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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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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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Mark A. Rhodes

Rhodes Engineering

3460 Zion Canyon Ct., Pleasanton, CA, 94588
Phone: (925) 922-1674 Email: mrhodes@rhodesengr.com

Specialties

Electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical matters. Shocks, arcs, industrial equipment and controls, machinery, cranes, hoists, man-lifts, power, high-voltage, transformers, lasers, fiber-optics, EMI, magnetics.

Degrees/Licenses

BSEE, MS, PhD, PE.

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James C. Jeffery III

Principal

Traffic & Civil Engineering Consulting Services

P.O. Box 961, Los Gatos, CA, 95031-0961
Phone: (408) 377-6222 Alternate: (916) 447-1348 Email: info@trafficandcivilengineer.com

Specialties

Roadway design defect analysis to determine dangerous condition, safety and liability; design immunity; construction zone accidents; investigations involving all roadway types, parking lots, all vehicle types, pedestrians, bicyclists; traffic control devices; transportation planning. Consulting City TE. Plaintiff/Defense, 35+ years experience.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, Engineering Management; BS, Environmental Studies; Registered Traffic Engineer, TE #1179 (CA); Registered Civil Engineer, CE #36644 (CA); General Engineering Contractor #391026 (CA); Life Fellow, ITE.

Bonneau Dickson

Consulting Sanitary Engineer

Self

2428 McGee Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94703-1600
Phone: (510) 845-8625 Fax: (510) 845-4606 Email: dickson.bonneau@gmail.com www.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).

Kenneth R. Pytlewski

Director of Engineering and Laboratories

Anamet, Inc.

26102 Eden Landing Road, Hayward, CA, 94545-3811
Phone: (800) 377-7768 Alternate: (510) 887-8811 Fax: (510) 887-8427 Email: ken@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).

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

Carl H. Josephson PE, SE

Principal Structural Engineer

Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

6370 Lusk Boulevard, Suite F200, San Diego, CA, 92121-2753
Phone: (858) 558-2181 112 Fax: (858) 558-2188 Email: cjosephson@jwa-se.com www.jwa-se.com

Specialties

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.

Degrees/Licenses

Registered Professional Engineer: SE (CA, NV, WA, AZ, ID, OR, HI, LA, UT, IL); PE (CO, OH, WV, CT, TX, KS, IN, MI, MO, NM, ND, NY, FL)

Formal Education

Carl Josephson: BSCE; Dan Werdowatz; BSCE, MSCE

Honors/Awards

SEAOC Fellow, SEI Fellow, Robert Cornforth Award, Emeritus Member California BPELSG, ASCE Life Member

Prof. Affil.

SEAOC, SEAOSD, SEAOSC, SEI, NCSEA, NCEES, SEAOA, SECB, ASCE, EERI, USRC, ICRI, ICC, NCMA, PTI, ACI, AISC, AWS, AWC

Prior Expert

Messrs. Josephson and Werdowatz have been retained in over 1,000 cases on behalf of plaintiffs, defendants, and cross-defendants.

Kenneth A. Solomon

Chief Scientist

Institute of Risk and Safety Analyses

5324 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
Phone: (818) 348-1133 Alternate: (818) 348-0091 Fax: (818) 348-4484 Email: carol@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. Staff size: 12

Degrees/Licenses

Ph.D.; P.E.; Post Ph.D.

Rebecca DeButts

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Phone: (800) 392-1119 Alternate: (510) 733-2220 Fax: (925) 944-4999 Email: eexperts@msn.com www.expertinfo.com

Specialties

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Degrees/Licenses

MD; PhD; PE; CPA; etc.

Dirk H. Duffner

Engineering Mechanical / President

Duffner Engineering

807 Aldo Avenue, Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Phone: (650) 701-1055 Alternate: (650) 704-8166 Fax: (650) 701-1056 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. Engr. CA, NV, FL.

