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David Neagley, AIA, Architect
Forensic Architect
PO Box 2265
La Jolla CA 92038
USA
phone: 858-354-8070
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David Neagley Forensic Architecture Expert PhotoDavid Neagley, AIA, Architect: Over thirty-two years of architectural design and construction administration experience with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects, totaling over 12.4 million square feet. Emphasizing use of durable, low maintenance materials including stainless, copper, bronze, zinc, cement-fiber, plastics, composites, specialty sealants & industrial paints.

Building Reconstruction Specialist: Reconstruction design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Services include design for waterproofing, flashing, exterior finishes, roofs, decks, windows, and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage.

Construction Industry Expert: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, defect analysis, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, interior partitions, and structural issues.
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Office of Design & Construction
2115 Third Street, Suite 208
Santa Monica CA 90405
USA
phone: 805-798-0010
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Jeffrey Phillip Weinstein, AIA, a California licensed Architect and Construction Project Manager since 1982, with a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from USC, is actively involved with development, design and construction management. Mr. Weinstein provides preconstruction (entitlements, plans, permits) through on-site construction administration services (change order analysis, cost evaluation) on a wide range of building types.

Expertise: Mr. Weinstein has extensive experience in real estate development, acquiring government approvals, entitlements and permits, architect's standard of care, construction management, claims & defects, and A/E/C agreements. His expertise includes scope of services and design fees, zoning and building codes, errors/omissions, construction defects, destructive testing and repairs. Previous positions include Director of Operations, Preconstruction Director, Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager and Administrator for Nadel and Callison Architects, Tishman Construction, Trammel Crow Company, California State University and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

Project Experience: Jeff's project experience includes high-rise residential and mixed-use developments, multi-family residential podium-type apartments and condominiums, retail, big box, neighborhood shopping centers and regional malls, corporate and tenant improvements, hospitality including wineries and breweries, themed resorts and casinos, K-12 and university buildings, hospitals and medical facilities, custom and production homes.

Professional Licenses / Certifications / Affiliations:
  • California Registered Architect, License #12822
  • AIA Certified in Construction Management, Contract Administration and Specifications
  • Member, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Construction Specification Institute
  • Member, North Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review
Professional Services Include:
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) Project Management
  • Owner’s Representative / Real Estate Development / LEED Design-Build
  • Director of Operations and Pre-Construction Services / Construction Administrator
  • Forensic Architect / Construction Expert Witness
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9/11/2017 · Construction
ln our current climate of economic prosperity and rising real estate values, the prevalence and usefulness of construction litigation may be on the wane. Much of the litigation and expert opinion in recent years has resulted in unrealistic repair schemes for the sole purpose of producing a settlement among parties to the litigation. When a plaintiff expert recommends a "remove and replace in its entirety"1 scenario (for example, arguing that all exterior stucco must be demolished and reinstalled due to a lack of expansion joints), the defense expert frequently advocates a more modest "fix what's broken" scheme to provide a minimum repair at the lowest cost. This process consumes considerable time and resources, and creates a difficult environment in which to craft a settlement. More often than not, neither party is pleased with the outcome; unreasonable plaintiff positions often result in settlement amounts ranging between 15 to 25 percent of the claim amount.

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John P. S. Salmen, FAIA
President
8757 Georgia Ave., Ste 430
Silver Spring MD 20910
USA
phone: 301-270-2470
fax: 301-270-8199
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Universal Designers & Consultants (UD&C) is a leading team of expert Architects and Accessibility Professionals. We provide consulting services to business owners/operators and companies wanting to improve customer access and make their establishments compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

UD&C is equipped to handle a range of architectural, universal design and accessibility services to meet the needs of organizations, individuals and communities of every shape and size, including
  • Hotels, Motels, Resorts
  • Golf, Fitness, Sports Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Stadiums and Arenas
  • Universities and Schools
  • Shopping Malls and Stores
  • Office Buildings
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Government Buildings
  • Cruise Ships
  • Hospitals
  • Private Residences
  • Theaters
  • Industrial Plants
  • Churches
  • Airports
  • UD&C Services:
    • Accessibility Consulting
    • Assessments and Surveys
    • Corporate Accessibility Management Plans
  • Plan and Design Review
  • Residential Housing
  • Training and Seminars
  • President, John P. S. Salmen, FAIA, is a licensed Architect who has specialized in Barrier Free, Accessible, and Universal Design for more than 35 years. He is president of Universal Designers & Consultants Inc., an accessibility consulting firm he founded in 1991 that specializes in the field of designing environments to be usable by people of all ages and abilities.

    Mr. Salmen has been a voting member of the International Code Council/American National Standards Institute (ICC/ANSI) A117 Committee for more than 20 years and he serves on the Editorial and Scoping sub-committees for the A117.1 Standards for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. The firm represented the American Institute of Architects on the ADAAG Review Federal Advisory Committee and Salmen was a voting delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. He has served for many years as an appointed member of the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities (MD).

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    An extensive resource for anyone involved in designing, building or operating buildings that must be accessible (including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act). Presents more than 650 products (from 400+ manufacturers) for use in creating accessible commercial, residential and recreational facilities. Product chapters include a discussion of how a product is used, a list of desirable features to assist buyers in selecting appropriate models, a generic illustration of the product and a roster of available manufactured products. The CSI number, a brief description, features and the manufacturer's name and address are provided for each individual product entry.
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    William J. Pyznar, Andrew A. Amorosi & Anthony Volpe
    Principals
    682 Highway 202/206
    Bridgewater NJ 08807
    USA
    phone: 908-595-0050
    fax: 908-595-0012
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    The Falcon Group, a team of highly-skilled professionals, was established to offer consulting in the fields of Professional Engineering and Architecture. Our project management and financial control processes allow us to consistently deliver projects on schedule and within budget. Our reputation is built on our attention to detail and relentless commitment to client satisfaction and our principals maintain a visible role in our assignments to ensure that relevant issues will be anticipated and resolved satisfactorily, in a timely fashion.

    Our breadth of capabilities allows us to effectively manage people, processes and organizations to meet and exceed expectations for superior and comprehensive service delivery. But The Falcon Group's clients value more than the depth and scope of our technical expertise. Our clients include:
    • Community Associations
    • Boards of Education
    • Municipalities
    • Banks
  • Commercial Property Managers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Attorneys
  • Private Property Owners
  • Professional Services Provided Include:
    • Design Plans and Specifications
    • Forensic Engineering
    • Litigation Support
    • Construction
    • Administration and Inspection
    • Specialty Services for Community Associations
  • Land Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Construction and Material Testing
  • Architectural Services
  • Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Reports
  • Litigation Support - Litigation sometimes becomes necessary to resolve construction, engineering, architectural or materials-related disputes. For virtually any type of property or project, we provide a variety of analytic and related services to assist clients in obtaining successful litigation outcomes, related to:
    • Developer Transition
    • Construction Defect Reports and Claims
    • Material Defect Claims
    • Expert Witness/Professional Testimony
    • Construction Litigation Support and Documentation
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    11/4/2015 · Construction
    As discussed in my first window article titled "The View Of Your Windows Is Not Always The Same", there is great variation in the suitability of a window for a particular application. In all cases, there is a very specific need for proper detailing and attention to detail with respect to integration of the window with the building envelope and proper detailing during installation. This sequel to my first window article focuses on quality control measures for installation once your window has been selected and specified.

    10/14/2015 · Construction
    In March 2013 a catastrophic sinkhole collapse swallowed a central Florida bedroom killing the occupant without notice. The home was a total loss and the event made national news making many property managers keenly aware of the costs and dangers of sinkholes. Residents of the Northeast are not immune from these occurrences. Understanding possible causes and remedies should help with decision making at all levels of property management and ownership.

    9/1/2015 · Construction
    Community associations, building owners, engineers, contractors and property managers deal with the constant battle of keeping water out of the building envelope, but sometimes the water that causes stains, mold and decay actually originates from within the building envelope. The cold temperatures of the winter months combined with specific interior conditions will result in excessive condensation. The condensation may be in the attic, basement and crawl spaces or inside wall cavities. Deficiencies in the original construction or recent reconstruction of exterior wall cavities, basements, crawl spaces and/or roofs /attics can exacerbate the conditions resulting in excessive condensation conditions and potential for damage and mold development. Sometimes, the conditions may be seen but many times the condition and subsequent damages may be hidden from view and worsen with each passing winter season, escalating repair costs.

    7/22/2015 · Construction
    "Where were YOU when the lights went out?" was a famous slogan from the 1965 Northeast Blackout, but a better slogan in light of the more recent Superstorm Sandy Blackout of 2012 might be "How did YOUR building perform when the lights went out?"

    6/16/2015 · Construction
    We have been responding to homeowner's complaints of sagging ceilings in the living space of townhomes which were built in the 1980's. Beginning in 2010 and continuing through today, Falcon Engineering has observed the condition of ceilings in over 30 homes in a Lincoln Park, NJ townhome community of close to 400 homes. Our findings are that upwards of 80% of the homes investigated have deflection which exceeds design criteria and are in need of repair. Repairs are relatively simple, but costly to the Homeowners Association having responsibility for the structural components of these buildings. Because of the need for financial planning, Associations want to understand the factors which influence the failures of these aging structures. For the purposes of this discussion, we are talking about failures which occur due to mysterious origin, rather than catastrophic failures of excessive wind or snow loads, or abuse from excessive loads that the trusses were not designed to accommodate (such as water beds or heavy stone finishing materials).

    5/15/2015 · Waterproofing
    It's that time of year again. That snow that is pretty for some is scary for others. You have experienced, read or heard about ice damming. You are familiar with the damage the phenomena can cause. Perhaps your Association has even spent several hundred thousand or even over a million dollars on roofing improvements and/or replacements within the last few years. Why do we have leaks from ice damming? Was the roof replacement performed correctly or designed correctly? The answer is simple, with a properly designed and installed roof system, the possibility of damage resulting from ice damming should be significantly reduced.

    4/16/2015 · Construction
    Manufactured stone is a very popular product for both the interior and exterior of homes and buildings. There are many manufacturers of this type of cladding system, Cultured Stone® and Coronado Stone® among the most recognized names. A man-made stone manufactured primarily for decorative purposes, these systems are typically comprised of cement, natural aggregates and iron pigments. In order to give manufactured stone a realistic appearance and shape it is often created by using molds of actual real natural stones. Like many building materials, the use of manufactured stone has both advantages and disadvantages, and installation is vital to its long term success.

    6/25/2014 · Construction
    A condominium development located in northern New Jersey was experiencing water infiltration and severe cracking in the concrete foundation walls and floors in the garages. In support of the Association's overall litigation approach, Falcon performed concrete crack mapping, concrete petrographic analysis, and overall concrete evaluation.

    5/28/2014 · Construction
    A New York City building underwent litigation pertaining to the construction of an addition to the existing structure and resultant structural support system depriving tenants of proper light and air through their existing windows. Falcon performed a light and air study on the effect of both the addition and the structural support system on lighting and air flow in defense of the claim.

    4/16/2014 · Construction
    A condominium building located in northern New Jersey was experiencing water infiltration into various locations around roofs, curtain wall systems, and balcony access points. The Condominium Association engaged Falcon to investigate these issues in support of their dispute resolution with the Developer

    4/20/2011 · Construction
    As your community or building ages, it will require an increasing amount of maintenance and large scale replacement or improvement projects will become necessary.

    4/25/2007 · Construction
    Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) include a group of exterior cladding systems that was introduced from Europe to the United States approximately 30 years ago. EIFS was first used in Europe after World War II to reclad many bombed and damaged buildings

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    David J. Brotman, FAIA
    Principal
    24350 N Whispering Ridge Way, #38
    Scottsdale AZ 85255
    United States
    phone: 480-912-1110
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    Sunset Consultants is an Architectural and Engineering Management firm that provides professional strategic planning and management consulting services for various entities, including those that need help with planning or architectural projects. Sunset's clients include well-established design firms and new professionals learning the basics of running an independent business.

    Sunset provides the following services:
    • Project Management
    • Profit and Loss Analysis
    • Business Development
  • Merger and Acquisition Analysis
  • Sales and Marketing Advice
  • Strategic Planning
  • Principal, David J. Brotman, FAIA, is an accomplished Senior Executive with a proven career and solid experience in all aspects of Architectural and Engineering Firm Management. Mr. Brotman's skills include all facets of Architectural Practice. His worldwide, multi-million dollar project experience includes retail, office, hotel, institutional, and mixed-use.

    Mr. Brotman has a successful track record and expert qualifications in improving quality of work, market share, delivering strong revenue, and profit gains. His experience encompasses start-up, turnaround, high-growth, and multi-national operations.

    David Brotman holds a reputation among colleagues, subordinates, and associates for creative imagination, vision, team building, and leadership skills. He specializes in envisioning an end-result, then leading a management team to realize that result with marked improvements along the way.

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    Stanisz CM, LLC
    Francis A. Stanisz, AIA, CPC
    1497 S. Fairfax Street
    Denver CO 80222
    USA
    phone: 720-314-2256
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    Francis Stanisz, AIA, CPC, has 35+ years experience as a licensed Architect and General Contractor.

    Mr. Stanisz has worked on behalf of architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and real estate developers in several states, including Maryland, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota and Montana. He has the ability to work throughout the continental United States.

    Experience:
    • Architectural design of numerous projects including restaurants, office buildings, recreational buildings, and financial institutions
    • Construction of projects totaling in excess of $50 million dollars
    • Real estate development of a 45 acre business park and office buildings
    • Responsible for all contract negotiations, loan agreements, lease agreements, hiring and coordination of architectural and engineering services, construction management, and all development management
    • Development of detailed pro-formas and cost estimates
    • On-site construction management
    • Management of all personnel in multi-disciplinary company
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    Paul Grundy
    RICS, FRICS
    59 New London Rd
    Chelmsford Essex CM2 0ND
    GBR
    phone: 44-1245-347727
    fax: 44-1245-281700
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    Paul Grundy, RICS, FRICS, is a Chartered Building Surveyor and the Director of Paul Grundy Surveying. He became FRICS certified in 1984 and is a member of the RICS Expert Witness Registration Scheme, the Expert Witness Institute, and the Pyramus & Thisbe Organisation of Party Wall Surveyors.

    Mr. Grundy has acted as an Appointed Surveyor for both Building Owners and Adjoining Owners since the 1996 Act, to settle Party Wall matters. He has worked with Period Property since 1968, undertaking building surveys and advising on their maintenance, repair, alteration and extension. This includes all types of historic buildings in addition to those listed Grade 1 for their Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

    Mr. Grundy first appeared in Court as an Expert Witness in 1980. Since then he has been an Expert Witness in numerous property disputes and has appeared before the High Court. Mr. Grundy is often appointed as a Single Joint Expert whose duty it is to assist the Court in determining disputes. Paul Grundy Surveying Services Include:

    Property Disputes: Boundary, Building and Professional Negligence, Insurance Claims

    Architectural Services and Project Management: Extensions, Alterations, Repair, New Build and Historic Building Conservation

    Commercial Property: Building Surveys, Schedules of Dilapidation & Condition, Planned Maintenance

    Building Surveys: Residential and Period Property

    Party Walls: Building and Adjoining Owner Appointments
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    Michael Johnstone
    Forensic Architect
    15 Southern Fairway Court
    Etowah NC 28729
    USA
    phone: 828-891-7990
    fax: none
    Michael S. Johnstone, AIA has been a licensed Architect since 1975 and a Golf Course Architect since 1985. He has practiced throughout the United States and completed over $200 million in construction. He is a licensed architect in North Carolina and California.

