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CONSTRUCTION - Construction Defect

Showing 13 Provider(s) found in Construction Defect
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W. Charles Perry

Principal Engineer

W. Charles Perry & Associates

231 W. 41st Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94403
Phone: (650) 638-9546 Email: charles@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).

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John Rohosky

Principal Architect

John Rohosky AIA Architect

5214 F Diamond Heights Boulevard, #223, San Francisco, CA, 94131-2175
Phone: (415) 370-3070 Fax: www.rohos-kyarchitect.com Email: john@rohoskyarchitect.com

Specialties

Forensic architect; Expert witness; Construction defects; Code compliance; Slips and falls; Remedial construction documents/construction administration; Life safety issues; Guardrail/handrail/stairway design; Water intrusion; plan defects; Architecture standards of care, ADA.

Degrees/Licenses

Licensed Architect C-7096 (CA); Licensed Contractor B-402418 (CA); BS Architecture.

Formal Education

BS, Architecture, Catholic University, 1967; Graduate studies in City Planning and Urban Design, 1968.

Previous/Current Position

Principal Architect.

Honors/Awards

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) "Remmies" awards: 1st Place: Design/Residential Interior; 1st Place: Contractor Residential Exterior; 1st Place: Design/Residential Exterior; 2nd Place: Design/Residential Interior; Merit Award: Design Residential/Exterior; Ford Foundation Grant.

Prof. Affil.

AIA (American Institute of Architects); CSI (Construction Specification Institute); FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association)

Publications

Technical Reviewer, "Home Remodeling for Dummies"; Design project featured in Taunton Press book titled "At Work, At Home."

Prior Expert

Depositions/court testimony -- approximately 85+ cases over 35 years (30+ depositions, 8 courtroom testimonies) involving: Slips and falls (stairs, handrails, guardrails); construction defects; water intrusion; building code and maintenance issues; defective architectural plans, construction assemblies, injury involving life safety elements as stairs, guardrails and handrails. Court appointed expert in a case involving a neighbor's dispute, consulted to the DOJ (Dept. of Justice) in a matter involving the VA (Veterans Administration); and
ADA codes as applied to a HOA (Home Owners Association) case.

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David Neagley

Architecture & Construction Industry Expert

ConstructionTech.US

P.O. Box 2265, La Jolla, CA, 92038
Phone: (858) 354-8070 Email: neagley@gmail.com

Specialties

Over 35 years architectural design and construction experience, specializing in commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction design, details, specifications, visual inspection, intrusive testing, defect analysis, repair recommendations and forensic expert services.

Degrees/Licenses

Architect (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, HI, ID, IA); Architect (NCARB); Contractor (CA); M. Arch (1984); BA Lit / Arch (1980).

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Paul Goetz

AQUATECH CONSULTANCY, INC. (ACI)

One Commercial Blvd., Suite 201, Novato, CA, 94949
Phone: (415) 884-2121 Fax: www.nolea-k.com Email: goetz@noleak.com

Specialties

Support (Plaintiff/Defendant) claims regarding construction damages specific to moisture intrusion and building envelope. Expert witness and court testimony, claims evaluation, forensic investigation (building failure/defect analysis), arbitration/mediation assistance, and mock-up/model evidence preparation.

Degrees/Licenses

AIA; PE; SE; RBEC; RWC; RRC.

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Fari Barzegar

Founding Principal Engineer

Habitat Engineering & Forensics, INC.

446 - 17th Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA, 94612-2808
Phone: (510) 891-0300 Alternate: (510) 717-3600 Fax: www.drbar-zegar.com Email: Fari@HabitatEngineering.com

Specialties

Structural/civil engineering design/investigations; Buildings/components, bridges/silos/tunnels/public works; Earthquake/Wind/vibrations/fire/water/demolition damage; Construction defects/accidents; Code compliance; Errors/omissions; Failure analysis; Concrete/Shotcrete/Repair; Remediation/retrofit; Slip/trip & fall.

Degrees/Licenses

Ph.D.; M.S.; B.S. (Civil/Structural Engr., High Honors); Prof. Engr. (CA, TX); General Building Contractor (CA); NCEES National Record.

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Ted S. Merrill

President

Ted S. Merrill & Sons, Inc.

7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 408A, La Mesa, CA, 91942-8248
Phone: (619) 464-3997 Alternate: (619) 517-9515 Fax: www.tedsm-errillandsonsinc.com Email: ted@tsm-sons.com

Specialties

66 years construction experience, specializing in damage repair work & structures damaged by fire, wind, motor vehicles, earth movement & construction defects. This work is estimated & contracted with the Federal & State Governments, Local Cities, School Districts, Insurance Companies & Individual Homeowners. 48 years experience in estimating structures with construction defects. Giving testimony at settlement conferences & depositions. Qualified & testified as an expert in Municipal, Superior & Federal Courts. Appointed to serve as an impartial repair method & cost expert by Judges of the San Diego & Orange County Superior Courts.

Degrees/Licenses

345079 B-1; 275171 B-1.

Formal Education

El Camino Jr. College, U.C.L.A.

