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Complaint Review: KKK Karin Kuffel, Purdue University, Biggs Cardosa Associates

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  • Submitted: Fri, May 23, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, September 21, 2012

  • Reported By:Santa Rosa California
KKK Karin Kuffel, Purdue University, Biggs Cardosa Associates
101 California, Suite 875 San Francisco, California U.S.A.

KKK Karin Kuffel, Purdue University, Biggs Cardosa Associates workplace bully, wage garnisher, Constitution hater, San Franc-sicko, child robber, wage garnisher, inferior role model, Marx Okubo, unprofessional engineer, unlawful citizen San Francisco California

*General Comment: Close But No Cigar

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Biggs Cardosa Associates Also Cheats Their Employees of Prevailing Wages !

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Biggs Cardosa Associates Also Cheats Their Employees of Prevailing Wages !

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Biggs Cardosa Associates Also Cheats Their Employees of Prevailing Wages !

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Rebuttal from Biggs Cardosa Associates

*Consumer Comment: You had better hope...

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Karin N. Kuffel. How much do SEAONC members really know about her? She claims KKK Karin Kuffel got her BSCE from Purdue University which is located in Indiana. As you will see from her employer's actions, she can be called the Purdue Chicken$hit and a Foster Impostor. She also got her MBA from St. Mary's College in California and is a licensed CE & SE in California. Thanks to KKK Karin Kuffel, SEAONC stands for Stupid Evil Adults Of Notable Concern.

Her other professional activities include:

Structure Specialist, CATF-4 (Oakland) Urban Search & Rescue Team, 1999-present

Deployments: World Trade Center, New York, 2001; Hurricane Katrina, Biloxi, MS, 2005

Let's show you how Karin N. Kuffel, or should we say KKK Karin Kuffel is one big hypocrite. This is as easy as looking at her statement of purpose for her run as a director for SEAONC.

Encourage all members to become involved in SEAONC in whatever ways most stimulate their participation and continued involvement.

Hasn't KKK Karin Kuffel ever heard of public awareness? Doesn't she ever turn on a radio or will this contribute to the eventual heat death of the universe for her? Even better yet, her employer Biggs Cardosa Associates uses the law firm of Gordon & Rees LLP to shake down employees they fire. And she's shown she is associated with Latino bigots. Guess she wishes to keep herself superior by making everyone else feel inferior.

Also, the mastermind of 9/11 was allowed to get away thanks to NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Guess who contributed to his campaign. That's right, Stuart Gordon, founder of the San Fran-sicko law firm of Gordon & Rees LLP. Check it through Google and look for yourself. That's right, while KKK Karin Kuffel was trying to rescue people that were buried in the World Trade Center remains after 9/11, she and her company were actually donating to the politician who helped KSH escape. Great work on the part of KKK Karin Kuffel.

Provide continued support for all committee work.

Yeah, and thanks to her employer Biggs Cardosa Associates, you'll have restraining orders placed on you if you do a good job and save the company millions of dollars in fees and construction costs to their customers. Also, you won't be able to discuss your work history at your next job without being jailed. That's because KKK Karin Kuffel's employer Biggs Cardosa Associates encouraged a Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge named John J. Garibaldi to tell this employee not to talk about discussing their job history while garnishing his wages and levying his bank account. That's the same Garibaldi who graduated from Santa Clara University Law School in 1976 and Lowell High School in San Francisco in 1968.

Support and help our committees participate in the development of future codes and standards.

If KKK Karin Kuffel wants to do this, then ask her why her employer Biggs Cardosa Associates shake down former employees who obey the codes while they're employed there. One such employee caught them and got his wages garnished and his bank accounts levied. They even blocked him from presenting evidence in the public domain. Now he can't even feed his infant daughter. KKK Karin Kuffel is one sick individual for not doping anything about it. Even her own clients have now heard of her.

Interact cooperatively with other professional organizations and public entities on issues that affect structural engineering practice and public safety.

What do you call harassing employees after you fire them? Cooperative, huh? KKK Karin Kuffel should talk. Also, Techbridge in Oakland would love finding this out. Especially those little girls who look up to KKK Karin Kuffel as a role model. How pathetic is KKK Karin Kuffel!

Build public awareness of our profession in order to promote our numerous contributions to public safety, and particularly to draw a new generation of engineers to our field.

Yeah, then ask Kuffel why her bosses who go by the names of Steve Biggs, Mahvash Movassat Harms (Mahvash Harms), Kathleen Dillon, Mark Cardosa (father of 2006 Santa Clara University graduate Kristin Cardosa), J. Martin Bodemar, John Alciati, Anthony Richardson and many other employees why they love shaking down employees they fire.

