L.David Givler MSCE, P.E.

Mr. L.David Givler MSCE, P.E.

Givler Engineering, Inc.
515 Busby Dr.
San Antonio , TX 78209
Office: 210-219-0318

Introduction

L. David Givler, MSCE, PE is the president of the firm. He is a technical expert in hydrology and hydraulics with experience since 1984. His experience in municipal engineering and site development began in 1987. He obtained his Master of Science in hydraulics in 1986 from Lehigh University and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1984 from Lafayette College. He registered as a Professional Engineer in 1990 in Pennsylvania and in 1993 in Texas.


Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydrology & Groundwater
  • Professional Engineering
  • Utilities
  • Water Utility

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: M.S., Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, Specialty in Coastal and Hydraulics, 1986
B.S., Civil Engineering, Lafayette College, 1984
Professional Engineer, 1990 (PA No. PE-040565-E), 1993 (TX No. 73842)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Civil Engineers
Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Site Design Seminar for Architectural Registration Examination, The American Institute
of Architects, San Antonio Chapter, 1997
Lehigh University Laboratory Sessions and
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 30 times.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Drainage, utilities, water system, sanitary sewer, Municipal Engineering, Flooding.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 7 times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: August 2014.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3 or 4 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately 3 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Engineering
-Studies
-Planning
-Design
-Review

Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

Computer Modeling
-Watershed
-Rivers, Streams and Floodplains
-Reservoirs
-Dam Failures

Design
-Subdivisions
-Drainage Systems
-Streets
-Water Systems
-Sanitary Sewer systems
-Dams

Municipal
-Infrastructure Planning
-Infrastructure Design
Agency Coordination and Approvals
-FEMA
-EPA
-TCEQ
-US Army Corps of Engineers
-Department of Parks and Wildlife

Observation and Inspection
-Dams
-Capital Improvement Projects
-Subdivisions
-High-End Home Site Development
-Concrete Structures
-Pavement
-Storm Water Controls and Best Management Practices

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $250
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Mileage will be invoiced at 15% above IRS business rate.
Expenses will be invoiced at 15% above cost.

References

References upon request.