• Forensic investigation of roofing, wall, and waterproofing system failures.

  • Report writing and expert witness testimony

  • Facilitation of swift equitable settlements between Owners and Builders, and their attorneys



  • Hygrothermal Analysis – evaluation of building envelope systems effectiveness and possibility of condensed moisture accumulation

  • Identification of extent of wood deterioration

  • Recommendations for remedial work to correct the wood deterioration problems and replace deteriorated wood

  • Expertise in the biological deterioration of wood in service - decay, mold, termites


Forensic Investigation
Building Envelope
Wood Deterioration
  • General Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in construction engineering and management of construction material

  • Above Grade Design and Management of Repair Construction (Roofs, Walls, Doors, Windows, Waterproofing, Flashings, Skylights, Ventilation, and Decks)

  • Quality assurance

  • Roofing and wall system repairs

  • Planning and scheduling of remedial repair work

Construction Administration


• 2/27/2019 - CSI Fresno - Energy Efficient Building Enclosures


Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), 2006-2007 Board Member, San Francisco Section
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Committee: D 08 on Roofing, Waterproofing and Bituminous Materials
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Faculty Advisor, NC A&T St. Univ. Student Chapter ASCE: 1994 - 1997
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) • Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM) • Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)
RCI, Inc. (formerly Roof Consultants Institute), Former member of the Credentials and Research Committees, currently serving on Education Committee
Western Construction Consultants Association (WestCon), Board Member 2008-2009
Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA)
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

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