Civil Engineer Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Structural Performance Diagnostic Evaluation, Civil Structural Engineer, Structural, Civil Engineering, Forensic Engineer, Failure Investigation, Analysis, Buildings, Bridges, Foundations, Retaining Walls, Water Tanks, Underground Water Conduits, Grain Silos, Cooling Towers, Building Codes Compliance, Construction Defects, Construction Accidents, Standards of Care, Earthquake Damage, Seismic Design, Seismic Retrofit, Structural Vibrations, Wind Damage, Flood Damage, Concrete Slab Distress, Reinforced Concrete Fractures, Wood, Masonry Structures, Steel Structures, Effect of Explosion, Coal Mine Blasts, Finite Element Analysis, Patents, Structural Performance, Structural Diagnostic, Structural Civil Engineer,

Areas of Expertise

Structural & Civil Engineering

Building Design & Construction

Structural Evaluation and Rehabilitation

Forensic Investigations

Failure Analysis

Seismic Resistant Design; Dynamic Analysis

Code Compliance

Analysis of Damage Caused by Vibration, Impact, Blast, Wind, Earthquake & Flood
Construction Defects, Accidents & Disputes

Condition Assessment of Foundations, Retaining Walls, Pavements, Bridges, Water Treatment &
Sanitary Structures, Underground Conduits and Pipelines

Concrete & Repair Material Evaluation

Finite Element & Stress Analysis of Structural and Mechanical Components

Due Diligence, Patent Disputes, Insurance & Litigation Support

Expert Witness Services

Professional Experience

2004- present, President
A Private Structural, Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Services Company, California
(Name Provided Upon Request)

2004, Zolman Construction & Development, California

2000- 2003, Struct-Tech Group, Inc. (Design/Build Company), California

1999- 2000, Rutherford & Chekene Consulting Engineers, California

1998- 99, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, California

1992- 98, Associate Professor (tenured), Dept. of Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering,
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1986- 91, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Louisiana State University, Louisiana

Education and Training

1987, Ph.D. (Civil/Structural Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1983, M.S. (Civil/Structural Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1981, B.S. (Civil Engineering, High Honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Licenses and Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer (Civil), State of California
(Registration Number Available upon Request)

California General Contractor
(License Number Available upon Request)

Charter Member, Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Chartered Professional Engineer, Institution of Engineers- Australia
(Registration Number Available upon Request)

Professional Affiliations & Honors

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineers Association of Northern
California, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, The American Concrete Institute (ACI),
American Institute of Steel Construction, International Code Council, Forensic Expert Witness
Association, Institution of Engineers-Australia, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society,
Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 447 on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures;

Associate Member: Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352 on Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures;

Alfred Noble Prize for a meritorious technical paper published in ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Year Provided upon request);

Associate Editor: ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Committee on Concrete and Masonry Structures) (Year Provided upon request);

Reviewer: technical articles for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, the Structural Journal of ACI, and International Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics;

Reviewed the manuscripts of two texts on Finite Element Structural Analysis, and Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method, for West Educational Publishing;
Chair: Technical session on “Structural Shapes”, 3rd Internat. Conference on Composites in Infrastructure, San Francisco, California (Year Provided upon request);

Cited in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 3rd Edition (Years Provided upon request);

Several research grants from US & Australia;

44 publications

A Complete Professional Resume Available on Request: