Contact this Expert Witness
- Company: Fortress 'Building Envelope Consulting, Inc.
- Phone: 864-965-8668
- Website: www.fortressbec.com
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Building Inspection and Construction Defects
Specialty Focus: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.
Years in Practice:35
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:3
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 nozzle 501.2 testing. Using the FLIR B300 camera and the Tramex capacitance meter, non-destructive testing can be done to detect moisture intrusion in many cases. I have inspected thousands of roofs, flashings, and walls during my career and helped several clients recoup funds from failed roof and wall systems. Due to my time on the contracting side of the industry, I am knowledgeable about the construction process and how contractors work to include their challenges and difficulties as well as shortcuts they may take.