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Michael J Slifka, PE
Middleton, Wisconsin
3221 Conservancy Lane, 53562


Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241 Or Toll Free
firepro1pe@aol.com
3221 Conservancy Lane
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Contact:  Michael J Slifka PE
www.michaelslifka.com
608-827-5241
firepro1pe@aol.com
Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Safety Engineering, 


Drawing on 50+ years of knowledge & experience.
Michael J Slifka,
is a dedicated and skilled expert with a highly successful record of accomplishments in litigation, fire investigation, fire testing, fire engineering design, building code & fire code consultation
Michael Slifka brings a multi-faceted array of capability and experience in fire protection consulting to your needs and the ability to guide you to the easiest approach to achieve the optimal solution.
Michael Slifka has been internationally recognized in litigation support and qualified as an expert witness consulting on cases in the United States and its Territories.
Michaels Slifka, ~ Cell Number 608-692-3096.

Fire & Risk Engineering
Long Valley, New Jersey
9 Flintlock Drive, Suite 100, 07853


Contact:  Robert Malanga
www.fire-risk.com
908-876-3255 Or Toll Free
email@fire-risk.com
9 Flintlock Drive, Suite 100
Long Valley, New Jersey 07853

Contact:  Robert Malanga
www.fire-risk.com
908-876-3255
email@fire-risk.com
Expert Engineering and Scientifically Based Forensic Fire Analysis
Dedicated to the preservation of life, property and continuity of operations from fire, process hazards and related perils.

FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING was established to provide expert guidance in the forensic analysis of fires, explosions and related incidents; in addition to post-incident evaluation, this includes the ability to provide direction with regard to the taking of pre-emptive action for protection against these types of losses. Primary expertise in this arena includes scientific and engineering-based knowledge and application of the chemistry, physics and dynamics of fire; the interaction of fire protection, construction and life safety systems; the complexities that affect both conventional and atypical fire behavior and spread; relevant human behavior parametrics that relate to life safety; and the performance of fire protection systems, all of which are dependent variables that are critical to these evaluation. Our solid background, diverse capabilities and responsiveness are especially important for those projects having complex engineering, technological and business risk dynamics.
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Building Code Compliance,  Code Compliance,  Engineering,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Forensic Engineering, 


Expert Engineering and Scientifically Based Forensic Fire Analysis
Dedicated to the preservation of life, property and continuity of operations from fire, process hazards and related perils.

FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING was established to provide expert guidance in the forensic analysis of fires, explosions and related incidents; in addition to post-incident evaluation, this includes the ability to provide direction with regard to the taking of pre-emptive action for protection against these types of losses. Primary expertise in this arena includes scientific and engineering-based knowledge and application of the chemistry, physics and dynamics of fire; the interaction of fire protection, construction and life safety systems; the complexities that affect both conventional and atypical fire behavior and spread; relevant human behavior parametrics that relate to life safety; and the performance of fire protection systems, all of which are dependent variables that are critical to these evaluation. Our solid background, diverse capabilities and responsiveness are especially important for those projects having complex engineering, technological and business risk dynamics.

Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, Architecture & Construction Consultant
Orlando, Florida
7512 Dr Phillips Blvd. Ste 50-805, 32819


Contact:  Gene Farmer, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED-AP, BD+C
www.GeneFarmerAssociates.com
305-342-3042 Or Toll Free
Gene@GeneFarmerAssociates.com
Architecture & Construction Consultant
7512 Dr Phillips Blvd. Ste 50-805
Orlando, Florida 32819

Contact:  Gene Farmer, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED-AP, BD+C
www.GeneFarmerAssociates.com
305-342-3042
Gene@GeneFarmerAssociates.com
Architecture & Construction Consultant, Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, is president of Gene Farmer and Associates, Architects and Planners an award winning architecture firm. He has over thirty five years of experience in the design of numerous residential and commercial projects in Florida, Texas, Illinois and Minnesota.
Gene Farmer holds a license to practice architecture in the State of Florida, an N.C.A.R.B. Certification, and a Dade County Sub-Builder Certificate. He is also a certified Florida Building Inspector, a certified Florida Building Plans Examiner, a certified International Code Council ICC Commercial Building Inspector and a certified International Code Council ICC Building Plans Examiner. Mr. Farmer currently holds an OSHA 30 hour certification and has been a certified OSHA 500 instructor.
Gene Farmer has served as an Expert Witness in numerous cases ranging from Construction Defects and Costs to Construction Safety.
Gene Farmer & Associates, is a A Professor and Emeritus of the Undergraduate Program, in the MOSS School of Construction, in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. His teaching specialties include Principles of Construction Management, Construction Estimating Building Construction Materials, Sustainable Construction, Building Codes, Quality Control in Construction, and Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Systems in Buildings.
In addition to his book entitled Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction,published by McGraw Hill in 1991, he has a book entitled “A Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction” which was published in 2013 by Delmar-Cengage
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Design Patent Infringement,  OSHA, 


