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AAA All California Served

Joseph Perry
Contact Joseph Perry
Organization Joseph Perry P.E., LLC
3141 Stevens Creek Blvd , #40259, San Jose CA
AAA All California Served , CA 95117
Phone (707) 477-3862
Fax none
Also Serving Hawaii
Years in the Trade 48
Fees Hourly or by Estimate
Background 44 years experience as a Professional Electrical Engineer and 40 years Licensed Electrical Contractor provides an extensive background in Electrical Power and Controls Engineering. I can provide Expert Witness services relating to Electrical Construction Defects, losses or damages associated with Personal Injury due to electrical accidents, Electrical Controls, for Water/Wastewater, Pump Station, Tank, or Treatment Plants and related causes of Sewage Spills or Tank over filling causing flooding, Standards of Care by Electrical Engineers and Contractors. I have many years of construction experience including Industrial Electrical Construction, Municipal Construction and Interpreting Municipal Plans and Specifications.
Licenses / Certificates Professional Electrical Engineer California # E9683 & Hawaii # E12924
Licensed Contractor, Electrical California # 402494
Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant by the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) Certificate # 018
Topics of Expertise Electrical Power Design Commercial and Industrial, Mobil Home Park Power Design, Design of Standby Generator Installations including incorporating ATS or MTS, Sewage & Water Pump Station Design.
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Motor Control, Reduced Voltage Soft Start (RVSS) Controls Design Motor Control Center (MCC), and NEC compliance. Electrical Estimating, Well, Storage Tank, Pumping Control &Design Critical Load and Standby Generator Applications, UL508A & UL698 Industrial Control Panel Standards, Standard of Care, Forensic Analysis, Electrical Fire Analysis
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AAA All States

Thomas Burtness
Contact Thomas Burtness
Organization Burtness Engineering Services
2195 Wagon Trail Rd , White Heath, IL 61884
AAA All States, IL 61884
Phone 2176872000
Fax None
Also Serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Years in the Trade 46
Fees Contact me
Background I have over 45 years of real world electrical and lighting contracting and engineering experience with the design, selection and specification, code and standard conformance and compliance, installation, system integration, equipment startup, troubleshooting, and failure analysis of electrical power, illumination, control & instrumentation systems (SCADA) and industrial equipment and machinery. As a licensed electrician and electrical contractor, and then as a consulting engineer, I have specified and/or installed thousands of electrical and illumination equipment installations in residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility occupancies. This depth of real world experience has served as a practical foundation for the numerous forensic investigations I have conducted, and for site analysis of equipment installations, accidents, injuries, failures, and fires. In addition, I am a seasoned technical and contract writer, having written hundreds of construction contracts and specifications, as well as numerous investigative reports, master plans, Operation and Maintenance Manuals, as well as forensic and expert witness reports. One of my significant strengths is in the investigative process. I am detailed and thorough, enabling me to unearth both technical and documentation facts of the case, thus assisting me in drilling down the chain of causation to identify root causes. As a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Street and Area Lighting Committee, I have completed dozens of illumination engineering projects, particularly in the area of outdoor municipal street and parking area lighting. I have experience in working with a wide variety of clientele including numerous architectural and engineering firms; governmental authorities, municipalities; consulting firms; attorneys; insurance companies; individuals; homeowners; small business owners; light, medium, and heavy industrial firms; utilities; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S. Army; the U.S. Air Force; the US Farmer's Home Administration; the State of Illinois Capital Development Board; and the Army Corps of Engineers. I have worked cooperatively with numerous utility companies as well as local, county, state and federal authorities.
Licenses / Certificates Mr. Burtness is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 23 states as follows: Illinois (Home State), Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In addition, he can serve in Arizona, California, and Iowa under those states Laws. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign; a Plumbing Design Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Madison; a Fire Investigation Certificate from the Investigative Engineers Association and also an Advanced Fire Investigation Certificate from the Investigative Engineers Association; an OSHA 511 Certificate from the OSHA Training Institute; and an NFPA 70E Certificate from the National Fire Protection Association.
Topics of Expertise Lighting and Electrical Accidents and Injury - Industrial and Roadway
Illumination Engineering - Roadway, Street, Parking Lot, and Area Lighting
Photometric Site Assessments and Illumination Requirements
Electrical Power, Controls, and Instrumentation (SCADA)
Electrical Equipment and Machinery Installations and Failure
Fire and Explosion Origin & Cause
Electrical Construction Defects and Contract Disputes
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AAAA All California western states

