This expert has substantial engineering experience on both domestic and international projects in the areas of project/construction management, consulting engineering, design, contract administration and construction claims analysis and resolution. He has provided expert testimony in mediation, arbitration, and various courts on issues of engineering and construction. He has been the lead engineer for security/threat/vulnerability analyses and design for a major utility and several port and transportation facilities on the East Coast. His professional experience includes the design of structures, environmental engineering remediation, building codes, civil engineering, construction, construction safety, explosions, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, mining, safety engineering, seismology, and vibration analysis. This expert developed his expertise through education and practice in the areas of structural, environmental and civil engineering. This expert is a recognized expert in engineering standards and codes including BOCA, ANSI, ASTM and EPA regulations. He has taught civil and structural engineering courses at the United States Military Academy. He presents seminars and courses to industry interest groups and has been a speaker at national and international conferences. This expert has also produced deposition and court testimony in support of litigation as an expert witness.
Flight Data Specialist
Naval Architect, P.E., is a licensed professional naval architect with over 26 years of experience providing engineering services in the areas of stability, strength, resistance, propulsion, vessel controllability, cargo operations, project management, and worldwide logistics support skills. His primary concentrations entail conceptual, preliminary, and contract level design of military to commercial vessels. He is experienced and well versed on ruling authorities such as U.S. Coast Guard (USCG CFR), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS).
Consulting Engineer in Civil Engineering, specializing in Highway and Street Design, Traffic Engineering, Utilities Construction, Storm Drainage, Pedestrian Safety, Walkway Surface Evaluations, Concrete and Asphalt Pavement Evaluations. Extensive experience in Construction Management, Project Related Claims, Job Site Safety, Codes and Standards, ADA Compliance.
Senior Engineer – Complex Failures/Fires/Explosions
He is a practicing Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and consultant, with 35 years of experience in the responsible charge of planning, designing and constructing facilities for manufacturing, commercial, chemical and heavy industrial use. His experience as a design principal and project executive includes project development, facility siting and design, building/process design and construction, code compliance, high pressure piping and vessels, energy and utility systems, ventilation, air pollution control, HVAC, structural engineering, and bulk material handling. These activities have involved all phases of conceptual planning, design engineering and procurement, construction and erection, safety and OSHA compliance.
In addition to his direct engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) background, he also maintains expertise in complex systems and equipment failure analysis, accident reconstruction, process hazard and risk assessment, thermal and stress analysis, fire and explosion investigation and construction claims consulting. His investigations include boiler, piping and pressure vessel failures and explosions, structural failures and collapses, and equipment fires and explosions.
Senior Civil and Structural Engineer
He is a Senior Civil and Structural Engineer with over thirty-six years experience in the construction industry with specialization in construction project management, construction cost estimating, and investigation of civil and structural engineering design, defects, and failures.
He provides consulting on structural engineering issues with regard to building damage, repair, and collapse. He has also investigated numerous cases involving origin, cause, and remediation of water infiltration and damage, including water entrance into building structures and site drainage issues.
He has provided professional construction consulting with regard to construction cost estimating. He is a registered Certified Cost Engineer (C.C.E.) and has been an expert witness on construction claim issues.
Structural/Civil and Mechanical Engineer
He has a P.E., S.E., and Ph.D. with over 30 years of broad engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. He has effectively served as an expert witness and litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past decade. He has advised in construction defect, building collapse, system and material failures, product liability, personal injury, construction work site injuries, multi-employer worksite matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in structural/civil and mechanical engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional engineering solutions while bringing powerful engineering tools and concepts such as finite element methods and numerical modeling to bear on the issues at hand. He is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code Revision Committee for 2018.
RTI’s established team of construction experts include architects, contractors, and civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers. Our construction professionals are knowledgeable in their areas of specialization and capable of analyzing complex aspects of the manmade environment to determine how and why unintended events occur.
In addition, our experts have a wealth of experience assisting our clients with scheduling, design adequacy, and delay claims. Often these analyses are aided and enhanced by graphics and animations produced by RTI’s talented Imaging Sciences Group.
He is a structural engineer who holds a doctoral degree in civil engineering and PE licenses in Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He has more than twenty years of experience in the engineering design and project management of buildings, bridges and industrial projects. He has a strong knowledge of codes and regulations, combined with proven computer skills.