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RESUME of Herman L. Sigmond


Experience Highlights

Project Management

Direct all phases of operations on hundreds of major structural steel construction projects including:

  planning and coordination of all aspects of field operations.

  troubleshooting and resolving design discrepancies and field layout deficiencies.

  scheduling and coordinating detailing and fabrication operations.

  scheduling and overseeing the execution of all field erection operations.

  overseeing and ensuring Code compliance and Site Safety/O.S.H.A. compliance.

Oversee change order and back-charge reviews.
Review and approve periodic billing and cost control matters.

Field Engineering/Troubleshooting

Extremely proficient at complex problem solving and trigonometric calculations.
Recognized expertise in identifying and successfully resolving complicated field layout errors, thus enabling steel erection to proceed on schedule.
Direct all aspects of Field Surveying activities on hundreds of steel construction projects.

Overseeing Field Operations & O.S.H.A. Compliance

Plan and manage all aspects of field erection operations including:

  Preplanning, initial site logistics reviews, scheduling and coordination with the project management team and all other contractors.

  Pre-Erection site layout and coordination to ensure adequate and safe crane roads and pads, adequate and safe lay-down/shakeout provisions, and adequate and safe access for all required equipment and personnel.

  Ensure that all site preparations are in strict compliance with applicable O.S.H.A. regulations and other prevailing Codes.

Expert Witness Services

On matters related to General Construction Practices, Steel Construction Practices, Construction Defects, Construction Safety, Slip/Fall, and/or Code Compliance.  These services are provided only for Clients in the Legal Profession:

  Consultation and analysis.

  Site inspection.

  Review of all case related documents and exhibits.




SUMMARY OF Experience

President    Herman L. Sigmond Company (Laurel Springs, NJ) Est. 1972 thru 2011


Senior Project Manager - Retained exclusively by Cherry Steel Corporation (Langhorne, PA) 2001 thru 2011

  Manage and direct all phases of operations on all contracted structural steel construction projects.

  Planning and coordination with all other major trades.

  Oversee site logistics planning and implementation.

  Plan and Oversee field operations.

  Ensure Code and OSHA compliance.

  Field Engineering/Troubleshooting oversight and resolution of all issues related to design discrepancies and/or field layout deficiencies.

  Periodic billing review and change order management.

  Successfully completed hundreds of assigned projects.

  Reported directly to corporate vice-president.


Project Management Field Engineering/Troubleshooting Design & Detailing Services

  Provides comprehensive project management and/or field engineering/troubleshooting services on structural steel/miscellaneous metals construction projects. Successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging in size and complexity from small school additions and retrofits to multi-phase multimillion dollar facilities.

  Previously provided comprehensive structural steel and miscellaneous metals design and detailing services on thousands of industrial and commercial structural steel/miscellaneous metals construction projects throughout the Eastern United States.  Those projects ranged in size and complexity from nuclear power plants, petrochemical plants, wastewater treatment facilities and bridges, to schools and commercial buildings.


Expert Witness/Testimony Services For The Legal Profession

  Performs existing condition inspections for clients throughout New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Evaluate residential and commercial buildings for cause and effect of certain structural and systems defects, site drainage problems, and construction related safety (O.S.H.A.) hazards and/or Code violations.  Recognized expertise is in general construction practices, structural steel fabrication and steel construction practices, and I.C.C. (B.O.C.A.) and O.S.H.A. Code violations.  Experience totals more than 1000 building inspections, and hundreds of site inspections related to matters in litigation.  Has been deposed, court qualified in N.J. Superior Court - Camden, Burlington and Union Counties; and, has testified as an expert witness in matters related to construction defects, construction and manufacturing related safety (O.S.H.A.) hazards and other Code Violations.



Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Pacific Western University, Los Angeles, CA

Two Year Certificate in Business Management - Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA



O.S.H.A. - Construction Safety and Health 30-Hour Certification

N.I.S.D. - Certified Senior Structural/Miscellaneous/Bridge Detailer

N.I.C.E.T. - Certified Engineering Technician



Delaware Memorial Bridge Administration Building, Wilmington, Delaware

Police and Fire Administration Buildings, Camden, New Jersey

Maximum Security Facility, Fort Dix, New Jersey

Trenton State Prison, Trenton, New Jersey

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New Jersey

Overpass Rehabilitation, Frankford Elevated System, Philadelphia, PA

Carrier Rails Rehabilitation, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Phila., PA

Nuclear Power Plants, Salem, NJ and Limerick, PA

Raritan River Steel Plant, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Morristown Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey

Major Church/Synagogue Projects, Eastern States

Tokamac Reactor, Princeton, New Jersey

Rhone-Poulenc Chemical Facility, Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Numerous Wastewater and Groundwater Treatment Plants, Eastern States

Numerous Major School, Municipal and Hospital Projects, Eastern States

Numerous Major Refining Facilities, Eastern States



American Institute of Steel Construction

American Welding Society

American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians

International Code Council I.C.C. (Formerly B.O.C.A.)

American Arbitration Association

Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association

Zoning Board of Adjustment, Gloucester Township, Camden County, NJ

American Society of Home Inspectors

Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution

Blackwood Regional School District Vocational Advisory Committee, Camden County, NJ