Architecture & Construction Consultant, Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, is president of Gene Farmer and Associates, Architects and Planners an award winning architecture firm. He has over thirty five years of experience in the design of numerous residential and commercial projects in Florida, Texas, Illinois and Minnesota.
Gene Farmer holds a license to practice architecture in the State of Florida, an N.C.A.R.B. Certification, and a Dade County Sub-Builder Certificate. He is also a certified Florida Building Inspector, a certified Florida Building Plans Examiner, a certified International Code Council ICC Commercial Building Inspector and a certified International Code Council ICC Building Plans Examiner. Mr. Farmer currently holds an OSHA 30 hour certification and has been a certified OSHA 500 instructor.
Gene Farmer has served as an Expert Witness in numerous cases ranging from Construction Defects and Costs to Construction Safety.
Gene Farmer & Associates, is a A Professor and Emeritus of the Undergraduate Program, in the MOSS School of Construction, in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. His teaching specialties include Principles of Construction Management, Construction Estimating Building Construction Materials, Sustainable Construction, Building Codes, Quality Control in Construction, and Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Systems in Buildings.
In addition to his book entitled Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction,published by McGraw Hill in 1991, he has a book entitled “A Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction” which was published in 2013 by Delmar-Cengage

Safety Priority Consultants, LLC
Cromwell, Connecticut
110 Court Street, Suite 1, 06416


Contact:  Chip Darius, OHST, CET, CSHO, CUSP
www.safetypriority.com/expertwitness.html
860-978-9899 Or Toll Free 800-809-0059
info@safetypriority.com
110 Court Street, Suite 1
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416

Contact:  Chip Darius, OHST, CET, CSHO, CUSP
www.safetypriority.com/expertwitness.html
860-978-9899 Or Toll Free 800-809-0059
info@safetypriority.com
25 years of OSHA Compliance Consulting & Training for construction, general industry and utilities.
Fatality, Castastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, and Workplace Health and Safety cases.
14 years as Regional Faculty for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center and Keene State College.
Ives certified trainer for mobile equipment.
Information:  
Aerial Lifts,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Safety,  Fall Protection,  Forklifts,  Ladders and Manlifts,  OSHA,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Training Programs, 


25 years of OSHA Compliance Consulting & Training for construction, general industry and utilities.
Fatality, Castastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, and Workplace Health and Safety cases.
14 years as Regional Faculty for OSHA Training Institute Region 1 Education Center and Keene State College.
Ives certified trainer for mobile equipment.

WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
4842 Hwy. 17 Business, 29576


Contact:  Leyla Y. Scott
www.wdpa.com
843-299-2247 Or Toll Free
LScott@wdpa.com
4842 Hwy. 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

Contact:  Leyla Y. Scott
www.wdpa.com
843-299-2247
LScott@wdpa.com
WDP & Associates provides forensic engineering, expert witness, and litigation support services for structural system failures, building envelope performance failures, geotechnical-related issues and construction disputes. We have been engaged for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases and projects located throughout the U.S. WDP & Associates' qualified experts are recognized for applying a high level of analytics as a result of their specialized advanced engineering education, deep engagement in Industry Codes and Standards development, and extensive prior experience. We are regarded as objective, thorough, and capable of communicating complex issues in simplified terms. Founded in 1995 with offices in Virginia, South Carolina, New York, and Texas, WDP & Associates understands the importance of mobilizing a team quickly to gather time-sensitive forensic data. To aid in our investigations, we maintain specialized equipment that is calibrated in our accredited in-house laboratory. CAD is often used to illustrate and animate mechanisms of failure for explanation to clients and for exhibits for mediation, arbitration, or trials.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Defects,  Forensic Engineering,  Structural Engineering, 


WDP & Associates provides forensic engineering, expert witness, and litigation support services for structural system failures, building envelope performance failures, geotechnical-related issues and construction disputes. We have been engaged for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases and projects located throughout the U.S. WDP & Associates' qualified experts are recognized for applying a high level of analytics as a result of their specialized advanced engineering education, deep engagement in Industry Codes and Standards development, and extensive prior experience. We are regarded as objective, thorough, and capable of communicating complex issues in simplified terms. Founded in 1995 with offices in Virginia, South Carolina, New York, and Texas, WDP & Associates understands the importance of mobilizing a team quickly to gather time-sensitive forensic data. To aid in our investigations, we maintain specialized equipment that is calibrated in our accredited in-house laboratory. CAD is often used to illustrate and animate mechanisms of failure for explanation to clients and for exhibits for mediation, arbitration, or trials.