Maximo M. Fuentes

Owner

Max Fuentes Consulting

6323 Grant Avenue, Carmichael, CA, 95608
Phone: (916) 505-7298 Email: maxfuentes@icloud.com gridresources.net

Specialties

Transmission & Distribution Utility Expert, Pole climbing, Live Line work, Personal Protective Grounding, Wildfire Mitigation Plans review and audits, Accident investigations, Expert Witness, etc.; Assist Utilities Developing and Reviewing their Wildfire Mitigation Plans; Reviewing and Updating Utility General Orders – 95, 128, 165 & 174, Utility Pole Climbing Expert, Develop Electrical power T&D Safety and Work Procedures; Provide Expert Witness Services, Accident Investigations, Report Writing; Expertise at Utilizing, Interpreting and Applying FED-OSHA, CAL-OSHA (Title 8), NESC, etc.

Degrees/Licenses

Journeyman Lineman; BS-Business Management

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.

Thomas P. Shefchick

Forensic Electrical Engineer

Shefchick Engineering

4456 Danube River Lane, Sacramento, CA, 95834-7506
Phone: (408) 981-5023 Fax: (866) 420-7955 Email: shefchick@att.net www.shefchick.com

Specialties

Electrical Injury, Electrocution, Electrical Damage, Electrical Fires Origin & Cause

Degrees/Licenses

BSEE, Prof. Engr. (CA, HI, FL, NJ, PA).

Patrick O. Shires

President/Principal Geotech. Engr./Principal Geophysicist

Cotton, Shires and Associates, Inc.

330 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA, 95030-7218
Phone: (408) 354-5542 Email: losgatos@cottonshires.com www.cottonshires.com

Specialties

Geotechnical (soils) Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Geology; Design & Construction Deficiencies; Landslides (earth movement); Expansive Soil. Drainage. Trials; More than 30 trials in Los Angeles area; more than 90 trials in California & Hawaii.

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 47 years experience, Testimony at 90+ trials (Municipal, Superior and Federal and binding arbitrations); 230+ depositions; 300+ settlement conferences; Northern and Southern California and Hawaii.

Philip T. Tringale

Senior Consultant

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

135 Main Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA, 94105
Phone: (510) 874-7000 Email: ptringale@langan.com

Specialties

Dr. Tringale provides expert testimony for cases involving National Contingency Plan compliance, identification of contaminant sources, magnitude and extent of contamination, remedial cost estimates, and allocation of cost and responsibility.

Formal Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1982; M. Eng., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1979; M.S., Civil Engineering (Engineering Geology), Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1977

Reg/Lic

Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California and New York

Previous/Current Position

Previous: Director of the Western Region; Current: Senior Consultant

Honors/Awards

American College of Forensic Examiners (Diplomat/Fellow), Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society; Patent: Acoustic Penetrometer for Subsurface Soil Characterization

Prof. Affil.

American Society of Civil Engineers; National Ground Water Association; International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Prior Expert

Landfill investigation and closure; Cleanup of 200-acre waterfront site; Investigation and remediation of a 5-mile-long plume of contaminated groundwater emanating from beneath a manufacturing facility; Investigation and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated at a metal-parts fabrication plant; Site investigation and remediation program at an industrial site

Derek L. Watry

Principal Consultant

Wilson IHRIG

6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA, 94608
Phone: (510) 658-6719 105 Fax: (510) 652-4441 Email: dwatry@wiai.com www.wilsonihrig.com

Specialties

Audibility; Noise exposure; Noise and vibration predictions; Acoustical compliance; Sound demonstrations; Building Acoustics.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MS, MBA.

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.

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, NV, VT, OR, WI, OH, WA, MI, AZ, GA, NC, VA, MD, NY, FL, TX, MT, MA, IN, MO, UT, ME, TN, WDC, KY, HI).

Gary T. Moran

President

Biomechanical Analysis & Research

3225 Thompson Ave., Alameda, CA, 94501
Phone: (510) 865-5984 Email: themorans2@att.net

Specialties

Biomechanics investigates forces and combines the fields of kinesiology/anatomy/physiology/human factors/engineering/clinical medicine, for evaluations as relate to: Accident investigation, injuries, slips/falls, product liability, medical/sport equipment, incident vs. pre-existing conditions, and prognosis of degenerative conditions/pathologies.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, MA, PhD, FACSM.

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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