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Primary Area of Expertise

Architecture

Expert Witness Profile

Architect and contractor with over 30 years of design/build experience. Complete construction litigation support and expert witness services for residential and commercial buildings.
Areas of Expertise: Forensic reconstruction of design and construction failures, including code compliance, life safety aspects, slips & falls, handrail and stairway design, construction documents and contract administration, standards of care & ADA compliance.
Litigation experience: Defective architectural plans, construction assemblies, injury involving such life safety elements as stairs, guardrails and handrails. Was recently a Court appointed expert in a case which involved a neighbor's dispute, consulting to the DOJ (Dept. of Justice) in a matter that involved the VA (Veterans Administration) and ADA codes, and finally ADA codes as applying to a HOA (Home Owners Association).
Services: Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations; remedial cost estimates; detailed reports; depositions; construction scenario reconstruction; damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind, or earthquake; visual presentation; models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Education & Licenses

BS Architecture, Lic. Architect (CA C-7096), Lic. Contractor (Gen. B-402418), Member: AIA (American Institute of Architects), I.C.C (International Code Council), CSI (Construction Specification Institute).
FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Assoc.)