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Don Komorous, P.E. - Senior Engineering Consultant

Expert Designations

  • Site Surveying
  • Construction Cost
  • Construction Schedules
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Contractor Standards
  • Civil Engineering

 Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Trained Mediator

Education

  • University of Arizona – B. A. Civil Engineering
  • University of Southern California – Hydraulic Design

Professional Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications

  • California Registered Civil Engineer No 20425 (1971)
  • California Licensed General Engineering Contractor No. A-327320 (1985) - inactive
  • California Licensed General Building Contractor No. B-327320 (1976) - inactive
  • Oregon Licensed General Building Contractors License No. 78608 - inactive
  • ICBO Certified Special Inspector – Reinforced Concrete No. 44676 - inactive
  • ICBO Certified Special Inspector – Structural Masonry No. 446951 -  inactive

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Indoor Air Quality Council - inactive
  • Member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Engineering Sciences Section - inactive
  • Member, Forensic Consultants Association of Orange County - inactive
  • Member of ICBO (International Conference of Building Officials) - inactive
  • Member, National Safety Council - inactive
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers, Engineering Section - inactive
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers, Construction Section - inactive

Continuing Education

  • American Academy of Forensic Science
    •  The Electrical Arcing Fire – Was it a Ground Fault or a Phase-to-Phase Fault Initially?
    •  The Combustion of Aluminum in Electrical Arcing Fault Fire
    •   Propane Diffusion and Gas Detector Performance in a Camper
    •   Codes and Standards in Forensics
    •   EMFs: Excessive Residential Electro-Magnetic Fields – Biological Effects, Litigation, Detection and Correction
    •   Soil Sample Preservation for Volatile Organic Compounds
    •   Investigation of a Glass Roof Cracking Problem in a large Commercial Greenhouse
  • World of Concrete
    • Tilt-up Construction
  • International Conference of Building Officials
    • Electrical Inspection I
    • Mechanical Code and International Plumbing Code
    • Wood Structures I – Analysis of Wood-framed Buildings
    • Wood Structures II – Evaluation of Wind and Earthquake Forces
  • Orange Coast College
    • Construction Safety/Cal OSHA
  • Construction Claims
    • Seminar on prevention and resolution of construction claims including documentation, causes, sequence, delays and damages
    • Underground Service Alert of Southern California
    • Safety awareness for excavators – September 2000 sponsored by Pacific Bell and Dig Alert
  • Mediator Training, National Conflict Resolution Center

Employment

Construction and Engineering Consultant

Provide forensic services related to design, construction and engineering.  Provide inspection services for construction defects and major project cost estimates.  Analyze plans, specifications, contracts, change orders, daily reports and correspondence to determine delays, procedures and claims.  Prepare estimates to determine repair or completion costs.  Provide testimony as to custom and practice in the construction industry for construction defects and injuries.

Project Manager, Westway Contractors

Duties included preparation of estimates for major projects on military bases, hospitals, libraries, community centers, fire stations, and tilt-up industrial buildings and Caltrans Metro Rail Stations.  Concrete foreman on a helicopter maintenance building for the U.S. Marine Corps and a Caltrans Metro Rail Station.

Owner - Construction and Engineering Companies

Built structures including design, labor, and supervision.  Performed grading, pipeline, concrete, framing. and utilities.  Provided estimates for construction financing.  Prepared grading plans, site plans, tract maps, parcel maps and estimates for various commercial/industrial, condominium and housing projects.

Vice President - Marlin Construction

Projects included forty-nine unit housing tract, six unit housing tract, six unit gated condominium project, shopping centers, bus maintenance garage for Long Beach Transit, tilt-up warehouse, post-tensioned parking structures, tenant improvements, gymnasium, community center, apartment complex and hotel.  Projects complete with utility infrastructure.            

Managing Partner - Magnus Company

Primarily built public works projects.  Responsibilities included preparation of estimates and budgets, bidding, contracts, change order and purchase orders.  Acted as liaison between agency and field, provided inspection services for the South East Park District, inspected construction of parks and park buildings.  Projects included custom home, five schools, six parks, fire station, two bridges, community center, sewage lift station and bus maintenance center including all infrastructure and utilites.

Superintendent - The August Company

Responsibilities included supervising:

  • Building of a large restaurant and parking structure –  Hacienda Heights
  • Vehicle service center and campus storage facility – UCLA      

Principal and Director of Construction and Engineering -  Recreation Systems

Responsibilities included:

  • Engineering design for grading, drainage, streets, sewage, water
  • Estimating
  • Representing the client for job site construction inspection
  • Prepare bid packages including plans and specifications   

Project Engineer and Assistant Supervisor - Reiss and Brown

Responsibilities included designing and engineering of:

  • Buildings
  • Site and Grading Plans; Utilities
  • Streets
  • Sewers
  • Water, storm drain plans

Civil Engineer Assistant and Assistant Project Manager - City of Los Angeles

Responsibilities included:

  • Preparation of cost estimates for pipelines and grading
  • Coordination of design contractors, city departments and plan checkers

 Utility and Estimating Division, City of Los Angeles

Responsibilities included:

  • Preparation of cost estimates for utilities and pipelines
  • Coordination of design contractors, city departments and plan checkers

Dormont Allen Company

Responsibilities included:

  • Designing and installing conveyors