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  • Shakir Shatnawi PhD, PE
    Licenced Civil Engineer--President

    7064 Tarvisio Way
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-

    Phone: 9169906488
    Alternate: 9167901158

    Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Materials Engineering, Construction Defects, Construction Disputes, Highway Safety, Road Defects, Traffic Accidents (vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles), Maintenance, Repairs, Road Hazards, Asphalt, Concrete, Sight Distance, Friction, Skid, Forensics Analysis, Failure Analysis, Slip/Fall/Trip Accidents.
    Ph.D.; M.S.; B.S.; Professional Engineer License; Forensic Expert Witness Association
  • 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

    (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.
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D. Materials Science; Ph.D. Electrical and Chemical Engineering; Professional Engineer. (CA, UT, NV, TX, LA).
  • Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.
    Carl H. Josephson SE

    6370 Lusk Boulevard, Suite F200
    San Diego, CA 92121-2753

    Phone: (858) 558-2181 Ext 112
    Alternate: 8005582181
    Fax: (858) 558-2188

    Expert witness testimony; structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations. Wood, masonry, steel and concrete structures. Seismic and wind design, code review and analysis. ADR, computer graphics and animations. Add'l offices in Sacramento, Las Vegas & Scottsdale.
    Registered Professional Engineer: BSCE, SE (CA, NV, WA, AZ, ID), CE (CA, NV, WA, UT, ID, CO), PE (NM, IN).
  • John Shaw PE
    John Shaw Consulting, LLC

    Phone: 5305501576

    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.
    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

    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.
    BS, MS/GE, PE, GPh.
    Formal Education
    BS, Stanford University; MS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University.
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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

    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.
    PhD, MS, BS, PE; Professional Engineer, Metallurgical (Registration #13211) and Corrosion (Registration #CR1056).
  • Engineering Resource Associates, Inc.
    James P. Waltz PE

    1280 Greenbrier Road
    West Sacramento, CA 95691-

    Phone: 9255182006
    Alternate: 9254471140
    Fax: (925) 447-1706

    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.
    Board Cert. Forensic Engineer; BSME, MBA, Prof. Engineer (CA, NV), Cert. Energy Manager.
  • Ralph Crawford PE
    Forensic Electrical Engineer

    708 Trancas St.
    Napa, CA 94558-

    Phone: 6502087940

    Fire Investigation; Shocks and Electrocutions; Design, Construction and Manufacturing Defects; Trade Practices; Electrical Codes; Electro-Mechanical Equipment; Power Lines and Circuits; Grounding; Vehicles: Autos, RVs, Big Rigs, Boats.
    BSEE; Registered Engineer; Electrical Contractor; Commercial Vehicle.
  • Dirk H. Duffner PE
    Engineering Mechanical / President
    Duffner Engineering

    50 W. Summit Drive
    Emerald Hills, CA 94062-

    Phone: 6507011055
    Fax: 6507011056

    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.
    BSME; MSME; Prof. Mech. Engr. CA, NV.
  • R. Rexford Upp PhD
    Geotechnical Expert

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

    Phone: 4085905587

    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).
    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.
    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).
    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.
    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.
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