R. REXFORD UPP, PhD, PE, PG
GEOTECHNICAL EXPERT
Consultation & Litigation support

RESUME 
   

R. REXFORD UPP, PhD

P.O. Box 725


Campbell, CA 95009-0725


408-590-5587
 rex@rexpertwitness.com

RESUME

Education: Ph.D. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, Stanford University

M.S. CIVIL ENGINEERING (Soil Mechanics and Foundations), Stanford University

M.S. WATERSHED MANAGEMENT, Humboldt State University

B.A. GEOLOGY, Humboldt State University

B.S. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, Humboldt State University

B.S. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, University of California at Berkeley


Professional Professional Geologist: PG 1361 (1981)

California Certified Engineering Geologist: EG 1083 (1981) I obtained all licenses by

Licenses: Professional Civil Engineer: PE C37340 (1983) examination

Registered Soil Engineer: GE 2046 (1987) * *Year license became Certified Hydrogeologist: HG 62 (1995) * available

Experience: Independent Consultant - Expert Witness: (2012 to Present). I provide consultation and litigation support for issues relating to geotechnical engineering and engineering geology.

Technical Expert Consultant: CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS, & GEOLOGISTS (2010 - Present). I evaluate technical merits of negligence claims filed against licensed Geotechnical Engineers and Geologists.

Geotechnical Advisor: CALIFORNIA STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE on the Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Act (2008 - 2016). I assisted in the re-evaluation of the Act.

Founder and Principal of Firm: UPP GEOTECHNOLOGY, INC. (1983 to 2011). I conducted all phases of engineering geology and geotechnical (soil) engineering studies including site development evaluations for residential, commercial, and industrial properties; forensic and insurance investigations of distressed properties; landslide evaluations and repairs; erosion and surface drainage problems; subsurface drainage, water intrusion, and groundwater studies; reservoir/pond development; leachfield evaluations; fault hazard evaluations; swimming pool and basement design; roadway and bridge abutment design; rock quarry development and reclamations; and environmental impact studies.

Senior Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer: CLEARY CONSULTANTS (1977-1979 & 1980-1983). I supervised engineering geology and geotechnical engineering investigations for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential projects.

GS 11 Geologist: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (1979 to 1980). I conducted research on the location and activity of the Maacama Fault System in Mendocino County, California. (My study served as the basis for zoning portions of the Maacama Fault as active under the jurisdiction of the State of California Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Act).

Instructor: SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (1983 to 1986), I taught Soil Engineering and Rock Mechanics. HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY (1974 to 1975), I taught various geology courses.

Consultant: CITY OF EUREKA, CALIFORNIA (1975), I investigated the seismic and flood hazards to the City of Eureka; I also wrote the Seismic Safety Element and other portions of the Eureka General Plan.

Memberships: CalGeo: The California Geotechnical Engineering Association - (President 2011-2012)

AEG: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists – (President 2000-2001) FEWA: Forensic Expert Witness Association - (Past Director – Northern California Chapter)

ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member 2010)


GSA: Geological Society of America (Senior Member)

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