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Safety Through Engineering, Inc.
New Carlisle, Ohio
9363 Detrick Jordan Pike, 45344


Contact:  Michael C. Wright, MSCE, PE, CSP, CPE, President
www.ste4u.com
937-964-1900 Or Toll Free
mikewright@ste4u.com
9363 Detrick Jordan Pike
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

Contact:  Michael C. Wright, MSCE, PE, CSP, CPE, President
www.ste4u.com
937-964-1900
mikewright@ste4u.com
Information:  
Amusement Parks,  ANSI Standards,  Code Compliance,  Confined Space,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Cranes,  Engineering,  Failure Analysis,  Fall Protection,  Job Safety Analysis,  Machine Safety,  OSHA,  Product Liability,  Safety,  Safety Audit,  Safety Engineering,  Slip, Trip, and Fall,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Training Programs,  Wrongful Death, 



Alvia Services, Inc.
Rancho Murieta, California
6541 Via Sereno, 95683


Contact:  Steven P. Viani
http://www.alviaservicesinc.com/
916-952-8503 Or Toll Free
spviani@aol.com
6541 Via Sereno
Rancho Murieta, California 95683

Contact:  Steven P. Viani
http://www.alviaservicesinc.com/
916-952-8503
spviani@aol.com
Mr. Viani is a registered Civil Engineer in California, Washington and Arizona and a contractor in California. He has over 37 years of environmental remediation, construction, geotechnical construction and forensic engineering experience. He knows site characterization, design and remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. He developed technical documents supporting claims by contractors and reviewed claims from contractors in many fields of construction and project types. He is experienced in forensic investigation, construction defects, scope of damages, cost estimating, project management, accident investigation and reconstruction, structural failure and other related areas of expertise. As a contractor, he has performed geotechnical construction, waste remediation construction and civil construction. He has investigated, reported and testified for attorneys and insurance companies on a wide variety of files.
Information:  
Civil Engineering,  Construction Accidents,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Failure Analysis,  Forensic Engineering,  Hazardous Materials,  Insurance,  Structural Failure, 


Mr. Viani is a registered Civil Engineer in California, Washington and Arizona and a contractor in California. He has over 37 years of environmental remediation, construction, geotechnical construction and forensic engineering experience. He knows site characterization, design and remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. He developed technical documents supporting claims by contractors and reviewed claims from contractors in many fields of construction and project types. He is experienced in forensic investigation, construction defects, scope of damages, cost estimating, project management, accident investigation and reconstruction, structural failure and other related areas of expertise. As a contractor, he has performed geotechnical construction, waste remediation construction and civil construction. He has investigated, reported and testified for attorneys and insurance companies on a wide variety of files.

Dexter Varnell, PE, MBA
Southaven, Mississippi
P.O. Box 1470, 38671


Contact:  Dexter Varnell, PE, MBA
http://dextervarnell.com
901-753-7677 Or Toll Free
dvarnell@dextervarnell.com
P.O. Box 1470
Southaven, Mississippi 38671

Contact:  Dexter Varnell, PE, MBA
http://dextervarnell.com
901-753-7677
dvarnell@dextervarnell.com
Serve as expert witness and arbitrator in construction related disputes. Perform pre-purchase inspections and write reports on residential and light commercial buildings. Prepare construction defects reports for attorneys. Prepare probable cause of damge reports for insurance companies. Prepare building condition surveys for the Anti-Neglect division of the Memphis Fire Department. Provide design and inspection services on building foundations. Perform engineering evaluations and write reports on foundation failures, structural cracks, defective roofing, and other types of building defects. Perform drainage, waterproofing and roof consultation services. Provide structural design services for residential renovation projects. Provide repair plans for failed foundations. Provide designs for segmental block retaining walls.
Information:  
Civil Engineering,  Construction Defects,  Mold and Moisture,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Seismic Risk Assessment,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Serve as expert witness and arbitrator in construction related disputes. Perform pre-purchase inspections and write reports on residential and light commercial buildings. Prepare construction defects reports for attorneys. Prepare probable cause of damge reports for insurance companies. Prepare building condition surveys for the Anti-Neglect division of the Memphis Fire Department. Provide design and inspection services on building foundations. Perform engineering evaluations and write reports on foundation failures, structural cracks, defective roofing, and other types of building defects. Perform drainage, waterproofing and roof consultation services. Provide structural design services for residential renovation projects. Provide repair plans for failed foundations. Provide designs for segmental block retaining walls.

