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 Expert  729097

Expert in Engineering Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Building, Safety, Construction, Codes, Standards, OSH

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a licensed Engineering Contractor, General Contractor and Electrical Contractor with more than 38 years experience in the construction and consulting industry. His possesses several areas of expertise pertaining to standard of care aspects of construction defect litigation, OSHA regulations and general job-site safety protocols. His background affords him insight to conditions and standards applicable to a variety of specialties and general construction practices. He is knowledgeable in building code, project safety applications and interpretations. He has an extensive background in all aspects of construction administration including estimating, scope of work, contracts, purchasing and scheduling.

Areas of expertise include litigation arising out of construction defect cases and project administration protocols including but not limited to job-site means and methods, breach of contract, contract disputes, indemnification, exposure, liability and federal and state safety requirements per the Department of Industrial Relations, labor law division and OSHA.


building code


building construction


building construction regulation


building safety


construction defect


construction planning


construction project management


construction safety


construction safety management


general contractor


occupational health & safety


Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation


A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program


construction injury


crew injury


electrical injury


industrial injury


industrial safety




injury prevention


maintenance safety


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


workplace injury


workplace safety and security

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   Construction Technologies Certification   Civil Structural construction technologies   Santiago College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to




Dept. of Building and Safety


Chief Building Inspector


Provide support for building and safety dept including public works related to all work within the jurisdiction, commercial, retail, educational, civil, residential etc. Assist other dept.'s related to overall city planning and business license operations. Conduct plan reviews, issue permits, conduct inspections for all CSI trades, issue TCO's, CCO's, Finals. Assist Fire Authority, Assist Police Authority relative to building safety.

2012 to 2013








West Coast regional consultant for Disney land on multiple projects. Personally Project managed over 14 million dollars of projects in the Disney Anaheim resort during 2012-2013. Was voted best contractor ever for Disney for projects over 3 million dollars. (Indiana Jones Disney Project Team)

2007 to 2008


San Joaquin Valley College


Construction Management




Expert taught the following courses: Architectural design theory, Construction means and methods, Construction communication procedures, Industry software, Industry laws, codes & regulations, Estimating & bidding for residential and commercial projects, Scheduling & control of a project, Competitive business presentations, Methods of field supervision, Technical writing, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.

2000 to 2002


J.R. Abbott, Inc.



Project Manager


His responsibilities included review and issuance of contracts for medical, commercial and educational projects. Responsibilities included the development of production schedules, meeting with subcontractors and production of RFIs, PCOs and RFPs.

1998 to 1999


WM Christian Company



Project Manager


Project manager for the Robinson's-May project at the Topanga Plaza. He was involved with this project prior to construction and was instrumental in acquiring the contract with Robinson's-May by assembling the successful bid package. As the project manager, he was involved with critical path schedules, writing and awarding contracts to subcontractors and facilitating change orders.

1991 to 1996


RCI Engineering



Project Manager


Project manager with heavy emphasis on civil projects for Mobil Oil, 76, Arco, Texaco and Chevron. While at RCI, Expert joined the board of West Coast Training Trust, which was responsible for writing recommendations for safety methodologies in hazardous environments. These recommendations were submitted directly to CALOSHA.

Career Accomplishments:

International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI); American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE); American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Member, World Safety Organization (WSO); American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers.


Construction Technologies Certificate, Santiago College; Licensed Engineering Contractor (A, California); Licensed General Contractor (B, California); Licensed Electrical Contractor (C10, California).

Professional Appointments

Contributing Council Member, International Code Council; Certified International Building Inspector, International Code Council; Board Member, West Coast Training Trust (WCCT).

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • As a construction consultant for Disney Imagineering Division, Expert was part of the project team for the expansion of the Tokyo Disney Seas project, Disney Euro, Epcott and Disney Anaheim. Expert was hands-on in the construction and coordination of their special effects program from the mock-up phase to full-size sets. In addition to his construction duties Expert administered the safety program for the special effects department at Disney.
  • Before his foray into commercial and industrial projects, Expert spent nearly 15 years working on commercial and residential construction projects. Working for builders such as KB Homes, Wilson Development and Vinson & Thomas, Expert was hands-on in a variety of trades that included heavy equipment operations, framing, electrical, plaster and concrete.
  • As a construction consultant Expert can draw from his more than 35 years experience to analyze and develop subcontractor analysis, cost estimating, scheduling and allegations related to standard of care for a general contractor. Additionally, as a safety engineer Expert is actively involved in many matters relating to personal injury on construction sites.
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:
Expert works as a consulting expert and as a designated expert witness. Areas of expertise include litigation arising out of breach of contract, construction defect and project administration protocols including but not limited to job-site means and methods and federal and state safety requirements per the Department of Industrial Relations, labor law division and OSHA.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Electrocution incident at terminal 6 LAX.
  • Expert for consulting on accident involving mini-excavator imported from Japan.
  • Industrial safety expert for consulting.
  • Osha regulations expert california for consulting on Construction OSHA violation/Personal injury case.
  • Expert in bulldozer operator procedures, safety, operation and etiquette for consulting on wrongful death matter.
  • Suspected Hydraulic Lockout Control Failure on Excavator
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:
Adviser to fortune 500 companies/Disney/etc. related to progressive technologies and trends within the A & E and construction industries.

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:

Developed multiple IIPP training programs for industry (Illness and Injury Protection Programs.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Requests for bid process for over 30 years.


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