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Expert No. 504

Professional Experience

After graduation, Expert 506 first job was with Trane Company, a
nationally recognized manufacturer of air-conditioning equipment.  
Employment began with a six-month training program in HVAC engineering
at the LaCrosse, Wisconsin headquarters.  The subsequent six months was
in Field Sales in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He began his professional career
with LSW Engineers in 1973 in the Phoenix office, opened the San Diego
office in 1977, and became President of the San Diego office in 1979.

Expert 506 has over 35 years of experience in the planning, design, and
construction of healthcare, governmental, institutional, military,
commercial, and industrial facilities.  Typical challenges that have
been resolved include optimum use of limited construction budgets,
construction phasing to allowed ongoing use of facilities, and planning
for optimum economic and energy conservation performance.

Expert 506 has worked on projects up to $250 million that included as
many as 10 consultant firms.  His roles included coordination of various
activities such as planning testing, design, environmental permitting,
construction management and start-up.  He has been directly responsible
for projects ranging up to $30 million.

Expert 506 is a licensed Mechanical and Electrical Engineer and is a recognized expert in energy generation and distribution.

He has extensive experience in building code application and interpretation in all types of construction projects.

Particular areas of expertise include:
•Utility Master Planning
•Central Utility Distribution Systems
•Cogeneration
•Central Heating and Cooling Plants
•Hospital / Laboratory Design
•Energy Conservation and Management
•Air Handling System Design

Education and Degrees

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1972

Graduate Study: Arizona State University
San Diego State University

Professional Engineering Registrations and Certifications

States licensed to practice engineering

California Mechanical, 1977
California Electrical, 1980
Arizona Mechanical, 1977
Oregon Mechanical, 1978
Georgia Mechanical, 1979
Louisiana Mechanical, 1980
Washington Mechanical, 1980
Alabama Mechanical, 1980
Nevada Mechanical, 1980
Nebraska Professional Engineer, 1981
Texas Professional Engineer, 1981
Oklahoma Professional Engineer, 1983
Guam Mechanical, 1994
Guam Electrical, 1994
New Mexico Mechanical, 1995
Idaho Electrical and Mechanical, 1998

National Certifications

NCEES - Mechanical
NCEES - Electrical
2. Professional and Technical Society Affiliations

Member and Past President:CELSOC
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California

Sustaining Member and Fellow: IAE
Institute for the Advancement of Engineers

Member and Past President, San Diego Chapter: ASHRAE
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air Conditioning Engineers

Sustaining Member:    SAME
Society of American Military Engineers

Member and Fellow: ACEC
American Council of Engineering Companies

Member and    AEI Board of Governors: (2000 to 2005)
Architectural Engineering Institute of the
American Society of Civil Engineers

Member

AEE
Association of Energy Engineers
   
IES
Illuminating Engineering Society

CSHE
California Society of Healthcare Engineers

ASHE
American Society of Healthcare Engineers

ASPE
American Society of Plumbing Engineers

NFPA – Healthcare Section
National Fire Protection Association

Lectures and Publications

Available Upon Request

Public Service

Available Upon Request

Notable Projects

Available Upon Request

Awards and Recognition

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
•Certificate of Appreciation for presentation on “Absorption Chiller Applications,” January 1994.
•Regional Award of Merit for Outstanding Service to the Society, May 1987.
•Presidential Award of Excellence, June 1985.
•Certificate of Appreciation for Service, July, 1985.
•Certificate of Appreciation for Service to San Diego Chapter, May 1984.
•Certificate of Recognition for Support of Research, 1987.   

American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Certificate of Appreciation, Task Group 1981/1982
Data Book

Engineering Excellence Merit Award, CELSOC, 1993
Biola University, La Mirada, CA; Central Plant with
Co-generation.  Principal-in-Charge/Engineer-of-Record.

Southern California Edison Design for Excellence
Award, 1991 Commissioner’s Award.

California State University Fullerton Student Center. 
Principal-in-Charge/Engineer-of-Record.
Engineering Excellence Merit Award, CELSOC, 1994
Energy Efficiency Improvements at Eisenhower

Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.  Principal-in-Charge/ Engineer-of-Record.
Engineering Excellence Merit Award, CELSOC, 2006
New Central Plant at Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA.  Principal-in-Charge/ Engineer-of-Record.

Engineering Excellence Merit Award, CELSOC, 2006
Merit Award for Engineering, NAVFAC, 2005
Co-Generation Plant, Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego, CA.  Principal-in-Charge/ Engineer-of-Record.

Engineering Excellence Grand Award 2008 , ACEC of Arizona.
Innovative Lab Strategies Study, Arizona State Health Labs. Principal in Charge, Primary Author.

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