Civil Forensic Engineer Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Forensic Engineer Civil, Forensic Engineer Structural, Licensed Structural Engineer, Licensed Professional, Structural Engineering Analysis, Concrete Design, Construction Means Practices, Engineering Design Defects Structural Integrity, Contract Administration, Contract Arbitration, Project Management, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Construction Quality Control, Quality Assurance Matters, Construction Disputes Arbitrator, Industrial, Commercial, Academic, High Rise Apartment Projects, Forensic Engineer Civil,

Expert Witness No.1299

New York


Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Master of Public Administration
State University of New York (Albany)

Graduate studies in Business Administration
University of Chicago and Northwestern University

Professional Credentials

Licensed Professional Engineer – State of New York

Licensed Structural Engineer – State of Illinois

Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers

Fellow, American Concrete Institute

Professional Experience

1995 to Present
Associate – Providing forensic consulting services including:

Structural Analysis / Concrete Design

Construction Means / Practices

Engineering Design Defects / Structural Integrity
Civil Engineering

Contract Administration / Contract Arbitration

Project Management

Quality Control/ Quality Assurance

1992 to Present

Consulting Engineer

Consultant to government agencies on construction quality
control and quality assurance matters and to lawyers on construction issues.  Construction disputes arbitrator for American Arbitration Association

1972 to1991
Dormitory Authority of State of NY, Delmar, NY
1988-1991  Senior Project Manager (Special Projects)
Formulating and implementing agency-wide policies affecting the design and construction of all facilities in the agency’s varied building programs.  Developed regional contracts for inspection and testing laboratory services to improve the quality of completed projects.  Senior Project Manager for rehabilitation program for State University of NY dormitories and Department of Health facilities.  Responsible for program and budget planning, design and construction of rehabilitation projects at 29 campuses and institutions.  Organized program and the department to execute it.  Project Managerfor Department of Health capital program.  Responsible for programming, master planning, design and construction of capital facilities at three institutions.  Initiated program.

1964 to 1972

State University Construction Fund, Albany, New York

1968-1972 Structural Engineer in Engineering Services Group, providing engineering backup to project coordinators managing design and construction of academic facilities on 34 State University of NY campuses.  Formulated engineering policies to be applied to this program.

Project Coordinator for various academic facilities on several campuses in the above program, including master planning of new health sciences campus at Stony Brook, New York.

1963 to 1964
Severud, Elstad, and Krueger, New York, New York
Structural Engineer for academic and commercial projects in engineering consulting firm.

1958 to 1963
Bertrand Goldberg Associates, Chicago, Illinois
Structural Engineer for industrial, commercial, academic and high-rise apartment projects in combined architectural/engineering firm.  Assistant Chief Structural Engineer for design of Marina City (at the time world’s tallest concrete buildings, 588 ft.), then Resident Engineer during construction.

1948 to 1963
Albany, Pittsburgh and Chicago
Structural Engineer, draftsman, field engineer on commercial, industrial, housing and military projects for engineering and construction firms and developers.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

American Arbitration Association

Arbitrator for Construction Disputes

American Society of Civil Engineers

Greensfelder Construction Prize, 1963

Chairman and member of national technical committee,
1965 – 1972

American Concrete Institute

Board of Direction, 1972 – 1975

Kennedy Award, 1977

Chairman and member of national technical, educational and certification committees, 1965 – present
Eastern New York Chapter, President, 1969 – 1970

Eastern New York Technical Council
President, 1995 – present

Other Qualifications

Colonel (retired), U.S. Army Reserve, Corps of Engineers

Member, local Board of Education, 1971 – 1981

Speaker and lecturer at engineering and technical conferences and seminars in US, Canada, Mexico and England

Publication will be available upon request.