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 Expert  728562

Expert in Structural, Architectural, and Building Science Forensic Investigations


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Alabama (AL)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has provided inspection, testing and forensic investigation services to various types of clients, including attorneys, architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, insurance companies, building owners, and governmental agencies. Consulting services have been provided for problems relating to specifications, construction, prefabrication, maintenance, restoration, demolition, inspection, and testing. Expert has provided litigation support services include investigations into the causes of functional and structural distress for projects where failures were identified as present in materials, assemblies, and systems related to: Concrete Walls and Slabs; Structural Steel; Foundation, Pavement and Exterior Façade; Exterior Walkways and Balconies; Masonry; Built-up Coal Tar and Asphalt, EPDM, and TPO Roofs; Power and Process Pipe Welds; Stone Facade and Cladding; Reinforced Concrete and Bituminous Pavement including Base and Subgrade; Architectural Precast Panels, Spiral Ramp; Waterproofing; Metal Roof Deck and Built-Up Roof; Epoxy Floor; and Historic Restoration and Preservation.
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forensic investigation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Birmingham, Alabama;  Montgomery, Alabama;  Huntsville, Alabama;  Tuscaloosa, Alabama;  and Decatur, Alabama.

Education:
Year   Subject   Institution  
1979   Architectural Engineering   University of Texas at Austin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Building Science Group

 

Senior Principal

 

1987 to 2010

 

Bhate Geosciences Corporation

 

Special Services

 

Senior Corporate Consultant

 

1975 to 1987

 

Professional Service Industries

 

Shilstone Engineering

 

Branch Manager

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM); American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT); American Welding Society (AWS); Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS); International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).

Licenses/Certifications

Certification in accordance with corporate Written Practice and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A guidelines as NDT Level III in radiographic testing (RT), ultrasonic testing (UT), magnetic particle testing (MT), liquid penetrant testing (PT), infrared testing (IR), and visual testing (VT); in addition to ground-penetrating radar (GPR) development guidelines. NDT Instructor and Principal NDT Level III for methods certified and under development.

Certification by the Infrared Training Center as Certified Building Science Thermographer. Certification in the field of Construction Materials Testing as Senior Engineering Technician (S.E.T.) by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies as sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Certification by the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) on the basis of education, experience, and examination as a Registered Roof Observer (RRO), Types One (Built-Up Roof Systems) and Two (Single Ply Roof Systems).

Awards/Recognition

Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who's Who, Chicago, IL, 1994 - Present.

Associated Builders and Contractors 1996, Award of Excellence, Associate Category. Steel Remediation, Waterproofing of Concrete Surfaces, and Concrete Beam Repair. 1998, Award of Excellence, Associate Category. 1998, First Place Award for Restoration in the Alabama Chapter. Degussa/Chem-Trete Most Outstanding Project 2004.


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:
Investigation into the Causes of Concrete and Structural Steel Distress; Investigation into the Causes of Foundation, Pavement and Exterior Façade Distress ; Investigation into the Causes of Distress at Exterior Walkways and Balconies; Investigation into the Causes of Distress at Interior Concrete Slabs; Investigation into the Causes of Concrete Slab and Subgrade Distress; Investigation into the Causes of Masonry Failure; Investigation into the Causes of Pavement Failure; Investigation into the Causes of Roof Failure Investigation in the Causes of Power and Process Pipe Weld Failures; Investigation into the Causes of Failure of Renovated Stone Veneer Administration (Tower) and Police Buildings; Investigation into the Causes of Failure of Reinforced Concrete Pavement; Investigation into the Causes of Concrete, Base, and Subgrade Failure; Evaluation of Distress in Architectural Precast Panels, Spiral Ramp; Investigation into the Causes of Structural Steel and Masonry Distress; Condition Survey and Repairs of Concrete, Structural Steel, and Waterproofing; Investigation into the Causes of Pavement Failure; Bridge Evaluations; Investigation into the Causes of Failure in Steel Roof Deck and Built-Up Roof System; Investigation into the Causes of Concrete Floor Slab Failure; Investigation into the Causes of Epoxy Floor Failure; Condition Surveys of Furnace and Stock Trestle.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Road maintenance expert for consulting on Lawsuit against the City of Waterloo in Iowa.
  • Expert in waterproofing for litigation involving shoddy workmanship in basement waterproofing case.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Procedures and Techniques for Construction Materials Testing;

Inspection and Testing of Asphaltic Cement Concrete;

Concrete Barges: Construction and Repair Techniques; Roof Systems, Consulting, Testing & Inspection Services; Hot Weather Concreting;

Quality and Process Control Systems for Federal Highway Administration Projects;

Causes and Prevention of Efflorescence in Masonry Construction;

It's Coming Unglued: Case Studies in the Failure of White Marble Veneers;

Ultrasonic Examination and Evaluation of Tubular T-, Y-, and K-Connections;

Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel;

F-Numbers and Concrete Floor Flatness/Levelness;

How to Avoid Fabric Interlayer Headaches;

Pavement Evaluation — Engineering and Management Services;

Maintaining Masonry;

In-Depth Bridge Inspection Techniques;

Structural Mapping and Asset Management with Ground-Penetrating Radar;

Relative Suitability of Soils for Ground Penetrating Radar;

Air Barrier Design and Construction;

Building Envelope Commissioning;

Structural Mapping, Asset Management, and Utility Locating with Ground-Penetrating Radar;

Infrared Thermographic Examinations for Predictive Maintenance of Electrical Systems and Building Envelopes;

Building Air Tightness and Air Barrier Continuity Requirements


 

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