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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Building Design experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Building Design landscape.
This expert has many years of experience in building systems design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance. An industry leader in promoting the practice of commissioning and in developing commissioning standards, including serving as a contributing author to the AIA B291-2003 document outlining commissioning services, this expert is also the author of monthly columns in Engineered Systems magazine, and has been frequently invited to lecture at seminars given by such industry organizations as:
This expert is nationally noted for work in the design of energy-efficient building systems. This expert has received twelve energy engineering awards for the design of building systems. The commissioning expertise of this expert and team has been recognized since its inception by their selection to provide commissioning services for some of the largest commissioning efforts underway today. This expert has developed a new process that takes the commissioning process beyond building systems start-up, to protect and optimize the owners' facilities investments throughout the life of their buildings. This process, which encompasses and extends the elements required for the LEEDTM extra credit point, assists owners with the development and implementation of a facility management business plan for new or existing buildings within the commissioning process. It also provides the building owner with proven methods, software, and other tools needed to efficiently and effectively manage the facility.
This expert holds a PhD and serves as Principal of a successful consulting engineering firm. This expert founded the firm to provide comprehensive HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and forensic engineering services. This expert has served as senior plant engineer at a private research university and brings to the table many years of diverse engineering and contracting experience. This expert has extensive knowledge of building codes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, renewable energy systems and geothermal systems, building envelope and roofing systems, as well as site utilities. This expert has been involved in the design, energy analysis and commissioning for many LEED Certified Buildings. This expert is also a forensic engineering consultant.
This expert is an AIA certified Architect with many years of architectural design and construction administration experience with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects. Emphasizing use of durable, low maintenance materials including stainless, copper, bronze, zinc, cement-fiber, plastics, composites, specialty sealants & industrial paints. This expert heads a building reconstruction and forensic investigation consultancy that provides visual inspection, intrusive testing, defect analysis, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. This expert brings to the table specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, interior partitions, and structural issues. This expert's experience includes thousands of visual inspections and hundreds of intrusive tests for construction defect cases, including institutional, commercial and retail structures, housing developments and private homes. This expert also provides reconstruction design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings.
This expert has served as a third-party neutral construction expert for mediators, arbitrators and courts, and retained jointly by both plaintiff and defense parties. Specializing in complex construction disputes where resolution can be facilitated through clarification of technical issues and extensive case documents. Experience includes complex, multi-party commercial and institutional cases.
This team is a group of seasoned construction professionals providing expert witness services. Their focus is on architectural, building, construction, design and engineering forensics. To ensure proper support, the group maintains an extensive library which includes historical building codes, industry standards, published construction cost estimating guides and a wide array of other necessary resources. Each Associate has real world experience in their respective specialties, and has experience in varied construction methods including traditional, prefab, modular and other processes. All have significant testimony experience in State and Federal Courts.
This expert is a mechanical engineer, a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Specializing in HVAC, Clean-room and Laboratories, Central Utility Plants, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Controls/Automation, Property Condition Assessment, Commissioning Authority, Reporting and Presentation, this expert has many years of mechanical engineering experience in Building Technology synthesis, design, operation and assessment at a variety of firms including TRC Engineers, Engineered Automation Systems, Inc. and ESCO. This expert is an effective consultant on diverse and challenging projects due to a solid background in mechanical, electrical, controls, life safety and security systems. This expert provides engineering, analysis, project planning, resource management, engineering, quality assurance, and commissioning and client communications. This expert's broad project experience and unique ability to integrate project needs and solutions for multiple and overlapping disciplines and technologies enables this expert to serve as an effective expert and participant on challenging projects.