PEG, Inc. Experts Professional Engineering Group
Birmingham, Alabama
950 22nd Street North, Suite 632, 35203


Contact:  Lamar T. Hawkins, J.D., P.E.
www.peginc.biz
205-458-8516 Or Toll Free
lthpc@aol.com
Experts Professional Engineering Group
950 22nd Street North, Suite 632
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Contact:  Lamar T. Hawkins, J.D., P.E.
www.peginc.biz
205-458-8516
lthpc@aol.com
"Free telephone conference call about your case." ---------- Serving the Southeast Region.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Building Code Compliance,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Civil Engineering,  Electrical Engineering,  Fall Protection,  Mechanical Engineering,  Motor Vehicles,  OSHA,  Premises Liability,  Safety,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Trucking, 


"Free telephone conference call about your case." ---------- Serving the Southeast Region.

Drebelbis Engineering
Dallas, Texas
2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 100, 75204-1304


Contact:  James R. Drebelbis
www.drebelbisengineering.com
214-468-8118 Or Toll Free
jim@drebelbisengineering.com
2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75204-1304

Contact:  James R. Drebelbis
www.drebelbisengineering.com
214-468-8118
jim@drebelbisengineering.com
Disputes about construction performance often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). Although symptoms define the damage models, technology and design/construction process define the legal issues. Our combined background in architecture, engineering and business makes Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address these complexities found in forensic engineering assignments. Our areas of specialty include: structural engineering, building technology, construction, project management, building codes, foundations, soil mechanics, retaining structures, water intrusion, moisture related problems, cause and origin of structural failures, professional ethics, building specifications, contract documents, performance of building systems (e.g., roofs, floors, moisture barriers, windows, doors), fire and weather related damage, deterioration due to insects and moisture, corrective construction, slip/ trip and fall. Drebelbis Engineering's services include: engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Engineering,  Mold and Moisture,  Structural Engineering, 


Disputes about construction performance often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). Although symptoms define the damage models, technology and design/construction process define the legal issues. Our combined background in architecture, engineering and business makes Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address these complexities found in forensic engineering assignments. Our areas of specialty include: structural engineering, building technology, construction, project management, building codes, foundations, soil mechanics, retaining structures, water intrusion, moisture related problems, cause and origin of structural failures, professional ethics, building specifications, contract documents, performance of building systems (e.g., roofs, floors, moisture barriers, windows, doors), fire and weather related damage, deterioration due to insects and moisture, corrective construction, slip/ trip and fall. Drebelbis Engineering's services include: engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.

Daroff Design Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2121 Market Street, 19103


Contact:  James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB Vice President, Principal
www.Jamesrappoport.com
215-636-9900 Or Toll Free
jamesr@daroffdesign.com
2121 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Contact:  James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB Vice President, Principal
www.Jamesrappoport.com
215-636-9900
jamesr@daroffdesign.com
James Rappoport is Principal - Architect of Record at Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects PC, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973 and specializing in ground-up, renovation and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, restaurants, conference facilities, aviation terminal and entertainment project types. Mr. Rappoport has provided technical consultation, expert witness opinions and testimony in more than 100 legal cases, for both defendants' and plaintiffs' legal teams. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects.
Information:  
ADA,  Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction,  Errors and Omissions,  Interior Design,  Personal Injury, 


James Rappoport is Principal - Architect of Record at Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects PC, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973 and specializing in ground-up, renovation and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, restaurants, conference facilities, aviation terminal and entertainment project types. Mr. Rappoport has provided technical consultation, expert witness opinions and testimony in more than 100 legal cases, for both defendants' and plaintiffs' legal teams. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects.

KEGLEY, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
10226 San Pedro, Suite 114, 78216


Contact:  Anita Kegley
http://www.kegley-inc.com/
210-857-4994 Or Toll Free
anitakegley44@gmail.com
10226 San Pedro, Suite 114
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Contact:  Anita Kegley
http://www.kegley-inc.com/
210-857-4994
anitakegley44@gmail.com
Over the past 3 decades Anita Kegley has established her subject matter expertise and leadership in the construction industry in south Texas. An avid community supporter, and owner of KEGLEY, Inc., Anita's contributions in medical, education, hotel and government industry commercial construction has been significant. Additionally, her experience and quality reputation places KEGLEY, Inc. in high demand with clients concerning complex and challenging insurance reconstruction claims and projects. Anita's book-of-business boasts major City, County, State and Federal agencies and enjoys impeccable credentials with major school districts, national health systems, and major international hotel chains. KEGLEY, Inc. is a well-established and versatile firm that can contribute leadership and technical expertise to any construction project, whatever the budget and scope.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety, 


Over the past 3 decades Anita Kegley has established her subject matter expertise and leadership in the construction industry in south Texas. An avid community supporter, and owner of KEGLEY, Inc., Anita's contributions in medical, education, hotel and government industry commercial construction has been significant. Additionally, her experience and quality reputation places KEGLEY, Inc. in high demand with clients concerning complex and challenging insurance reconstruction claims and projects. Anita's book-of-business boasts major City, County, State and Federal agencies and enjoys impeccable credentials with major school districts, national health systems, and major international hotel chains. KEGLEY, Inc. is a well-established and versatile firm that can contribute leadership and technical expertise to any construction project, whatever the budget and scope.

Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc.
Silver Spring, Maryland
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 430, 20910


Contact:  John P.S. Salmen AIA
www.UDConsultants.com
301-270-2470 Or Toll Free
ContactUs@UDConsultants.com
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 430
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Contact:  John P.S. Salmen AIA
www.UDConsultants.com
301-270-2470
ContactUs@UDConsultants.com
Licensed architects and accessibility experts with more than 20 years of experience, Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. (UD&C) assists large corporations, small businesses and government entities in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and other accessibility codes and regulations. Clients benefit from our team's well-considered guidance. UD&C understands the complexity of accessibility code compliance and the necessity of evaluating the context of each situation before coming up with solutions. The recommendations we offer our clients are crafted to withstand challenges. UD&C is able to stay up to date on accessibility trends and the intricacies of code evolution by participating in the International Code Council/American National Standards Institute (ICC/ANSI) A117 Committee and its standards development process. UD&C President John Salmen has been a voting member of the ICC/ANSI A117 Committee for more than two decades and currently serves on the Editorial Committee. In addition, UD&C represented the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines Review Federal Advisory Committee that developed the revised Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the US Department of Justice as the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. UD&C has experience evaluating a huge range of indoor, outdoor, new and existing facilities.
Information:  
ADA,  Building Code Compliance, 


Licensed architects and accessibility experts with more than 20 years of experience, Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. (UD&C) assists large corporations, small businesses and government entities in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and other accessibility codes and regulations. Clients benefit from our team's well-considered guidance. UD&C understands the complexity of accessibility code compliance and the necessity of evaluating the context of each situation before coming up with solutions. The recommendations we offer our clients are crafted to withstand challenges. UD&C is able to stay up to date on accessibility trends and the intricacies of code evolution by participating in the International Code Council/American National Standards Institute (ICC/ANSI) A117 Committee and its standards development process. UD&C President John Salmen has been a voting member of the ICC/ANSI A117 Committee for more than two decades and currently serves on the Editorial Committee. In addition, UD&C represented the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines Review Federal Advisory Committee that developed the revised Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines adopted by the US Department of Justice as the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. UD&C has experience evaluating a huge range of indoor, outdoor, new and existing facilities.

Vincent Ettari PEPC
Shrub Oak, New York
1065 Spillway Road, 10588


Contact:  Vincent Ettari PEPC
www.ettari.com
914-245-6320 Or Toll Free
ettari@ettari.com
1065 Spillway Road
Shrub Oak, New York 10588

Contact:  Vincent Ettari PEPC
www.ettari.com
914-245-6320
ettari@ettari.com
Vincent A. Ettari, P.E., P.C. serves New York City & the counties of Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, Suffolk (Long Island), Nassau, Bronx (N.Y.), Queens, Brooklyn / Kings County, Manhattan / NY and Staten Island / Richmond. As a NY Authorized Firm (NYS Department of Education) which offers services in all of the boroughs of N.Y.C. (including the Borough of Manhattan), our engineers can provide all the individual attention and professional expertise your project requires. This firm specializes in many fields of Civil, Structural, Coastal, Safety, Environmental, Site, and Forensic Engineering
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Claims,  Environmental Engineering,  Parking Lots,  Structural Failure, 


Vincent A. Ettari, P.E., P.C. serves New York City & the counties of Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, Suffolk (Long Island), Nassau, Bronx (N.Y.), Queens, Brooklyn / Kings County, Manhattan / NY and Staten Island / Richmond. As a NY Authorized Firm (NYS Department of Education) which offers services in all of the boroughs of N.Y.C. (including the Borough of Manhattan), our engineers can provide all the individual attention and professional expertise your project requires. This firm specializes in many fields of Civil, Structural, Coastal, Safety, Environmental, Site, and Forensic Engineering

Burnham Nationwide
Chicago, Illinois
111 W. Washington Street, 60602-2817


Contact:  Christopher Chwedyk
www.burnhamnationwide.com
312-260-7112 Or Toll Free
cchwedyk@burnhamnationwide.com
111 W. Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2817

