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Construction & Architecture

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Construction industry expert combining extensive architectural background, detailed construction knowledge, mediation skill, and arbitration experience.

ARCHITECT: 30+ years architectural design and construction administration experience. Experienced with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects, totaling over 26 million square feet.

CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: 30+ years construction industry expert and forensic investigator. Specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, interior partitions, raised floors, and exterior finish & weather barrier issues.

FORENSIC SERVICES: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, construction issue analysis, defect reports, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Forensic experience includes thousands of visual inspections and hundreds of intrusive tests for construction defect cases.

RECONSTRUCTION DESIGN: Design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction and repair design for roofs, decks, windows, exterior finishes, waterproofing, flashing, sealants and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage.

LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR: CA B-735426, since 1997.

CREDENTIALED CONSTRUCTION MEDIATOR: San Diego Superior Court, since 2001.

CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATOR: Contractors State License Board, since 1999.

DISPUTE REVIEW BOARD PANELIST: Neutral Third-party DRB Member, since 1999.

SHARED CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERT: Retained jointly by plaintiff & defense since 2004.

Education & Licenses

California Architect (C19305) since 1988.
Washington Architect (7639) since 1999.
Arizona Architect (37128) since 2002.
Oregon Architect (6177) since 2012.
Nevada Architect (7029) since 2013.
Hawaii Architect (AR-17324) since 2016.
Idaho Architect (AR-986298) since 2017.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate (72812) since 2011.
American Institute of Architects, member since 1984.
California General Contractor (B735426) since 1997.