Robert Tucknott
Contact Robert Tucknott
Organization Tucknott Electric Co.
186 Airway Blvd , Livermore
AAAA All California western states, CA 94551
Phone (925) 931-0800
Fax (925) 931-0817
Serving California
Years in the Trade 57
Fees Call or email for fee schedule
Background on attached CV
Licenses / Certificates Licensed Electrical Contractor, CA since 1972, #755258 & #272838
Licensed Electrical Contractor, NV since 1994, C-2 License #0038196A
Licensed General Engineering Contractor, CA since 1973, #755258 & #272838
Licensed Building Contractor, CA since 1973, #755258 & #272838
Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor, since 1986, #755258 & #272383
Licensed Hazardous Material Contractor, since 1986, #755258 & #272838
Licensed Journey Electrician, CA #102420
Board Certifed Forensic Expert Witness Consultant FEWA
Topics of Expertise Electrical Construction and maintence, Construction defects
Causation electrical injury and death Electrical fire causation
Change Order evaluation
Electrical Insurance Claims evaluation
Forensic Electrical Expert
can service entire States of California and Nevada, others by request
All of USA
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Daniel Grijalva P.E., F.P.E.
Contact Daniel Grijalva P.E., F.P.E.
Organization Royal Electric Company
9305 Osuna Place
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone (505)259-7122
Also Serving Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Years in the Trade 35
Fees 250
Background Practice both electrical engineering and electrical contracting . Specializing in the application of NEC and Industry standards.
Licenses / Certificates PE-Ca,Co,Nv,Az,NM,Tx,Ok
Electrical Contractor: NM, Tx
Electrical Journeyman: NM,Tx
Fire Protection Engineer: Az,Nm,Ok
Topics of Expertise NEC,Power Distribution, Instrumentation, Grounding,
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Central California/ Bay Area

Lyle Coe
Contact Lyle Coe
Organization Coe and Company
2 West Lockeford Street , PO Box 1447, Lodi, CA
Central California/ Bay Area, CA 95240
Phone (209) 403-8186
Fax (209) 339-9111
Serving California
Background Licensed General and Electrical Contractor. Specialist in Construction Defect Investigation Photography relating to Construction Defects and Failures, Construction Estimate Documents and Cost of Repair, Contractor/Subcontractor Conflicts & Disputes, Construction Expert Witness
Topics of Expertise - Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Contract and Change Order Negotiator
- Design and Engineering Supervision and Procurement Consultant
- General Contractor Pricing and Contracting Methods Consultant
- Full-range Photography Supports as it relates to Construction Defects and Failures
- Construction Labor productivity and units of measure and appropriate markups
- Construction Materials Unit Costs, Material Waste and Economy of Scale Factors
- Insurance Claims Support for Appropriate Repair Costs and Schedules.
- Over 30 years of Experience in Construction with three projects of 1,000,000 +SF
- Over 20 years dedicated to Construction Inspection and Cost Control
- Licensed General and Electrical Contractor CSLB # 471343
- Certified Journeyman Electrician DIR #102745 & IBEW #D976374
- Certified Fire/Life Safety Technician DIR# 103177
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Elk Grove