Speaking of awareness, did you know that KKK Karin Kuffel doesn't wwant people to have their rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution? That includes the 4th Amendment which forbids unwarranted search and seizure.

There are things people can do about this sick individual. Punish her and the things that make her powerful. This includes:

Convincing alums not to donate to Purdue University. Would you send your child to attend a school if this is how they turn out?

Double that motion of St. Mary's College of California.

Cut off all donations to Oakland-based Techbridge. Mention this to their sponsors.

And last but not least, she shouldn't be a director for SEAONC.

Sash
Santa Rosa, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/23/2008 06:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/KKK-Karin-Kuffel-Purdue-University-Biggs-Cardosa-Associates/San-Francisco-California-94111/KKK-Karin-Kuffel-Purdue-University-Biggs-Cardosa-Associates-workplace-bully-wage-garnis-334525. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

Close But No Cigar

AUTHOR: Mike Allen Fan - (United States of America)

Folks:

I hate to break your bubble.   How do you know this Bradbury guy did this?  You don't.  That's because the Ripoff Report does not give out that information.  There's no evidence.  So quit slandering this person.  It's probably a former disgruntled boss of Biggs Cardosa Associates who is saying things that are not even true.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Biggs Cardosa Associates Also Cheats Their Employees of Prevailing Wages !

AUTHOR: Kent - (U.S.A.)

Let me first say that I know Chris Bradbury and Biggs Cardosa Associates. I worked for the company for 4 years...In all this time there were no safety meetings as per OSHA guidlines, no training, no IPP, No PPE's and little concern for the field employees safety or well being . Money was the main driver of this company. I also would like to report that for 18 years this company certified welds that were to be in compliance with AWS and when I arrived they didn't even own a volt/amp meter to verify welding procedures. I had to educate these guys and they thought they were Gods ! Besides their carelessness for safety they signed off on numerous non-compliant issues because they were the engineers as well as the inspection agency. A conflict of interest ! They boast value engineering when they design un-prequalified welding joints and pass the costs of this on to their clients. They got away with unethical behavior, fraud, and issues of great importance to people and families. They lobby and give money to the left and the right only to support their existence as engineers.....what I saw and experienced was a second rate bunch of know nothing wheeler dealers and if you got in their way or became a dealbuster you were gonna hear it .

This only touches the tip of the iceburg !

Chris is rightfully obsessed with this company...they are taking money from him & his family becasue their high power mouthpieces overwhelmed Chris who could not afford counsel..It is my understanding that Chris was fired for bringing to the attention of the company a design flaw on a house that snow loads were not calculated for. Instead of praising Chris for his good catch on one of their numerous flaws they got rid of him . The company boasts they never lay people off ...well that is true ! They fire them ! I have numerous documented inspection reports and plans that have company flaws so this is not anything new for this company....As I see it Chris is hurt and instead of helping the guy heal they dumped him and now garnish his wages. Chris has a new baby too !

As for me, well this company cheated me and my family out of prevailing wages that were due to me for working on public works projects . To this day they owe me several thousand dollars . I took them to small claims court but like Chris I was not privy to every rule . The company admitted to the court that they cheated me out right , admitting they owed me money . Then cited a statute of limitations law for penalties...NOT WAGES ! So the inexperienced pro-temp took it under submission and ruled in their favor.... The Company still cheated me and they know they once again got away with $crewing over good employees and their families. The statute of limitations did not run out for wages and I did not appeal because it just isn't worth looking at these selfish, corrupt, unethical, and self absorded individuals anymore. The company was found guilty in the jurisdiction of San Jose and paid restitution for about 10 thousand dollars. They were not fined or forced to pay penalties because they are "Friends of the City". Guilty !

It is my understanding that this company wants to put Chris in jail for expressing himself in his own way and by the first amendment . They way I see it is that the principles of this company belong behind bars............

So Biggs Carboso Associates isn't the company they would like you to believe ! They prey on their hard working employees !

This is the way I see it in my opinion. To advocate a company who is above the law , powerful , and lacking moral fiber is dishonorable to say the least.

Tell the nice people who read this about the 100 mile guarantee Steve & Mark..You know , the 100 miles you told us to put down as mileage on top of our actual mileage for the day on our time sheets....I still have all mine..wanna see them ?

How dare you come here to try and tell your side of a convoluted nightmare !


You know who I am ! I am the guy who told you to stick it when you wanted me to sign that over reaching contract to keep quiet..unlike poor Chris ...


The World should know who you represent although after reading this I hope a few have a more clear picture !

