Curt M. Freedman,PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP

Mr. Curt M. Freedman,PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP

CMF Engineering Inc.
24 Ridge Road
Longmeadow , MA 01106
Mobile: 413-575-2640
Office: 413-567-1175

Introduction

Mechanical Engineering Consultation Services
We offer a wide range of services:

Forensic/investigative Engineering

Electric to natural gas conversions

Energy and water conservation

Utility management

Mechanical/structural inspections

Artesian well design

HVAC design

Boiler and chiller design

Indoor swimming pool HVAC design


Areas of Expertise

  • Boilers
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Professional Engineering
  • Solar Energy
  • Utilities

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: ~ Registered Professional Engineer in: CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, & VT
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ~The National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Senior Member

~ Certified Energy Manager (CEM) as endorsed by the Association of Energy Engineers

~ Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) as endorsed by the Association of Energy Engineers

~ LEED Accredited Professional as endorsed by the U. S. Green Building Council

~ The National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Senior Member

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Professor of Energy Management, Western New England University
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: 200+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: My areas of specialty include origin and cause investigations of:

Appliances;
Carbon monoxide investigations;
Construction cost evaluations;
Controls systems;
Fire sprinkler systems;
Flat plate solar panels;
Forklifts;
Furnaces;
Hydronic Boilers;
Industrial accidents;
Inadvertent fire sprinkler head failures;
Ladders;
Lighting systems
Loss of heat, loss of fuel freeze analysis;
Manufacturing equipment accidents;
Metallic pipe fitting failures;
Motor failures;
Plastic fitting failures;
Plumbing systems;
Rooftop HVAC equipment;
Stairs; slips & falls;
Steam Boilers;
Photo-voltaic solar panels;
Pump failures;
Toilet failures;
Water heater failures;


Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 10 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Two years ago.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: More than 10 times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: One time
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Provide professional engineering consultation services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $150/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $150/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250/hr
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel @ $150/hr
Business expenses at cost (no mark-up)

References

Available Upon RequestJohn W. Bailey, Esquire
Bailey, Kelleher & Johnson
Albany, New York 12205
Telephone: (888) 360-5650
Email: jwbailey@bkjlaw.com


Steve Silverman, Esquire
73 State Street, Suite 203
Springfield, MA 01103.
Telephone: 413-788-6188
E-mail: swsilverlaw@verizon.net


Frank DeGrande
Pure Insurance Company
1 North Lexington Avenue
Suite 1450
White Plains, NY 10601
E-mail: fdigrande@purehnw.com


Attorney Gordon Rehnborg, Jr.
McDowell Osborn
282 River Road
Manchester, NH 03105
Tel: 603/623-9300