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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
Also Serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, 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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Contact ED DEELY
BOSTON, MA 02136
Phone (781)444-1010
Serving Massachusetts
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Contact Lloyd Smith
Organization Fire Solutions
30 First Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone (781)665-5491
Fax (781)665-5492
Serving Massachusetts
Background Licensed Master Electrician
NICET Level 4 Fire Alarm
NICET Level 1 Sprinkler,Inspection and Testing, Special Suppression systems
Instructor 15+ years Journeyman, Master's, Low Voltage, OSHA 10 & 30 Hour
Topics of Expertise Design, Consulting, Installation, Professional Appearances for Electrical and Fire Alarm Systems
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Contact Paul J. Kennedy, Jr.
Organization Kennedy Seminars
12 Shady Lane
Methuen, MA 01844
Phone (978)655-4568
Fax (978)655-4568
Serving Massachusetts
Background I have been in the electrical trade for over 35 years, being self-employed for 15 of those years. Currently, I am the electrical inspector for the town of Andover, MA. I am President of the Central New England Electrical Inspectors Association, a member of IAEI, MECA, Municipal Electrical Inspectors Group, NFPA and on the advisory board for the Franklin Institute and the Greater Lawrence Regional Technical High School. I also made 4 appearances on the PBS series of "This Old House".
Topics of Expertise NEC Code 15-hour recertification
6-hour professional development
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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, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, 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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Contact James P. Stroke, PE
Organization James P. Stroke, PE
Consulting Engineer , 225 Regan Road
Somerset, MA 02726
Phone (508) 678-6160
Fax (508) 672-5995
Serving Massachusetts
Background Experienced Electrical Engineer and Licensed PE in 34 states + DC
Topics of Expertise RESUME/Short Form/Description of Services Offered/List of My PE States/James P. Stroke, PE 01-01-08

I am an Electrical Engineer/BSEE/RPI, Registered PE in 34 states + DC. I seek engineering work on an as-needed, contract, or consulting basis. I do engineering/design of electrical systems for building facilities, including: power distribution, switchgear, panelboards, UPS/inverter/battery systems, emergency & stand-by generators, lighting systems & controls, fire alarm/security alarm, CCTV monitoring/security systems, telcom/datacom systems, motor power & controls, power and controls for P/FP/HVAC, motor control centers, variable frequency/speed drives, code/NEC grounding, lightning protection systems, and energy conservation systems.
Experience includes all types of buildings, fit-ups, and related facilities, new and renovations, including commercial, residential, retail, food service, industrial, transportation, institutional, government, and military; also microwave/telecom tower/building cell-site facilities.
I provide infrastructure engineering, analysis, design, plans, specifications, calculations, reports, design review, code review, peer review, design & construction affidavits, bid documents, etc., all PE STAMPED & SIGNED. I also do studies, evaluations, shop drawing & submittal review, inspection of construction with report, tracking, and due diligence building inspections of existing conditions, with report. In addition to electrical construction-related work, I am also associated with others to provide HVAC/P/FP if/as required.
I work out of my home-office in Somerset, MA. , with communications via phone, fax, e-mail, over-night FedEx, Express/Priority Mail, DHL, UPS, etc. I can propose a fee, or work for an agreed-upon hourly rate, plus expenses. I can work 1099 or W-2. Experience has shown that this outsourcing system works very well.
I am available for meetings, site visits, etc., if/as necessary, with adequate notice, schedule permitting.
Some typical recent satisfied clientele: NASA, Daktronics/Sager Eng. (AZ Cardinals, AZ Diamondbacks, Houston Rockets, Cinn. Reds, Detroit Lions, Univ. of Miami, Soldiers Field, Chicago, Phila. Eagles), US Navy, City of Boston, MASS Highway Dept., Home Depot, Crowley Engineering, Vertical Resources Engineering, The Atlantis Group, Aerial Spectrum, Nextel, Voice Stream, The Engineers Collaborative (Erdman Anthony), Cubellis Associates, Turning Mill Consultants, South Shore Engineering Team, South Shore Construction Consultants, Northeast Engineers & Consultants, BKA Architects, Harger, RDK Engineering, Windemuller Technical Services, Cumberland Farms, Dunkin Donuts, Emerson Process, and many other commercial, industrial, and A & E firms.
I look forward to being of service to you.
If you are interested, and/or may be in need of my service, please contact me:

James P. Stroke, PE Licensed Professional Engineer/PE in the
Consulting Engineer following 34 states +DC: AL, AZ, AR, CT, DE,
225 Regan Road FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD,
Somerset, MA 02726 ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NV, NC, NH, NJ, NY,
T 508 678-6160 OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI.
F 508 672-5995 E-mail:
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South Natick

David Hatton
Contact David Hatton
Organization D R Hatton Electric- Hatton Safety Conslutants LLC
6 Jameson Street , POB 608
South Natick, MA 01760
Phone (508) 655-2302
Serving Massachusetts
Years in the Trade 47
Background Apprentice IBEW NYC, Owner Electrical Contracting Company, Instructor and Presenter. Traveler and Amateur Photographer.
Licenses / Certificates Journeyman, Master Electrical Licenses Massachusetts. CESCP thru NFPA. CFPS Northeastern University. OSHA Outreach provider. Approved Code Instructor State Board of Electrical Examiners
Topics of Expertise Electrical installation, maintenance, repairs and remanufacture of electrical equipment. Investigation of electrical failures, root cause and program development.Site audits for code compliance, provide classes on NFPA 70,70B,70E,72,780,79,101 standards. OSHA Outreach Instructor Construction and General Industry.
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West Tisbury
Contact Karl Riley
Organization Karl Riley
PO Box 441
West Tisbury, MA 02575
Phone (910) 233-7232
Serving Massachusetts
Years in the Trade 24
Fees $800/day + travel
Background High School science teacher, NYU science teaching education Instructor. After retirement, brought into power frequency EMF concerns. Designed and marketed a gaussmeter series (MSI 20; 20/25; AJK 95) and electric field sensor, business name Magnetic Sciences International; Started ELF Magnetic Surveys and conducted surveys of buildings throughout the US but mainly in CA. Worked with the CA DHS (health services) on school surveys; they sponsored me to create a video (now DVD) for school electricians to detect wiring errors causing high fields. Sold MSI; now do consultations re: EMF.
Licenses / Certificates Secondary science teacher in Mass., NJ, NY, MO
Certficate in Grounding, NFPA
Topics of Expertise Locating sources of elevated power frequency AC magnetic fields and recommending remediation. Know relevant Code articles.
Measuring RF sources and recommend actions.
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