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 Expert  728033

Expert in Concrete Polishing, Shrinkange Compensating Concrete, Intergrally Trowelled PolishedConcrete


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arkansas (AR)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Product developer, consultant, and educator for manufacturers. He has more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry, having spent the last seven on developing a sustainable systems approach to polished concrete. Expert offers further resources on several websites educating Architects, Designers and General Contractors. He is the author of the GP Nine (The Nine Fundamentals of Green Polishing). He has several white papers on similar subjects. His experience in products includes concrete abrasives for the polishing industry. He was ben a major contributor to introducing propane grinding and edging equipment into a industry previously rooted in electric grinding. He has been a huge contributor to ph neutral, non-resinous polymers being used in densifying and hardening concrete. He has developed chemistry that is greener and that does not contribute to ASR. He has experience in the process of Ground, Honed and Polished floors(GHP) and problem solving. His firm has many sources for solutions to concrete polishing problems. He is an asset to architects, owners and general contractors who have had failed polishing jobs. He has worked with many owners to solve problems on slabs. He is also familiar with performance-based specifications that will help a project succeed based on ASTM standards. He is also does consulting in the Expansive Concrete or Shrinkage Compensating market in regards to ACI 223-10R. Expert has emerging experience with DOT, Bridges and Roadway with chemistry that prevents ASR, scaling and difficulties difficulties with deicers.
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concrete durability

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fiber-reinforced concrete

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architectural concrete

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concrete failure analysis

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polish material

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polished concrete

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product failure

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chemical polishing

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concrete coating material

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floor

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floor polish

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floor polish formulation

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polishing equipment

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surface polishing


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Little Rock, Arkansas;  Fort Smith, Arkansas;  and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2009   Certificate in Floors and Slabs   Concrete   WOC  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Product Development

 

Board of Directors

 

Board of Directors/Product Development

2005 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

President

 

Product Development, Chief Consultant for Equipment and Chemistry

2003 to 2005

 

Productions Team

 


 

Senior Partner

 

Floor Management for National Accounts Big Lots, Regional Kmart, Regional Diillions Grocery Stores, Regional Grocery Stres Fareway

2001 to 2002

 

Superior

 

Management

 

Flooring Manager for Lennox North America

 

Managing large Firms floors, Lennox North American Plant

2001 to 2003

 

Pioneer Eclipse

 


 

Sales

 

Floor Coating and Equipment Sales

2001 to 2003

 

Productions

 


 

Consultant

 

Distributor Development

2016 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Consultant

 

Concrete Consultant


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Architecture

Licenses/Certifications

GU Master Craftsmen, ADC Certified, Stoneologist Certified, CPAA Certified,

Professional Appointments

Voting Member ACI 223 Shrinkage Compensating Concrete Voting Member ACI 310 Decorative Concrete Voting Member ACI 310J Polishing Concrete Voting Member ACI 308 Curing Concrete Associated Task Groups

Guest speaker at the University of Tulsa. Guest Speaker for Architects nationwide.

Awards/Recognition

Concrete Construction Magazine 2015 Readers' Choice Winner, Polished Concrete Awards; Expert's Firm Products DESIGN-BUILD Integrating.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Published in trade magazines including Specifiers Magazine. He is also published on several websites.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Called upon to consult on a floor failure. The School system had a new facility open and in less than a year the shine was poor and the concrete colorant was rinsing out in the janitors mop water. They were dissatisfied with the "polished concrete" that had been presented as a final finished product and wanted a professional account of the failings and how it could be remedied. A complete analysis of the floor was completed including gloss readings, moisture content measurements, slip resistance readings, and a professional examination of the dye and polish process. Expert recommended an approved contractor to repair the floor, first with a mock-up and then by re-grinding and dyeing the entire 10,500 square feet of dyed and polished concrete.
  • Architects called upon Expert to examine the work completed at an educational facility. His expertise was requested due to questions regarding chemical components, mechanical processing of the concrete from edge to edge, and general craftsmanship issues. He provided a mock-up of what the concrete floor should look like when processed properly and when proper chemistry is introduced.
  • The General Contractor called upon Expert to examine work completed at an educational facility. The Architect had specified a specific contractor and that contractor had performed at a standard that did not meet owner, architect or general's expectaions. Video recording was done of GHP processors attempt to meet the specification, unfortunately the work performed did not. Expert was asked to recommend a specification to repair the floor and restore the polish to it's intended specification. He did so successfully.
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:
Provided necessary documentation including written and video recorded documentation for a General Contractors, School Districts, and Architects on a projects where dyed, polished concrete was specified. Installer failed to meet specification, craftsmanship, and quality demands of clients.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Terrazzo Floor Grinder.
  • Expert on paint application for consulting on types of paint applied to concrete curbs.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish (available)   Expert maintains on his staff a fluent speaker of Spanish who has travelled throughout South America.
Sign Language (available)   Expert maintains on his staff 2 persons fluent in American Sign Language.
French   Expert maintains staff who can speak French

Market Research:
Product development in Propane Polishing Equipment, Diamond Abrasives, Densifiers - Including Amophous Silica, Chloride screening, 100% reactive concrete chemistry, and surface treatments - Microfilms.

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

Week long classes GU Master Craftsman, GU Craftsmen, GU applicator; Stoneolgist Certification Classes; Alternative Fuel Certification and Training.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Product developer for many manufacturers in the industry. Archertictual representative for others in the chemistry and equipment fields. Experienced in setting up distributorships in different areas of the nation.

Other Skills and Services

Increasing knowledge of concrete including mix designs, shrinkage compensating concrete or expansive concrete, place and finish techniques and equipment as well as understanding of the chemistry of concrete and how it relates to the introduction of colorants and additional chemistry.


 

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