Telecommunications Expert Witness

Since 1996, I've been providing telecommunications expert witness services to the Telecommunications Industry.  With the rapid advancement of Data transmission other names have been coined, such as Communications, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Structured Cabling Systems (SCS) and Information Transport Systems (ITS) as well as Information Technology (IT). I specialize in the cabling infrastructure that serves these various segments, whether inside buildings or outside on pole lines or underground.

My current CV is shown below:

David C. Cranmer

Consulting Telecommunications Analyst

Phone:   813.841.8000

Email:    davidc@ventouxlearningnetwork.com

May not Designate without Retention

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Cable Cut Investigation
Construction Cost Analysis
Code and Standards Violations
Accident Investigation

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Expert Witness for the Telecommunications Industry. Over 20 years experience providing expert witness services in cases involving cut cables, construction cost disputes, installation irregularities, standard and code violations, technical document validation and accident investigation. Retained in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Missouri, and California. Also providing services in OSP/ISP infrastructure design, training and curriculum development.
  • President/Owner Ventoux Learning Network. Currently teaching ICT design and review courses around the world to both the private sector and the military
  • Former Master Instructor for BICSI, a professional association supporting the information technology systems industry. Instructor for design courses.
  • Former CEO/Executive Director of BICSI a $15 million telecommunications association serving the Information Transport Systems Industry. Responsible for members and programs around the world with offices in Australia, Japan, Belgium and the UK. Established Affiliate agreements with Japan and Australia as well as translation agreements with Japan, Germany and Canada. Managed staff of 56 employees. Member services included, design and production of technical publications, credentialing programs, training and conferences.

May not Designate without Retention

  • Former Lead Judge for BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, a national competition for Installers and Technicians.
  • Former Chair of the Installation Program Committee that sets policy for administration of BICSI’s Installation Training Program.
  • Former Instructor for such topics as Inside Plant Design, Standards, RFP development, Firestopping
  • Former, Author the majority of the Customer Owned Outside Plant Manual for the BICSI Institute (First and second editions).
  • Former Owner of a 200-employee Telecommunications Engineering Firm with annual revenues of $12 million that specialized in OSP/ISP engineering and construction. Offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Malta.
  • Former President of BICSI, a 24,000 plus member International association of telecommunications professionals involved in the design, manufacture, engineering management, installation or maintenance of telephone distribution and transport systems within buildings, and on campuses.
  • Former Subject Matter Expert retained by BICSI during the development of the Installation Training Workbooks and the Installation Manual, both of which are used by corporations around the world.
  • Former Outside Plant Engineer with Bell South. Designed and managed the construction of both Outside and Inside Plant facilities.
  • Successfully provided Litigation support for cases involving accidents caused by fallen telephone poles, damages to underground facilities, over billing for Outside Plant construction, and preparation of technical documents.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

  • 47 years experience in the telecommunications industry.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Graduate Courses - MBA
  • RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)

May not Designate without Retention

PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS

Year      Title                                                                                         Service                      Published by

1988     Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual - 1st Edition     Contributing Author      BICSI

1997     Apprentice Installation Workbooks 1st Edition                              Contributing Author      BICSI

1997     Installer Installation Workbooks  1st Edition                                Contributing Author      BICSI

1997     Technician Installation Workbooks 1st Edition                              Contributing Author      BICSI

1999     Customer Owned Outside Plant Manual - 1st Edition                     Contributing Author      BICSI

2000     Customer Owned Outside Plant  Manual - 2nd Edition                   Contributing Author      BICSI

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

LITIGATION

GTE of Florida vs. Tone Communications

AT&T Corporation vs. Southland Contracting, Inc.

Fisk Electric Company vs. Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.

Swope, Lamberson, Guilkey, & O’Connor, P.A. vs. Electrical Services by Phillips, Inc.

IDEX vs. Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.

Pacific Bell Telephone California v. Mitchell Engineering, et al.

Allard v. Narragansett Electric v. Verizon

May not Designate without Retention

INSURANCE CLAIMS

Wyndham Hotels - Orlando vs. Datastar Technologies

AT&T vs. Sumter Builders

Pacific Bell vs. Trinity Builders Inc.

ARBITRATION/MEDIATION

GE Plastics vs. IEU, Local #255

BICSI vs. Feaney

Gannett vs. DVI

CH2M Hill Inc. v. Trustees of the California State University

EXPERT DEPOSITION & TRIAL TESTIMONY

Deposition

Fisk Electric Company vs. Siemens Information and Communication Networks, Inc.

GE Plastics vs. IEU, Local #255

Swope, Lamberson, Guilkey, & O’Connor, P.A. vs. Electrical Services by Phillips, Inc.

AT&T vs. Sumter Builders

Trial Testimony

None in the past four years