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  • John Shaw PE
    John Shaw Consulting, LLC

    Phone: 5305501576
    Email: John@shaweng.com
    www.shaweng.com

    Specialties
    Water / wastewater / sewer industry - both operations, civil and hydraulic engineering background. Treatment conveyance, sewer collection, re-use/disposal, sewage lift station design, sludge. Pipelines, pools, pump stations. Regulatory compliance/safety.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, Civil Engineering; PE (CA, NH, NV, VT, OR, WI, OH, WA, MI, AZ, GA, NC, VA, MD, NY, FL, TX, MT, MA, IN, MO, UT, ME, TN, WDC).
  • 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.
  • David Benaroya Helfant PhD
    Principal
    Seisco Engineering and Environmental Design Associates, Inc.

    1187 Ocean Avenue
    Emeryville, CA 94608

    Phone: (510) 547-8540
    Alternate: 5107198282
    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., ICC #266760
    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 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.
    Full Member, 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.
  • Anamet, Inc.
    Kenneth R. Pytlewski PE
    Director of Engineering and Laboratories

    26102 Eden Landing Road
    Hayward, CA 94545-3811

    Phone: (800) 377-7768
    Alternate: (510) 887-8811
    Fax: (510) 887-8427
    Email: info@anametinc.com
    www.anametinc.com

    Specialties
    Materials Engineering, Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering Investigations. Metallurgical/Corrosion engineers experienced in the evaluation of mechanical systems, and metal, plastic and ceramic components. Specializing in failure mode determination, corrosion analysis and materials performance. Expert witness testimony and technical reporting are provided in these areas, as well. Full service, in-house laboratories provide all aspects of applied materials and mechanical testing, microscopic evaluation and organic/inorganic chemical analysis.
    Degrees/Licenses
    PhD, MS, BS, PE; Professional Engineer, Metallurgical (Registration #13211) and Corrosion (Registration #CR1056).
  • Engineering Resource Associates, Inc.
    James P. Waltz PE
    President

    1280 Greenbrier Road
    West Sacramento, CA 95691-

    Phone: 9255182006
    Alternate: 9254471140
    Fax: (925) 447-1706
    Email: jpwaltz@eraenergy.com
    www.eraenergy.com

    Specialties
    Construction defect expert witness; Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); Indoor air quality; Mechanical and electrical building systems; Performance contracting; Site survey, and testing; Discovery, interrogatories, depositions and mediation; Plaintiff and defense.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Board Cert. Forensic Engineer; BSME, MBA, Prof. Engineer (CA, NV), Cert. Energy Manager.
  • Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc.
    Glen R. Stevick PhD
    Prinicpal Engineer and Mechanical Engineer

    808 Gilman Street
    Berkeley, CA 94710-2217

    Phone: (510) 549-3300 Ext 1
    Alternate: 5105493300 Ext 5
    Fax: 5109628230
    Email: glen@BEARInc.com
    www.BEARInc.com

    Specialties
    (Expert Witness; Design/Failure Analysis & Forensic Investigations; Materials and Mechanical testing; Stress/Fracture Analysis; Fire Combustion; Safety Assessment; Laboratory Testing; Accident Reconstruction, Auto/Truck/Motorcycle; Piping; Pressure Vessels; Pumps; Conveyors; Cranes; Berkeley Engineering and Research (BEAR) is a full service forensic engineering firm with extensive experience investigating a wide range of incidents and failures that are central to litigation and insurance claims. Dr. Stevick, CEO has over 25 years of experience in failure analysis and design of structures, consumer products, industrial and medical equipment. Including: mechanical - electrical systems; implants; turbines and reciprocating engines; automotive and aircraft components; pressure vessels and pipelines; offshore platforms and drilling equipment; pressure vessels/piping/containers; blowout and breakaway devices; heat exchangers and combustion analysis. BEAR engineers are skilled in many disciplines including testing and mathematical analysis of hydraulic systems, explosion causation and prevention, ignition systems, accident reconstructions and crashworthiness, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, electronic control systems, material behavior, heat transfer and structure/fluid interaction. Our integrated services and investigative approach allow us to objectively determine the proximate cause of a loss, and address the unique needs of each client.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D. Materials Science; Ph.D. Electrical and Chemical Engineering; Professional Engineer. (CA, UT, NV, TX, LA).
  • Dirk H. Duffner PE
    Engineering Mechanical / President
    Duffner Engineering

