Publications:

  1. Nobe, Toshi, P.E., Forensic Engineering Investigation Of Distressed Residential Foundation From Plumbing Leaks, Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, http://www.nafe.org/, 2007.
  2. Clark, John, Toshi Nobe (as a Structural subcommittee member), Home Buyers’ Guide for Foundation Evaluation Document, #FPA-SC-06-0, http://www.foundationperformance.org/committee_papers.html, Houston, 2005.
  3. Skoller, Michael, Toshi Nobe (as a Structural subcommittee member), Distress Phenomena Often Mistakenly Attributed to Foundation Movement, Document # FPA-SC-03-0, http://www.foundationperformance.org/committee_papers.html, Houston, 2004.
  4. Wozney, George/Michael Skoller, Toshi Nobe (as a Structural subcommittee member), Foundation Design Options for Residential and Other Low-Rise Bldgs on Expansive Soils, Document #FPA-SC-01-0, http://www.foundationperformance.org/committee_papers.html, Houston, 2004.
  5. King, Philip, Toshi Nobe (as a Structural subcommittee member), Recommended Practice of Design of Residential Foundations, http://www.texasce.org/docs/DesignGuidelines.pdf, Austin, 2003.
  6. Spivey, Jack, Toshi Nobe (as a Structural subcommittee member), Quality Control Checklists for Foundation Inspections of Residential and Other Low-Rise Bldgs, Document #FPA-SC-10-0, http://www.foundationperformance.org/committee_papers.html, Houston, 2003.

Certifications:

  • TRCC # 98354 3rd Party Inspector for Texas Residential Construction Commission; State-sponsored Inspection and Dispute Resolution; Warranties and building and Performance Standards (HB 730), www.trcc.state.tx.us.

Specialties/Features:

  • Commercial and Residential Foundation Over Expansive Soils
  • Structural Damage Claims and Construction Litigations
  • Storm Drainage Damage Assessment
  • Accident Investigation/Analysis/Reconstruction
  • Slips/Trips/Falls Claims
Experience:

dba NOBE CONSULTING ENGINEERS, San Antonio, TX
Principal Forensic Engineer - Present

  • Investigated Construction Failure and Conducted Due Diligence for EMS Facility, Alice, TX
  • Investigated Residential Foundation Failures for Property Damage Appraisers, San Antonio, TX
TN FLOORING COMPANY, INC., San Antonio, TX
President/Manager
1997-Present
Corporate Business and Fiscal Planning as well as Managing Subcontracting Operation, Staff of Five, Retailed Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong, Azrock, Roppe Products for Institutional Clients
  • Awarded Multi-Year Carpet Delivering Contract from Texas Building & Procurement Commission, Austin, TX, $95k/yr., 2001
  • Completed Sheraton Hotel(Carpet, VCT), Houston, TX, 198,000sf, $142k, 2000
  • Awarded Multi-Year Flooring Contract from the City of Houston, $90k., 1999
  • Completed LaPort Elementary Schools(Ceramic, Carpet, VCT), La Port, TX, 72,000sf, $410k,1999
  • Completed Seven Year Indefinite Delivery Flooring Contract with Brooks Air Force Base, TX, $1.8 Million, 1993-1999
NOBE FOUNDATION/BUILDING CONSULTANTS GROUP, INC., San Antonio, TX
President/Sr. Engineer
1996-2000
  • Published TX Residential Foundation Design Criteria Manual as ASCE Committee Member
  • Investigated & Published over 120 Residential Foundation Reports, 1997-1999, for Nationwide and USAA Insurance Companies, $360k, Staff of Three
  • Engaged in Mediation, Arbitration and Trial by Jury Litigations (Trip and Fall, Bank Offset, Payment Claims) & Served as Expert Witness
NOBE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, INC., San Antonio, TX
President/General Manager
1994-1999
Corporate Business and Fiscal Planning & Managed Construction Operation, Staff of 18 General Contracting Business Grossed over $2.7 Million in 1997
  • Appealed for Change Order Claims via Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals-#51105, 2000
  • Finished Out the VA Homes in a Four Year Period for Prudential Real Estate Co., San Antonio, TX, $200k, 1998-2001
  • Constructed Maintenance Facility at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX, 8,700 sf, $900k, 1997
  • Completed Open Ended Contract for the US Corp of Engineers for OC Fisher Lake, San Angelo, TX, $150k/yr, 1994-1996
NOBE & ASSOCIATES, INC., San Antonio, TX
President/Project Manager
1989-1994
Corporate Business and Fiscal Planning & Managed A/E Operation, Staff of Five
  • Designed UST tank and Fuel Depot for the City Maintenance Facility, San Antonio, TX $350k, 1993
  • Designed Sprinkler Renovation for the City of San Antonio International Terminal, $350k, 1993
  • Designed 1.8 Million ($120k A/E fee) HVAC/Electrical Renovation of National Air Guard Hanger Facility at Kelly Air Force Base, 1992
NOBE CONSULTANTS LTD, San Angelo/San Antonio, TX
Owner/Engineer: Managed Staff of 14 Technical Personnel
1983-1989
  • Completed Multi-Disciplined Open-Ended Architectural and Engineering Contracts for Goodfellow AFB($2.5 Million Construction) and Dept of Agriculture($400k Construction), 1987- 1989
  • Designed and Managed TDHCA Public Works Grant Projects(Planning, Flood, Street, Sewer, Water, Water Plants, Environmental) for 15 Cities and Counties in West Texas Council of Governments
  • Implemented 911 Telephone System for Concho Council of Government, TX, 1988
  • Designed 420 Acre Subdivision for Lumpkin Development, San Angelo, TX, 1984
CITY OF SAN ANGELO, San Angelo, TX
City Utility Engineer
1982
  • Designed Sewer Outfall for 120 Acre Subdivision Development
MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT INTERNATIONAL, San Angelo, TX
Certification Engineer
1980-1982
  • Certified Interior and Framing Structures for Diamond 1 Aircraft
  • Successfully Conducted Crash Worthiness Tests for Seat Belts for the Diamond 1 Interior SUPERMAIDS, INC., St. Louis, Mo.
    Office Manager
    1979
    • Operated Three-Man Team for Cleaning Business and Residential Facilities
    McDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO., St. Louis, Mo.
    Lead Design Engineer
    1970-1980
    • Responsible for Proposal Preparation and Performed Hypersonic Aircraft Configuration Development
    • Designed and Stress Analyzed DC-10 Trailing Edge, AV-8B Cockpit, F-18 Leading Edge, F-15 Wing
    BOEING AIRCRAFT CO., Seattle, Washington
    Design Engineer
    1967-1970
    • Design Engineer in 747 APU Group
    • Associate Engineer in SST Empennage Group
    Education:

    MS in Civil Engineering from University of Missouri at Rolla
    BS in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Professional Engineering Licenses: Arkansas(#6757), Louisiana(#E22339), Missouri(#14813), Oklahoma(#14491), Texas(#53067 and #4825 as TN Flooring Company, Inc.)

    Affiliations: Member of National Society of Professional Engineers(Life), American Society of Civil Engineers(#220213), Foundation Performance Association, San Antonio Claim Association, National Academy of Forensic Engineers(#665)


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