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 Expert  728341

Expert in Site, Infrastructure, Building Construction and Development (all aspects including safety issues)

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has extensive experience through management positions in site, infrastructure, building construction, and land development. His initial construction experience was obtained in construction of roads, streets and highways, other infrastructure, public works projects, and extensive site preparation for commercial and subdivision projects. He has held positions as senior estimator and senior superintendent of construction projects. He was recruited by a large building contractor to estimate and coordinate all site work, and to manage special building projects. He was later promoted to senior level estimating and project management of complete building projects including all-interior work. Building expertise includes industrial, commercial, retail, municipal, high tech buildings, and hospital building constrruction and improvements. He has been responsible for estimating, negoting, and operating the daily details for several large and small concurrent projects. He has functioned as the chief project manager for the design and constructionof many commercial and residential projects.

Expert has extensive experience in pre-construction estimating and management of construction for development projects. He is accomplished in representing developer-owners as manager of design and construction from concept to completion on turnkey projects. He is responsible for hiring all design consultants and contracting with general and subcontractors required for completed buildings, and development projects. He is extensively practiced in estimating, contract writing, trade specifications, and negotiating change orders. He is also seasoned in governmental relations, entitlements, permits, approvals, and public relitions, as well as working with environmental groups and public agencies. He has had liaison experience working with departments of State, Commerce and Transportation. Consulting assignments have included feasibility studies, conceptual estimates, detailed take-off and pricing of comercial site and building construction. He had an extensive 3 year assignment working as a senior overseeing surety engineer for Mountbatter Surety . He has been a consultant with attorneys and insurance companies on numerous cases investigating construction defects and construction accidents.and providing expert witness testimony.


building architecture


building construction




construction cost


construction cost estimation


construction defect


construction planning


construction project management


construction service


expert testimony


land development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   B.S.   Engineering   San Jose State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to





Principal - President


Expert formed this organization as a construction and consulting company to contract for building projects and provide estimating and management services to contractors and developers. Expert's Firm has since evolved into a consulting company and has provided full scope services for a variety of clients and projects. Expert is the primary consultant, he does call in associates as required. He assists clients engaged in a full range of general construction or land development issues by performing feasibility studies and evaluations, constructability reviews, developing pro-forma reports, and pre-construction services including detailed estimates. Expert had a three year assignment working for Mountbatten Surety. His assignment was to review contractors in all states west of Mississippi River requesting bonding . Bonding limit was fifteen million each project .He reviewed allicant's company management, safety program, individual project for which bonding had been request, final bid if contractor wa successful low bidder , finances of company , and management qualification. He submitted recommendations to bonding committee . After bonding, he reviewed monthly request for payments, and had responsibility of prevention of default. Upon default of a project he provided take-over management and eventually a replacment contractor obtained by competive bidding or by a negotited price. During his assignment with Mountbtten, he provided on-site assistance to pevent default on a major airport construction project in Southern California, and prevented 5 defaults on large public work project in the San Franisco area. Expert's Firm has consulted on offshore SE Asia projects, The Philippines, and Japanese on low cost replacement housing after the Kobe earthquake. He has provided services in about 15 U.S. States. He is presently working with a group devoted towards environmental ( green) products in construction and development , mainly in the area of clean water and reuse of grey water .

1987 to 1992


W.W. Dean and Associates



Senior Project Manager & VP of Land Development


Construction Manager for a 700-acre planned commercial development including enclaves of residential dwellings. Managed $65 million of hillside improvements including all site work for 240 residential units, construction of fire station, school play field, all underground storm and sanitary drainage, dry utilities, expressway and private street improvements, landscaping, major retaining walls, and other permanent site structures. Assisted with the estimating of ongoing design and approvals for site and building issues.

1982 to 1987


Arroyo Development Corp.



Manager of Design & Construction, and VP of Construction Operations


Responsible for the planning and preconstruction, and assistance with acquisition of funding followed by the construction management of commercial buildings including tenant improvements, and infrastructure for a 180-acre business park dedicated to high technology research and development. Concurrently, Project manager for two other business parks. Managed and provided estimates for all tenant improvements required in buildings constructed or purchased by Arroyo Development.

