Don Erwin is a licensed architect with over 25 years of general practice experience in the design and construction industries. He uses that practical, real-world experience when examining complex matters involving building performance defect causation, construction industry contractual obligations and the standards of professional care. He has been retained by many of the major construction law firms in New York City and throughout the US, and has provided both testifying and consulting expert witness services in more than 200 litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters. He has represented design professionals, building owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and insurance companies in both defense and plaintiff matters.
Ronald Bielinski is a licensed professional engineer, registered architect and certified industrial hygienist with over 28 years of professional experience. For seventeen years, Mr. Bielinski was Principal of an environmental consulting firm involved with many significant environmental investigations, and was instrumental in developing standards and procedures for hazardous material remediation that are in use today. He has extensive practical experience in developing and monitoring highly technical testing protocols for a wide variety of materials and in assessing the adequacy of reports provided by other parties. Mr. Bielinski also has extensive experience developing appropriate repair recommendations and repair protocols, and in interacting with local, state, and federal authorities. Mr. Bielinski has been retained as an expert in diverse cases including mold cause-and-origin matters, HVAC system defect claims, wrongful death and poisoning cases.