Signed
Cheated...But honest !
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Biggs Cardosa Associates Also Cheats Their Employees of Prevailing Wages !

AUTHOR: Kent - (U.S.A.)

Let me first say that I know Chris Bradbury and Biggs Cardosa Associates. I worked for the company for 4 years...In all this time there were no safety meetings as per OSHA guidlines, no training, no IPP, No PPE's and little concern for the field employees safety or well being . Money was the main driver of this company. I also would like to report that for 18 years this company certified welds that were to be in compliance with AWS and when I arrived they didn't even own a volt/amp meter to verify welding procedures. I had to educate these guys and they thought they were Gods ! Besides their carelessness for safety they signed off on numerous non-compliant issues because they were the engineers as well as the inspection agency. A conflict of interest ! They boast value engineering when they design un-prequalified welding joints and pass the costs of this on to their clients. They got away with unethical behavior, fraud, and issues of great importance to people and families. They lobby and give money to the left and the right only to support their existence as engineers.....what I saw and experienced was a second rate bunch of know nothing wheeler dealers and if you got in their way or became a dealbuster you were gonna hear it .

This only touches the tip of the iceburg !

Chris is rightfully obsessed with this company...they are taking money from him & his family becasue their high power mouthpieces overwhelmed Chris who could not afford counsel..It is my understanding that Chris was fired for bringing to the attention of the company a design flaw on a house that snow loads were not calculated for. Instead of praising Chris for his good catch on one of their numerous flaws they got rid of him . The company boasts they never lay people off ...well that is true ! They fire them ! I have numerous documented inspection reports and plans that have company flaws so this is not anything new for this company....As I see it Chris is hurt and instead of helping the guy heal they dumped him and now garnish his wages. Chris has a new baby too !

As for me, well this company cheated me and my family out of prevailing wages that were due to me for working on public works projects . To this day they owe me several thousand dollars . I took them to small claims court but like Chris I was not privy to every rule . The company admitted to the court that they cheated me out right , admitting they owed me money . Then cited a statute of limitations law for penalties...NOT WAGES ! So the inexperienced pro-temp took it under submission and ruled in their favor.... The Company still cheated me and they know they once again got away with $crewing over good employees and their families. The statute of limitations did not run out for wages and I did not appeal because it just isn't worth looking at these selfish, corrupt, unethical, and self absorded individuals anymore. The company was found guilty in the jurisdiction of San Jose and paid restitution for about 10 thousand dollars. They were not fined or forced to pay penalties because they are "Friends of the City". Guilty !

It is my understanding that this company wants to put Chris in jail for expressing himself in his own way and by the first amendment . They way I see it is that the principles of this company belong behind bars............

So Biggs Carboso Associates isn't the company they would like you to believe ! They prey on their hard working employees !

This is the way I see it in my opinion. To advocate a company who is above the law , powerful , and lacking moral fiber is dishonorable to say the least.

Tell the nice people who read this about the 100 mile guarantee Steve & Mark..You know , the 100 miles you told us to put down as mileage on top of our actual mileage for the day on our time sheets....I still have all mine..wanna see them ?

How dare you come here to try and tell your side of a convoluted nightmare !


You know who I am ! I am the guy who told you to stick it when you wanted me to sign that over reaching contract to keep quiet..unlike poor Chris ...


The World should know who you represent although after reading this I hope a few have a more clear picture !

Signed
Cheated...But honest !
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Biggs Cardosa Associates Also Cheats Their Employees of Prevailing Wages !

AUTHOR: Kent - (U.S.A.)

Let me first say that I know Chris Bradbury and Biggs Cardosa Associates. I worked for the company for 4 years...In all this time there were no safety meetings as per OSHA guidlines, no training, no IPP, No PPE's and little concern for the field employees safety or well being . Money was the main driver of this company. I also would like to report that for 18 years this company certified welds that were to be in compliance with AWS and when I arrived they didn't even own a volt/amp meter to verify welding procedures. I had to educate these guys and they thought they were Gods ! Besides their carelessness for safety they signed off on numerous non-compliant issues because they were the engineers as well as the inspection agency. A conflict of interest ! They boast value engineering when they design un-prequalified welding joints and pass the costs of this on to their clients. They got away with unethical behavior, fraud, and issues of great importance to people and families. They lobby and give money to the left and the right only to support their existence as engineers.....what I saw and experienced was a second rate bunch of know nothing wheeler dealers and if you got in their way or became a dealbuster you were gonna hear it .

This only touches the tip of the iceburg !

