Building Envelope Expert Witness

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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, Construction, Construction Defects, HVAC, Mechanical Engineering, and Structural Engineering.

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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 and expert witness testimony in over two hundred (1,000) cases, residential or commercial, 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 Architects NCAR...

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 29 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 ...

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 Hoy & Miller Consulting, LLC

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 ...

Robert B Elkins, Jr., P.E., BCxP Expert Consultations, LLC

Canton, Georgia
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - Building Envelope, Vapor Barrier, Water Damage, Construction Defects, Indoor Air Quality, Design Defects, Plumbing System Failure, Humidity Control, Industrial Ventilation, Building Pressure, Building Controls, Commissioning
Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of design, construction, testing, &/or commissioning experience began providing forensic analysis and expert witness services as Expert Consultations, LLC in 2016. Since starting Expert Consultations, we have consulted on over 30 assignments across eight states. We work directly with insurance companies and attorneys, in subrogation and litigation, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We have on-site testing facilities sufficient to inspect and evaluate residential and light commercial equipment and controls for both HVAC and plumbing systems.

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...

Steven C. Turner Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists, LLC

Clarksville, Maryland
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Existing and new building envelopes, concrete, masonry, steel, wood, post tensioning, condominium associations, waterproofing, parking garage, balconies, facades, historic, leak detection, leak investigation testing, condition assessment, mockup testing, forensic, insurance claims, failure analysis
I specialize in identifying, designing, and providing quality assurance for the restoration, repair, and maintenance of new and existing building structures. I've worked on structures from individual wood-framed homes to very large commercial and multi-family residential projects. I began my career working in the field for a large restoration and repair contractor, moved into materials and product testing of residential and commercial building products, and have spent the majority of my career as a structural engineering consultant with a focus on building envelope. I still enjoy a great deal of time in the field performing hands-on inspections and interacting with Contractors, owners and client representatives, Boards and associations, and various trades. I have been complemented by other professionals including consultants and attorneys on my ability to work with and manage difficult people and situations. While versatile and capable of multi-tasking and maintaining calm and level...

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 has been working in the construction industry since 1986. He is a forensic architect who is licensed in twelve states (NY, NJ, PA, TX, FL, RI, MD, VA, VT, OH, NC and DC) and holds a national certification for architecture. He was Chair of the AIA New Jersey Professional Practice Committee and maintains an active design practice. Mr. Ling is a highly experienced expert who has written reports in more than 300 construction cases amounting to $500 million in claims and has provided testimony in multiple mediations, arbitrations and court appearances, including federal court. His leadership, knowledge, experience and thorough analysis have been very effective in resolving construction disputes before litigation because he has the ability to explain complex design and construction issues in a simple and clear manner. In addition to his testiyfing experience, Mr. Ling also teaches seminars to the NJ State Bar Association's Construction ...

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...

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, ADA compliance, Zoning, Building code analysis, Building product liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Construction defects, Building envelope, Building materials, Construction accidents, Building demolition, Fire damage, Water damage, Structure collapse, Building personal injury
I am a registered Architect in business for 29+ years in Philadelphia with experience in both residential and commercial building design. I have extensive experience in all aspects of the architectural profession that includes new construction, rehab projects, fire damage, moisture problems, ADA compliance, zoning and land use, building code analysis, building material specifications, energy compliance, and on-site problem solving during construction. I received 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. I have Architect licenses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware having vast experience and knowledge of the architectural profession, with the expertise and qualifications to speak with integrity and proficiency in all aspects of building design and construction. I have education training as an expert witness and I am a...

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.