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Thomas Burtness
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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, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, 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
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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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Don Lanier
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Organization Pearl Productions
4810 Longview
Godfrey, IL 62035
Phone (618)-466-6749
Fax (775)-871-9537
Serving Illinois
Background Master Electrician for Entertainment based venues and Portable field use of Generators, Tours and Movies. Distribution, Cabling, Power units, Complete custom design and construction.
33 years experience in Entertainment Power Systems
Topics of Expertise Portable Power Systems, Broadcast Television and Location Power, Concert Tour Power Systems, Rentals, Temporary Power systems for Fairs, Festivals, Tours, Sporting events, Auto Racing etc.
Cummins, Caterpillar, Kohler, Power units
Diesel, Silenced, Movie Quiet and Crawford Generators Nationwide services.
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Randall Strohl
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Organization Lake Land College Center for Business & Industry
305 Richmond Ave. East
Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone (217) 234-5385
Fax (217) 235-2347
Serving Illinois
Background 30 years experience as an Electrician, Electronics Technician, Electrical Engineer, Maintenance/Engineering Supervisor.
Topics of Expertise Basic Electricity & Electronics, Electrical and Test Equipment Safety, Systems Integration, PLC programming & communication, Electronic Drive Systems, Troubleshooting
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Contact Mark Turczynski, P.E.
Organization Midwest Engineering Consultants, Ltd.
2500 36th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
Phone (309) 764-1561
Fax (309) 764-2162
Serving Illinois
Background Over 27 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of commercial, industrial and utility electrical systems. Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and Iowa.
Topics of Expertise Qualified to investigate or review any type of electrical distribution failure or phenomena, maintenance practice or system design issue. Core knowledge is with industrial or utility electrical systems and apparatus 480V and higher.
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North Aurora
Contact Dennis Dyl
Organization Kragh Engineering
356 Smoke Tree Business Park
North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone (312) 215-6847
Serving Illinois
Background Professional Electriocal Engineer, Licensed. MSEE 30 years experience
Topics of Expertise Electrical accidents, fires and shock. Electrical failures, components and systems
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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, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, 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
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Organization CSD Engineers
1000 Omega Drive , Suite 1590
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone (412) 489-9052
Also Serving Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, 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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South Holland
Contact Bennie Kennedy
Organization Prairie State College
430 East 162nd St.#393
South Holland, IL 60473
Phone (219) 979-9939
Serving Illinois
Years in the Trade 35
Background Thirty five years experience in the electrical industry. Specifically low and medium voltage power distribution and control systems. Illinois Licensed electrical contractor.Instructor and curriculum developer for electrical safety, OSHA 10 Hour General Industry safety training CFR29.1910, Installation, operation and maintenance of electrical power distribution and control systems, Development and delivery of custom course training materials for electrical equipment applications specific to the site and the task employees are expected to perform. Member of the Prairie State College Industrial Electricity Advisory Committee.Author Safety related articles.EC&M Magazine,Fluke Corporation.
Licenses / Certificates Member National Association Safety Professionals
Member National Fire Protection Association
Member National Association Fire Investigators
Topics of Expertise OSHA Authorized General Industry Safety Trainer 10&30 Hour 29CFR1910.
Electrical Safety Low and Medium Voltage.
Maintenance,installation and repair of commercial and industrial power distribution systems.
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