Chris is rightfully obsessed with this company...they are taking money from him & his family becasue their high power mouthpieces overwhelmed Chris who could not afford counsel..It is my understanding that Chris was fired for bringing to the attention of the company a design flaw on a house that snow loads were not calculated for. Instead of praising Chris for his good catch on one of their numerous flaws they got rid of him . The company boasts they never lay people off ...well that is true ! They fire them ! I have numerous documented inspection reports and plans that have company flaws so this is not anything new for this company....As I see it Chris is hurt and instead of helping the guy heal they dumped him and now garnish his wages. Chris has a new baby too !

As for me, well this company cheated me and my family out of prevailing wages that were due to me for working on public works projects . To this day they owe me several thousand dollars . I took them to small claims court but like Chris I was not privy to every rule . The company admitted to the court that they cheated me out right , admitting they owed me money . Then cited a statute of limitations law for penalties...NOT WAGES ! So the inexperienced pro-temp took it under submission and ruled in their favor.... The Company still cheated me and they know they once again got away with $crewing over good employees and their families. The statute of limitations did not run out for wages and I did not appeal because it just isn't worth looking at these selfish, corrupt, unethical, and self absorded individuals anymore. The company was found guilty in the jurisdiction of San Jose and paid restitution for about 10 thousand dollars. They were not fined or forced to pay penalties because they are "Friends of the City". Guilty !

It is my understanding that this company wants to put Chris in jail for expressing himself in his own way and by the first amendment . They way I see it is that the principles of this company belong behind bars............

So Biggs Carboso Associates isn't the company they would like you to believe ! They prey on their hard working employees !

This is the way I see it in my opinion. To advocate a company who is above the law , powerful , and lacking moral fiber is dishonorable to say the least.

Tell the nice people who read this about the 100 mile guarantee Steve & Mark..You know , the 100 miles you told us to put down as mileage on top of our actual mileage for the day on our time sheets....I still have all mine..wanna see them ?

How dare you come here to try and tell your side of a convoluted nightmare !


You know who I am ! I am the guy who told you to stick it when you wanted me to sign that over reaching contract to keep quiet..unlike poor Chris ...


The World should know who you represent although after reading this I hope a few have a more clear picture !

Signed
Cheated...But honest !
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Rebuttal from Biggs Cardosa Associates

AUTHOR: Biggs Cardosa Associates - (U.S.A.)

Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. (www.biggscardosa.com) is a successful and well respected structural engineering firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, as are its principals and employees.

Gordon & Rees LLP is a well known national law firm, with over 350 attorneys in sixteen offices across the United States.

Regardless of the stated identification of the person making this posting and/or how it is signed, it was authored by Christopher Bradbury, a structural engineer and former at will (i.e. no employment agreement) employee of Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. that was terminated on April 3, 2004.

In the Fall of 2004, Mr. Bradbury breached a Separation Agreement by misrepresenting the actual and complete facts of a Biggs Cardosa project that he worked on to third parties via email.

In response, BCA asked its counsel, Mr. Andrew Castricone of Gordon & Rees to contact Mr. Bradbury to advise him of the breach and to seek his retraction of the email. Mr. Bradbury apologized, admitted that his comments were disparaging, defamatory, and embellished. He also agreed to and did retract the email, asking that it not be repeated.

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Bradbury repeated the content of his email to third parties at a local trade show. Again, Biggs Cardosa requested that the misconduct stop. Mr. Bradbury did not respond. Since then Mr. Bradbury has authored numerous www.ripoffreport.com postings.

As a result, Biggs Cardosa was forced to file a lawsuit in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc., et al. v. Bradbury, et al., the facts and history of which are largely misstated and mischaracterized by Mr. Bradbury in his various postings.

During the lawsuit, Mr. Bradbury admitted to having posted many RipOff Reports under a variety of titles and making other disparaging publications concerning Biggs Cardosa, its principals, employees and their family members, and attorneys via the internet and other media, including physically posting disparaging material on his automobile for the public to view.

At the April 2007 trial, a Santa Clara County jury determined that Mr. Bradbury had breached the Separation Agreement and Release. The jury awarded Biggs Cardosa reimbursement of its damages, costs and attorneys fees, on which Biggs Cardosa was entitled to prejudgment interest.

Thereafter, the Court issued a Permanent Injunction mandating that Mr. Bradbury cease all further disparagement of Biggs Cardosa.

Despite the above, Mr. Bradbury continues his campaign. In making his new attacks, via www.ripoffreport.com, Mr. Bradbury continues to breach the Separation Agreement and has violated the terms of the Injunction Order.
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#6 Consumer Comment

You had better hope...

AUTHOR: Edgeman - (U.S.A.)

That your description of her in the thread title can be backed up with evidence.

Otherwise, you are opening yourself up to some serious legal liability.
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