Architect and contractor with over 40 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 and falls, handrail and stairway design, construction documents and contract administration, standards of care and ADA compliance, and property line disputes.
Litigation experience: Defective architectural plans, defense of architects/contractors, construction assemblies, injury involving such life safety elements as stairs, guardrails and handrails. Was recently a Court appointed expert in a case that involved a dispute between two neighbors, consulting to the DOJ (Dept. of Justice) in a matter that involved the VA (Veterans Administration) and ADA codes, ADA codes as applied to a HOA (Home Owners Association). Recent cases: defend an architect (deposed and case settled); a neighbors’ dispute over a joint-use elevator built over the property line (deposed and court testimony).
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.)