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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).
  • Patrick O. Shires PE
    President/Principal Geotech. Engr./Principal Geophysicist
    Cotton, Shires and Associates, Inc.

    330 Village Lane
    Los Gatos, CA 95030-7218

    Phone: (408) 354-5542
    Fax: (408) 354-1852
    Email: losgatos@cottonshires.com
    www.cottonshires.com

    Specialties
    Geotechnical (soils) engineering; Earthquake engineering; Hydrology; Flood engineering; Earth Movement; Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Principal Geophysicist, Construction Defects, Grading and Drainage, Landslides, Tunneling, Civil engineering, Foundations, Retaining walls, Excavations, Air Photos.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, MS/GE, PE, GPh.
    Formal Education
    BS, Stanford University; MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University.
    Reg/Lic
    Registered Professional Engineer (CA, CO, OR, WA, ID, HI); Registered Geotechnical Engineer (CA); Registered Geophysicist (CA).
    Previous/Current Position
    Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Geophysicist.
    Honors/Awards
    Industrial Research Associate, USGS; Technical Experts Panel, City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Civil Engineers; Earthquake Engineering Research Institute; CA Geotechnical Engineers Association; Consulting Engineers of CA; American Society of Testing and Materials; Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
    Publications
    ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and conference papers.
    Prior Expert
    Over 44 years experience, Testimony at 87+ trials (Municipal, Superior and Federal and binding arbitrations); 207+ depositions; 250+ settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California and Hawaii.

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