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MATERIALS SCIENCE - Protective Coatings/Paints

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Anamet, a Division of Acuren Inspection

Director of Engineering and Laboratories

Kenneth R. Pytlewski, PE

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


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).

Karl Kardel


Karl Kardel Consultancy

479 Mountain Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 654-0854 Alternate: (510) 261-4149 Email: Website:


Water invasion; Windows/Wood window issues/Window Failures; Coatings; Waterproofing; Architectural finishes, Historic conservation. Plaintiff/defendant analysis for managed case cost controls; Emphasis on verifiable testing, specification evaluation. Broad (50 years) field experience, problem building evaluation. Familiar with methodologies/techniques/materials/products in actual performance.


B-1, C-33, C-37, C-61; CA-271178.

Formal Education

BA, University of California, Berkeley, Honors; Heller Scholar, UC Berkeley, Goethe Institute, Germany.

Previous/Current Position

Principal, Karl Kardel Consultancy.


Berkeley Civic Arts Award, Oakland Bi-Centennial; Maharishi Community Service Award, Best Conservation California Woodland Opera House. 2010 Preservation Award from BAHA (Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association).

Prof. Affiliations

CSI, AAMA, BAHA, California Mission Studies, Steel Structures Painting Council, ICRI, ICBO, NRCA, NAWC, ASTM, BETEC, WESTCON. AAMA WINDOW MASTERS.


Lecturer to the California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA); Lectures UC Department of Architecture, Pacific Design Center, Mission Studies Association, U of Wsc, Forest Prod. Society; Affordable comfort, EDU.

Prior Expert

Plaintiff and defendant analysis for finishes, water invasion, windows/curtain walls, providing clients with concise, objective, economic appraisals. Numerous restoration specifications of numerous major period architects.

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