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Primary Area of Expertise

Structural Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Thirty-five years' experience performing design and analysis, inspections and auditing of piping, pipe supports, pressure vessels and other structural and mechanical components.

Extensive experience performing seismic design reviews, safety and hazards & engineering risk analyses, USQ evaluations to the requirement of 10CFR 50 including Appendix B, emergency planning and preparedness to the requirements DOE G 151.1 in the areas of hazards surveys and Risk Assessments, fire protection systems, field inspections for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), rate case reviews and expert witness testimony. In particular, specific hands-on working experience in design analysis, maintenance and field engineering for performance enhancement of piping systems including high energy steam, vacuum air systems for sludge removal, HVAC, air and vacuum handling systems, buried piping and seismic qualification in accordance with ASME, ANSI, AWS, API and NRC requirements. I have extensive piping & structural experience on over 40 waste treatment facilities, 40 fossil plants and about 30 nuclear plants. This includes Piping Design and Failures. He is also an expert in earthquakes.

Education & Licenses

MSME/mechanical/structural; PE in most New England states and California