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Expert Witness Profile

I have extensive experience in design and project management the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design and construction industry. My experience includes manager of energy savings performance contracting for Johnson Controls, a building automation (BAS) manufacturer; as BAS department head for the Trane company, a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment; and as engineer and project manager for Burns Mechanical, a large mechanical contracting company in Philadelphia before starting my own design firm in 2003. My experience also includes electrical design for emergency generator, peak shaving, switchgear replacement, lighting retrofit and due diligence.

My design experience includes hospitals and health care; pharmaceutical; data centers; restaurants; commercial office buildings; retail, refrigerated storage and hospitality, multifamily residential facilities and educational (k12) facilities.

I have experience with claims such as frozen sprinkler lines, furnace puffbacks, fire damage due to HVAC or electrical problems, boiler and chiller failures, lightning strike and power surge and engineering design errors and omissions related to HVAC and refrigeration claims.

I have extensive experience in the following:

1. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system design and equipment failure in buildings
2. Electrical design including switchgear, distribution feeders, utility demand peakshaving, solar design
3. Plumbing domestic water design including cross connection review and certified backflow prevention testing
4. Sanitary systems design per local codes
5. Building Automation (BAS) also called Direct Digital Controls (DDC) systems and integration
6. Low voltage signal & alarm systems such as fire alarm systems, school clock/intercom system, nurses call, etc.
7. Refrigeration systems for pharmaceutical sample storage and for food storage.
8. Building commissioning
9. Special inspections such as smoke evacuation systems, elevators, etc.

I have testing and inspection equipment for HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing and sprinkler systems.

My education includes Bachelor of Science engineering degree from Drexel University and post graduate masters degree work at Penn State University. I am a licensed professional engineering in multiple states and a notary so I am a sworn member of the court.

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