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GROSZcontractor 2016

Kurt Grosz - President - Neutral Party
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Neutral Designations

Current

  • Insurance Appraiser and Umpire
  • Fire and Water Loss Appraiser and Umpire
  • California Department of Insurance – Mediator
  • Independent Court Appointed Expert
  • Neutral Technical Expert
  • Construction and Environmental – Mediator

 Prior   

  • Contractors State License Board - Arbitrator
  • ADR Profession - Arbitration Mediation & Conciliation Center
  • Los Angeles Superior Courts – Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator
  • Mediator/Hearing Officer – LACCD

General Education

  • Clemson University – Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Denver and University of Colorado
  • Pepperdine University – Master of Business Administration
Contractor Licenses
  • California Licensed General Engineering Contractor No. 598009
  • California Licensed General Building Contractor No. 598009
  • California Licensed Hazardous Substance Removal & Remedial Action Contractor No. 598009
  • Arizona Licensed General Contractor No. 141903
  • Arizona Licensed Commercial Contractor No. 152038, B-2

Code Inspection Certifications

  • Certified Building Inspector ICC  #56606 (UBC & IBC, IRC)
  • Certified Mechanical Inspector ICC #866249-40 (UMC & IMC)
  • Certified Plumbing Inspector ICC #866249-30 (UPC & IPC)
  • Special Inspector – Reinforced Concrete ICC #62852 (UBC & IBC)
  • Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner ICBO/ICC #0249850-15(ANSI)

Registration and Certifications

  • Humboldt State University – Mediator Certificate
  • San Diego Mediation Center – Mediator Credential
  • Registered Environmental Assessor, REA-04881 - California Environmental Protection Agency
  • American IAQ Council – Certified Microbial Consultant
  • Lifetime Certified Professional Estimator #1192-00160 – ASPE
  • Discipline Specific Estimator Certification-Waterproofing #07100 – ASPE
  • Certified Construction Contract Administrator – CSI
  • Certification Board Member - American Council for Accredited Certification (IAQA Certs.)
  • Department of Labor 29cfr 1910.120 Training and Supervisor Training
  • CDT - Construction Specifications Institute
  • Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I, ID# 926272 – ACI (inactive)
  • Certified Concrete Flatwork Technician – ACI (inactive)
  • RCI Rooftop Quality Assurance #0030, Built Up & Single Ply Roofing – RRO

 Community Service

  • Corazon Houses – Tecate, Nuevo Milenio, Cumbres & Pedregal, Mexico

 Teaching and Lectures

  • Arizona State Bar Annual Convention – Lecturer
  • Whittier Law School – Mediation Seminar – Lecturer
  • University of California Irvine – Construction Operations – Instructor
  • The Florida Bar – (Continuing Legal Education) – Instructor
  • Arizona State University – Del Webb School of Construction – Lecturer
  • California State University, Long Beach – Lecturer
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association – Lecturer
  • Orange County Bar Association – Lecturer
  • Peter M. Elliot Inn of Court – Lecturer
  • Construction Specifications Institute National Convention - Arbitration and Mediation
  • Associated General Contractors – (Various Topics) – Lecturer
  • Aetna Insurance – California Earthquake Response – Lecturer
  • National Association of Women in Construction – Lecturer
  • Appraisal Institute – Lecturer
  • American Society of Professional Estimators – Lecturer
  • KGA Construction Claims Conference – CA & AZ – Lecturer
  • Maricopa County Bar Association – Lecturer for:
    • Legal Aspects of Scheduling, Standard Provisions and Scheduling Provisions
    • Understanding the New Mold Remediation Standards
    • Microbial Claims Handling
    • AIA Contracts
  • Lorman Educational Services – Lecturer for:
    • Mold Claims Investigation, The Expanded Version
    • Traps and Ploys in Construction Scheduling
    • New Mold Remediation Standards
    • AIA Contracts
    • Construction Defects and Insurance Coverage
  • Lecturer for various Law Firms, Insurance and Construction Companies:
    • Microbial Claims Handling
    • Microbial Claims – The Expanded Version
    • Dispelling Myths and Exploring the New Remediation Standards
    • Maximize your Success in Mediation and Arbitration
  • Community Associations Institute
    • Dealing with Difficult Situations and Upset People
    • Investigating and Proving Construction Defect Claims