Contact:  Christopher Chwedyk
www.burnhamnationwide.com
312-260-7112
cchwedyk@burnhamnationwide.com
Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI is a licensed architect and chief code consultant of the Code Consulting Division of Burnham. Mr. Chwedyk is also a Director of The Code Group, the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham that he assisted in founding in 2001. He was previously the principal of the Chicago office of Gage-Babcock and Associates; a firm that specialized in life safety and fire protection engineering. During his career, he has also been a member of such prestigious architectural firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bertrand Goldberg Associates, and Jack Train Associates. With over 35 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Over the past decade he has performed numerous code compliance plan reviews for the City of Chicago and other municipalities. He is also a Certified Building Plans Examiner through the International Code Council (ICC) and a Registered Energy Professional (REP) in the City of Chicago. Mr. Chwedyk's professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and has been an office-holder in both organizations. He has also served on the 2015 ICC International Existing Building Code Committee, the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee, as well as the Building Code Advisory Commission for Oak Park, IL. As a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), he co-authors the "Code Scene Investigation" column in the Chicago Chapter Change Order magazine. A frequent speaker for Lorman Education Services and other organizations, Mr. Chwedyk has recently given presentations on such topics as Energy Codes, Green Building and Codes, and Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Codes. Mr. Chwedyk has a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in 1992. In addition, Mr. Chwedyk has a Masters of Project Management (MPM) from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is also an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL where he teaches courses on building codes and construction drawings.
Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Personal Injury,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA, CSI is a licensed architect and chief code consultant of the Code Consulting Division of Burnham. Mr. Chwedyk is also a Director of The Code Group, the licensed architectural subsidiary of Burnham that he assisted in founding in 2001. He was previously the principal of the Chicago office of Gage-Babcock and Associates; a firm that specialized in life safety and fire protection engineering. During his career, he has also been a member of such prestigious architectural firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bertrand Goldberg Associates, and Jack Train Associates. With over 35 years of experience in the profession, Mr. Chwedyk has concentrated on the technical requirements of building design and has managed the production of code-compliant construction documents for a wide variety of project types. Over the past decade he has performed numerous code compliance plan reviews for the City of Chicago and other municipalities. He is also a Certified Building Plans Examiner through the International Code Council (ICC) and a Registered Energy Professional (REP) in the City of Chicago. Mr. Chwedyk's professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and has been an office-holder in both organizations. He has also served on the 2015 ICC International Existing Building Code Committee, the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee, as well as the Building Code Advisory Commission for Oak Park, IL. As a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), he co-authors the "Code Scene Investigation" column in the Chicago Chapter Change Order magazine. A frequent speaker for Lorman Education Services and other organizations, Mr. Chwedyk has recently given presentations on such topics as Energy Codes, Green Building and Codes, and Prescriptive vs. Performance-Based Codes. Mr. Chwedyk has a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in 1992. In addition, Mr. Chwedyk has a Masters of Project Management (MPM) from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is also an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL where he teaches courses on building codes and construction drawings.

Glenn D. Peterson PE
Oakland, California
2651 Carisbrook Dr., 94611


Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743 Or Toll Free
GlennPeterson@msn.com
2651 Carisbrook Dr.
Oakland, California 94611

Contact:  Glenn D. Peterson

510-725-2743
GlennPeterson@msn.com
Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction Defects,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations, 


Consulting, Investigation & Expert Witness in the following areas: Fire cause & spread; Building & fire code analysis; Fire protection system design, performance, & failures; Fire hazards & burning characteristics of materials; Analysis of the effectiveness of all types of fire protection measures; Propane fires & explosions; Computer modeling of fire spread; Furnace & water heater fires; Construction defects; Fire risk analysis; Hazard evaluation. Serving attorneys, insurance companies, government & private industry.

Knight Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Williston, Vermont
51 Knight Lane, 05495


Contact:  Martin Hain, PE
http://www.kcevt.com/
802-879-6343 Or Toll Free
mwhain@kcevt.com
51 Knight Lane
Williston, Vermont 05495

Contact:  Martin Hain, PE
http://www.kcevt.com/
802-879-6343
mwhain@kcevt.com
Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering. Construction Materials Testing and Inspection. Providing services in New England, New York and nationwide since 1964. Engineers licensed in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Civil Engineering,  Concrete and Masonry,  Construction Defects,  Forensic Engineering,  Geotechnical Engineering,  Reinforced Concrete and Masonry,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering. Construction Materials Testing and Inspection. Providing services in New England, New York and nationwide since 1964. Engineers licensed in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida.

