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 Expert  729869

Expert in Concrete Specifications, Concrete Construction Site Problem Evaluation, Rework/Repair Alternatives


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Alaska (AK)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has sucessfully managed the construction of national defense missile fields, power plants, pavements, and bridges. He consulted on concrete for nuclear waste sites, radioactive shielding, parking garages, and water treatment plants. He also evaluated defective concrete, and authored and revised concrete specifications.
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building construction

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building inspection

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cementitious material

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concrete failure

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concrete failure analysis

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concrete mixing

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construction defect

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construction inspection

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construction insurance claim

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fiber-reinforced concrete

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fly ash

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fly ash modified concrete

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forensic engineering

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green concrete

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heavyweight concrete

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high-strength concrete

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mass concrete

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nuclear reactor shielding

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air-entrained concrete

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concrete

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ready-mixed concrete


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2007   MBA   Finance and Accounting   Regis University  
1979   BS   Civil Engineering   The Citadel  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Construction

 

Deputy Program Manager

 

He was hired specifically to resolve concrete construction quality problems and currently serves to manage Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

2003 to 2009

 

Boeing Corporation

 

Site Development

 

Site Construction Manager

 

He provided technical and contractual direction to subcontractors, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Health and Safety, and briefings to Client and Owner. Reviewed and resolved all concrete conflicts.

1997 to 2002

 

BASF/Master Buillders

 

Field Engineering

 

Northwest Regional Engineer

 

He consulted on concrete construction of projects including water treatment plants, nuclear waste facilities, radiation shielding, dams, sports arenas, light-rail transit, medical research facilities. He also made technical presentations of concrete issues to AE firms and chapters of ACI, SAME and SEA.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He serves as a committee member in the American Concrete Institute and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Licenses/Certifications

He is currently a Professional Engineer in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri. He also holds a current DOD Top Secret clearance.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1984 to 1990   Corps of Engineers   Design/Construction Manager/Engineer   He managed feasibility studies, design and construction of various military installations.
1990 to 1991   Strategic Air Command, USAF   Program Manager   Managed construction portion of environmental upgrades at all state-side SAC installations.
2003 to   Missile Defense Agency   Construction Manager   Managed concrete construction of missile fields, supporting structures and power plant, at Fort Greely, Alaska

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Hanford Nuclear Waste Vitrification Plant - briefed and consulted on concrete mix design requirements and alternatives.
  • Chehalis Water Treatment Plant, Chehalis, Washington - evaluated concrete tower discoloration vs. strength requirements.
  • University of Washington Medical Research Facility, Seattle, Washington - evaluated and provided mix design requirements for radiation shielding.
  • Marriott Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska - provided mix design requirements and site evaluation during monolithic concrete placement of base slab, approximately 210' x 210' x 16'.
  • Spokane International Airport Parking Garage, Spokane, Washington - evaluated and resolved post-tensioning problems with columns as tied to elevated slabs.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in cellulose ether based additives for concrete.
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 provided expert witness testimony in depositions, served as subject matter expert in concrete construction arbitrations between Owners and Contractors.
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

He has developed and presented technical seminars on concrete (general terms), shrinkage, crack minimization, hot and cold weather placement, specification composition, underwater concrete, fly ash/slag/silica fume usage, concrete thermal issues, proper curing.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is an ACI committe member, and has connections to all products and knowledge necessary to provide a flawless product.


 

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