Property Loss Investigation Expert Consultant
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  • Construction
  • Legal
  • Utilities

This expert has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering (Engineering Management) from Cleveland State University.

This expert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ohio University.

Property Loss Investigation Expert Consultant
 

This expert specializes in property loss investigation, building codes and standards evaluation, construction and industrial accident reconstruction, and roofing and waterproofing of the building envelope investigation. Further expertise includes blasting and vibration damage, coating failure investigation, expert witness and litigation support, and structural analysis and design. Other related experience includes construction claims analysis, alternative dispute resolution, and cost estimation.

Additional experience includes design and evaluation of buildings and other structures, failure and loss investigations, evaluations for building and construction code compliance. Other areas of specialty include design, program coordination, safety engineering and quality assurance, and civil, structural, and seismic design engineering. Further experience includes investigation, evaluation and reporting of human performance related accidents, and monitoring safety issues.

Additionally, this associate offers expertise related to quality program development, vendor and internal audits, specifying of procurement quality and seismic requirements, and developing resolution for spare parts problems. Other areas of expertise include construction procurement, contract administration and quality assurance/quality control, analysis, and negotiation and resolution of construction claims. This expert also has experience with writing inspection procedures, reviewing and approving contractor quality procedures, and performing audits of contractors and vendors.

This associate also offers assistance in resolution of many contractor / subcontractor, owner / contractor, architect / owner, and owner / contractor / subcontractor multi-party disputes.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in industrial engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, property loss investigation, construction and industrial accident reconstruction, failure analysis, forensic investigation and analysis, expert witness testimony, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

President and Principal Engineer, builders engineering firm

Performed analysis of construction accidents and property related losses, design and evaluation of buildings and other structures, failure and loss investigations, evaluations for building and construction code compliance.

 

Engineer and Project Manager, South Carolina Electric and Gas Company

Served in a variety of engineering and project management positions at the V. C. Summer Nuclear Station. These functions included: Design, Program Coordination, Safety Engineering and Quality Assurance. Provided Design Engineering in the civil/structural/seismic areas, coordinating numerous projects including: Circulating Water Discharge Canal dredging, development of the Security Barrier plan, Reactor Building Tendon Surveillance program, Storage Request program, modification of electrical cabinets for seismic interaction, Seismic IPEEE plant walkdown and Reactor Containment coatings. Was coordinator for Human Performance Evaluation System Program and Generic Safety Issues Duties included investigation, evaluation and reporting of human performance related accidents and other events. Was responsible for monitoring generic safety issues and unresolved safety issues. Was Safety Engineer in the Independent Safety Engineering Group, responsible for overseeing the operation of the plant from a technical safety basis. Performed safety system functional inspections, reviewed design basis changes, monitored operations and maintenance activities, performed technical investigations and provided written reports to management. Was Quality Assurance Engineer responsible for the quality functions for procurement of plant equipment and spare parts, including seismic qualification of these components. Specific responsibilities included quality program development, lead auditor for vendor and internal audits, specifying of procurement quality and seismic requirements, and developing resolution for spare parts problems. Additional responsibilities included review and approval of nonconformance dispositions, technical procurement/seismic specifications, and plant modification documents.

 

Engineer and Construction Management, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company

Served in a variety of engineering and construction management positions at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant. These functions included: Construction Procurement, Contract Administration and Quality Assurance/Quality Control. Was Construction Buyer responsible for writing and awarding construction contracts and amendments, including negotiation of changes and interface with all elements of the project organization (contractors and project legal staff). Supervised buyer clerks and claim technicians. Also responsible for analysis, negotiation and resolution of construction claims. Was Contract Administrator responsible for daily administration of construction progress, coordination, and scheduling, budget, contractor progress payments and time/material payments. Supervisor/leader of a construction team including an engineer, scheduler, QA engineer and QC inspector. Was Quality Assurance/Quality Control Engineer responsible for writing inspection procedures, reviewing and approving contractor quality procedures, and performing audits of contractors and vendors. Performed first line inspections of civil and piping installations. Certified as an ANSI Level II Civil and Level II Piping Inspector.

Numerous publications related to forensic engineering, structural tests and special inspections, assessing wind damage, human performance event case studies, analysis of failures, and more.

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Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.

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