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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
Email tom@burtnesseng.com
Also Serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, 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
Electrocution
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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Philadelphia
 
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
Email mike@epacs.com
Also Serving Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, 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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Storrs
 
Contact Benjamin Lanz
Organization IMCORP
179 Middle Turnpike
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone (860) 427-7620
Email ben.lanz@imcorptech.com
Serving Connecticut
Background Distribution and transmission class shielded power cable reliability and diagnostics
Topics of Expertise Distribution cable reliability
Transmission cable reliability
Shielded power cable diagnostics
IEEE Standards related to power cable
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White Plains

Steven Shapiro
Contact Steven Shapiro
Organization Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical
100 Fisher Ave #254
White Plains, NY 10602
Phone (914) 420-3213
Fax (914) 206-7500
Email sshapiro@eypmcfinc.com
Also Serving New Jersey, New York, Virginia
Years in the Trade 29
Fees Varies
Background Steven Shapiro has been in the mission critical industry for over 26 years and has a diverse background in the study, reporting, design, commissioning, development and management of reliable electrical distribution, emergency power, lighting, and fire protection systems for high tech environments. His experience also includes providing analysis of critical application support
facilities. Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience in the design and management of corporate and mission critical facilities projects with over 4 million square feet of raised floor experience, over 175 MW of UPS experience and over 350 MW of generator experience. Mr. Shapiro is the author of numerous technical articles & seminars. Recently, he was the electrical project manager and lead electrical engineer for the concurrent design of two greenfield data centers for HP in the US and Canada, as well as the concurrent design of two
greenfield data centers and NOC facility for Itau in
Brazil. Some of his clients include, NYSE/Euronext, UBS, Morgan Stanley, HP, Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney, Bank One, AT&T, Avon, Philip Morris, Aetna, DRT, Savvis and IBM.
Licenses / Certificates PE, NCEES International Registry
Topics of Expertise Data Center, Medium Voltage, Low Voltage, Grounding, Fire detection/Protection, Short Circuit Issues, Overcurent Protection Coordination, Arc Flash Analysis, Operations, Maintenance, Commissioning
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