Introducing Chris James
Chris James has 30-years experience in Snow and Ice Management. His clients include multi-family, residential, corporate, commercial, industrial, universities and highway authorities. Through his company, Snow and Ice Solutions, Chris has presented talks to contractors, facility and property managers, highway and university management and personnel. Worked with private contractors on Government Bid (awarded) for Snow and Landscape Contracts in excess of $5 million. Chris is course coordinator for Rutgers University Snow and Ice Management Program. Chris sat for and passed the Certified Snow Professional Exam in 2001 making him one of the first ten people in North America to hold this prestigious certification.
Snow and Ice Solutions provides consultation services to contractors, property and facility managers, site evaluation, snow response plans (srp), specifications, contracts and much more. Chris has provided expert written opinions on slip and fall depositions. Snow and Ice Solutions mission is to ensure all who are involved with the responsibility of managing snow and ice, have the knowledge, training and resources to do so in an environmentally responsible manner, and can provide the safest conditions possible in which to live and work while being cost effective.
In the Fall of 2004, Chris joined the VanderKooi Consulting Group who work nationally on multiple-overhead recovery for the construction industry.
Department of Continuing Education
Chris James has for many years been the lead instructor for both The Landscape Project Management and The Snow and Ice Program. Mr. James 30 years of experience and diverse industry background has been invaluable to both programs. For information on these or other programs contact Rutgers department of continuing professional education at www.cpe.rutgers.edu
My observations and opinions are based upon over 30 years of commercial and residential snow and ice management experience. This diverse experience includes single (family and multi-family residential), stores, industrial and corporate campuses. Site sizes range from ¼ acre to over 50 acres. Hours of operation could be limited, or as on going as 24-hours/7-days per week. Site population ranges from 2 to over 1,200 people per day.
Equipment and Materials Experience
Equipment from snow shovels, snow blowers, to 10 ft. road-plows, to front-end loaders with box pusher, motorized and hydraulic ice-control equipment. Materials: dry, liquid and anti-skid, multi-grade rock salt, calcium and magnesium chloride, blended products, Ice Ban and Magic Liquids. My experience with the above equipment and materials was learned in mild and heavy winters, 100 plus inches of snow and ice, in borderline events, temperatures around 32° surface temperatures and to below zero surface temperatures. This knowledge has helped my own company provide safety, accessibility and productivity for our clients in all types of winter weather managing these snow and ice events. In addition, large and small-contracting companies, facility- management firms and highway authorities throughout North America have requested this experience be shared with them in consultation and or training sessions. I have presented to diverse groups on a number of topics relating to snow and ice management. For the past 7 years, I have been lead instructor and course coordinator for Rutgers University Continuing Education on Managing Snow and Ice. I was one of the first 10 people in the world to earn the Snow and Ice Management Associations (SIMA) certification as a Certified Snow Professional (CSP).