Reg/Lic

CA. Contractors Licenses: 345079 B-1 & 275171 B-1

Previous/Current Position

President

Honors/Awards

Expert Witness Award 2019; Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Publications

Reference Book for Insurance Adjusters (1982)

Prior Expert

See Specialties Section Above.

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Eric L. Risberg

Founder and President

Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.

268 Bush Street, #2100, San Francisco, CA, 94104-3503
Phone: (415) 531-1414 Fax: www.advan-ced-appraisal.com Email: eric.risberg@advanced-appraisal.com

Specialties

Eric provides real estate appraisals of: shopping centers and all types of retail; apartments; condominium complexes; suburban or downtown office buildings; mixed-use facilities; industrial properties; hotels; waterfront properties; right-of-ways; easements; ground leases; subdivisions; resort properties; golf courses; airports; wineries and vineyards; and all types of land. He has completed many assignments needed for: landlord-tenant disputes, changes in market conditions, construction defects, fraud, and fair market rent determinations, for use in mediation, arbitration, appraisement and litigation.

Degrees/Licenses

MAI, ASA, SRA.

Formal Education

BS, Business Administration 1992 (Real Estate and Urban Land Economics), University of Wisconsin, Madison; BS, Business Administration 1992 (Risk Management & Insurance), University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has successfully completed over 70 real estate appraisal and brokerage courses since 1993.

Reg/Lic

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California #025802, Licensed California Real Estate Broker #01231982, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (Hawaii) #624.

Previous/Current Position

President and Founder of Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. Eric was formerly the lead real estate appraiser for American Appraisal, the world’s largest independent valuation firm, in their San Francisco office. He has over 25 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Expert witness on over 100 cases.

Honors/Awards

Litigation Professional Development certificate from the Appraisal Institute. California Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors. Approved Instructor with the Appraisal Institute.

Prof. Affil.

American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), Appraisal Institute.

Prior Expert

Eric has provided expert witness testimony in the following California State Superior Courts: Alameda, Contra Costa, Orange County, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Yuba. He has been hired as an expert on over 100 cases. Large cases in recent years include: Millennium Tower, PGE Forest Fires, BART.

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Tom Anderberg

CEO/President

Anderberg Construction Consulting, Inc.

6114 La Salle Avenue #407, Oakland, CA, 94611
Phone: (510) 482-2779 Fax: www.ander-bergconsulting.com Email: tom@anderbergconsulting.com

Specialties

47 years. Expert witness - construction defect, mediation, dispute resolution, appraisal. Drainage, water intrusion foundation, settlement, seismic, structural, general building issues, code compliance, litigation support. Patents - pile driving methods. Plaintiff / defense.

Degrees/Licenses

BS - AAE; CA - A, B, HAZ.

Glenn D. Peterson

Fire Protection Engineer

2651 Carisbrook Drive, Oakland, CA, 94611
Phone: (510) 725-2743 Email: glennpeterson@msn.com

Specialties

Fire cause, origin/spread; Building/fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance and failures; Fire hazards/burning characteristics of materials; Propane fires/explosions; Furnace/water heater fires; Computer modeling of fire spread; Fire risk analysis/hazard evaluation; Construction defects.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, Fire Protection and Mech. Engr.

Richard E. Norris

Principal

Norris Consulting Services

43255 Mission Blvd., Suite 203, Fremont, CA, 94539-5826
Phone: (510) 440-0141 Alternate: (510) 378-3343 Fax: (877) 213-7995 Email: richardenorris53@yahoo.com www.rnorrisconsulting.com

Specialties

Construction Defects Forensic Investigation: Roofing, Waterproofing, bituminous materials, decay, construction project management, forensic investigation of construction defects, litigation support. Building Envelope Systems, Hydrothermal (WUFI) Analysis, Condensation Accumulation.

Degrees/Licenses

D. Eng, MS, BS, RRC, PE.

Formal Education

D. Eng, 1991; MSCE, 1987

James P. Waltz

President

Engineering Resource Associates, Inc.

1280 Greenbrier Road, West Sacramento, CA, 95691
Phone: (925) 518-2006 Alternate: (925) 447-1140 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.

Shakir Shatnawi

Licensed Civil Engineer--President

SHATEC ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, LLC

7064 Tarvisio Way, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762
Phone: (916) 990-6488 Alternate: (916) 790-1158 Email: sshatnawi@shatec.net www.shatec.net

Specialties

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.

Degrees/Licenses

Ph.D.; M.S.; B.S.;
Professional Engineer License; Forensic Expert Witness Association

David Benaroya Helfant

Senior Project Engineer/Project Mgr.

Seisco Engineering and and Bay Area Structural, Inc.

1187 Ocean Avenue, Emeryville, CA, 94608
Phone: (510) 547-8540 Alternate: (510) 496-9369 Fax: (510) 527-7785 Email: davidbhelfant@gmail.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, Statistical Analysis,University of Chicago, 1977; Post Doc., Architecture and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1981-83; 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.

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.

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