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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, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, 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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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, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma
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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J. L. Daniel
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Organization State of Texas
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
Phone (512) 799-1489
Fax (512) 539-5729
Serving Texas
Years in the Trade 25
Background Competent, persistent in work responsibilities and a very quick learner. Highly self-motivated with strong follow through abilities directly related to electrical, HVAC and inspections with an energetic and outgoing personality. Creative and willing to contribute the time and involvement needed to accomplish any project goal. Extremely Confident in abilities and quality of work produced. Works very well under pressure, totally reliable and very cooperative. Neat, taking extreme pride in appearance. Knowledgeable in all phases of electrical construction management and supervision in residential, commercial and Government service.
Licenses / Certificates Master Electrician, IAEI Certified Master Electrical Inspector, E1, E2 & E5 ICC Certified Electrical Inspector, Certified Master HVAC Technician, Certified Flotronics Chiller Technician, Automation Controls Specialist, Senior Construction Investigator
Topics of Expertise Electrical Occupations & Code Specialist for the State of Texas.
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Contact William(Bill) Rogers
Organization AKIC
8280 Sheldon road
Channelview, TX 77530
Phone (281)-452-8141
Serving Texas
Background 41 years experience in chemical, oil and gas construction field. 39 years experience in Electrical and Instrumentation.
Topics of Expertise All facets of installation, checkout and christining of instrument and electrical systems
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Dripping Springs

Larren Elliott
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Organization Training Technology
3998 East Highway 290 , Suite B
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone (512) 964-9464
Fax (512) 858-0582
Serving Texas
Background Over 40 years of Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Technical, and Academic Teaching Experience
On-site Electrical Training and Consulting
Topics of Expertise OSHA Electrical Work Practices
Electrical Maintenance Training
Electrical Safety Training for Qualified and Unqualified Persons
Electrical Arc/Flash Training and Consulting
Programmable Logic Controllers
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Motors and Drives
Batteries and Chargers
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Organization PowerChx
11323 Forest Valley Drive
Houston, TX 77065
Phone (281) 642-5044
Fax (281) 451-3939
Serving Texas
Background Over 22 years of diversified field experience in electrical power systems with strong emphasis on power quality audit investigation, load monitoring, energy management-reduction, large diesel generators & generator controls, metering and protective relaying.

Good understanding of electric utility distribution, transmission and sub-transmission systems and able to quickly identify the cause of facility voltage issue.

Graduate of University of Houston, class of '85, worked as project electrical engineer for Houston Light & Power, Bechtel Corp., KBR-Haliburton, Qatar Shell, Stewart & Stevenson, Sargent-Lundy, American Electric Power (AEP), Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and residence engineer at various natural gas, co-gen & coal fired power generating stations.

Utilizing state of art power monitoring equipment allows quick identification of signature waveform left behind during an event i.e. voltage disturbance that causes equipment failure or malfunction whether is originated on electric utility system or on facility internal side.

Since 2002 involved with and managing all power quality investigations for Ameren-Illinois Power company, covering all service area territories in state of Illinois.

Customers include: Large manufacturing facilities, Data centers, gas transmission & pumping station, furnace/steel plants, automotive part manufacturing, electric utility, substations, Co-ops, Landfill power generation-clean fuel, water treatment plants, municipalities-city governments, police dept., rail roads, cable-phone companies, school and university, hospital, dairy farms, hog farms, saw mill, large CNC machine shops, hotel-resort, newspaper & advertizing company, commercial facilities, residential, to name a few.
Topics of Expertise 1) Power quality investigations & facility load monitoring.

2) Forensic investigation to cause of cause of electical fire, perform root-cause analysis i.e. motors, pumps, compressors, VFD/ASD drives, etc.

3) Identify cause of momentary outages, blinks, equipment failure, shutdowns, etc.

4) Harmonic study, variable frequency drives VFD/VSDs, harmonic distortion

5) System & equipment grounding review for compliance with latest NEC Article 250.

6) Determine cause of voltage sags, swells, transients, UPS failure and recommed necessary & economical fixes based on captured data-facts.

7) Farm stray voltage investigations.

8) Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and TV Interference (TVI) investigations, phone & cable company noise or harmonic interference issues.

9) Electric utility system, voltage issues on the grid, transformer failure, blown fuse issue, faulty capacitor banks, line voltage regulators, malfunctioning reclosers/OCRs.

10) Lightning protection, surge suppresion-TVSS.

11) Large diesel generator systems, generator controls, 13.8KV utility peak-shaving and load-demand switchgears.

12) Landfill power generation, load monitoring & energy management.
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Lake Jackson

Eric Stromberg, P.E.
Contact Eric Stromberg, P.E.
Organization Stromberg Engineering, Inc.
202 Rabbit Trail
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Phone (979) 285-4975
Fax (979) 285-2128
Serving Texas
Background I started off in the Electrical field as an apprentice, and later a Journeyman, electrician. In 1982, after graduation from college, I worked in the life safety field as an Electronic Technician and as a State Licensed Fire Alarm Installation Superintendent. Since 1989, I have worked in the Chemical industry, designing power distribution systems for large chemical manufacturing facilities. I received my Professional Engineering license in 2003 and started Stromberg Engineering, Inc. in 2005.

I have taught the National Electrical Code, to Engineers who are preparing to take the P.E. exam, since 1997. I have been a State licensed Continuing Education provider for Electrician license renewal since 2005. I teach NEC at Brazosport College. I have also been appointed to the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Topics of Expertise Grounding and Bonding
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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, 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, 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, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, 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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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, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon
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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