D. Larry Dunville

Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC
12666 Highland Shores Drive
Sawyer , MI 49125
Office: 574-210-8612

Introduction

Over 35 years of experience designing, building, and installation of overhead cranes, monorails, hoists and crane runway systems. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Harvard Graduate School of Business with experience in public speaking to engineering and trade associations as well and published articles about overhead cranes. Formerly on the AIST (American Institute of Steel Technology) that writes the overhead crane specification for the US steel industry. Former Executive Director of the CCAA (Crane Certification Association of America). Current member of ASME/ANSI B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes specification committee.


Areas of Expertise

  • Construction Safety
  • Cranes
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • OSHA
  • Safety Engineering

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: University of Notre Dame, 1975
Harvard Business School, OPM 13, 1988
Certified Crane Inspector, NACB, 2018
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: AIST, American Institute of Steel Technology, current member
AIST, Technical Committee #6, for Steel Mill Cranes (former member)
AIST, Technical Committee #13 Design and Construction of Mill Buildings with Cranes (former member)
ASME/ANSI B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes Committee, current member
CCAA, Crane Certification Association of America, current member, past Executive Director
CCAA Electric Overhead Inspector Certification Committee, current member
FEWA, Forensic Expert Witness Association, current member
FEWA Arizona Chapter, Board Member, current member
Purdue Technical Assistance Program, former board member
FMA, Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, former board member and former executive board member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: • Hi-Speed Industrial Service Crane Symposium, Memphis, TN, August 11/12 2018
Crane safety inspection requirements, highlighting OSHA 1910.179j, B30.2, CMAA 70 and 78

• AIST Crane Symposium (American Institute of Steel Technology), Pittsburgh June, 2018
Presentation regarding crane safety inspection requirements, highlighting OSHA 1910.179j, B30.2, CMAA 70 and 78

• ASME/ANSI B30.2 (American Society of Mechanical Engineers/American National Standards Institute), Nashville, May 2018
Presentation regarding crane safety inspection requirements, highlighting OSHA 1910.179j, B30.2, CMAA 70 and 78.

• Forensic Expert Witness Association Annual Conference, San Francisco April 2018
Presentation on effective communications and marketing in the digital age.

• Forensic Expert Witness Association (Arizona Chapter), March 2018
Presentation on effective communications and marketing in the digital age.

• Modex/CMAA (Crane Manufacturers Association of America) Crane Safety Inspection Presentation, Atlanta, April 2018
Presentation at the Modex/CMAA Crane Safety Conference regarding the lack of specificity in the crane inspection standards and how to comply with the confusing patchwork of specifications.

• CCAA (Crane Certification Association of America) Annual Crane Conference, Tulsa February 2018 Presentation about Crane inspection standards.

• Forensic Expert Witness Annual Conference
In Spring of 2017 I was a speaker at the Forensic Expert Witness Annual Convention held in San Francisco, CA.

• A/E/C (Architects, Engineers and Contractors) Overhead Crane Training Program
I developed a course for the training of architects, engineers and contractors on the special requirements for buildings in which there are overhead cranes. The training course was used for training credits by the engineers and consisted of a couple hours’ session and a handbook I put together listing all the required industry specifications. I gave this course at least once a quarter for the last decade. Although I never made a sales pitch, the purpose of the course was to elevate my company as the “go to” source for overhead cranes by virtue of our expertise.

• Indiana OSHA Safety Training
I was asked on several occasions to teach parts of the standard OSHA 10 Hour and OSHA 30 Hour training program in Elkhart, IN.

• Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
I spoke on crane maintenance and runway design at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Las Vegas, NV and Orlando, FL.

• AIST (Association of Iron and Steel Technology) World Class Crane Management Seminar (formerly AISE)
Spoke on crane maintenance and runway design at Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The presentation taught the interrelationship of crane performance and inadequate crane runway alignment.

• Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA)
Spoke on Open Book Management and Crane Safety at Las Vegas, NV, Fabtech/Chicago and Fabtech/Cleveland.
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: Over a dozen times, since starting the Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC in 2016.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: EOT (Electric Overhead Traveling) Cranes, crane safety issues, OSHA issues, fall protection, OSHA General Duty Clause, OSHA 1910.179 Regulations for Overhead and Gantry Cranes and 1910.6 incorporation by reference which then includes ASME/ANSI B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes, Crane Manufacturers Association of America Spec 70/74/78/79 and AIST #6.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: around 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: around 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: about a half dozen
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: August of 2018
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Once
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Never
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since January of 2016
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: - Consulting
- Accident site visits
- Document review
- Standards research and interpretation
- Opinion writing
- Court testifying
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $450/hr plus travel expenses, flat rate for everything, except ½ flat rate for travel. Expenses such as hotels, car rental, purchased materials for test simulations, copies, etc. charged at my cost.

First phone meeting, no charge.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $450/hr plus travel expenses, flat rate for everything, except ½ flat rate for travel. Expenses such as hotels, car rental, purchased materials for test simulations, copies, etc. charged at my cost.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $450/hr plus travel expenses, flat rate for everything, except ½ flat rate for travel. Expenses such as hotels, car rental, purchased materials for test simulations, copies, etc. charged at my cost.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $450/hr plus travel expenses, flat rate for everything, except ½ flat rate for travel. Expenses such as hotels, car rental, purchased materials for test simulations, copies, etc. charged at my cost.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: $450/hr plus travel expenses, flat rate for everything, except ½ flat rate for travel. Expenses such as hotels, car rental, purchased materials for test simulations, copies, etc. charged at my cost.


References

LEGAL REFERENCES:

Geoff Bryce
Bryce Downey & Lenkov, LLC
(312) 327-0021
gbryce@bdlfirm.com

James Thompson
Edelman & Thompson, LLC
(816) 719-8919
JThompson@etkclaw.com

Betty Ann St. George (legal assistant)
Wattel and York
(877) 333-9545
B.StGeorge@WattelandYork.com

Shawn Farrel
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
(215) 564-1700
sfarrell@cohenseglias.com

Cliff Harrison
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
(713) 222-4035
charrison@munsch.com

Patrick O’Leary
The O’Leary Law Office
(574) 349-7902
pfolearylaw@aol.com

Brian Casey
Taylor Walker PC
(757) 625-7300
BCasey@taylorwalkerlaw.com


CRANE CONSULTING REFERENCES:

Douglas Boyce
Austal USA
(251) 445-1933
Douglas.Boyce@austalusa.com

Larry Joe Dockery
Wacker Polysilicon, NA
(423) 780-8604
LarryJoe.Dockery@wacker.com

Guardian Glass
Chris Wendel
(315) 787-7082
cwendel@Guardian.com

Munster Steel
Jeanne Robbins or Nate Blanchette
(219) 924-5198
jrobbins@munstersteel.com
nblanchette@munstersteel.com

Olympic Steel
Dave Larson
(219) 359-3074
David.Larson@OlySteel.com


Video

Overhead Crane Consulting Introduction Introduction to Larry Dunville and the services provided by Overhead Crane Consulting, LLC.