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I can answer questions about mediation and arbitration of construction, architectural, engineering, environmental, and land use disputes. I am not an attorney and can not give legal advice.
I have extensive experience (35 years)resolving claims and disputes within the public works, commercial and residential construction and design industry. I am a registered civil engineer and licensed land surveyor. I have designed, inspected and managed the construction of streets, highways, parking garages, asbestos, lead and hydrocarbon remediation projects, storm and sanitary sewers, bridges, and pumping stations. I have constructed subdivisions and residential homes. I've also managed the construction of apartment buildings and the renovation of a convention center.
I served as an arbitrator for the California Contractors License Board. I have mediated contract, construction and other business cases for the Courts and currently serve on several national mediator panels specializing in the construction/engineering industry.
2nd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan Panel of Mediators. CDRS National Panel of Construction Mediators. CDRS National Panel for the Construction Expert Witness. American Society of Civil Engineers. Association for Conflict Resolution. Engineering Society of Detroit ADR Committee.
Bachelor of Science, Engineering: Purdue University. Professional Development Degree, Engineering: University of Wisconsin, Madison. Master of Business Administration: Golden Gate University. Certificate – Total Quality Management: California State University, East Bay. Certificate – Conflict Resolution Specialist: Schoolcraft College
Awards and Honors
Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers. Professional Engineer, State of Michigan. Registered Civil Engineer, State of California. Licensed Land Surveyor, State of California. General Building & Engineering Contractor, State of California. Construction Site Storm Water Operator, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Industrial Site Storm Water Operator, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute. Certified Floodplain Manager, Association of State Floodplain Managers. Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Constructions Specifications Institute.