¨ Expert Witness for litigation support for sprinkler system failures in Orlando, FL; Memphis, TN; Stuart, FL; Hialeah, FL; LaFayette, GA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Elizabeth, NC; fire alarm system failure in Atlanta, GA; and Orlando, FL; fixed suppression system failure in Tampa, FL, and Bessemer, AL; community water supply conditions in SC; and firestop systems in Cleveland, OH; Greenville, SC; and Atlanta, GA.
¨ Project Engineer for design and construction period services for Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. Projects include water storage tanks, fire pumps in pump houses, underground fire mains and ESFR and Large Drop sprinkler systems in warehouses at three new distribution centers.
¨ Project Engineer for design and construction period services for over 20 aircraft hangar projects. Projects include water storage tanks, underground fire mains, fire pumps and AFFF fire protection systems.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIPS
Registered Professional Engineer
Registered Professional Civil
Former Member of the Technical Correlating Committee of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101).
Former Member of the Standard Building Code's (SBCCI) Fire Door Further Study Committee.
Former Member of the Committee on Residential Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13D and 13R).
Member of NFPA13 Task Group for the utilization of sprinklers in Performance Based Codes.
Member of SFPE's Committee for the Development of "The Engineering Guide to Performance Base Fire
Protection Analysis and Design."
Former Member of three NFPA-30 combustible liquids committees.
Former Member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, formerly National Bureau of
Standards) Performance Base Building Codes Advisory Committee.
Former Member of the Standard Fire Prevention Code's (SBCCI/IAFC) Assisted Living/Residential Care
Occupancy Further Study Committee.
Former Member of SBCCI's Plumbing Code Ad Hoc Committee for Medical Gas.
Former Member of the SBCCI's Study Committee for Standpipe Requirements.
"Member" Grade of Society of Fire Protection Engineers since 1980.
Member of National Fire Protection Association since 1972.
Member of Standard Building Code Congress International (SBCCI).
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
University of Maryland, Department of Public Safety, College Park, MD; Fire Inspector, 1972-73
College Park Fire Department, College Park, MD; Assistant Fire Marshal, Fire Marshal, 1970-73
Insurance Services Office of New York, Syracuse, NY; Field Engineer, 1973-74, evaluating communities'
fire protection, including Building Codes, Fire Code, and enforcement of same.
National Fire Academy, Emmetsburg, MD; Adjunct Faculty, 1979-82
Gage-Babcock & Associates, Inc., Oakland, CA; Vienna, VA; Atlanta, GA; Staff Fire Protection Engineer,
1974-80, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, 1980-87, Principal, 1987-2001
FCB Engineering, Atlanta, GA; Principal, 2001-Present
BS in Civil Engineering, Lowell Tech, Lowell, MA, 1970
BS in Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1973
TECHNICAL PAPERS, ARTICLES, REPORTS PUBLISHED
*Innovative Sprinkler System
Modifications to Meet Modern Storage Requirements", Paper presented to
Fall NFPA Meeting,
*Modifications to Meet Modern Materials Storage Practices", Article in Plumbing Engineer magazine.
*Controlling Your Community's Fire Risk", Article in Water and Pollution Control Associations Journal magazine.