1981 to 1982




Business Development


Project Manager


Expert's primary assignment was to manage business development. He was given additional supervision of an unusually difficult hillside condominium project in San Francisco. He was assigned to manage the rehabilitation of historic structures on campus of The University of Santa Clara and worked directly with the University President.

1979 to 1981


R.W. Taylor Construct Co.



Project Manager and Estimator


Expert was responsible for estimating quantity take-off, pricing, and project management during construction. During these years, he also particiapated in business development.

1973 to 1979


Nicholson-Brown Construct Co.



Project Manager


This general engineering and building contractor company recruited Expert to manage negotiated and competitive projects. He prepared quantity estimates and negotiated final subcontracts for all trades. He established detailed codes for costs accounting used for weekly progress and cost reviews. Reviewed all change orders and invoices, and was responsible for supervision of project superintendents and for profit and loss. Reported directly to the president / owner.

Career Accomplishments:

His company is an associate member of the California Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Expert is a regular member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA).


Licenses in the State of California: General Engineering Contractor (A), and General Building Contractor (B).

Professional Appointments

Expert is also a Vice President and board member of a dedicated innovative preschool in the San Jose area of California that has been in operation for 34 years.


Various awards from Coast Guard Auxiliary for administrative and organizational achievements. An award from Commandant of Coast Guard for Administrative achievement , and a special award from Michelob Co. called the Michelob Scooner award for efforts and success in promolgating Nationwide classes and texts on safety sailing safety . Only three such awards were made each year over a period of 30 years. Other Schooner awards given to Outgoing Commandant of Coast Guard, President of Boat U.S, editor of Yachting Magazine, and other distinguished members of the proponents for safe boating.

Publications and Patents Summary

Many publications on Navigation and boating safety. Several articles published in Wall Street Journals and other publications regarding causes of and the formation of real estate bubbles, particularely California.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
to   U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary   Division Commander and Head of Education Department National Level ( Captain)   Elected Division Commander of seven (7) Coastal Flotillas ( 2 of which he formed ( chartered). He was appointed to National Staff to prepare texts and instructor information used by instructors of safe boating classes presented nation-wide. Presently engaged in augmenting Auxiliary activity and advisory on safe boating programs
to   Department of Homeland Security   Member of Coast Guard Auxiliary   Volunteer member ( officer) of U.S. Coast Guard via the Auxiliary. 44 years
1966 to      

Consulting Services:
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 has been selected as a consultant and expert on many cases involving construction defects and accidents. Four of the accident cases involved fatal accidents, two on highway construction, and two in building construction. He has consulted on many other accident cases, and cost of delay and partitioning of financial values in the separation of partnerships-ownership on development projects and buildings.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in diligent construction practices for litigation involving house vibration due to heavy construction near by home.
  • Expert in the application of bonded wearing course.
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:
General construction pertaining to site, infrastructure, building, home construction, land development and planning, paving, asphalt and concrete. Green trends in all areas of construction, pre-planning and conceptual and detailed estimating. He has strived to review specifications and contracts in detail to provide litigation avoidance and to assure clients complete scope of coverate of subtraces in all plans, specifications and in particular all subtraces. His work as a consultant in the legal field has prepared him to make thorough review of plans and specification during constructability reviews and preparation of subcontract.

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:

Continued education in courses relating to general business management, project management, engineering, architecture, computer science and programs, computerized scheduling, estimating, interactive cost accounting. Spreadsheets, other computer programs applicable to construction lending. Expert has received extensive Real Estate studies including subjects pertaining to appraisals and evaluations, with emphasis on project funding. Additional studies included legal courses, particularly in litigation avoidance, preparation of plans and specifications, CCRs and Design Guidelines, contract writing, and courses from surety companies.

Other Skills and Services

Detailed work with surety and insurance companies in qualification for surety placement placement based upon experience of management and personal review of applicant's financials. Review of monthly payments request against approved schedule of values. Provides hands-on management for contractor to prevent defaults, and upon default arranges for take-over or completion management, or contactor. Works closely with insurance companies for transition of replacement, or arrangements of replacement contractor.


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