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Primary Area of Expertise

Mechanical Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Dave is a licensed mechanical engineer and certified fire and explosion investigator with experience in the design, testing, maintenance and service of gas and oil fired equipment and systems. He has worked as a commissioning engineer for new construction of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems, as a product development engineer and a field service engineer for gas and oil fired boilers and water heaters, as a maintenance supervisor for a large food processing plant and as a marine engineer.

Dave performs investigations in personal injury,property damage and construction defect related incidents involving failure analysis of mechanical equipment, plumbing equipment and building systems. Investigations include inspections, analysis, reports, and testimony in litigation and non-litigation events.

Investigations include injuries and/or failures related to carbon monoxide, scalds, burns, combustion testing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, propane, natural gas and oil-fired systems and products, fire and explosions, fire protection systems, plumbing systems, frozen pipes, oil tank leaks, combustion controls.

Failure analysis on a wide range of products including boilers, burners, furnaces, hydronic and steam heating systems, water heaters, wall heaters, ranges, ovens, construction heaters, barbeque grills, gas fireplaces, turkey fryers, deep fat fryers, steamers, Aerosol cans, refrigerators, pressure washers, clothes dryers, food trucks, RV’s, pumps, PVC and PEX piping, plumbing fittings, gas cylinders, gas regulators, appliances, oil burners and oil tanks.

Education & Licenses

Bachelor of Engineering, Professional Engineer in over 22 states and Nova Scotia Canada, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator