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Architectural Construction Defect Expert Witness Peter Vander Heide

G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP
Consulting Architect
708 Fulton Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
phone: 215-925-8471
Peter Vander Heide Architecture Expert PhotoPeter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP has 40 years of experience as a registered Architect in the construction industry. His professional experience includes the design of residential, commercial, and institutional/industrial facilities for public and private owners. He has managed both architects and engineers in several organizations.

Mr. Vander Heide's career has encompassed design and analysis of structural work for a manufacturer of space-frame systems; management, development, training, and computer programming work in a large, multi-disciplined design firm. He also has management, capital budgeting, and project work experience as the owner of a large collection of public buildings in a major city.

Mr. Vander Heide has broad experience with codes and standards including the International Building Code, BOCA, the Uniform Building Code, and the Southern Building Code. His hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America

Peter Vander Heide began offering litigation support services in 2001, after almost 30 years collecting experiences in a broad range of settings and projects as a professional. Since then, he has been involved in over three dozen cases. He offers services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. Mr. Vander Heide has testified in cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has be certified as an expert in architecture in the U.S. Courts, Eastern District of Pennsylvania..

Areas of Expertise:
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Delays and Disputes
  • Construction Accidents and Injuries
  • Stairs
  • Leaks and Moisture Intrusion
  • Building Science
  • Building Codes
  • Code Compliance
  • WUFI Analysis - certified Instructor
  • Stucco
  • Windows
  • Masonry
  • Roofing
  • Building Envelope
  • Air Barriers
  • Vapor Barriers
  • Architectural Standard of Care
  • AIA Contracts
  • Change Orders
  • Construction Claims
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