Mr. Alvin Ubell

Accurate Building Inspectors®
1860 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214-4616
Web Site
Phone: 800-640-8285 718-265-8191
Fax: 718-449-7190

50th Anniversary - Dedicated to Quality & Safety in Housing & Construction© Since 1961.

Mr. Ubell's Firm services nearly 3,500 Law Firms & nearly 500 Architectural & Engineering Firms. Has Investigated nearly 1,500 Incidents and has Testified more than 100 times.
Courts: NY State Supreme, US Federal. Specialist in stair incidents.

Curriculum Vitae: www.AccurateBuilding.com/about_us/alvin_ubell.html

Principal: Accurate Building Inspectors® Established: 1961
Firm Inspected over 30,000 Structures, Single Family to High Rise Structures
Eduction: Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY
NY State Building Code Council, NY State Energy Office
Author: Recipes for Home Repair - NY Times & The Encyclopedia Britannica
Save Energy Save Money - Warner Books
Publisher: "The Gotham City Inspector©" a quarterly newsletter with a controlled circulation of 15,000±
Newsletter: . www.AccurateBuilding.com/publications/inspector/
Technologist: Master Cabinet Maker, Stair and Ramp Builder and Designer, Carpenter
Editor/Reporter: ABC's Good Morning America, Family Circle Magazine, WNYC-Radio NY
Member: AIA Brooklyn Chapter, ASHI American Society of Home Inspectors (Charter
Member)
Spokesperson: General Electric, Black & Decker, Carrier Corp, Rust-Oleum,
Slant/Fin, Brooklyn Union Gas Co.
Awards: Achievement & Ethics, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, Ronald
McDonald House, The American Hardware Manufacturers Association.
Licensed: New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts.

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to call.
Accurate Building Inspectors®
1860 Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214-4616
800-640-8285 718-265-8191 [F]-718-449-7190
E-Mail:. . . . . . . Alvin@AccurateBuilding.com
Web: . . . . . . . . www.AccurateBuilding.com
Legal Support:. . www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/
Trial Verdicts: . . www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/verdicts.html
Client Portfolio: . www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/clients.html

Expert Technical Paper:
http://www.accuratebuilding.com/services/legal/papers/aia_expert_testimony_presentation.html

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Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Curriculum Vitae: www.AccurateBuilding.com/about_us/alvin_ubell.html
Retired: Licensed in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Certificate
Carpenters & Joiners of America - Master Cabinet Maker, Carpenter & Stair Builder
Pratt Institute School of Architecture
ASHI Five Certificates: Continuing Education Credits
AIA Certificates: Continuing Education Credits
McGrew-Stair & Egress Symposium for High-Rise Buildings
NY State Building Code Council - Construction Code Certificate
BOCA Seminar International Building Code

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Curriculum Vitae: www.AccurateBuilding.com/about_us/alvin_ubell.html
ASHI American Society of Home Inspectors (Charter Member - Ethics Committee)
AIA American Institute of Architects (Brooklyn Chapter)
BOCA Building Officials & Code Administrators International
AFTRA American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
BBC Brooklyn Brownstone Conference

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Curriculum Vitae: www.AccurateBuilding.com/about_us/alvin_ubell.html
ABC's "Good Morning America" 5 Years Weekly: Household Hints & Safety On Air Reportor
ABC's "Radio Network" 5 Years Weekly: Household Hints & Safety On Air Reporter
WNYS Radio New York: 25 years Monthly: Household Hints & Safety On Air Reporter
August Aichhom Center For Adolescents: Science & Building Maintenance
Home Garden & Energy Shows throughout the United States, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Nassau Community Collage New York, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
The Womens School, New York City, History of Architecture, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Long Island University, New York, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
The New School, New York City: History of Architecture, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Queens, Brooklyn & New York City Public Libraries: Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Brooklyn Union Gas Company of New York: Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Consolidated Edison Company: of New York: Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
General Electric Company: 45 Lectures, Appliance Repair & Maintenance
Carrier Air-Conditioning Corp: 20 Lectures, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Rust-Oleum: of a period of 3 years 50 Lectures, Paint Sciences & Techniques
Black & Decker: 10 Lectures, Tools, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Slant/Fin Heating Corp: 25 Lectures, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance
Owens Corning Corp: 4 Lectures, Energy, Science & Building Maintenance

