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  • Featured Lister
    Albert J. Ferrari, P.E., C.S.P.
    Licensed Mechanical Engineer
    Certified Safety Professional

    1000 Elbert Street
    Oakland, CA 94602-1320

    Phone: (510) 530-4777
    Alternate: (510) 967-4486
    Fax: (510) 531-3675
    Email: albertferrari.pe@gmail.com
    http://www.albertjferrari.com

    Specialties
    45 years of trades, engineering, safety and forensic practice. VEHICLES: cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, forklifts, manlifts, tractors, excavators, bobcats, boats; and pedestrian impacts, etc. PEDESTRIAN FALLS: member ASTM Committee F13: biomechanics of falls, walkway safety, coefficient of friction, human factors, lighting and conspicuity. Safety: management, operations, design, guarding, warnings, training and supervision, human factors, codes, standards and regulations. ENGINEERING: products, machinery, vehicles and industrial: tanks, pumping, piping, plumbing, conveyors, ladders, stairs, railings, catwalks, etc. FAILURES: brakes, steering, drive train, railings, tools, machinery, etc. TRADES: mechanic, machinist, welder, building trades, construction, maintenance, etc. SERVICES: testing, lowlight metering and photography, mockups, logistics, etc.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BSME, University of Santa Clara, 1969. Professional Mechanical Engineer License, (CA) #18025, Certified Safety Professional #10258. Commercial Driver License: B and M1. Private Pilot
  • Featured Lister
    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
    David A. Stern PE
    President
    Westec Construction, Inc.

    11693 San Vicente Blvd
    #201
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-

    Phone: (310) 560-8217
    Alternate: (310) 395-3066
    Fax: (310) 395-6761
    Email: davidstern9@gmail.com
    www.constructologist.com

    Specialties
    39 years of development and construction experience. Full litigation support including construction defects, estimating, CPM scheduling, claims analysis, code violations, construction quality and delay evaluation, PI and construction accidents.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (cum laude); General Contractor (CA) and Registered Civil Engineer (CA).
    Formal Education
    BSE, Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 1976.
    Reg/Lic
    Licensed general contractor and Professional Engineer (Civil).
    Previous/Current Position
    Project Manager, Stegeman & Kastner, Inc., Project Management Consultants. Field Superintendent, Turner Construction, Inc., Lecturer in Construction Technology at University of California, Irvine and UCLA.
    Honors/Awards
    Patent #6,110,038 for Carbon Monoxide Purging System, Sigma Xi national scientific research society.
    Prof. Affil.
    Member, American Society of Civil Engineers.
    Publications
    4, including Apartment Manager and Energy Buyer's Guide.
    Prior Expert
    Over 100 cases representing both plaintiff and defendant. Numerous depositions, arbitrations, presentations at mediation, and trial testimony. Organize destructive testing, meetings of experts, analyze standard of care, estimating and CPM scheduling.
  • 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.
  • James R. Hinson PE
    Senior Consulting Safety Engineer and Risk Analyst
    Safety&Health Consultants

    P.O. Drawer 8119
    Foster City, CA 94404-8119

    Phone: (800) 952-2840
    Fax: (650) 525-2843
    Email: makeitsafe@att.net

    Specialties
    Cal/Fed - OSHA advisor to labor and management; consulting professional engineer, educator, researcher, author, expert and public speaker with emphasis on construction: Rulemaking history and interpretation of Cal/Fed-OSHA standards, and multi-employer worksite responsibilities, on-site consultation, steel erection and metal decking operations.
    Degrees/Licenses
    AS, Lic. Safety Engineer.

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