KAROL l KAZMIERCZAK Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Building Enclosure Consulting
  • Phone: (305) 600-0516
  • Cell: (305) 600-0516
  • Website: www.bec-miami.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Architecture and Construction Defects

Specialty Focus: building enclosure, envelope, skin, facades, cladding, fenestration, glass, glazing, curtain walls, sloped glazing, skylights, water infiltration, moisture damage, leaks, seal failure, wind damage, defects, deterioration, wall cracks, dimensional instability, roof blisters, wet insulation, impact

Education: MSc in Architectural Engineering, Gdansk Univ. of Technology

Years in Practice: 20+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: <5


Additional Information

Mr. Karol Kazmierczak M.Sc. is a building science architect with over twenty years of façade engineering experience diversified among building enclosure technical design, consulting, construction inspections, and field investigations. He was involved in major forensic investigations in the South East region of the U.S., providing assistance in evaluation of property damage. He is skilled in cause-and-origin investigations and analyses, like-kind repair analyses and estimates, separation of the pre-existing damage, and building code analyses. He specializes in architectural glass and glazing: (i.e. curtain walls, skylights, windows, and glazed doors). Thoroughly familiar with insurance adjusting and a past holder of the Florida insurance license. As a forensic expert, he investigated high-profile cases, such as the collapse of the monumental skylight in Embassy Suites hotel in Hunt Valley, Maryland, the tornado damage to the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, and CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and wind, flood, fire, and smoke damage to the Oakwood Center Mall, New Orleans, LA. Registered architect in FL ad NY. Scope of Services: Assistance in evaluation of casualty & property damage Cause & origin investigations/analyses Remediation design Preliminary cost estimates Like-kind repair analyses Review of building documentation Code analyses Building-code violations Identification of standard of care Risk management analyses Due diligence audits Ownership transition (take-over) assessments Underwriting assistance Negotiations with contractors Air, water, thermal, and structural testing Construction dispute resolution assistance Pre-existing conditions evaluation Failure, damage, wear and tear evaluation Depositions and court testimony