Marlin E. Buckley has over 45 years of experience in the construction industry. He began his early career working with tools, then moved into construction management, and later on into expert consulting for construction trades. Buckley has trade level experience in electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing work. Buckley currently runs his own private consulting practice, for which he provides expert witness consulting, estimating and bid preparation, and project management.
As an expert witness, Marlin Buckley represents both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of court cases, including defects, accidents, personal injury, and contractual payment issues. As a professional construction cost estimator, Buckley has experience in general, mechanical, and electrical construction, including new construction, renovations, and historically-certified restorations. Past projects include research laboratories, hospitals, medical centers, offices, restaurants, military installations, technology centers, schools, universities, libraries, retail stores, banks, and hotels.
Buckley is professionally licensed as a master plumber, a master gas fitter, a master electrician, a master HVACR contractor, and as a fire sprinkler worker. Licenses are held in various jurisdictions in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland; titles vary by jurisdiction. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cairn University, Marlin continues to attend various continuing education classes.
Marlin currently has or has had memberships in the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Society of Professional Estimators, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
In addition to several trade licenses, Buckley is a journeyman carpenter, specializing in mill-work and finish carpentry.