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A Sprinkle of Fire Protection

April 12, 2023

Jeff and Brian chat with fire protection design professional and expert Steve Kowkabany on fire suppression / fire protection design, common design and installation deficiencies, the main causes of disputes regarding fire protection, and how these systems are inspected and maintained.

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JEFFREY KATZ

Jeffrey Katz is an Executive Vice President of VERTEX who leads the contract claims group. Mr. Katz is a professional engineer who has been involved as a consultant or expert on large files across North America, preparing claims and expert reports related to delay and schedule impacts, productivity claims, project completion costs, unforeseen conditions, design issues, overpayment, construction defects, and more. In 2018, Mr. Katz was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.

BRIAN PADOVE

Brian Padove joined Watt Tieder in 2018 after spending three years working as a litigation associate at a national insurance defense firm.

Brian focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, and suretyship while representing a wide variety of clients including contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners.  He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as well as multiple federal district courts.

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