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Curriculum Vitae: www.AccurateBuilding.com/about_us/alvin_ubell.html
Trial Verdicts: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/verdicts.html
Almost 1,500 investigations
Over 100 court appearances

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Trial Verdicts: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/verdicts.html
Curriculum Vitae: www.AccurateBuilding.com/about_us/alvin_ubell.html
Trial Verdicts: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/verdicts.html
Stair Incidents, Pot-Holes, Trip, Slip & Fall, OSHI Incidents, Hot Water Scalding, Wall & Kitchen Cabinet Failures, Ramp Design Incidents, Road & Street Walk Failures, Window & Door Incidents & Failures, Hardware Failures, Roof Leakage & Failures, Plumbing & Flooding Incidents.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 80 to 85 %

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 10 to 15 %

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: About 50 times

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: In Texas on stair incident March 13th 2008

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 100 times

Trial Verdicts: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/verdicts.html

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 100 times

Trial Verdicts: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/verdicts.html

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1991

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Testing, Site Inspections, Reports, Site Drawings, Reconstruction of a site, Mathematics, Code & Standard research, Models, Demonstrations, Show & Tell.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250.00 Per Hour, Portal to Portal plus expenses Minimum fee $750.00
In office $250.00 per Hour

If it is a viable case that takes investigation, Fee $3,000.00 Per Case Plus Expenses, which includes , Reviewing documents, site visit, Photographic Documentation, Code & standard research, orthographic projection (Drawings & Sketches}, field measurements, testing and full written report with of our findings, evaluations & opinions, etc..

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: If it's a few papers & some photos at our office... No Charge..

If it is a voluminous file, with many depositions and multiple parties $250.00 per Hour, In office

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250.00 Per Hour, Portal to Portal plus expenses.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Trial Appearance in the 5 Borough of New York $5,000.00 the first day & $3,000 for each day their after.

Trials outside the New York Metropolitan Area, Texas, California, Florida, etc. will have a surcharge.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All laboratory work and any construction material, model construction, etc will be billed at cost + 15% for handling.
No Charge for In-House testing.
Travel & Expenses is including in the base fees.
No charge for multiple copies of photos and documents if they are directly related to the case-trial, but within limits.
No Charge for enlarging photos, documents & Drawings for court presentation
Maximum size: 11" X 17"
No Charge for drafting service and the creation of orthographic projection (Drawing & Sketches) relating to the case.
No charge for phone calls & postage

References

Client Portfolio: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/clients.html

Thomas J. Moverman, Esq.
Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman, P.C.
40 Fulton Street, Floor 25
New York City, NY 10038-1850
212-285-3300 [F]-212-406-4544
TMoverman@Lipsig.com

Daniel C. Minc, Esq.
Rosenberg Minc Falkoff & Wolff, L.L.P.
122 East 42nd Street Suite 3800
New York City, NY 10168-0068
212-697-9280 [F]-212-697-9284
DMinc@RMFWlaw.com

Michael S. Bender, Esq.
Argyropoulos & Bender, P.C.
31-01 Broadway Floor 4
Astoria - Queens, NY 11106-1805
718-777-1777 [F]-718-777-2737
MichaelSBender@aol.com

The Hon, Jules Spodek, Retired: New York State Supreme Court
Brooklyn, NY
718-338-8603
SpoSail@Verizon.net

Alan R. Inwood, Esq.
Hochheiser hochheiser & Inwood LLP
270 Madison Avenue, Suite 1203
New York City, NY 10016-0601
212-689-4184
ARI@Hochheiser.com

Client Portfolio: www.AccurateBuilding.com/services/legal/clients.html

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