Peter Vail

Peter Vail

Joelson Vail Associates, LLC
330 Encinitas Blvd Suite 202G
Encinitas , CA 92024
Office: 858-836-3210
Fax: 760-230-2507


Mr. Vail is a California Licensed General Contractor, Concrete Contractor,Carpentry Contractor, Certified ICBO Building Inspector, Certified ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech Grade 1,has an extensive background as a project manager, estimator, and specialist in supervision, scheduling, quality control management, and coordination of contractors. He has over 43 years experience in the Southern California construction industry as a general contractor, concrete subcontractor,carpentry subcontractor, supervisor, carpenter, developer, and expert witness. Projects have included large single and multi-family residential developments,apartments, industrial, and a variety of commercial buildings types, such as shopping centers, offices buildings, tenant improvements, retail stores, custom homes and remodeling. Mr. Vail has furnished expert and forensic services to various government agencies including the Contractors State License Board for whom he sat on a committee, which developed testing procedures for the C-5 Carpentry trade classification.

Mr. Vail's areas of expertise include Licensed General Contractor(B), Concrete Contractor (C8), Carpentry Contractor(C5) qualified in: Concrete, construction defect, concrete tilt-up buildings, scope of repair, cost of repair estimates, rough carpentry, finish carpentry, drywall, building inspection, post tension slab , construction scheduling, doors, foundations, general construction, sidewalks, owners representative, quality control, order of construction, and pool decks, parking lots.

Areas of Expertise

  • Building Codes
  • Building Contractor Liability
  • Concrete/Cement
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Doors
  • Pools & Spas

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: California Licensed Contractor General(B), Concrete (C-8), Carpentry (C-5), Certified ICBO/ICC Building Inspector, Certified ACI (American Concrete Institute) Concrete Field Testing Technician-Grade 1(6-2003),
Industry Expert California Contractors State License Board (CA)(1990 -2013), Journeyman Carpenter- Completion of CA Apprenticeship Council,Dept. of Industrial Relations, Certificate of Completion Construction Technology-Orange Coast College
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Certified Professional Member- ICC
American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
Forensic Consultants Association San Diego (FEWA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Student Recruitment Orange Coast College - Construction Technology- Costa Mesa, CA. (4-00)

Construction Issues Seminar Foundation/Concrete Issues - SafeCo Insurance (6-00)
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: 800+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: General Construction, Concrete, Framing, Finish Carpentry, Cost Estimating,Scope of Repair Recommendations, Performance, Standard of Care General Construction, Concrete Construction& Carpentry-Rough framing and finish.

California State Attorney Generals Office- General Contractors-Concrete Contractors-Framing & Finish Contractors- cost estimating-Standard of Care. Qualified Industry Expert California Contractors State License Board- General (B)-Concrete (C8) - Carpentry (C5) Since 1990
Approved On Site Negotiator California Contractors State License Board- General (B)-Concrete (C8)- Carpentry (C5)Since 1996
San Diego DA Office

Developer Quality Control- on site inspections -subcontractor performance
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 80
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 1-2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 150+
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 150+
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 27
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Reports, Estimating, Quality Control Inspections, Third Party Inspections, Construction Management, Plan Review,Site Inspections
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please call-858-836-3210
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please call-858-836-3210
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 400.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 400.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Expenses, Mileage, Copy Fees, Outside Consultant Fees


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