PE Review Course Instructors

Surveying: Ron Moreno, PE, PLS

Ron Moreno is a Senior Engineer and City Surveyor at City of Palm Desert. He is a registered Professional Engineer for state of California and a licensed Professional Surveyor. Ron Moreno has 27 years of experience working in both private firms and public agencies. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Cal Poly Pomona for almost 12 years.


Construction: Mohamed Hegab, PE, PhD,PMP,CM

Dr. Hegab has 24 years of diverse range of experience managing the project controls and claims on public, commercial, and construction projects. He served in both sides of the table as a contractor and as owner representative. He has particular extensive expertise in project scheduling, claim preparation, claim analysis, negotiations, conflict resolution, and cost estimating and controls.

He started the Construction Management Program at California State University Northridge and lead it through two cycles of accreditation from ACCE in addition of being ABET evaluator for Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Construction Management. Dr. Hegab taught Public Private Partnership courses to Caltrans engineers. He is a member of the advisory board of the P3 Task Force of the DRBF (Dispute Review Board Foundation) in North America.

He is a Consultant in Construction, and General Commercial and Heavy Construction Claims, including Defects, Delays, Third Party, Surety, and Insured Claims; Consultant for Construction, Development, Cost Control, and Remediation (Investigation, Design, and Repair).

Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association Board of Neutrals (General Commercial, Securities, and Construction Boards). Dispute Review Board Member for the Department of Transportation in California (Caltrans).

Specialties: Overall Claim Analysis and Coordination of Complex Cases, Insurance Claims, CPM Schedule Analysis, CPM Schedule development, Delays, Defects, Contracts, Costs, Accounting and Record Keeping, Surety, Personal Injury, Construction Abandonment, Subcontracting, Engineering and Architectural Claims, Structural and Geotechnical Claims, Structural and Water Damage, Environmental, Product Liability, assistance with negotiation, mediation, deposition, discovery, preparation, and trial presentation in court and arbitrations.


Geotechnical: Robert G. Trazo, M.Sc., PE, GE, D.GE

Southern California Geotechnical, Inc. (SCG) specializes in providing great service to its fantastic clients on commercial, industrial, residential, public, governmental and retail projects. The company has been structured since its founding in 1998 as a streamlined organization with hands-on involvement by the principals of the company. Because of that, SCG has been and continues to be a valued and trusted member of development design teams in Southern California. Mr. Trazo has 23 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry beginning with analyzing forensic projects associated with the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and Malibu landslides to building large residential, municipal and bridge projects in Orange County to building large commercial, industrial and retail buildings throughout Southern California.

Mr. Trazo has served as a part-time professor of civil engineering at California Polytechnic University, Pomona since 2003. Mr. Trazo has also taught the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Review Class for California Professional Engineer license exam students since 2001. In addition, Mr. Trazo has served the California Board of Professional Engineers since 2005 as a geotechnical exam development team member and as a geotechnical subject matter technical expert reviewing cases involving other geotechnical engineers in California. Mr. Trazo is a devoted family man and is involved with community service projects throughout Southern California.


Water Resources & Environmental: Anthony Farmand, PE

Engineering & Business Manager with over 20+ years of experience in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Program & Project Management, Land Development, Supervision, Oil & Gas, Design & Construction.

Instructor of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Environmental Engineering for the Civil PE Exam since 2002

Registered Professional Civil Engineer in all 50 States, Washington DC, and Guam

Adjunct Faculty at Norco Community College

Doctoral in Engineering (D.Eng.) Management – George Washington University (Fall 2018)

MS – Environmental Engineering – CSU Fullerton, CA

MBA – National University – Fresno, CA

BS – Civil Engineering – CSU Fresno, CA

LEED GA – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, Green Associate

QSD/P – Qualified Stormwater Developer / Practitioner

CPESC – Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control


Seismic: Edward Arrington, S.E., ENV SP

Edward Arrington is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in the State of California. For the last 25 years, Mr. Arrington has work on the design, construction, and project management of a variety of structures with emphasis on civil structures. His current duties also include overseeing various specifications subcommittees and the evaluation and testing of specialty products composed of plastics and composite fiber materials.


Transportation: Daniel Mitchell, PE, PTOE

Daniel E. Mitchell is an Assistant General Manager and the Chief Engineer for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where he leads the Office of Project Delivery & Operations.  His responsibilities include the planning, design, and implementation of the department’s capital improvement and safety projects, as well as the operation of the city’s traffic signal system and ATSAC Traffic Management Center.  Dan has taught the transportation topic for the Civil P.E. exam since 2001.  His educational background includes earning a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and a Master's Degree in Transportation Systems from U.C. Irvine. Dan is a licensed Civil and Traffic Engineer, as well as a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).

Alexandra Dubrock
PE Review Chair

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