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 Expert  732387

Expert in Architecture, Structural Engineering, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 35 years of experience in the building industry varying from the complete architectural and structural design of buildings, bridges and dams from small renovations to new multi-million dollar designs. He is a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Special Inspector. This allows him the opportunity to design and/or manage all phases of the building design and construction process together with the unique ability to combine the creative aspects of architecture with the practical nature of engineering. He is currently providing the lead role in assisting the City of Atlantic City with all building-related flood and damage repairs as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

He is a highly credible expert witness with a broad background in both architectural and structural standards of care, building codes, inspection and causes and resolutions of construction related defects and failures. He has provided expert witness testimony in U.S. District Court (Federal), Superior Court of New Jersey (State), and New Jersey Municipal Planning Boards (Township).

His skills include the following: design, construction management, inspections, specifications, resolving damage claims, depositions, reports and expert testimony and defect investigations.

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architectural standard

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architectural design

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structural engineering

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building compliance

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construction defect

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Americans with Disabilities Act

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contract compliance


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Reading, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   Bachelors of Science   Civil Engineering   University of Connecticut  
1983   Masters of Science   Civil/Structural Engineering   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

He heads this eponymous design and consulting services firm providing architectural and structural design and expert services as well as building design services. Cases vary from standard of care provided by contractors and engineers and architects to multi-million dollar lawsuits involving building collapses and the corresponding injuries occurred as well as major hurricane-related damages.

1990 to 2014

 

Alaimo Group/Tri-State Architects

 

Building Services

 

Senior Associate

 

Expert served as Senior Associate and Division Head of the Building Services Division that includes the Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical and CAD groups. Projects managed and designed have included Community Centers, Senior Citizen Centers, Geriatric Centers, Golf Course Club Houses, Fire Houses, Fire Training Centers, Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants, Bridges, Schools, and Solar Energy, Ocean Pier and Boardwalk renovations, and Hurricane Sandy flood and wind damage repairs. Other duties have included construction management, in-house seminars, cost estimates, inspections, technical reports, specifications, resolution of damage claims, depositions, rebuttal reports and expert testimony, investigations of collapses, building leaks, load rating existing structures, and fire and explosion related damage investigation and resolution.

1984 to 1990

 

Stone & Webster

 

Structural

 

Lead Structural Engineer

 

He was responsible for the design of masonry, steel and concrete structures for electric power plants, a trash-to-steam facility, and a fish passage facility for a hydroelectric dam. He headed the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant concrete re-inspection team and was responsible for the concrete quality of construction report whose findings and root causes were utilized for plant licensure to resolve extensive whistle blower complaints.

1979 to 1983

 

Sverdrup & Parcel

 

Structural

 

Structural Engineer

 

Expert was responsible for the design of masonry, wood, steel, and concrete structures. Projects included Miller and Anheuser Bush breweries, Vandenberg Space Shuttle Launch Complex buildings, and Ralston Purina industrial additions.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Institute of Architects American Society of Civil Engineers American Wood Council ASTM Committee F13 on Pedestrian /Walkway Safety and Footwear Association of Dam Safety Officials American Institute of Steel Construction Structural Building Components Association International Code Council

Licenses/Certifications

Registered Architect - State of New Jersey Licensed Professional Engineer - State of New Jersey Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania New Jersey Certified Special Inspector

Medical/Professional Internships

Adjunct at Rowan University Graduate Level Advanced Concrete Design, 2009


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Continuing Education Course Provider: Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) Continuing Education Course Provider: ADA Standards for Accessible Design Revisions


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has served as a Consultant with National Forensic Consultants since 2014.Expert is also President of a design and consulting services firm that provides architectural and structural design and expert services.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has a broad background in both architectural and structural standards of care, building codes, inspection and causes and resolutions of construction related defects and failures. Expert witness testimony provided: U.S. District Court (Federal), Superior Court of New Jersey (State), and New Jersey Municipal Planning Boards (Township).
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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