Combs & Associates
White, Georgia
21 Wolfcliff Road, 30184


Contact:  Peter A. Combs

404-790-1140 Or Toll Free
combsassociates@gmail.com
21 Wolfcliff Road
White, Georgia 30184

Contact:  Peter A. Combs

404-790-1140
combsassociates@gmail.com
A Trial Experienced expert witness, Mr. Combs has been registered as an Architect in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Alabama and Ohio. He has over 35 years of widely varied experience as a practicing architect as well as hands-on construction experience. This makes him uniquely qualified to analyze construction methods and drawings, to detect errors and omissions, to determine if building codes or ADA regulations have been violated; and to do forensic reconstruction of accident sites when only photographs are available. Projects worked on include: a Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco, a merchandise mart in Brussels Belgium, a corporate headquarters for a manufacturing firm Alabama, a multifamily residential complex in Arizona, automobile dealerships, retail stores, shopping malls, residences, office buildings, restaurants, the Discovery School in Charleston SC, new offices for the Carter Presidential Center and a restaurant in Atlanta’s Woodruff Memorial Arts Center. Mr. Combs has over 23 years of experience as an Architectural Expert Witness and has been involved in over 100 cases, been deposed over 30 times and has had 9 court appearances. He provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
Information:  
ADA,  Building Code Compliance,  Code Compliance,  Construction,  Premises Liability, 


A Trial Experienced expert witness, Mr. Combs has been registered as an Architect in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Alabama and Ohio. He has over 35 years of widely varied experience as a practicing architect as well as hands-on construction experience. This makes him uniquely qualified to analyze construction methods and drawings, to detect errors and omissions, to determine if building codes or ADA regulations have been violated; and to do forensic reconstruction of accident sites when only photographs are available. Projects worked on include: a Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco, a merchandise mart in Brussels Belgium, a corporate headquarters for a manufacturing firm Alabama, a multifamily residential complex in Arizona, automobile dealerships, retail stores, shopping malls, residences, office buildings, restaurants, the Discovery School in Charleston SC, new offices for the Carter Presidential Center and a restaurant in Atlanta’s Woodruff Memorial Arts Center. Mr. Combs has over 23 years of experience as an Architectural Expert Witness and has been involved in over 100 cases, been deposed over 30 times and has had 9 court appearances. He provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

JSG Elevator Consultants
San Jose, California
1177 Branham Lane Suite 292, 95118


Contact:  Michael C. Fagan, QEC
http://jsgec.com/
800-861-5269 Or Toll Free
mfagan6126@aol.com
1177 Branham Lane Suite 292
San Jose, California 95118

Contact:  Michael C. Fagan, QEC
http://jsgec.com/
800-861-5269
mfagan6126@aol.com
Michael Fagan, QEC, is a nationally recognized Elevator Consultant with over 50 years of industry experience in elevator Design, Construction, Modernization, Maintenance, and Repair. As a Managing Partner at JSG Elevator, Mr. Fagan interfaces with Federal, State, and Local governmental agencies and universities, owner representatives, architects, managing agents, and elevator code authorities in the locations of operations, new product availability, and reliability research. Mr. Fagan's background includes working with NASA, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, and the Veterans Administration on special projects, specifications for maintenance, repairs, and modernization. He has served as a National Elevator Industry Educational Program Instructor and is the author of numerous articles on elevator maintenance, modernization and repair for Building Operating and Management magazine. Litigation Support - Michael Fagan has been a court approved Expert Witness for over 20 years. He has provided knowledgeable research and effective analysis in over 400 litigation cases and has been deposed over 200 times. Mr. Fagan provides litigation support, including mediation, investigation, and technical services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defendant, carriers, and manufacturers, in the areas of: Construction Claims Accident Investigation Accident Reconstruction Elevator Safety Wrongful Death Vertical Transportation Safety Engineering Risk Management
Information:  
Accident Investigations,  Accident Reconstruction,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Elevators and Escalators,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Mechanical Engineering,  Risk Management,  Safety Engineering, 


Michael Fagan, QEC, is a nationally recognized Elevator Consultant with over 50 years of industry experience in elevator Design, Construction, Modernization, Maintenance, and Repair. As a Managing Partner at JSG Elevator, Mr. Fagan interfaces with Federal, State, and Local governmental agencies and universities, owner representatives, architects, managing agents, and elevator code authorities in the locations of operations, new product availability, and reliability research. Mr. Fagan's background includes working with NASA, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, and the Veterans Administration on special projects, specifications for maintenance, repairs, and modernization. He has served as a National Elevator Industry Educational Program Instructor and is the author of numerous articles on elevator maintenance, modernization and repair for Building Operating and Management magazine. Litigation Support - Michael Fagan has been a court approved Expert Witness for over 20 years. He has provided knowledgeable research and effective analysis in over 400 litigation cases and has been deposed over 200 times. Mr. Fagan provides litigation support, including mediation, investigation, and technical services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defendant, carriers, and manufacturers, in the areas of: Construction Claims Accident Investigation Accident Reconstruction Elevator Safety Wrongful Death Vertical Transportation Safety Engineering Risk Management

