CONSULTANT 1978 – present
Consultant in forensic engineering: mechanical, fire protection, electrical, safety, building codes and structures, marine/naval engineering and occupational safety and health (OSHA). Fire protection, piping systems, pipeline systems, gas delivery systems, mechanical and electrical systems, heating systems, electrical fires, electrocution accidents, electric and gas transmission and distribution (T&D), origin and cause of explosions and fires, performance of building/structural components, carbon monoxide generation, residential and commercial construction claims, construction accidents, pipeline accidents, marine fires and accidents, machinery and vehicle claims, reconstruction of accidents, human factors in accidents and fires, fire and burglary alarm systems review and analysis, slip and fall accident analysis, code analysis (Building Codes, NFPA Codes, National Electrical Safety Code, etc.), warnings, product safety and defect, injury investigations, life safety systems. Projects included fire protection system reviews and documentation for several nuclear power generating plants, USN battleship reactivation program, Canadian Patrol Frigate design, El Paso Natural Gas LNG tanker fleet, fire and explosion consultation for public utilities, employee fatality accidents for US Steel and others. Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and Certified Fire Investigation Instructor. Qualified expert witness.
U.S. VETERANS ADMINISTRATION 1976-1978 Safety, Occupational Health and Fire Protection Division
U.S. NAVY 1969-1976 Naval Ship Engineering Center, Washington, DC
Acting Head, Fire Protection Systems and Equipment Section, 1976. Senior Engineer, 1969 - 1975.
Asst. Project Mgr. for Twin Agent System Acquisition. DART Program Manager for Magazine Sprinkler System Improvements.
General Engineer/Naval/Marine Engineer. Design of new ships and systems, upgrading existing ships and systems, and responsible for safe operation, testing and maintenance of existing ships and systems used in naval fleet, including materials problems, fire protection, mechanical, and piping systems including fire mains, pumps, electrical systems, boiler safety, lube oil and fuel systems, catapult systems and water and foam sprinkler systems, magazine sprinkler systems, galley fire protection, flight deck firefighting-washdown systems, NBC washdown systems, hangar bay sprinklers, flight deck jet blast deflectors and deck cooling panels, and others. Worked on design of new nuclear aircraft carriers, submarines, fleet oilers, replenishment ships, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious helicopter carriers, hydrofoils, marine rapid deployment, Military Sealift Command vessels and others. Consultant to other naval activities for safety, fire protection and damage control; training; clothing and other fabric safety, fumes, fixtures and finishing materials, helo facilities and general ship/personnel safety and damage control. Member of special teams for Aircraft Carrier Fire Fighting systems, R&D, Major Ship Fire Investigations, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), and Twin Agent Training Team. Taught courses at US and Pacific Naval bases on design, use, maintenance and repair of shipboard fire fighting systems. General engineering, including marine, mechanical, safety, electrical, naval engineering, fire and accident investigations and fire protection engineering.
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 1969
Accident & Fire Prevention Branch, Washington, DC
Staff safety and fire prevention engineer for GSA Region 3, the National Capital area. Building code, fire code and safety reviews, building design reviews and Life Safety Code analyses for federally owned and leased properties throughout the area. Safety engineering, mechanical engineering and fire protection engineering, fire protection and water system design and testing. Taught Supervisor’s Safety courses.
UTICA MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY 1967 - 1969
Safety Engineering Department
Staff safety and fire protection engineer, responsible for major risk inspections and analysis of hazards, code review and analysis, training of existing safety engineering staff in fire protection principles and inspection requirements, boiler and heating system test and checkouts. Personally inspected all major ($1 million and higher) risks being considered for insurance coverage, tested fire protection and yard main systems.Performed SMP (Special Multi Peril) and HPR (Highly Protected Risk) inspections. Safety engineering and fire protection engineering, major fire investigations.
U. S. Navy Training Courses:
Building Pathology - Foundations
HalfMoon Education, Inc. 2013-2018
Structural Forensic Engineering Retaining Walls
National Electrical Code
Deep Foundations, Design, Installation, Problems Highway Design and Drainage
Erosion and Sediment Control Compliance Training Online
Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry 2015 Appalachian Underground Pipeline Corrosion Short Course 2017
Available on full CV
US Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award with medal, 1975 VA Engineering Service Group Meritorious Service Award, 1977
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