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EXPERT RESUME:

EXPERIENCE and EXPERTISE

Our expert has over thirty-five years of engineering/design/startup of HVAC, process piping, plumbing, electrical, and control systems.

He has served as an expert witness for more than 5-0 cases, principally in the area of construction defects. Cases he has handled included issues of mechanical systems (air conditioning , noise, heating, and ventilation) plumbing systems (corrosion, leakage, noise, and complete plumbing installation), fire protection systems (fire sprinklers, fire alarm) and electrical systemscomplete electrical installation). Services site inspection, report preparatioin, defect lists, and questions/responses to depositions.

He has fifteen years experience as an owner and principal of a consulting engineering firm. He has thorough knowledge of local state codes and regulations, Title 24, and OSHPD related items. He has over fifteen years of energy and utility cost savings design experience. This experience includes the following:

Lead/Technical Engineer responsible for the initial contact and design of many new and retrofit central plants (boilers and chillers); HVAC/Mechanical design for hospitals, skilled nursing facility, office complexes, pharmacetutical (heat recovery), educational (ice storage study), telecommunications (one with ince storage modification), retal (heat recovery/cogeneration), banking (heat recovery/cogeneration), food and beverage (lighting/heat recover), brewing (process/lighting/heat recovery), plastics (heat recovery/cooling redesign) facilities, and laboratories and hospitals (process/water services/special gases/heat recovery) clean rooms, clean room close temperature humidity control, hydro-carbon Alaskan oil pipline/pump station/Valdez terminal code violation update (electrical/mechanical) Mehanicsl design of Nuclear clean up facility Hanford. Expert witness code violation (mechanical/plumbing/electrical/fire) in the U.K. and the U.S.A.

Extensive knowledge of energy conservation techniques heat recovery/cogeneration/thermal storage systems (ice and HPHW.) Have carried out many energy/utiltiy reports.

Supervised installation and startup of short duration programs.

 

REGISTRATION

State of California, Registered Mechanical Engineer, No. M29640

C.Eng. (British/European Registration) No. 475934

 

EDUCATION

National Diploma in Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Industrial Heat Transfer, Mechanics of Fluids, Fan Engineering and Mathematics.

South Bank Polytechnic, London England (1962).

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with endorsements in Light and Sound, and Electricity at West Ham Technical College, London, England (1960).

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (MCIBSE) England (1987).

 

Representative Projects

Residential Condominium Complex
Developer, Watford, London.
Engineer. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical design for conversion of a school to a 250-unit residential condominium complex.

Residential Unit: HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Designs and Upgrades
Wolverhampton City Council.
Engineer. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical designs for retirement housing and also handicap residential units (Government facilities). Also, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical lighting design at large office (Government facility).

Speaker of House of Commons (residence)
Developer, Westminster, London.
Engineer. Mechanical design for condominium (Government facility).

Residential Condominium Complex
Developer, Watford, London.
Engineer. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical design for conversion of a school to a 250-unit residential condominium complex.

Residential Unit: HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Designs and Upgrades
Wolverhampton City Council.
Engineer. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical designs for retirement housing and also handicap residential units (Government facilities). Also, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical lighting design at large office (Government facility).

Speaker of House of Commons (residence)
Developer, Westminster, London.
Engineer. Mechanical design for condominium (Government facility).

Residential Units: Mechanical and Plumbing
Developer: Finchley, London.
Engineer. Mechanical and Plumbing design for 24-unit condominium complex.

Residential Units: Mechanical and Plumbing
Developer: Croydon, London.
Engineer. Mechanical and Plumbing design for 30-unit condominium complex.

Hilton Resort Hotel, Sri Lanka Design
RBF, Irvine, CA.
Senior Mechanical Engineer. Engineering services for 20-acre, 250-room Hilton Resort site located on the island of Sri Lanka. This project consists of Theme Restaurants, Sea Water Pool, Cultural Center, International Hotel School, and a Sports and Entertainment Facility which includes Tennis. Services provided include civil, mechanical, and plumbing design; wastewater treatment; site utilities and on-site power generation. Energy efficiency/sustainable design features include high efficiency air conditioning, high efficiency lighting and water reclamation.

Oil Pipeline, Pumping, and Accommodation Facilities
Fluor Daniel, Irvine, CA
Inspection of seven pump stations, accommodation and half of Valdez terminal for Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing code violation. Reports and designs to upgrade various aspects of project.

Nuclear Waste Treatment and Non-Nuclear Buildings
Fluor Daniel, Irvine, CA
Lead Engineer. Design and lead checking engineer for nuclear waste treatment facility at Handford WA.

Skilled Nursing Facility, Telephone, School and Offices Designs
Dahl Taylor Inc., Newport Beach, CA
Engineer. Mechanical and Plumbing system designs for various projects.

Aircraft Manufacturing facility various Upgrades and New Designs and School
Bently Company, Costa Mesa, CA
Engineer. Design of various facilities including constant temperature room, kitchen, compressed air modifications and new test area building. Ice storage design energy saving system for school.

Eney and Upgrades
Lloyds Bank Plc. Queensway
Energy and Resources Surve, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Western Europe.
Engineer. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical installation on one branch (Commercial). Surveys and upgrades of Mechanical, and Electrical system in seven other Lloyds Bank branches (Commercial).

Factory Manufacturing Facilities
Metal Box Company, Ltd., Reading, Berkshire.
Mechanical Engineer. Design of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical installation of 7 million metal cans per day manufacturing facility. Design of Mechanical and Plumbing facilities to plastic thermal forming facility. Survey of Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical systems and upgrades of five other factory units.

