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 Expert  727873

Expert in Forensic Civil Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Connecticut (CT)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert is an expert in structural defect evaluation and inspection.



construction defect


construction failure


fault analysis


forensic engineering

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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 Springfield, Massachusetts.

Often requested
with this expert:

Expert for UL Certification CE Mark NFPA Hazardous...
Mechanical and Electrical Design and Failure Analysis
HVAC Design, DDC Control, Fluid Dynamics, Constructability
Architectural Structural and Forensic Engineering

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2010   MS   Construction Administration   Columbia University  
2001   MBA   Finance   University of Bridgeport  
1995   BS   Civil Engineering   University of Maine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Consulting Cost Engineer


Review all general contractor cost proposals to protect the client against unnecessary and frivolous change order approvals; Thorough review of all pertinent codes, drawings and specifications; Prepare presentations to present to client (NYCDEP).

2009 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Forensic Engineer


Work closely with major insurance companies regarding small-large claims and disputes; Perform on-site forensic engineering inspection work; Prepare engineering forensic reports based on all necessary elements.

2007 to 2009


Joseph K. Blum Co., LLP


Associate Consulting Engineer


Draft construction drawings and specifications for numerous clients; Prepare Local Law No. 11 reports and conduct inspections for residential building clients; Attend and lead weekly project meetings involving the owners, building superintendents managing property agents; Interact with expediters regarding NYC Department of Buildings issues; Represent individual clients at Environmental Control Board Hearings and meetings; Prepare bid analysis and review for value engineering to present best contractor to client.

2002 to 2006


EG Clemente Contracting Corp.


Director of Project Management


Prepare base-line and progress updates of construction schedules to ensure accurate and timely completion of various projects, within or under budget; Attend and lead weekly project meetings involving client; Ensure proper materials are ordered and delivered based upon specific specifications as issued and mandated by the client; Perform field inspections to ensure projects are being built to standard based upon the contract, specifications and construction drawings.

2000 to 2002


Tishman Interiors Corporation


Assistant Project Manager


Prepared monthly requisitions for presentation to clients; Developed project schedules illustrating comparisons against budgets; Produced bid summary reports based on quotations received from subcontractors; Accurately changed order evaluation and analysis in relation to contractual agreement; Produced detailed base-line and progress schedules tracking progress of each project to ensure appropriate allocation of funds.

1996 to 2000


Trataros Construction, Inc.


Project Engineer


Supervised workers on various construction sites to ensure quality of work and adherence to the specific project schedule. At times, a labor force of 100 + trade professionals and extensive budgets were managed. Managed, developed, designed and prepared requests for change orders. Facilitated payment requisitions. Prepared as-built drawings to submit for approval by Resident Engineer/Architect.

1996 to 1996


Proto-Power Corporation


Engineering Consultant


Prepared comprehensive data and analysis for the first Service Water Inspection Management Database, in the United States, for a California-based client. Developed and produced pipe support calculations for the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

Career Accomplishments:




Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 2001   US Army/National Guard   Officer   Construction Manager on Projects Such as the Following:

Culvert Replacement/Road Renovations, Stones Ranch Military Reservation, East Lyme, Connecticut ($3 million); Fence Installation and Road Repairs, San Diego, California, Vicinity of Otay Mountain Range ($11 million)

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has considerable experience in evaluating the viability of claims, however, he has not had the opportunity to appear in a court of law.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on stability of industrial chiller regarding an industrial accident.
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:
He believes the construction industry will grow at a faster pace than most industrires over the next 30 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:

PE Continuing Education Refresher Course Regarding Updates to NYC Building Code; PE Review Course for Hydraulics Engineering/Fluid Mechanics.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is a former US Army officer with a passion and incredible drive to achieve positive results for his clients.


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