Specialties/Services (Area of Expertise)
ARCHITECT: 35+ years architectural design and construction administration experience. Experienced with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military, clean room and industrial projects, totaling over 14.8 million square feet.
RECONSTRUCTION: Design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction and repair design for roofs, decks, windows, exterior finishes, waterproofing, flashing, sealants and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage.
FORENSIC SERVICES: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, construction issue analysis, defect reports, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Forensic experience includes thousands of visual inspections and hundreds of intrusive tests for construction defect cases.
CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, raised floors, interior partitions, and exterior finish & weather barrier issues.
Expert Witness Experience
CONSTRUCTION EXPERT & FORENSIC INVESTIGATION: Since 1990
REGISTERED ARCHITECT: Since 1988.
LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR: California (B-735426) since 1997, inactive.
ARBITRATION: Certified Construction Arbitrator for Contractors State License Board and private cases since 1999.
MEDIATION: Credentialed and Certified Construction Mediator for San Diego Superior Court and private cases since 2001.
NEUTRAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR and CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERT: Retained jointly by both plaintiff and defense parties since 2004.
DISPUTE REVIEW BOARD PANELIST: Neutral third party construction process DRB panelist and chair since 2003.