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  • Tom Harrington
    Expert Witness and Consultant
    Opine Experts, LLC

    612 Howard Street, Suite 390
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 267-2900 Ext 712
    Alternate: (415) 267-2900 Ext 112
    Email: cathleen@opinexperts.com
    www.opinexperts.com

    Specialties
    General contractor and expert witness since 1980's; testifying regarding construction issues involving integrity of construction techniques and habitability. Assists contractors in cases involving California State Licensing Board. His credentials are typical among Opine Experts faculty.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CA-Lic General Contractor; International Code Council Member.
  • David Benaroya Helfant PhD
    Principal
    Seisco Engineering and Environmental Design Associates, Inc.

    1187 Ocean Avenue
    Emeryville, CA 94608-

    Phone: (510) 547-8540
    Alternate: (510) 719-8282
    Fax: (510) 527-7785
    Email: davidbhelfantphd@consultant.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.
    Formal Education
    BS, Cornell University, 1969; PhD, University of Chicago, 1977; Post Doc., Architecture and Engineering Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, 1981-82; 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 (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.
    Full Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Professional Member, International Code Council. American Institute of Architects, Assoc.Mbr.
    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.
  • Jax Kneppers Associates, Inc.
    Jax Kneppers
    President

    2125 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 200
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598-

    Phone: (925) 933-3914
    Fax: (925) 933-9370
    Email: a-jax@jaxkneppers.com
    www.jaxkneppers.com

    Specialties
    Construction claims analysis; Delay claims; Defective construction claims; Damage assessment and calculation; Cost estimating and bid preparation; Insurance property losses; Expert witness; Construction management; Scheduling; Reconstruction. Offices in Northern and Southern California.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Structural and Civil Engineers, Architects, Cert. Professional Estimators, Project/Construction Managers, Gen. Contractor, ICBO, IBC certification.

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