    50 W. Summit Drive
    Emerald Hills, CA 94062-

    Phone: 6507011055
    Fax: 6507011056
    Email: dduffner@duffnerengineering.com
    www.duffnerengineering.com

    Specialties
    Failure analysis of mechanical systems, mechanical and materials engineering, fatigue and fracture (metals, ceramics, plastics, composite materials) finite element analysis, strain gage and accelerometer testing. Fires, explosions, construction defect investigation.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BSME; MSME; Prof. Mech. Engr. CA, NV.
  • R. Rexford Upp PhD
    Geotechnical Expert

    P.O. Box 725
    Campbell, CA 95009-0725

    Phone: 4085905587
    Email: rex@rexpertwitness.com
    www.rexpertwitness.com

    Specialties
    Soil Engineering and Engineering Geology; Drainage (including foundation and basement moisture intrusion); earth movement (including Landslides, soil creep, expansive soil, fill settlement, erosion); geologic hazard evaluation (faults, earthquakes, liquifaction); distressed foundations/structures (residential, industrial, commercial).
    Degrees/Licenses
    MSCE, PhD, PG, CEG, HG, PE, GE.
    Formal Education
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley, 1966; AB, Geology, Humboldt State Univ., 1975; BS, Environmental Engineering, Humboldt State Univ., 1975; MS, Watershed Management, Humboldt State Univ., 1975; MS, Soil Engineering, Stanford Univ., 1977; PhD, Engineering Geology, Stanford Univ., 1982.
    Reg/Lic
    Registered Geologist; Certified Engineering Geologist; Certified Hydrogeologist; Registered Civil Engineer; Registered Geotechnical Engineer.
    Previous/Current Position
    Geotechnical Expert (2012), Principal Engineer/Geologist at Upp Geotechnology, Inc. (1983-2012); Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (1978-1980); Lecturer in Soil Engineering and rock mechanics, San Jose State University (1985-1987).
    Honors/Awards
    CalGeo 2008 and 2010 Outstanding Project Award.
    Prof. Affil.
    CalGeo - The California Geotechnical Engineering Association (Past President); Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, (Past President and past San Francisco Section Chairman); American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member); Geologic Society of America (Senior Member); Forensic Expert Witness Association.
    Publications
    Over 30 professional publications and conference papers on landslides (e.g. "Scenic Drive Landslide, San Mateo County, Triggered by El Niño"), erosion (e.g. "Coastal bluff stabilization in Santa Cruz"), active faulting, Loma Prieta earthquake, distressed structures, ground water, and grading (e.g. "Grade a Road: Go to Jail - A Saga of California Criminal Justice").
    Prior Expert
    Testimony at over 20 trials; 75 depositions for both plaintiffs/defense in civil cases relating to wrongful deaths, landslides, foundation settlement, grading, fill compaction, and standard-of-care; and a criminal case relating to grading/erosion.
  • Bonneau Dickson PE
    Consulting Sanitary Engineer
    Self-employed

    2428 McGee Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94703-1600

    Phone: (510) 845-8625
    Fax: (510) 845-4606
    Email: dickson.bonneau@gmail.com
    bonneaudickson.com

    Specialties
    Water and wastewater projects; Sewers; Sewer Overflows; Septic tanks; Coliform contamination; Remedial measures and their costs; Recruitment of expert teams, investigation, analysis, summarization of voluminous documents into succinct yet thorough summaries. Forty years experience.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BSCE, MS, MA, MBA, PE Civil (CA).
  • Institute of Risk and Safety Analyses
    Kenneth A. Solomon PhD
    Chief Scientist

    5324 Canoga Avenue
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364-

    Phone: 8183481133
    Alternate: 8183480091
    Fax: 8183484484
    Email: expert@irsa.us
    www.irsa.us

    Specialties
    Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Human Factors, Computer Simulations, 3D Photography, Auto, Truck, Bike, Chair, Forklift, Ladder, Pool, Escalator, Elevator, Gate, Press, Industrial, Recreational, Use of Drones, Slips/Trips, Criminal & Civil Cases.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Ph.D.; P.E.; Post Ph.D.
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