Energy and Resources Survey and Upgrades
Watney Mann & Truman Plc., Aldgate, London.
Engineer. Survey of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical at five breweries in group and redesign of processes and upgrades (food and beverage process heat transfer, piping, mechanical, and electrical designs for lighting, power factor correction and motor speed control).

Residential Units: Mechanical and Plumbing
Developer: Croydon, London.
Engineer. Mechanical and Plumbing design for 30-unit condominium complex.

Hilton Resort Hotel, Sri Lanka Design
RBF, Irvine, CA.
Senior Mechanical Engineer. Engineering services for 20-acre, 250-room Hilton Resort site located on the island of Sri Lanka. This project consists of Theme Restaurants, Sea Water Pool, Cultural Center, International Hotel School, and a Sports and Entertainment Facility which includes Tennis. Services provided include civil, mechanical, and plumbing design; wastewater treatment; site utilities and on-site power generation. Energy efficiency/sustainable design features include high efficiency air conditioning, high efficiency lighting and water reclamation.

Oil Pipeline, Pumping, and Accommodation Facilities
Fluor Daniel, Irvine, CA
Inspection of seven pump stations, accommodation and half of Valdez terminal for Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing code violation. Reports and designs to upgrade various aspects of project.

Nuclear Waste Treatment and Non-Nuclear Buildings
Fluor Daniel, Irvine, CA
Lead Engineer. Design and lead checking engineer for nuclear waste treatment facility at Handford WA.

Skilled Nursing Facility, Telephone, School and Offices Designs
Dahl Taylor Inc., Newport Beach, CA
Engineer. Mechanical and Plumbing system designs for various projects.

Aircraft Manufacturing facility various Upgrades and New Designs and School
Bently Company, Costa Mesa, CA
Engineer. Design of various facilities including constant temperature room, kitchen, compressed air modifications and new test area building. Ice storage design energy saving system for school.

Energy and Resources Survey and Upgrades
Lloyds Bank Plc. Queensway, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Western Europe.
Engineer. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical installation on one branch (Commercial). Surveys and upgrades of Mechanical, and Electrical system in seven other Lloyds Bank branches (Commercial).

Factory Manufacturing Facilities
Metal Box Company, Ltd., Reading, Berkshire.
Mechanical Engineer. Design of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical installation of 7 million metal cans per day manufacturing facility. Design of Mechanical and Plumbing facilities to plastic thermal forming facility. Survey of Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical systems and upgrades of five other factory units.

Energy and Resources Survey and Upgrades
Watney Mann & Truman Plc., Aldgate, London.
Engineer. Survey of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical at five breweries in group and redesign of processes and upgrades (food and beverage process heat transfer, piping, mechanical, and electrical designs for lighting, power factor correction and motor speed control).

Factory Manufacturing Facilities
Metal Box Company, Ltd., Reading, Berkshire.
Mechanical Engineer. Design of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical installation of 7 million metal cans per day manufacturing facility. Design of Mechanical and Plumbing facilities to plastic thermal forming facility. Survey of Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical systems and upgrades of five other factory units.

Energy and Resources Survey and Upgrades
Watney Mann & Truman Plc., Aldgate, London.
Engineer. Survey of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical at five breweries in group and redesign of processes and upgrades (food and beverage process heat transfer, piping, mechanical, and electrical designs for lighting, power factor correction and motor speed control).

Toxic Clean Room
Enviroflex, Orange, CA.
Engineer. HVAC class 1 toxic suite clean room, and Exhaust system design.

Physical and Chemical Laboratory Design
Wellcome Foundation, Beckenham
H. Page & Son, London Bridge, London, United Kingdom.
Mechanical Engineer. Pharmaceutical, HVAC, Heat Recovery, Pipelines, Process and Mechanical.

Chemical Laboratory Design
Wellcome Foundation, Beckenham, England
Austin Company, Finchely, London, United Kingdom.
Mechanical Engineer. Pharmaceutical, HVAC, Pipelines, Process and Mechanical.

Pill Manufacturing
Wellcome Foundation, Dartford, Kent, England
H. Page & Son, London Bridge, London, United Kingdom.
Mechanical Engineer. Pharmaceutical, HVAC, Pipelines, Process and Mechanical.

Clean Room Production Design
Warner Lambert, Pontypool, South Wales
Austin Company, Finchley, London, United Kingdom. Mechanical Engineer and Electrical design and site supervision Class 1 clean room Pharmaceutical, HVAC, Compressed air, Vacuum, Special gases, Distilled Water, Electrical, Pipelines, and Process.

Sterile Toxic Clean Room Production Design
Warner Lambert, Pontypool, South Wales
Triple Bundle Associates, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Mechanical Engineer Class 1 Sterile Toxic clean room Pharmaceutical, HVAC, Compressed air Special filtration), Vacuum (toxic), Special gases (O2, N2, and others), Pipelines, and Process.

Upgrade at R & D Laboratory
Warner Lambert, Pontypool, South Wales Triple Bundle Associates, Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Mechanical Engineer Pharmaceutical, HVAC, Compressed air (special filtration), Vacuum (toxic), Special gases (O2, N2, and others), Pipelines, Process.

Energy and Resources Survey and Upgrades
Bass Brewing Plc.
Engineer. Survey and upgrades including chiller plant (food and beverage, process heat transfer equipment, mechanical, and electrical designs for lighting, power factor correction, motor speed control).

 

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