Building Design & Analysis, Inc.
San Diego, California
120 Island Avenue, Suite 448, 92101


Contact:  Thom L. Sanders, AIA
www.bda-arch.com
619-230-1844 Or Toll Free
thom@bda-arch.com
120 Island Avenue, Suite 448
San Diego, California 92101

Contact:  Thom L. Sanders, AIA
www.bda-arch.com
619-230-1844
thom@bda-arch.com

Building Design and Analysis, Inc. and Thom L. Sanders, AIA, have provided expert building investigation and analysis on over 500 projects.We are licensed in Florida, California, New York, Nevada, Texas and other states.



Mr. Sanders has testified at trial and deposition on over 50 cases. We use our extensive experience in the design and durability of structures to assist Owners, Owner Associations, facility managers, insurers and contractors in finding the best solutions to complex building problems and resolution of construction defect claims.



For the past 25 years, Building Design and Analysis, Inc. has provided building analysis services and expert testimony for a broad range of clients including building owners, contractors, subcontractors, injured parties, homeowner associations and others.



Building analysis and testimony cover areas of: building envelope failure, construction defects, water intrusion and damage. roofing, waterproofing, Code violations and personal injury.

Information:  
Architecture,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Roofing,  Slip, Trip, and Fall, 


Building Design and Analysis, Inc. and Thom L. Sanders, AIA, have provided expert building investigation and analysis on over 500 projects.We are licensed in Florida, California, New York, Nevada, Texas and other states.



Mr. Sanders has testified at trial and deposition on over 50 cases. We use our extensive experience in the design and durability of structures to assist Owners, Owner Associations, facility managers, insurers and contractors in finding the best solutions to complex building problems and resolution of construction defect claims.



For the past 25 years, Building Design and Analysis, Inc. has provided building analysis services and expert testimony for a broad range of clients including building owners, contractors, subcontractors, injured parties, homeowner associations and others.



Building analysis and testimony cover areas of: building envelope failure, construction defects, water intrusion and damage. roofing, waterproofing, Code violations and personal injury.


F.W. Falciani Construction Consulting, LLC
Asbury, New Jersey
117 Mountain View Road East, 08802


Contact:  Frank Falciani
http://fwfconsulting.com
908-246-7172 Or Toll Free
frank.falciani@fwfconsulting.com
117 Mountain View Road East
Asbury, New Jersey 08802

Contact:  Frank Falciani
http://fwfconsulting.com
908-246-7172
frank.falciani@fwfconsulting.com
All building projects, large and small, start out with all stakeholders thinking and expecting each team member putting the project above their respective self-interests and fulfilling their commitments to the project, budget, schedule and quality. Unfortunately the construction industry is one that can isolate these same stakeholders into silos and where finger-pointing often degenerates into the circle firing squad method of dispute resolution where the Owner is positioned at the center. By bringing 44 years of experience of proven project execution and planning to bear on a construction project, we are able to identify the systemic existing and potential issues of a project budget, schedule or quality control to allow for the appropriate corrective measures that allow the project to get back on course. Where projects have already gotten sideways, this same experience can be used to clearly identify the responsibility of the various stakeholders using the latest technology and contract understanding.
Information:  
Building Code Compliance,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Scheduling Analysis, 


All building projects, large and small, start out with all stakeholders thinking and expecting each team member putting the project above their respective self-interests and fulfilling their commitments to the project, budget, schedule and quality. Unfortunately the construction industry is one that can isolate these same stakeholders into silos and where finger-pointing often degenerates into the circle firing squad method of dispute resolution where the Owner is positioned at the center. By bringing 44 years of experience of proven project execution and planning to bear on a construction project, we are able to identify the systemic existing and potential issues of a project budget, schedule or quality control to allow for the appropriate corrective measures that allow the project to get back on course. Where projects have already gotten sideways, this same experience can be used to clearly identify the responsibility of the various stakeholders using the latest technology and contract understanding.

Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation
Hampton, Virginia
2503 58th Street Suite A, 23661


Contact:  Robert Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI, CXLT
www.forensic-analysis.com
757-265-9333 Or Toll Free 800-224-3595
corporate@4n6engr.com
2503 58th Street Suite A
Hampton, Virginia 23661