Charles R. Arthur
Contact Charles R. Arthur
Organization Arthur Engineering, Inc.
9370 Studio Court, Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone (916) 394-0864
Fax (916) 394-8986
Also Serving Washington
Years in the Trade 30
Fees Request Schedule of Hourly Rates
Background Over 30 years experience in electrical power distribution and control systems design for industrial and commercial facilities. Registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the states of California and Washington.
Licenses / Certificates CA PE E12976
WA PE 31036
Topics of Expertise 1. Electrical System Planning
2. Load Flow Studies
3. Short Circuit Studies
4. Coordination Studies
5. Energy Analysis/Conservation Studies
6. Electrical Project Feasibility Studies
7. Electrical Site Investigation and One-Line Development
8. Electrical Safety & Code Compliance Studies
9. Main Service Design (High, Medium, and Low Voltage)
10. High/Medium Voltage Substation Design
11. Service Coordination with Electrical Utility
12. Medium and Low Voltage Power Distribution System Design
13. Motor Control System Design
14. Hazardous Area Electrical Design
15. Energy Efficient Lighting Design
16. Custom Control System Design
17. Programmable Logic Control Systems Specification/Design.
18. Stand-by Generator System Design and Specification
19. Distributed Generation System Electrical Design
20. Electrical Construction Engineering/Observation
21. Electrical and Control System Troubleshooting
22. Electrical Professional Witness
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Contact Doug Douty
Organization D&D Resources
1118 W. Fremont
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone (559) 314-4525
Fax (559) 431-5402
Serving California
Years in the Trade 35
Background Electrical Contractor
General Contractor
Community College Professor
Earned Master of Science degree - Industrial Technology
Seminar Speaker
Motivational Speaker
Licenses / Certificates C 10 Electrical
B General

Topics of Expertise AC Fundamentals
Electrical Power Systems
Control Systems
Construction Management
National Electrical Code
NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
OSHA trainer
Industrial Electronics
Grounding and Bonding
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La Crescenta
Contact Michael Olson
Organization Mountain Electric Company
2319 Henrietta Avenue , Post Office Box 8201
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Phone (818) 248-2665
Fax (818) 248-2666
Serving California
Background Air Conditioning - Heating - Electrical Contractor
License No. 326950,C-10, C-20 California Since 1976
Completed IBEW Apprenticeship 1972, as an Inside Wireman, Local 11
Associate Arts Degree 1972
Topics of Expertise Air Conditioning - Heating - Electrical Contractor
License No. 326950, California Since 1976
Industry Reports - Expert Witness
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Los Angeles

Jonathan Kramer
Contact Jonathan Kramer
Organization Kramer Telecom Law Firm, PC
2001 S Barrington Ave., Suite 306
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone (310) 312-9900
Serving California
Background Jonathan Kramer is a nationally recognized expert in NEC and NESC compliance inspection related to communications systems and networks. Since 1984, he as served as a contract Code Inspector for over 600 U.S. governments in over 30 states. For nearly 30 years, Mr. Kramer has been a licensed low-voltage contractor (C7) in California. He regularly teaches Code compliance classes to telecom industry members and publishes articles on code compliance. Kramerserves as an expert witness in telecom construction cases. He is also an Attorney and Counselor at Law (admitted in California), and focuses his law practice on telecommunications matters.
Topics of Expertise NEC, NESC, CPUC GO95 compliance and inspections related to communications systems.

Code interpretation; code inspection classes; and expert witness services related to communications systems.

Legal and litigation issues related to code-related matters.
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Contact michael harris feinsod
Organization Michael Harris Feinsod. P.C. Inc.
8382 langdon st.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone (215) 742-6774
Fax 215-742-2151
Also Serving Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Years in the Trade 40
Background Electrical and Fire Alarm Construction / Engineering since 1976, Graduate Electrical Engineer, Drexel University, Past President, Independent Electrical Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vinicity, Member IAEI, NFPA. International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Board Certified Fire Protection Specialist. (CFPS). ICC Certifed Electrical Inspector (RE,CE,PE)
Board Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP)
Licenses / Certificates PA, NJ, MD & AK - OSHA-30 Construction Safety,
NFPA Board Certifed Fire Protection Specialists,
NFPA Board Certifed Electrical Safety Compliance Professional
Topics of Expertise Electrical and Fire Codes, Forensic Investigation, Available Nationwide
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Kevin McConnell
Contact Kevin McConnell
Organization CSD Engineers
1000 Omega Drive , Suite 1590
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone (412) 489-9052
Also Serving Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Years in the Trade 32
Background Power Utility T&D equipment, operation, and construction; Industrial power and controls design, installation, and operation; Telecommunications facilities design and installation; Pipeline, education, office, lab, commercial design and installation; Residential design and installation.
Licenses / Certificates BSEE
PE licensed in 27 states
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
Topics of Expertise Perform forensic investigations and provide expert opinions involving:
- Fire and explosion investigations
- Shocks and electrocutions
- Electrical construction
- Electrical codes and standards
- Electrical power equipment failures
- Appliance and power tool failures
- Safety of electrical and mechanical systems
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San Diego
Contact Alan Brown
Organization BSE Engineering, Inc.
9665 Chesapeake Drive , Suite 365
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone (858)279-2000
Fax (858) 279-2626
Serving California
Background Mr. Brown is a registered electrical engineer in the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona. He has 20 years experience in the analysis, design and investigation of medium and low voltage electrical systems for commercial, institutional and governmental buildings and facilities.
Topics of Expertise Medium voltage power distribution and protection.
Low voltage power distribution.
Fault analysis and protective device coordination.
Electrical systems for Healthcare facilities.
Electrical systems for hazardous areas.
Emergency and standby generator systems.
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Santa Ana

