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Wood Floor and Slip and Fall Expert Witness | New York

Expert Qualifications

This expert has extensive experience with hardwood flooring, including credentials from NOFMA & NWFA. He serves on two NWFA Committees, He also have credentials in carpet inspection, training in woven carpet and rugs, carpet cleaning, repair and re-installation, and water damage restoration. This expert has also assisted Attorneys through all phases of legal action regarding slip, trip and fall in regards to flooring, carpeting and hard surfaces. Investigations are conducted with analytical skills developed from many years of forensic consultation, litigation support and expert witness testimony. Practical solutions are provided for resolution of contract disputes, claims, delays, personal injury, site safety issues, OSHA compliance and building code interpretations. Additionally, this expert is a member of over ten relevant, industry associations and he has been on the IICRC Industry Carpet/Installation Standards and Inspection Standards committee since 2009 and NWFA committees since 2010.

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Location: New York NOFMA: Certified Wood Floor Inspector NWFA : Certified Wood Floor Inspector NOFMA/NWFA : Inspector/Installation/Sand & Finish School NOFMA/NWFA: Certificate of Achievement Installation School, Instructor / Monitor for Installation School NALFA : Certified Laminate Inspector IAWFP FCITS Certification 1018 : Hard Surface Inspector, Hardwood Inspector, Commercial Inspector Mannington's Advanced Vinyl & Laminate: Inspection Training, Authorized Claim Adjuster, Wood and Laminate Flooring Installation Course North Carolina State University-Wood Product Extension & the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club North Carolina State University-Certified Engineered Wood Manufacturing Seminar North Carolina State University-Fundamentals of Concrete Floors North Carolina State University-Wood Science Technology & Field Investigation for the Inspector. North Carolina State University-Engineered & Laminate Floor Update for the Inspector KAHRS: Wood Floor Certification L&N: Pergo Inspection School, Award, Formica, Universal, Alloc Tarkett : Hard Surface Training Toli : Installation School LD Brinkman / Hollytex : Technical Advanced Techniques for Inspections / Corrections IICRC Certification 004209 certified in: Senior Practicing Carpet Inspector, Substrate Subfloor Inspector CFI: Installation for the Inspector AFS: Advance Flooring Specialist Inspector Member, National Floor Safety Institute Member, National Wood Flooring Association, Hardwood Floor Inspector's Certification Committee 2011, CP Floor Inspector's Complaint/Violation Committee-2014 Member, CWFI of NOFMA National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association Member, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification Member, American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists Member, American Concrete Institute Member, American Society for Testing and Materials Member, World Floor Covering Association Member, National Institute of Certified Floor Coverings Inspectors Member, Advanced Flooring Specialist Member, Floor Covering Inspection & Technical Services Member, International Certified Registry Member, New York Rug Cleaners Institute Member, IICRC S600 Consensus Committee Carpet Industry STANDARDS 2009- Member, IICRC R800 Consensus Committee Inspection Industry STANDARDS 2009- Member, NYRCI Board 1999-2004 Former, President, Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration CUCI Former, ASCR- CUCI Committee Former, Vice-President New York Rug Cleaners Institute

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