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ENVIRONMENT

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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, NM).

David Benaroya Helfant PhD

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 Website: 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.

Registration and Licenses

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 License (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. Affiliations

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.

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Senior Consultant

Philip T. Tringale, PhD

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

Registration and Licenses

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. Affiliations

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

Energy Resource Associates, Inc.

President

James P. Waltz, PE, CEM, DABFET, FCABE

1280 Greenbrier Road
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Phone: (925) 518-2006 Alternate: (925) 447-1140 Fax: (925) 447-1706 Email: jpwaltz@eraenergy.com Website: 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.

Bonneau Dickson PE

Consulting Sanitary Engineer

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

Brian H. Kleiner PhD, MBA

Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management

at prestigious CA university

551 Santa Barbara Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92835-2463
Phone: (714) 879-9705 Alternate: (714) 595-1891 Fax: (714) 879-5600 Email: bkleinerphdmba@gmail.com

Specialties

Compliance of organizational policies, procedures, and practices with standards of human resources management; preventing and investigating complaints concerning sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination and harassment; ADA, interactive process, reasonable accommodation; CFRA, FMLA, workers’ compensation; retaliation, discipline, wrongful termination; negligent hiring/retention/supervision; independent contractor vs. employee classification; compensation, wage & hours, benefits/pensions; performance evalution, promotion selections, workforce- reductions; workplace violence, safety, OSHA.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, MBA, BS

Formal Education

PhD Management, University of CA, Los Angeles: 1977; MBA, Management, University of CA, Los Angeles; BS, Business Administration, Drexel.

Registration and Licenses

Lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in both Business Management and Psychology.

Previous/Current Position

Human resources manager for Ford Motor Company; consultant to over 100 organizations concerning how to improve human resource management policies and practices.

Honors/Awards

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011, Received university research award for quality of articles published in the most recent five years. 2008, Favorably featured in Employment Law Verdict Reports. 2007, Profiled in Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin. 2001, Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. 2000, Faculty Merit Award. 1998, Creative and Scholarly Activity Award. 1997 and 1996 Performance Award. 1996, "Teacher Scholar" Award. 1995-96, Taught first graduate Managing Human Resources and Human Behavior in Organizations courses ever to be publicly televised. 1993. Nominee for Bradford Outstanding Educator in United States Award. 1992, Finalist for Outstanding Faculty Award, SBAE. 1986-90, Meritorious Performance Award. Selected for Marquis' Who's Who in Business Higher Education, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in California, and Who's Who in the World.

Prof. Affiliations

Society For Human Resource Management; Society for Nonprofits.

Publications

Over 500 in high quality professional and peer-reviewed academic journals. These Include “When it's time to say good-by: how to discharge workers without legal hassles," and "Workplace reduction guidelines," which was reproduced in a college textbook titled "Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Management,” published by McGraw-Hill. Also, "Designing Effective Performance Appraisal Systems," one of the most downloaded articles of all time, with over 12,500 downloads.

Prior Expert

Have been retained in over 1,000 cases and have given trial/arbitration testimony over 80 times for plaintiffs and defense in over 15 California federal and state courts.

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