintiff and 50% Defendant. He has testified in over a 100 court trials, over 250 depositions and over 25 arbitrations and mediations.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Furniture construction expert for litigation involving annealed glass top of a coffee table breaking and causing injury to a person.
  • Expert for consulting on Lighting fixture needed:
  • Furniture design, defect and standards expert needed for a legal case.
  • Wood chair manufacturing expert for product liability claim.
  • Furniture industry manufacturing standards expert witness for consulting on furniture industry design and manufacturing standards.
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
1987 to 1988   Sudan   He did the architecture, interior design and furnishings for a high end residence in Khartoum
1984 to 1984   Korea   He did interior design for several executive office in Seoul.
1985 to 1986   South Africa   He did landscape consultation for an apartment complex in Pretoria.
1976 to 1976   England   He did architectural, landscape and interior design sevices for a historical residential property in North London.
1975 to 1975   Israel   He did design consultation services for a museum in Romat Gam.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He speaks rudimentary Spanish.

Market Research:
He has been and still is active in all the professional societies and organizations that pertain to his disciplines for the past 60 years.

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 taken and conducted hundreds of training courses and seminars at the University of Caifornia at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Pomona College and from numerous professional societies and organizations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a library of well over a thousand sources of products and services that appertain to his disciplines.

Other Skills and Services

He has been and still is a member of a myriad of professional, civic, cultural, service and charitable organisations locally, state wide, nationally and internationally.


 

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