Building Envelope Expert Witnesses

Building envelope expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on building envelope. The building envelope expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Architecture, Building Inspection, Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction Engineering, HVAC, Mechanical Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

John (Jack) P Diehl, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

ENCINITAS, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Forensic Architect, Building Envelope, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & damage, ADA Consulting, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Arbitration/Mediation, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, EIFS Consulting, Construction Standards
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, development of repair solutions, trial preparation (1,000) cases) and expert witness testimony in over two hundred residential or commercial cases, in support of construction defect litigation. Perform technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Establish and coordinate expert teams for project investigations. Provide reconstruction services, construction administration for Type I (High Rise) and Type V building types. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and supervision of in-progress construction for major commercial and high rise structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services in regard to Architecturally related Personal Injury matters. AIA American Institute of Architec...

Bradley C. Hammerstrom, AIA, NCARB The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

Encinitas, California
Construction Defects, Architecture - Forensic Architecture, Destructive Testing, Site Inspections, Construction Defects, Building Envelope, Roofing, Fenestration, Waterproofing, Exterior Claddings, Construction Drawings, Contract Administration, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Peer Review, Quality Assurance, Testimony.
25+ years experience in construction defect litigation support and expert witness services for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Experience includes field investigations, water intrusion analysis, construction installation sequencing, code analysis, development of repair solutions, trial preparation and expert witness testimony. Projects include residential, commercial, and high rise in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Experience also includes traditional architectural services for projects involving repair or reconstruction: architectural design, production of construction documents and contract administration. Experience includes consulting for architects and developers to provide peer-review of drawings, quality assurance site observations, evaluation of in-progress construction for conformance to the construction drawings and specifications and workmanship standards. AIA - American Institute of Architects NCARB - National council of Architectural Registration Bo...

John L. Heinaman Heinaman Advisors LLC

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Building Envelope, Glass & Glazing, Glass Contracting, Windows, Exterior Wall Systems, Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Glass & Aluminum Systems, Water Intrusion, Claims Resolution, Curtain Wall Installation, Contract Glazing, Project Management
John Heinaman is Managing Principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, CA. John has experienced 56 years of working with companies in the glass industry, including a 25 year career with sales and management positions with PPG industries, executive positions with Model Glass Company and 28 years as President and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing, with facilities in Lake Forest, CA and Las Vegas, NV. As an entrepreneur starting his business, he has always been a firm believer that the use of a business coach and consultant is a wise investment in improving the function and the results of a business. The business of Heinaman Contract Glazing grew from a small start-up company to having annual revenues of almost $50 million, including a single complex project including custom designed glass and aluminum systems for exterior and interior applications, with a value of $22 million. This work was managed by an on-site team to closely coordinate with the a...

Tracy Myers Myers Consulting

Huntington Beach, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, SB721, SB326
Tracy Myers is an architect with 31 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, participated in mediation and joint expert exchanges, and performed standard of care evaluations. She has served as ...

Barry Taheri California Consultants

Long Beach, California
Construction Defects, Construction Engineering - Waterproofing, Building Envelope, Windows and Doors, Leak Investigation, building Enclosure, Below Grade, Above Grade, Roof, Planters, Construction Standard Of Care, Water Damage
Barry Taheri is founder and principal of California Consultants and one of the most sought-after Expert Witnesses in Building Science, Building Enclosure and Waterproofing Systems. Your case will benefit from the experience and knowledge that come from Barry Taheri and California Consultants critical role in the success of over 80 Litigation Support Projects, 100 New Construction Projects and 200 Forensic Projects. Barry maintains active general contractor licenses in multiple states, in addition to several system and manufacturer certifications. Over the past 24 years, he has completed over 5,000 forensic projects and is a Designated industry expert for the California Contractors State License Bureau (CSLB) Qualifications, experience and accreditations are as follows; Firm-California Consultants: • Designated industry expert for the state of California (CSLB) • Over 25 years’ experience in Forensics, Weatherization, Field Testing. • Building Envelope member, of the Los Ang...

Andy Guerra, PE, SE Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Golden, Colorado
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Timber, Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Cold-Formed Metal Framing, Forensic Structural Engineering, Construction Defect, Structural, Civil, Building Envelope, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Forensic Analysis, Structural Repair, Foundation, Framing, Standard of Care.
Mr. Guerra is a forensic civil and structural engineer with over 20 years of experience. As the Director of Construction Defect and Litigation, he provides support to claims professionals and legal counsel in matters related to construction losses. His primary area of expertise includes performing forensic evaluations for matters in litigation as well as overseeing and providing technical assistance and training to other engineers and forensic experts of various disciplines evaluating construction defect related claims. Mr. Guerra has worked on numerous construction defect assignments performing forensic civil, structural, and building envelope investigations to determine the cause of damage to properties, to evaluate design and/or construction deficiencies and prepare written expert opinion reports for use in litigation.

