Peterson Construction Consulting Inc.

Peterson Construction Consulting Inc.

Homer R. Peterson II

10914 Pifer Way Houston, TX 77024

About the Expert

Mr. Peterson specializes in occupational health and safety management systems, standards of care, wrongful death, personal injury, negligence, construction, safety, falls, fall protection, OSHA matters, steel erection, and precast erection. Experience includes over 350 projects in 21 states and territories of the United States..

Areas of Expertise

  • Fall Protection
  • Safety OSHA

Expert's Profile

Experience – Expert Witness
Subject Matter Expert and Expert Witness for cases involving the following issues:

1. Construction disputes
2. Contractor termination for cause related to safety performance
3. Cranes and rigging
4. Dropped objects and overhead protection
5. Fall Protection
6. Falls from height
7. Forklift safety (rough-terrain forklifts)
8. General industry
9. Holes, hole covers, and skylights
10. Ladder safety
11. Material handling
12. Means and methods of construction
13. Negligence
14. Occupational health and safety management systems
15. OSHA matters
16. Personal injury
17. Precast concrete panel erection
18. Safety
19. Safety training
20. Scissor-lift safety
21. Standards of care
22. Steel erection
23. Termination “for cause” versus “for convenience”
24. Tilt-up wall panel erection
25. Wrongful death

Experience – Safety

1. Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)
• Creation of safety programs and policies
• Risk management strategies including insurance lines, liens, and surety bonds
• Twenty (20) years in charge of employers’ OHSMS
• Management of safety systems – implementation, operation, monitoring, and evaluation
2. Occupational Safety Certifications – Certified Safety Professional CSP # 18008
• Certification in Comprehensive Practice 02/17/2004
• Specialty in Construction Safety 03/10/2004
3. Occupational Accidents / Injuries / Illnesses
• Fatality
• Personal injury, occupational illness
• Lost time
• Job transfer or restriction
• First aid
• Near-miss incident
• Property damage
• Third party involvement
4. Accident / Injury Types
• Falls / falls from elevation
• Dropped objects / struck by
• Pinch points / caught between objects
• Soft tissue injuries
• Crane and rigging accidents
• Structural collapse
5. Forensic Investigations
• Structural steel
• Precast concrete – structural and architectural panels
• Tilt-wall panels
• Bar joist construction
• Metal deck construction
• Equipment hoisting lugs
• Erection inserts

Experience – Construction

1. General
• Forty years in construction as corporate officer, project manager, estimator, expeditor, scheduler, salesman, troubleshooter, timekeeper, and administrator
• Multiple project types – airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, stores, and warehouses
2. Estimating, Sales, Contracts, and Project Management
• Estimating including takeoffs and estimates
• Sales including proposals, interviews, and closing deals
• Contracts and subcontracts including review, negotiation, administration, and closeout
• Project Management including planning, budgeting, scheduling, expediting, pricing, billing, changes, change orders, purchasing, production, and means and methods of construction
• Fast-track construction
3. Steel Construction
• Heavy and complex structures with more than sixty (60) projects of > 3,000 tons/project
• Multi-story buildings up to 75 stories including twenty-one (21) buildings of > 35 stories
• Steel erection work including hoisting, connecting, plumbing, bolting, welding, detailing, truss work, shoring / falsework, and erection stability
• Metal floor deck, roof deck, siding, and flashing
• Miscellaneous metals, grating, stairs, ladders, bar joists, and joist girders
4. Concrete Construction
• Precast concrete – structural, architectural, and stone-clad
• Tilt-wall panels
• Hollow core planking
5. Claims and Disputes
• Changes
• Delays, Eichleay formula, extended and unabsorbed overhead
• Schedule extension, acceleration, and recovery
• Productivity loss
• Work stoppages

Personal Achievements


  • 1973 Southern Methodist University BSCE with Honors


  • Registered Professional Engineer Texas #60723 10/23/1986 Certified Safety Professional BCSP #18008 - Comprehensive Practice 02/17/2004 Certified Safety Professional BCSP #18008 - Specialty in Construction Safety 03/10/2004 Certification - Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) 07/26/2019 Certification - Train-the-Trainer Fall Protection - Construction Safety Council 11/22/1996 Certification - Train-the-Trainer Forklifts - J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 11/05/1999

Special Training

  • 2018 OSHA 7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry 2018 OSHA 3015 Excavation, Trenching, & Soil Mechanics 2018 National Ladder Safety Symposium 2016 DOT Specified Reasonable Suspicion 2015 OSHA 3115 Fall Protection 2014 Texas Fall Protection Symposium 2012 Design of Lift Beams and Hitches 2012 Lateral Stability 2009 Basic Rigger / Signalperson Certification 2008 OSHA 30 Hour 2005 Crisis Management, Investigation of Serious Accidents 2004 Fall Protection Systems, Bridge Girder Stability 2003 Bracing Requirements, Erection Stability Issues 2002 Sling Inspection and Rigging 2002 Jacking of Steel Structures, Repair and Retrofit, Staggered Trusses 2001 Stability Bracing of Steel Structures 2001 Steel Erection 1999 Train-the-Trainer Forklift 1999 OSHA 10 Hour 1996 Crane Safety 1996 Train-the-Trainer Fall Protection


  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10.13 Steel Erection Safety Committee 1987 to Present American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Institute 2008 to Present American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Construction Practice Specialty 2003 to Present American Welding Society (AWS) 1977 to Present Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Houston Safety and Health Committee 1992 to Present Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) 2016 to Present


  • In 2001, Mr. Peterson was presented the Ray Lambright Excellence in Safety Award by the Houston Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to recognize his personal contributions to safety in the construction industry.

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Listed in the Following States

Peterson Construction Consulting Inc. is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).