General Education

  • Harvard Law School:Advanced Mediation Training – CDS, Washington, D.C.
    • Negotiation for Senior Executives (Roger Fisher
    • Difficult People and Difficult Situations (William Ury)
  • Advanced Mediation Training - CDS, Washington D.C.
  • Mediation for the Professional – CDS, Washington, D.C.
  • Humboldt State University – Institute for Study of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Basic Mediation Training – Center for Community Mediation
  • Mediation Skills Training – San Diego Mediation Center, now known as National Conflict Resolution Center
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design – Cost Planning and Control
  • California Institute of Technology – Successful Cost Estimating
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Concrete Problems
  • University of Wisconsin – Below-grade & Plaza Deck Waterproofing –
  • Microbial Sampling (CMC) – American Indoor Air Quality Council
  • Fundamentals of Indoor Air Quality –The Association of Energy Engineers
  • Water Damage Restoration & Microbial Remediation in Buildings –  IICRC
  • Strategies for Conducting Meaningful Microbial IAQ Investigations – AIAQC
  • Microbial Assessments: Advanced Topics – MidAtlantic Environmental
  • Advanced Building Diagnostics and Repairs – Joseph Lstiburek
  • Analyzing Construction Schedules – Create, Update, Calculate Damages
  • Orange Coast College – Residential Light Steel Frame Construction –
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Courses
  • Wood Framing; Occupancy; Special Inspection – ICBO Courses
  • CAL/OSHA Courses – CA Chamber of Commerce
  • Calculation of Dual Overhead Costs – FMI
  • Roofing Consultants Institute (RCI):
    •  Asphalt Technology
    •  Basic Roof Consulting
    •  Advanced Roof Consulting
    •  Yearly Ongoing Continuing Education
  • Roofing Industry Educational Institute:Roofing Inspection, Diagnosis and Repair
    • Roofing Technology
    •  Quality Assurance
  • National Roofing Contractors Association:Symposium on Window Installation Practices – CAWM
    •  Roof Problem Analysis and Roofing Options
    •  Roofing Inspection, Diagnosis and Repair
  •  Symposium on Window Installation practices - CAWM
  • The Building Envelope: Solutions to Problems – Simpson Gumpertz

Property Loss – IICRC - The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration

  • Applied Microbial Remediation – # 75611
  • Odor Control – # 75611
  • Water Damage Restoration – # 75611
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration – # 75611

Background

Mr. Grosz has over 40 years of experience in construction and consulting in the areas of building inspection, estimating, project management, scheduling and as Chief Operating Officer of construction companies.  He has been responsible for building residential and commercial structures, tenant improvements, infrastructure and he possesses hands-on as well as management experience on various structures and finishes.  He currently holds general contractors licenses in California and Arizona.  He has worked on construction projects in Colorado (prior license), Wyoming, Texas, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida and in Mexico.  Mr. Grosz has opined on Contract Documents, drawings and specifications, Building Codes, OSHA requirements, cost to repair and scheduling in mediation, arbitration and civil litigation (Superior and Federal Court) as an expert witness and as a neutral fact finder. Mr. Grosz is active in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution forums.

Employment

Arbitrator, Mediator and Project Neutral

  • Insurance Appraiser and Umpire
  • Mediator – California Department of Insurance
  • Arbitrator – Contractors State License Board
  • Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association
  • Mediator – Los Angeles Superior Courts
  • Independent Mediation / Technical Expert
  • Independent Court Appointed Expert

Construction and Environmental Consultant

  • Contract Documents Roles and Responsibility
  • Construction Cost Analysis
  • Project Constructability and Monitoring
  • Property Loss Evaluations
  • ADA Accessibility and Usability
  • Environmental Inspection, Testing and Regulations
  • Defect Manifestation
  • Schedule Delay and Disruption
  • Residential, Commercial, Health Care, Hotels, Infrastructure

Chief Operating Officer, Anson Construction Company

  • Scheduling, Estimating and Project Management
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Hotel Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E)
  • Historic Building Retrofits
  • Architectural Concrete
  • Building Maintenance and Repairs

President, Azimuth Builders, Inc.

  • Residential and Commercial Buildings
  • Multi-Family Wood Frame
  • Restaurants and Office Buildings
  • Steel and Concrete Commercial Buildings
  • Specialty Concrete Forming and Finishing
  • Custom Millwork Production

Owner, Kurt Grosz Construction Company

  • Building Maintenance and Repair
  • Maintenance and Replacement Cost Analysis
  • Concrete and Millwork

Foreman, Aspen Construction Company

  • Historic Restoration
  • Commercial and Public Use
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Parking Structures and Roadway
  • Plazas and Swimming Pools
  • Residential Retrofit