Faculty

Josef Alter
Instructor & Construction Engineering Specialist

Courses Taught:
9103 Construction Blueprint Reading

9108 Construction Equipment & Methods

Education:

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering

Construction Project Experience:

  • Scheduling, design, engineering and project management for concrete forming and shoring systems on civil, military, industrial and commercial projects in Europe, USA and Middle East
  • Perform construct ability testing for contract compliance
  • Perform construction and feasibility studies for renewable energy projects
  • Job site inspections for compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Design, manufacture, and construction of proprietary forming and shoring systems for concrete construction
  • Prepare shop drawings using CAD
  • Consulting, inspection, and engineering management of construction technology systems for geo-technical and heavy civil construction projects
  • Estimate, schedule, and manage construction of deep foundations and earth retention structures

Teaching Experience:

  • Guest Lecturer at University of Wisconsin
  • Carpenter Apprenticeship at Rio Hondo Community College
  • Construction Management at Mesa College

Troy Dunow
Instructor & Estimating Specialist

Course Taught: 9108 Construction Equipment & Methods

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Construction Project Experience:

  • Residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations
  • Water and sewer line installations
  • Golf course construction
  • Highway and bridge construction
  • Water and sewer treatment facilities
  • Compressed natural gas facilities
  • High-tech processing facilities
  • Mining
  • Associate Director – Mining & Metals
  • Senior Cost Consultant
  • Regional Lead Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Chief Estimator
  • Project Manager/Estimator
  • Operations Manager
  • Field Superintendent Heavy Civil
  • Project Engineer
  • Electrician

Bob George
Chairman, Construction Experts, Inc.

Education:

  • Master of Science in Education, (Online Teaching and Learning)
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance, With Distinction
  • Bachelors of Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude

Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct faculty at San Diego State University teaching Construction Methods and Construction Engineering  to senior civil engineering students.
  • Adjunct faculty at California State University Hayward teaching courses in online teaching and learning
  • Coordinator, Certificate in Construction Practices, San Diego State University.
  • Construction programs at UCSD and Mesa College, San Diego
  • Seminars and Training Program development for construction industry clients

Construction Project Experience:

  • Residential housing tracts
  • High rise buildings and Condominiums
  • Commercial buildings
  • Tilt up buildings
  • Engineering projects: Sewer, Water, Storm Drains, & Street
  • Concrete projects, both structural and architectural concrete

David Hahn
Project Management Instructor & Green Building Specialist

Courses Taught:
9103 Construction Blueprint Reading
9201 Leadership & Motivation
9202 Oral & Written Communications
9203 Risk Management & Problem Solving
9204 Contract Documents & Construction Law
9305 Building Green Buildings
9308 Construction Project Management

Education:

  • Master of Science, Green Building at San Francisco Institute of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering at San Diego State University
  • San Diego State University Certificate, Superintendent Training Program online
  • Bucks County Community College Certificate National Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
  • Villanova University Project Management, Strategic Organizational Leadership

Construction Project Experience:

  • Commercial Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Schools and Churches
  • Tilt up and Pre-cast Concrete Buildings
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Civil Projects
  • Residential Projects

Harry Kominski
Instructor & Certified Professional Estimator

Courses Taught:
9101 Introduction to Construction Estimating 
9103 Construction Blueprint Reading
9105 Estimating & Bidding 1

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associates of Science Engineering

Construction Project Experience:

  • Shopping centers
  • Structural concrete
  • Water facilities
  • Wastewater treatment facilities
  • Sewer, water, storm drain, dry utilities and street installation
  • Residential housing tracts, single and multifamily

Note to Students

Work in construction is interesting and challenging. There is a feeling of being part of something with permanence when you can observe a finished project, which you had a part in achieving.


Martin Lightle
Instructor & Construction Project Management Specialist

Courses Taught:
9107 Construction Materials & Processes
9205 Planning & Scheduling
9206 Construction Productivity & Cost Management

Education:

  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California (1977 – 1979)
  • Barstow Community College, Barstow, California (1980)
  • Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California (1982 – 1983)
  • Major: Architecture
  • Emphasis of Study: Design theory and presentation
  • AGC Construction Supervision Certificate Program, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Infrastructure Manage

  • Pebble Ltd. Partnership
  • Management of primary infrastructure permissible stage development for the Pebble Mine Project

EPC(M) Engineering/Construction Project Manager – Construction Infrastructure Area Manager

  • Newmont Mining Corporation
  • FLUOR Corporation
  • SEIC Infrastructure Upgrade Project
  • Caspian Pipeline Project
  • Qwest Support Services
  • Quest Communications
  • Batu Hijau Project
  • Newmont Gold Company
  • Milan Army Ammunition Plant Remedial Investigation
  • Newmont On-Call Engineering
  • Gunang Salak Geothermal Facility
  • Karimun Storage and Distribution Facility Proposal
  • Rayong Refinery Project
  • Shell Tabangao Asset Renewal (STAR) Project
  • Hanford Waste Vitrification Project
  • Ashland CCR Project
  • FCCU Revamp Project
  • Port Dickson Conversion Project
  • Exor IV Project
  • Hidden Valley Ranch West Coast Food Processing Center
  • Benesh Engineering
  • Adams Streeter Civil Engineers, Inc.
  • Santa Fe International

Steven Richardson
Instructor, Executive Juris Doctor & Certified Professional Estimator

Course Taught: 9106 Estimating & Bidding 2

Education:

  • Concord Law School Executive Juris Doctor
  • Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Construction
  • University of Phoenix Master of Business Administration

Construction Project Experience:

  • Chief Estimator
  • Project Estimator
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Pre-construction Manager
  • Operations Officer for an Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy)
  • Commander for a Headquarters, Engineer Brigade
  • Commander for a Port Construction Company
  • Construction Platoon Leader for a Port Construction Company

Note to Students:

I am a lifelong learner with three advanceddegrees and a diploma for speaking Czech. Construction is a passion for me. It’s generational in my family and an industry from which I derive great pleasure. Teaching comes naturally because as a retired US Army officer, I have 27 years’ experience teaching soldiers. Using an online platform to teach is also very familiar because I earned my EJD from Concord Law School completely online: one of the toughest achievements of my life. I look forward to imparting my knowledge to willing and eager minds.