The Construction Vibration Damage Guide for Homeowners
John M. Zeigler has an earned Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University
of Illinois, a highly-ranked chemistry graduate program, and is a member of
the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He is co-editor and co-author of an ACS Advances
in Chemistry reference volume on silicon-based polymers, Silicon-Based
Polymer Science - A Comprehensive Resource, shown at right, and
has been a long-time member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal
of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers.
Zeigler developed considerable scientific and litigation expertise in construction
vibration damage, arising from extensive damage done to his home and many others during
a road reconstruction project. He was the primary scientific consultant throughout
that case. The consulting included damage and scientific documentation, testimony,
expert and attorney scientific preparation, vibration monitoring data analysis,
and case assembly all the way through trial. Although not a retelling of his
case, the CVDG, in both the free Homeowners version
and the extended Professional Edition, is founded
on what he learned in that nearly 4 year litigation experience and the years subsequent to it.
Dr. Zeigler has provided consulting help on numerous vibration damage cases worldwide. He also maintains a Vibrationdamage.com Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/vibrationdamage/. There, visitors can find vibration damage content not available on Vibrationdamage.com or in the downloadable PDF, as well as leave their own comments and questions.
- As a researcher at a U.S. national laboratory, Dr. Zeigler was a co-recipient of an international IR-100 (R&D-100) award for the development of polysilane
self-developing photoresists; he is also the inventor or co-inventor on over
30 U.S. and foreign patents. He has published over 70 papers in the
scientific literature and been an invited speaker at scientific meetings and
universities over 100 times, as well as serving as an organizer of several international
scientific meetings. Dr. Zeigler has also worked in silicones, polysilanes and other silicon-based polymers, conductive polymers, electronic properties of polymers, super-acid and transition metal catalysis, polymer photodegradation, and organic chemistry research.
- As a scientific consultant, he has provided expertise on polymeric
materials and applications to both Fortune 500 and smaller companies. He has been involved in litigation support work for nearly 20 years,
primarily in various aspects of medical devices materials, manufacturing, and
quality control, in addition to scientific consulting and other activities.
A curriculum vitae, listing publications, invited presentations, patents,
testimony and other relevant materials is available. A separate business website,
http://silchemy.com, has more information
on his background and work.
We do not currently perform vibration monitoring at construction sites.
Our current consulting rates are $300 per hour of work, with a required retainer of $3000 which covers initial work. Reasonable and customary travel expenses are also billed to the client for any
necessary travel. We do not bill for time spent in travel. Full terms are shown in our consulting agreement. The terms in the agreement are the governing ones.
contact Dr. Zeigler through our Contact Us page or by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial consultations are free and without obligation for either party. The Construction Vibration Damage Guide for
Homeowners (CVDG) and the more technical and extensive
CVDG Professional Edition provide a good
introduction to our capabilities and knowledge.
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This is a chapter from the Construction
Vibration Damage Guide for Homeowners (CVDG), a 100+ page free
document with over 200 color photos, diagrams and other illustrations.
It is available at
http://vibrationdamage.com as a series of web pages or in full,
web navigation and ad-free,
as a downloadable PDF document, with
additional content not available on the web. The free
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for business use and with over three times as much content, can be ordered from our
Order the CVDG Pro page, usually with same-day delivery. You can comment about this page or ask
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