David Helfant - Seisco Engineering and Environmental Design Associates



David Helfant
Seisco Engineering and Environmental Design Associates
1187 Ocean Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 547-8540

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David Helfant
Seisco Engineering and Environmental Design Associates

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(510) 547-8540


Specialties
Construction defect; Code compliance; Accidents, construction safety, worker safety; Storm drainage, flood control; Concrete construction, curing, waterproofing; Foundations, repairs; Earthquake reinforcing; Litigation support, forensic investigations; ADR; Cost estimating; Casualty loss.

Degrees/Licenses
BS, PhD, Post Doctorate: Architecture & Engineering, CA "A"-Gen.Engr., CA "B"-Gen.Bldg., CA "C-21"-Demolition, Hazardous Remediation Lic.

Formal Education
BS, Cornell University, 1969; PhD, University of Chicago, 1977; Post Doc., Architecture and Engineering Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, 1981-82; Post Doc., Architecture/Environmental Design.

Reg/Lic
Full Member-American Society of Civil Engineers; AIA, Assoc. Member, Professional Member, International Code Council, California General Engineering (A); California General Building (B); Hazardous Remediation License, Removal and Demolition (C-21).

Previous/Current Position
Design Principal, Seisco Engineering & Environmental Design Associates, General Mgr., Bay Area Structural, Inc., General Engineering Corporation. Research Specialist, Environmental Design Research; Professor, Community Development Studies; Professor, Public Administration. General Engineering and Environmental Designer and Construction Manager. Technical Expert - California State Contractors License Board. Certified Arbitrator, Cont. State License Board. Certified Arbitrator, Cont. State License Board.

Honors/Awards
US-Army Corps of Engineers-"Outstanding-Project"-1997; US-Air Force: "Outstanding Proj. Mgmt."-1999.

Prof. Affil.
Full Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Professional Member, International Code Council. American Institute of Architects, Assoc.Mbr.

Publications
4 publications; Two books - Earthquake Safe: A Hazard Reduction Manual for Homes; Drainage Methods for Dry Buildings and Stable Sites (forthcoming).

Prior Expert
100 cases as an expert witness; 350 special investigations; 4,000 structural and engineering inspections and assessment reports.