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2013 PROGRAM
FRIDAY - April 19, 2013
  TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM
 
  • 5:00 pm
Opening Comments

KEN ROYE - Conference Host

• 5:30 pm
Transformers

MARK LOOSE
Exponent
Los Angeles, CA

• 6:30 pm
Transformer Explosions & Fires

ERIK CHRISTIANSEN
Exponent
Los Angeles, CA
 
SATURDAY - April 20, 2013

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE
• 8:00 am
Effective Use of Power Points in Proving Transformer Cases
MARK S. ROTH, ESQ.
Cozen O’Connor
Los Angeles, CA

• 9:00 am
Defending Transformer Explosion Cases
BRIAN CARDOZA, ESQ.
Southern California Edison Co.
Los Angeles, CA

• 10:00 am
Plaintiff’s Discovery in Transformer Explosion Cases
MARK GROTEFELD, ESQ.
Grotefeld Hoffmann Schleiter Gordon & Ochoa
Chicago, IL

• 11:00 am
New Developments In Inverse Condemnation
ALAN JANG, ESQ.
Jang & Associates
Walnut Creek, CA

ADAM CEDERBERG, ESQ.
Jang & Associates
Walnut Creek, CA


• • • LUNCH BREAK • • •

• 1:00 pm
The Truth About the Ecological Impact of Wildland Fires – The Defense Perspective

RANDY GIMPLE, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson
San Francisco, CA

CHAD HANSON, Ph.D.
Director of John Muir Project
Cedar Ridge, CA

• 2:00 pm
Modern Federal Fire Management Guidelines and Implications for Damages
WESLEY R. HIGBIE
Attorney at Law
San Mateo, CA


• 3:00 pm
Welding Related Wildland Fires

MICHAEL J. O'NEIL, P.E.
Napa, CA


• 8:00 am
New Fire Investigation Techology
ROBERT TOTH
IRIS Fire Investigations
Englewood, CO

• 9:00 - 10:45 am
NFPA-921 Sword or Shield Wildfire Perspective

PAUL STEENSLAND
Paul Steensland & Associates
Grants Pass, OR

ALAN CARLSON
Alan Carlson & Associates
Chico, CA

• 11:00 am
Fire Investigations

GARY WHITE
Owner/Senior Investigator
G.L. White & Associates
Bend, OR


• • • LUNCH BREAK
• 1:00 pm
NFPA-1033 and the Fire Investigator
KIRK SCHMITT, IAAI-CFI
Phoenix Investigations
Englewood, CO

• 2:00 pm
GIS Tools In Fire Cases
JOHN KOLTUN
Geographic Resource Solutions
Arcata, CA

DAVID BONA, ESQ.
Carlson, Calladine & Peterson
San Francisco, CA

• 3:00 pm
Coupled Weather-Wildland Fire Models: Simulating Wildfire Events, Fire Phenomena and Interactions Between Fires

JANICE COEN, PH.D.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO

• 4:00 pm
Keynote Address:
Steinbeck Country and Cannery Row
MICHAEL KENNETH HEMP Cannery Row Historian, Lecturer Monterey, CA
• 8:00 am
Valuation of Damages to Commercial Timber
FRANK BORDEN
Shasta Land Management
Redding, CA

• 9:00 am
Cost of Cure Method for Measuring Damages in Mitigation and Restoration Claims
MITCHELL C. HAYDON
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA


10:00 am
Property Elements and Improvements in Fire Damage Claims: Are You Including All Identifiable Fire Damages in Your Claim Preparation or Defense Work?

JOHN HARRIS
Landscape Economics
Hollywood, FL


• 11:00 am
Assessing Fire Damage to Amenity Trees

TORREY YOUNG
Dryad, LLC
Castro Valley, CA



• • • LUNCH BREAK

• 1:00 pm
Plaintiff and Defense Views of Tree Damage Rules

GARRY HUBERT, ESQ.
Hubert & Yasutake
Concord, CA


ROBERT CHALFANT, ESQ.
Randolph Cregger & Chalfant
Sacramento, CA


• 2:00 pm
Tree Valuation Overview

JOE McNEIL, ISA
Pleasant Hill, CA

• 3:00 PM
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Latest Vegetation Management Inspection Technology

MATT OLEARCYZK
Electronic Power Research Institute
Charlotte, NC


SUNDAY - April 21, 2013

TRACK TWO
TRACK ONE
MAIN ROOM

TRACK THREE

• 9:00 am
Perspectives on the Fire-Flood Sequence in Southern California — 3 years After the Station Fire
PHILLIP J. SHALLER Ph.D., P.E.
Exponent
Irvine, CA

K. MEDJI SAMA Ph.D., P.E.
Exponent
Los Angeles, CA


• 10:00 am
TBA



• 9:00 am
Ignitions Of Ground Fuels From Ejected Hot Particles
KEVIN H. LEWIS, PRESIDENT CASE Forensics
Mountlake Terrace, WA

• 10:00 am
Hot Metal Particle Ignitions
DR. CARLOS FERNANDEZ-PELLO, PH.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


• 11:00 am
Adjournment & Closing

• 9:00 am
Equivalency-Based Approaches for Environmental Damages due to Wildland Fire: Recent Successful Applications
ROBERT UNSWORTH
Industrial Economics, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

CHRISTINE LEE
Industrial Economics, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

• 10:00 am
California Assembly Bill 1492: A Legal and Economic View of Implications for Wildland Fire Damage Claims
ROBERT UNSWORTH
Industrial Economics, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

CHRISTINE LEE
Industrial Economics, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

RICHARD S. LINKERT, ESQ.
Matheny, Sears, Linkert & Jaime
Sacramento, CA







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