Jason Bondurant, PE, RRC GCI Consultants, LLC

West Palm Beach, Florida
Construction Defects, Civil Engineering - Building Envelope Systems, Roofing, Waterproofing, Windows, Doors, Exterior Walls, Water Leak Investigations, Storm Damage Assessments
I am a Senior Consultant with GCI Consultants, LLC, a building envelope consulting and engineering firm based in South Florida. I am a licensed Professional Engineer with over nine years of consulting and engineering experience. I am licensed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. I have worked on hundreds of projects across the country including both new construction consulting and forensic analysis of existing buildings. I lead forensic investigations, develops repair plans and specifications, provides construction management services, performs quality assurance inspections, and provide expert witness testimony. I am a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) with the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC). I specialize in building envelope systems and have expertise in roofing/waterproofing systems, exterior wall systems, and glazing systems.

Michael C Head, PE HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Florida
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Building Construction, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Concrete, Construction, Construction Accident, Foundations Building, High-rise Building Construction Analysis, Hurricane Damage, Parking Decks, Personal Injury Building, Structural Steel, Construction Contract Administration
Mr. Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations as an Expert Witness. He has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. Mr. Head is available to assist attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and real estate professionals in determining the reasons that the structural systems failed or under-performed, how to efficiently return the facility to fulfill its intended function and the assessment of existing facilities for ...

Brice R Miller, CGC, LEED AP Miller Building Group

Gainesville, Florida
Construction Defects, Construction - Moisture Intrusion, Stucco, Roofing, Building Envelope, Windows, Asphalt, Building Codes, Paint, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, FL Statute 558
Brice Miller is a Principal of Hoy & Miller Consulting, LLC, an authorized engineering firm that provides expert services or opinions to the legal and insurance industries. Mr. Miller has consulted or provided expert services on more than 1400 matters ranging from 40+ million dollar multi-family mid-rise claims to single-family home claims. Many of these involved stucco and/or other building envelope issues. Mr. Miller has been very successful in assisting in the resolution of matters prior to trial or arbitration. He has worked diligently to develop protocols and procedures to ensure that his opinions can be defended in deposition. His staff of full-time engineering technicians have all completed stucco inspection and other training/certifications from outside vendors, and his professional support staff facilitates the timely production of accurate, high-quality reports. Hoy & Miller's consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. They use ...

Tracy Myers Myers Consulting

Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, SB721, SB326
Tracy Myers is an architect with 31 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, participated in mediation and joint expert exchanges, and performed standard of care evaluations. She has served as ...

Shauna Serafini GCI Consultants

Lake Worth, Florida
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Senior Building Envelope Consultant Specializing in Installation, Performance and Testing of Glazing Assemblies
I am a senior consultant employed with GCI since 2009. In addition, I manage our forensic and technical team and also provide expert testimony services. I hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with over thirteen years of experience in the construction industry. I am accredited by GBCI as a LEED Green Associate, and hold a certified building commissioning professional title from the Association of Energy Engineers. As a senior consultant and manager at GCI, I mentor and provide leadership to junior staff and oversee and lead forensic evaluations of the building envelope and analysis results. This work may include providing expert testimony and strategies to clients and legal counsel.

Michael C Head, PE HEAD of Engineering, LLC

Atlanta, Georgia
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Building Construction, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Concrete, Construction, Construction Accident, Foundations Building, High-rise Building Construction Analysis, Hurricane Damage, Parking Decks, Personal Injury Building, Structural Steel, Construction Contract Administration
Mr. Head has more than 40 years of structural engineering analysis, design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States ranging from the design of new facilities, strengthening, renovation, retrofitting and repair of existing structures in the GMP, Design/Bid and Design/Bid/Build delivery method and conducting forensic investigations as an Expert Witness. He has been primarily engaged in the design and construction of building structures. During that time he has seen the good and the bad, what works and what doesn't and has seen the design and the construction processes change dramatically. Mr. Head is available to assist attorneys, insurance companies, contractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers and real estate professionals in determining the reasons that the structural systems failed or under-performed, how to efficiently return the facility to fulfill its intended function and the assessment of existing facilities for ...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Durham, Maine
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Massachusetts
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

New Hampshire
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Christopher D Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT ARCHforensic LLC

Chester, New Jersey
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, Construction Defect, Architectural Standard of Care, Construction Claims, Forensic Architect, Errors & Omissions, Building Envelope, Affidavit of Merit, Building Code, Expert Testimony, Expert Reports, Expert Witness, Claims Consulting, Delay, Contractor, Subcontractor, Fire Rating
Christopher D. Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT is a highly experienced expert who has written reports in more than 1000 construction cases amounting to $2 Billion in claims and has provided testimony in multiple mediations, arbitrations, and court appearances, including federal court. He has analyzed all aspects of construction projects to support clients in resolving disputes and litigation. His leadership, knowledge, experience, and thorough analysis have been very effective in resolving construction disputes before litigation because of his ability to explain complex design and construction issues in a simple and clear manner. Mr. Ling is a Registered Architect and Professional Planner who has been working in the construction industry since 1986. He is licensed in multiple states plus Washington D.C. and holds a national certificate for architecture from NCARB. Mr. Ling was Chair of the AIA New Jersey Professional Practice Committee and maintains an active design practice. In ...