TEC Services, Inc.
Lawrenceville, Georgia
235 Buford Drive, 30046


Contact:  Brian Wolfe, P.E.
www.tecservices.com
770-995-8000 Or Toll Free
bwolfe@tecservices.com
235 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

Contact:  Brian Wolfe, P.E.
www.tecservices.com
770-995-8000
bwolfe@tecservices.com
Difficult Engineering and problems arise on most construction projects. TEC Services has the reputation for taking on these problems and determining adequate and practical repair solutions. TEC Services provides a wide range of consulting services. Our engineers and technical staff specialize in field evaluation, design assistance, materials testing, inspection services and litigation support. We are confident of our ability to evaluate the design and cause of distress in building envelope systems and to provide assistance in the successful installation of these materials through our field inspection services. TEC Services structural engineers specialize in reinforced concrete construction, but are able to observe and perform testing in all areas of construction. Our staff specializes in the analysis and design requirements for building and material systems. Our staff brings over 100 years of combined experience and has worked closely with owners, engineers, architects, and contractors to define problems and develop suitable and cost efficient repairs.
Information:  
Concrete and Masonry,  Construction,  Consultants,  Forensic,  Forensic Engineering,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Difficult Engineering and problems arise on most construction projects. TEC Services has the reputation for taking on these problems and determining adequate and practical repair solutions. TEC Services provides a wide range of consulting services. Our engineers and technical staff specialize in field evaluation, design assistance, materials testing, inspection services and litigation support. We are confident of our ability to evaluate the design and cause of distress in building envelope systems and to provide assistance in the successful installation of these materials through our field inspection services. TEC Services structural engineers specialize in reinforced concrete construction, but are able to observe and perform testing in all areas of construction. Our staff specializes in the analysis and design requirements for building and material systems. Our staff brings over 100 years of combined experience and has worked closely with owners, engineers, architects, and contractors to define problems and develop suitable and cost efficient repairs.

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

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.

MPGroup: Michael S. Poles, GC, CM, RCI, DABFET, ACFE
West Hollywood, California
1202 Greenacre Avenue, 90046-5708


Contact:  Michael S. Poles, GC, CM, RCI, DABFET, ACFE
www.mpgroup.com
323-874-8973 Or Toll Free 800-684-9100
experts@mpgroup.com
1202 Greenacre Avenue
West Hollywood, California 90046-5708

Contact:  Michael S. Poles, GC, CM, RCI, DABFET, ACFE
www.mpgroup.com
323-874-8973 Or Toll Free 800-684-9100
experts@mpgroup.com
Construction Consultants + Forensic Expert Witnesses + Mediation Founded in Los Angeles by Michael S. Poles, MPGroup began in 1962 as a building construction, inspection and consulting firm which has since developed into a collaboration of architects, engineers, contractors and other construction technical experts. Michael S. Poles is unique among construction experts. He is a second generation licensed general building contractor ( California Contractors License No. 263193-B), certified construction manager, registered construction inspector, forensic expert witness and mediator.
Information:  
Architecture,  Construction,  Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Construction Safety,  Electrical Engineering,  Forensic Photography,  Mold and Moisture,  OSHA,  Safety,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Construction Consultants + Forensic Expert Witnesses + Mediation Founded in Los Angeles by Michael S. Poles, MPGroup began in 1962 as a building construction, inspection and consulting firm which has since developed into a collaboration of architects, engineers, contractors and other construction technical experts. Michael S. Poles is unique among construction experts. He is a second generation licensed general building contractor ( California Contractors License No. 263193-B), certified construction manager, registered construction inspector, forensic expert witness and mediator.

