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Construction
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Fred Nolta has over 30 years of continuous and diverse construction experience as a general contractor/subcontractor. Career positions progressing from: laborer, field engineer, superintendent, estimator, project manager, project executive, group manager to principal.

Fred is a detailed analyst, communicates in layman's terms, and is a credible presenter with trial testimony experience.

*Services: Forensic analysis, claims preparation, opinion and testimony for defense or plaintiff. All aspects including: standard of care, defect, delay / acceleration / disruption, scheduling, cost estimating, cost of repair, change orders, contracts, personal injury, wrongful termination, etc.
*Product type experience: Residential, commercial, health care, hospitality, education, light industrial, and site development including: offices, retail, restaurants, food service, multifamily high-rise, apartments, condos, hospitals, medical office buildings (MOB), hotels, schools, stadium, theater, parking, power / co-generation, waste water treatment, Indian gaming and casinos.
*Concrete expertise: High-rise (to 51 floors), slip form, jump form, tilt-up, precast, pre-stressed, post tension slab, mat slab, caisson, underpinning, shoring and foundation.
*Structural expertise: Framing, reinforcing (rebar), gage, structural, and miscellaneous steel and wood.
*Additional expertise: Building envelope (water intrusion), window washing equipment, pre-engineered building / structure, earthwork / grading, excavation and building / foundation settlement.

Client experience: Private, public works (prevailing wage), military and Native American (reservation, sales tax mitigation).
Education & Licenses
Bachelors of Science Degree, Construction Engineering, College of Engineering, Arizona State U.

California Licensed Contractor with classifications in "A" General Engineering, "B" General Building and "C-8" Concrete.