This expert has over 35 years of experience in building construction specializing in roofing, waterproofing (below grade, between slab, blind-side, surface, and chemical), curtain walls, fenestrations, and exterior finish systems, and building envelope technology.  He is experienced with architectural and engineering design principles and practices, drawings, construction means and methods, construction contracts, and project management. This expert has specialized knowledge of the practical and technical skills that are required for preventing infiltration of liquid water and excess water vapor into buildings. He specifies roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope systems and products, as well as conducting building envelope component failure analysis. He also has experience as a specialty construction project manager and with contract administration and technical construction specifications consulting.

This expert is experienced with construction litigation procedure, litigation support, and trial testimony.

Academic Background

  • B.A. Degree, with Honors, State University of New York at New Palz, 1969


Registrations and Certifications

  • Registered Construction Inspector (RCI)
  • American Construction Inspectors Association
  • Certified Documents Technologist (CDT)
  • Construction Specifications Institute


Professional Experience

  • RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, Building Construction Specialist, 2007 – present.
  • Private Consulting, Medford, OR, 1986-present
  • Burtech Consultants, Morgan Hill and Lafayette, CA, 1981-1983
  • Testing Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA, 1983-1986
  • Inplace Systems Corporation, Hayward, CA, 1976-1980
  • Bryant Organization, San Jose, CA, 1975-1977 and 1979-1982
  • McFarland Roofing/Christy Consultants, Hayward, CA, 1972-1975


Professional Associations, Activities & Industry Memberships

  • American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA), Registered Inspector, 1979-2007.
  • American Construction Inspectors Association, Past Vice-President.
  • Construction Specifications Institute (FCSI), Fellow and Professional Member, 1976-present.
  • Construction Specifications Institute, Awards Committee Member, 2004-2007.
  • Construction Specifications Institute, Director, Board of Directors, 1998-2001
  • Construction Specifications Institute, East Bay-Oakland chapter, Past President.
  • Construction Specifications Institute, West Region, Board Member, 2000-2003.
  • Construction Specifications Institute, West Region, President, 2002-2003.
  • Constructions Specifications Institute, West Region, Past President.
  • Leadership Development Task Team, Chairman and Member, CSI, 2001-2004.
  • Leadership Development Task Team, Member, CSI 2010-present.
  • Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), Professional Member, 1992-present.
  • WESTCON, Treasurer, 1999-2001.
  • Western Construction Consultants Association (WESTCON), Founding Member, 1988.