Dave Connors, PE
Contact Dave Connors, PE
Organization Intrinsic Engineering
2781 W MacArthur Blvd , Suite B332
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone (714) 767-4228
Fax (714) 545-1300
Also Serving Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas
Years in the Trade 25
Background Over 25 years of experience includes numerous projects for heavy industrial and commercial clients including ports and marine, government, aerospace, facilities, commercial, mission critical and high tech.
Licenses / Certificates California, No. E15953
Arizona, No. 021405
Nevada, No. 020539
Oregon, No. 90482PE
Colorado, No 0050200
Montana, pending
Texas, pending
Topics of Expertise Specialties include detailed lighting, short circuit, relay coordination and arc flash calculations, low to high voltage power systems planning and design, LEEDs design, hazardous area classification, capacity and stability analysis, code compliance study, marina distribution and shore to ship "cold ironing" applications.
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Santa Clara
Contact Dan Lawrence, PE
Organization SEG, Inc.
2550 Walsh Ave. , Suite #120
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone (408) 260-8008
Fax (800) 431-9628
Serving California
Background Licensed Jrymn. Wireman (IBEW) since 1978. ASET - 1981. BSEE - 1986. Licensed PE in 18 states. Mostly work in Mission Critical and High-Tech sectors - semiconductor fabs, Internet Data Centers, gov't. critical and research facilities. NJATC-IBEW Apprenticeship Instructor for 10+ yrs.
Topics of Expertise Power, lighting, controls; system short circuit, device coordination, Arc Flash analysis. Programmatic project management, construction admin/mgmt. Low, medium, high voltage engineering/design/analysis. Expert witness services.
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Howland Foster
Contact Howland Foster
Organization California Code Compliance, Inc.
P.O. Box 3462
Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone (408) 354-0553
Fax (408) 395-2677
Serving California
Years in the Trade 20
Background Yale University-Electrical Engineering
20 years experience in DC (200kW) & RF (150kW) Plasma, Electron Beam to 500kW, and Training in Manufacturing Practices.
20+ years in all aspects of safety including electrical design of machines, field evaluation of manufacturing equipment.
Licenses / Certificates Certified to perform 3rd party electrical examinations in 30 jurisdictions in CA, state of OR.
OSHA Authorized Safety Trainer
Topics of Expertise OSHA Safety
Safety of Electrical Equipment (NFPA 79)
Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E)
Industrial Control Panels (UL508A)
Industrial Utilization Equipment (UL508)
CE Marking
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Contact Paul Mason
Organization Southern California Safety Council
18903 Cranbrook Ave
Torrance,, CA 90504
Phone (310) 753-9191
Fax (310 753-9191
Serving California
Background Southern California Safety Council.
Mission statement. to provide safety training to the common worker and experienced technician
Topics of Expertise Electrcal Switchgear troulbeshooting.
Electrical maintenance of switchgear.
Electrical Safety training
Electrical Metering/Energy conservation
Arc-Flash training
NFPA 70E&70B
OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour
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