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    W. Charles Perry & Associates
    W. Charles Perry PE
    Principal Engineer

    231 W. 41st Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94403-

    Phone: (650) 638-9546
    Email: charles@wcharlesperry.com
    www.wcharlesperry.com

    Specialties
    Failure analysis and accident reconstruction of industrial accidents, automobile accidents, personal injuries, building fires, industrial fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and industrial explosions. Design evaluations of products and buildings at the system and component level. Safety evaluation of construction sites and industrial facilities. Products evaluated include chairs, ladders, rolling-scaffolds and barricades, medical tables, water heaters, space heaters, furnaces, file cabinets windows. Vehicles evaluated include cars, forklifts, bicycle, pedestrian, golf cart and cranes. Fires & explosions include houses & commercial kitchen fires, methamphetamine lab explosion, ammonium perchorate factory explosion, synthetic crude oil refinery fire, natural gas explosions, urban-wildland fire and print-shop fire. Construction defects & failures evaluated include structural collapse, mold infestations, EIFS failures, slab failures, pipe leaks and breaks, retaining wall failures, sub-sea level sewer tunneling failure, foundation failures, neighborhood flooding, roof and window leakage. Earthquake damage evaluation of residential, light commercial and high-rise buildings.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MS, BS, PE, (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials Engineering, Fire Science & Engineering and Construction Management).
  • Featured Lister
    Fari Barzegar P.E.
    Founding Principal Engineer
    Habitat Engineering & Forensics, INC.

    446 - 17th Street, Suite 300
    Oakland, CA 94612-2808

    Phone: (510) 891-0300
    Alternate: (510) 717-3600
    Fax: (510) 891-0333
    Email: Fari@HabitatEngineering.com
    www.drbarzegar.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fariBarzegar

    Specialties
    Structural/civil engineering design/investigations; Buildings/components, bridges/silos/tunnels/public- works; Earthquake/Wind/vibrations/fire/water/demolition damage; Construction defects/accidents; Code compliance; Errors/omissions; Failure analysis;Concrete/Shotcrete/Repair; Remediation/retrofit; Slip/trip & fall.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Ph.D.; M.S.; B.S. (Civil/Structural Engr., High Honors); Prof. Engr. (CA, TX); General Building Contractor (CA); Chartered Prof. Engr. (Australia).
  • Gerald Roy Spencer PE
    Expert Witness and Forensic Engineer
    Spencer Engineers, Inc.

    4635 Southwest Freeway, Suite 900
    Houston, TX 77027-7104

    Phone: (713) 621-2482
    Alternate: (800) 383-9685
    Fax: (713) 621-3956
    Email: gspencer@spencerae.com
    www.spencerae.com

    Specialties
    Expert Witness and Forensic Engineer for HVAC, Electrical Power, Lighting, Medical Gases, Fuel and Plumbing Systems. Engineering Expert Construction Contract Administration Expert. Forensic Engineer for mechanical and electrical problems. Final US Government Construction Cost Estimating Expert and Damage Model Documentation Expert. Life Cycle Economic Cost Analysis Report Expert - Energy Consumption Analysis Expert.
    Degrees/Licenses
    P.E.
    Formal Education
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M, 1961.
    Reg/Lic
    Registered Professional Engineer (TX, IN, AZ); NCEES Certification No. 7447; Record of Professional Engineering Registration in 26 states.
    Previous/Current Position
    Spencer Engineers, Inc. 1971-present; Spencer & Associates, Consulting Engineers 1968-1971; Wyatt C. Hedrick Architects and Engineers, Inc. 1965-1968; Bernard Johnson Engineers, Inc. 1961-1965.
    Prof. Affil.
    Chairman, City of Houston Plumbing Code Review Board - 1970 - present; American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - 1962 - present; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society of American Military Engineers; The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; National Fire Protection Association; American Society of Plumbing Engineers.
    Prior Expert
    Extensive experience as a multi-discipline design AE project manager and Engineer of Record (EOR) for more than 200 federal construction projects in the last 41 years. Has prepared more than 200 Final Government Construction cost estimates. Has extensive experience as the Mechanical and/or Electrical EOR for more than Metals/Metallurgy construction projects during the past 44 years.
  • David Benaroya Helfant PhD
    Senior Project Engineer/Project Mgr.
    Seisco Engineering and and Bay Area Structural, Inc.

    1187 Ocean Avenue
    Emeryville, CA 94608-

    Phone: (510) 547-8540
    Alternate: (510) 719-8250
    Fax: (510) 527-7785
    Email: davidbhelfant@gmail.com
    www.seisco-inc.com

    Specialties
    Construction defect; Code compliance; Accidents, construction safety; Storm drainage, environmental investigations and mold testing; Concrete construction, curing, waterproofing; Foundations, repairs; Earthquake reinforcing; Litigation support, forensic investigations; ADR; Cost estimating; Casualty loss.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, PhD, Post Doctorate: Architecture & Engineering, CA "A"-Gen.Engr., CA "B"-Gen.Bldg., CA "C-21"-Demolition, Hazardous Remediation Lic., ICC #266760
    Formal Education
    BS, Cornell University, 1969; PhD, Statistical Analysis,University of Chicago, 1977; Post Doc., Architecture and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1981-83; Post Doc., Architecture/Environmental Design.
    Reg/Lic
    Full Member-American Society of Civil Engineers; AIA, Assoc. Member, Professional Member, International Code Council, California General Engineering (A); California General Building (B); Hazardous Materials Removal and Remediation (HMRRC), Demolition and Structure Moving Licence (C-21).
    Previous/Current Position
    Design Principal, Seisco Engineering & Environmental Design Associates, General Mgr., Senior Project Engineer, Bay Area Structural, Inc., General Engineering Corporation. Research Specialist, Environmental Design Research; Professor, Community Development Studies; Professor, Public Administration. General Engineering and Environmental Designer and Construction Manager. Technical Expert - California State Contractors License Board. Certified Arbitrator, Cont. State License Board. Certified Arbitrator, Cont. State License Board.
    Honors/Awards
    US-Army Corps of Engineers-"Outstanding-Project"-1997; US-Air Force: "Outstanding Proj. Mgmt."-1999.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Civil Engineers; Professional Member, International Code Council. American Institute of Architects, Assoc. Mbr; Associate member American Institute of Architects; Charter member Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE.
    Publications
    4 publications; Two books - Earthquake Safe: A Hazard Reduction Manual for Homes; Drainage Methods for Dry Buildings and Stable Sites (forthcoming).
    Prior Expert
    250 cases as an expert witness; 750 special investigations; 10,000 structural and engineering inspections and assessment reports.

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