Rapperport Associates Inc
Lexington, Massachusetts
8 Wallis Ct, 02421


Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001 Or Toll Free
dan@rapperport.com
8 Wallis Ct
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Contact:  Dan Rapperport
www.rapperport.com
781-862-9001
dan@rapperport.com

Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.
Information:  
Accident Reconstruction,  Failure Analysis,  Fire and Explosions,  Fire Origin and Cause,  Machine Safety,  Structural Failure, 


Rapperport Associates, Inc. CV

Dan Rapperport & Associates has provided failure analysis, fire and explosion investigation and accident reconstruction services for losses totaling billions of dollars since 1974. Rapperport & Associates’ engineers offer a level of expertise in failure analysis that is matched by few firms. Our success can be credited to an extraordinarily talented team – a team with impeccable credentials and a wealth of experience. Rapperport & Associates has earned the trust of over seventy five insurance companies and hundreds of law firms. Our team of engineers and scientists is drawn principally from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California Berkeley. Many of our engineers are nationally recognized experts in their fields and as a team we provide exceptional capability in all aspects of failure analysis. Our use of stunning graphics to present solutions to complex analyses sets us apart. We have been engaged on many large loss accidents and have an enviable track record. 100% of our cases over the last ten years have resulted in favorable settlements for our clients.

LukArl & Associates, Inc
Bedford, Texas
2524 Cottonwood Lane, 76021


Contact:  Luke Vermeulen
www.lukarl.com
682-554-7537 Or Toll Free
LUKEV@LUKARL.com
2524 Cottonwood Lane
Bedford, Texas 76021

Contact:  Luke Vermeulen
www.lukarl.com
682-554-7537
LUKEV@LUKARL.com
With over 35 years of experience in building envelope issues, including material application, construction oversight and inspection, work scope development, project management, forensic investigation and OSHA training and accident investigation, Luke Vermeulen of LukArl & Associates brings a unique skill set to litigation support as a construction expert witness. Luke Vermeulen is not a hired gun; he calls the situation as he sees it. He understands his function as a litigation consultant or expert witness to be that of assisting counsel in understanding and connecting the relevant facts and circumstances involved in the construction process. His opinions have repeatedly withstood Daubert / 702 challenge and he intends to keep it that way.
Information:  
Construction Claims,  Construction Defects,  Corrosion Engineering,  Exposure Assessment,  Industrial Design,  Industrial Engineering,  OSHA,  Roofing and Waterproofing,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure,  Water and Flood Damage, 


With over 35 years of experience in building envelope issues, including material application, construction oversight and inspection, work scope development, project management, forensic investigation and OSHA training and accident investigation, Luke Vermeulen of LukArl & Associates brings a unique skill set to litigation support as a construction expert witness. Luke Vermeulen is not a hired gun; he calls the situation as he sees it. He understands his function as a litigation consultant or expert witness to be that of assisting counsel in understanding and connecting the relevant facts and circumstances involved in the construction process. His opinions have repeatedly withstood Daubert / 702 challenge and he intends to keep it that way.

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!

Josephson Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.
San Diego, California
6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F200, 92121-2753


Contact:  Carl Josephson
www.jwa-se.com
858-558-2181 Or Toll Free
cjosephson@jwa-se.com
6370 Lusk Blvd., Suite F200
San Diego, California 92121-2753

Contact:  Carl Josephson
www.jwa-se.com
858-558-2181
cjosephson@jwa-se.com
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates (JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in fifteen states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations across the United States from Michigan to Hawaii. Structural evaluations include wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also include code review and analysis, and standard of care analyses. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trial on hundreds of occasions. Mr. Josephson has over 37 years of structural engineering experience with a BSCE from San Diego State University, is active in numerous professional organizations, and has served as the Structural Engineer member of the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. Mr. Werdowatz has over 32 years of structural engineering experience with a BSCE from San Diego State University and an MS (Structures) from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Werdowatz and Mr. Josephson also act as court-appointed neutral experts. JWA has extensive graphics capabilities including state-of-the-art computer models and animations. Although the main office is in San Diego, JWA has additional offices in Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Information:  
Construction Defects,  Earthquake Damage,  Forensic Engineering,  Structural Engineering,  Structural Failure, 


Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates (JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in fifteen states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations across the United States from Michigan to Hawaii. Structural evaluations include wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also include code review and analysis, and standard of care analyses. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trial on hundreds of occasions. Mr. Josephson has over 37 years of structural engineering experience with a BSCE from San Diego State University, is active in numerous professional organizations, and has served as the Structural Engineer member of the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. Mr. Werdowatz has over 32 years of structural engineering experience with a BSCE from San Diego State University and an MS (Structures) from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Werdowatz and Mr. Josephson also act as court-appointed neutral experts. JWA has extensive graphics capabilities including state-of-the-art computer models and animations. Although the main office is in San Diego, JWA has additional offices in Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Scottsdale, Arizona.