Contact:  Robert Kochan, ME, CMI, DABFET, FACFEI, CXLT
www.forensic-analysis.com
757-265-9333 Or Toll Free 800-224-3595
corporate@4n6engr.com
Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation (FAEC) is more than an engineering firm. Our team of professional engineers, qualified scientists and specialized experts will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately and objectively. We have been providing a broad range of forensic investigations for a diverse worldwide client base for more than 50 years, by solving thousands of puzzling questions and helping settle billions of dollars in claims and personal losses spanning the gamut from fire & explosions, accident reconstructions, storm & catastrophic events, product defects to a wide array of marine losses. FAEC has a well-founded reputation for providing defendable, court-approved analyses which convincingly define why an event occurred. Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 to support your file effort by getting the answers you need, when you need them!
Information:  
Accident Injury,  Accident Reconstruction,  Admiralty,  Amusement Parks,  Automobile Accidents,  Aviation,  Biomechanics,  Biomedical and Biomechanical Injury Analysis,  Biomedical Engineering,  Boating,  Building Code Compliance,  Carbon Monoxide,  Civil Construction and Engineering,  Code Compliance,  Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction,  Computer Data Recovery,  Computer Forensics,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Consumer Products,  Document Alterations,  Document Analysis,  Document Examiner,  Document Management,  Earthquake Damage,  Electrical Engineering,  Elevators and Escalators,  Equipment and Machinery,  Failure Analysis,  Farms and Farm Safety,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Forensics,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Fire Protection Investigations,  Food Safety,  Forensic Engineering,  Forklifts,  Geotechnical Engineering,  Groundwater Resources and Contamination,  Hail Damages,  Handwriting Experts,  Human Factors,  Hurricane Damage,  HVAC Investigations,  Indoor Air Quality,  Industrial Accidents,  Job Safety Analysis,  Lab Testing and Analysis,  Ladders and Manlifts,  Litigation Support,  Machine Safety,  Manufacturing Accidents,  Maritime,  Materials Science,  Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgy,  Mold and Moisture,  Motor Vehicles,  Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction,  Noise Measurement and Control,  Occupational Injury,  Office Buildings,  Oil and Gas,  OSHA,  Paint and Coatings,  Park and Playground Accidents,  Patents,  Personal Injury,  Pipeline Pressure Vessels Failure,  Plumbing,  Process Safety Chemicals and Oil Refining,  Product Failure,  Product Failure Determination,  Product Liability,  Reconstruction,  Reinforced Concrete and Masonry,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Safety Engineering,  Shooting Incident Reconstruction,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Solar Energy,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Toxic Exposures,  Trial Consultants,  Water and Flood Damage, 


Forensic Analysis & Engineering Corporation (FAEC) is more than an engineering firm. Our team of professional engineers, qualified scientists and specialized experts will work with you to resolve your case quickly, accurately and objectively. We have been providing a broad range of forensic investigations for a diverse worldwide client base for more than 50 years, by solving thousands of puzzling questions and helping settle billions of dollars in claims and personal losses spanning the gamut from fire & explosions, accident reconstructions, storm & catastrophic events, product defects to a wide array of marine losses. FAEC has a well-founded reputation for providing defendable, court-approved analyses which convincingly define why an event occurred. Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 to support your file effort by getting the answers you need, when you need them!

Tyson Enterprises LLC
Ortonville, Michigan
565 North Ortonville Road, 48462


Contact:  Ronald K. Tyson
www.tysonenterprises.com
248-230-9561 Or Toll Free
ronald@tysonenterprises.com
565 North Ortonville Road
Ortonville, Michigan 48462

Contact:  Ronald K. Tyson
www.tysonenterprises.com
248-230-9561
ronald@tysonenterprises.com
TYSON ENTERPRISES, LLC
BUILDING & PREMISES EXPERT
, Review and research to render opinions on correct building codes and life-safety standards concerning construction, ADA & OSHA issues. Opinions on causation & foreseeability, licensed builder with many years of subcontracting & general contracting [hands-on] experience. Plaintiff and Defense attorney clients. Continuing education studies. Never disqualified in over 200 times in court. Addressing allegations of Building Mold, Faulty Construction, Failure to disclose, Personal Injury, Manufactured Housing & other construction issues and Condominium claims. Addressing breach of contract issues. Ronald Tyson 248.230.9561 fax 248.230.8476 www.ronaldtyson@mac.com.
Information:  
ADA,  Building Code Compliance,  Construction,  OSHA,  Personal Injury, 


TYSON ENTERPRISES, LLC
BUILDING & PREMISES EXPERT
, Review and research to render opinions on correct building codes and life-safety standards concerning construction, ADA & OSHA issues. Opinions on causation & foreseeability, licensed builder with many years of subcontracting & general contracting [hands-on] experience. Plaintiff and Defense attorney clients. Continuing education studies. Never disqualified in over 200 times in court. Addressing allegations of Building Mold, Faulty Construction, Failure to disclose, Personal Injury, Manufactured Housing & other construction issues and Condominium claims. Addressing breach of contract issues. Ronald Tyson 248.230.9561 fax 248.230.8476 www.ronaldtyson@mac.com.