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Jeffrey A Martin Fortress 'Building Envelope Consulting, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Building Inspection, Construction Defects - Roofing, EIFS, Waterproofing, Flashing, AAMA, Water Testing, Building Envelope, Wall defects, Water Intrusion, RRC, Roofing Defects, Roofing Failures, Infrared Thermography, Tramex, EIFS Inspector, Adhered Stone, Plaza Deck, Balcony, Sheet Metal, Curtain Wall.
Registered Roof Consultant (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) Registered Roof Observer (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants) Construction Document Technologist (Construction Specification Institute) Level One Infrared Thermographer Certified EIFS Inspector (Association of Walls and Ceilings) Certified EIFS Inspector and Level I and II Inspector (Exterior Design Institute) Adhered Stone Certification (Exterior Design Institute) After growing up in a family run commercial roofing business (3rd generation), I have over 35 years experience in the roofing, sheet metal, and construction industry. My knowledge includes all phases of roofing (Single ply, TPO, EPDM, Modified Bitumen, Built-up Coal Tar, PVC, Shingles, Metal Roofing, Clay Tile, and Slate) as well as related sheet metal work. I also perform wall and waterproofing design, observation, and inspections. This includes the AAMA window water testing (E-1105) as well as the AAMA spray...

Jeffrey A Grusenmeyer, RA, NCARB, MPE, CBO Jeffrey A. Grusenmeyer & Associates, Inc.

Fairview Park, Ohio
Architecture, Building Inspection - Forensic Architect, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & Damage, ADA Consulting, Slip Trip and Fall, Building Code, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, Construction Standards, Standard of Care, Design Errors
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, repair solutions, expert reports, trial preparation, and expert witness testimony. Completed more than 10,000 plan examinations for numerous jurisdictions. Technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and observation of in-progress construction of commercial and residential structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services for Architecturally related personal Injury matters. NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified Certified as a Chief Building Official by the Council of American Building Officials. Certified as a Building Official, Master Plans Examiner, and Residential Building Official by the State of Ohio. Num...

Anthony Bruttaniti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Bruttaniti Architecture LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, ADA compliance, Zoning, Building codes, Building product liability, Slip Trip Fall, Construction defects, Building envelope, Building materials, Construction accidents, Building demolition, Fire damage, Water damage, Structure collapse, Building personal injury
Anthony Bruttaniti, AIA LEED AP BD+C, is a registered Architect in business for 30+ years in Philadelphia with experience in both Residential and Commercial Building Design. For the last three decades, Mr. Bruttaniti has offered space planning and design, site planning and zoning, architectural detailing, construction drawings and construction administration. His responsibilities and duties have included project acquisition and marketing; Project Development from concept ideas thru to construction; Client interaction, communication, and proposal writing; Zoning and Construction drawings for building permits; Managing structural and MEP engineers for the project; and problem-solving during construction. Mr. Bruttaniti was honored with an award for Excellence in Planning & Design from the Montgomery County Planning Commission, PA for an adaptive building re-use and sustainable design for a new Public Library in North Wales, PA. Litigation Support - Mr. Bruttaniti has Architec...

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Construction Defects, Architecture - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

D. Reid Middlebrooks, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - Building Science, Insulation, Building Assessment, HVAC, Water Intrusion, Design Flaw/Defect/Failure, Condensation, Buildings, Forensic Analysis, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Humidity Control
Mr. Middlebrooks is an experienced mechanical engineer specializing in evaluating failures of HVAC systems and their impact on wall and roof assemblies. He regularly provides opinions based on analysis of cooling and dehumidification design strategies and the occurrence of condensation on surfaces such as insulated pipes and within wall systems.

Gordon A Shepperd, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Construction Defects, Building Inspection - Air Leakage, Air Barrier, Building Envelope, Cladding, Water Intrusion, Exterior Wall System, Insulation, Roofing, Vapor Barriers, Waterproofing, Windows, Window Testing
Mr. Shepperd is a building enclosure specialist focusing on the design, construction, and repairs of roofing, walls, and windows. He provides opinions related to causes of failures in building enclosure systems, utilizing his experience with design, construction observations, in-situ testing, and computational simulation.