    As an Expert Witness, Mr. Johnstone has consulted, been deposed, appeared in court and participated in arbitration proceedings on matters including:
  • Golf Course Accidents
  • Golf Course Design and Safety
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction and Design Defects
  • Architectural Copyright Infringement
  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Forensic Services:
  • Consulting & Reporting
  • Site Surveys & Digital Photography
  • Graphic Presentation
  • Construction & Replacement Cost Estimating
  • Depositions & Court Testimony
  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Golf Courses, Resorts, Country Clubs, Driving Ranges, Clubhouses, Neighboring Property
  • Shopping Centers & Retail Stores
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Parking Lots & Garages
  • Custom Homes
  • Commercial Renovations
  • Movie Theatres
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    John J. Hare, RA, PE, PE
    150 Bells Lake Road
    P.O. Box 8260
    Turnersville NJ 08012
    USA
    phone: 856-589-9302
    fax: 856-270-2481
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    Mr. John J. Hare has over forty years of extensive experience in the Construction Industry with actual construction experience attained while operating his own construction firm for over twenty years, in addition to his numerous years of experience managing construction projects while working for Architectural, Engineering, and Construction firms in the Delaware Valley area.

    Mr. Hare's background is in historical restoration / repair / renovation, and commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential construction with a great proclivity for wood and masonry construction. In addition, he has assisted attorneys, business owners and home owners for over thirty years providing architectural and engineering litigation expert witness services.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Architectural & Engineering Design
    • Building Code Compliance
    • Basement Drainage Systems
    • Construction Inspections, Contracts, Cost Overrun and Delay Claims
    • Construction Accidents & OSHA Compliance
    • Structural & Foundation Failures, Collapses & Repairs
    • Adhered Artificial Stone Veneer
    • Structure Safety Analysis
    • Scaffolds and Construction & commercial / residential Ladders
    • Design & Analysis of Reinforced Concrete & Masonry
    • Design and Analysis of Wood and Metal Frame Construction
    • Historical Restoration, Renovation and Repair
    • Insect Damage & Repair
    • Building Envelope and Foundation Water Intrusion
    • Roofing
    • Decks & Patios
    • Parking Lots, Parking Structures & Walkways
    Services Provided: Inspections, Inspection Reports, Engineering and Architectural Repair Solutions, Forensic Investigation, Expert Testimony & Reports, Deposition & Trial Preparation Consultation; Technical Exhibits; Photography

    Licenses and Memberships:
    Registered Architect - New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
    Professional Engineer - New Jersey
    Professional Planner – New Jersey
    International Code Council Certified/New Jersey Licensed High Rise and Hazardous Structures
    Building Inspector
    National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Senior Member
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    American Society of Safety Engineers
    National Society of Professional Engineers
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    Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP
    President
    7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd Suite 50-805
    Orlando FL 32819
    USA
    phone: 407-751-2620
    fax: 407-751-2619
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    Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, is president of Gene Farmer and Associates, Architects and Planners an award winning architecture firm. He has over thirty years of experience in the Design of numerous Residential and Commercial Projects in Florida, Texas, Illinois and Minnesota. His work has been published both locally and nationally and he has received numerous awards including two F.A.M.E. awards and the prestigious Price Waterhouse South Florida Business Journal "Up and Comer Award for 1990."

    Mr. Farmer holds a license to practice architecture in the State of Florida, an N.C.A.R.B. Certification, and a Dade County Sub-Builder Certificate. He is also a certified Florida Building Inspector, a certified Florida Building Plans Examiner, a certified International Code Council ICC Commercial Building Inspector and a certified International Code Council ICC Building Plans Examiner. Mr. Farmer currently holds an OSHA 30 hour certification and has been a certified OSHA 500 instructor.

    Mr. Farmer has served as an Expert Witness in numerous cases ranging from Construction Defects to Construction Claims Analysis.

    Gene Farmer is a Professor Emeritus in the Moss School of Construction, in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. His teaching specialties include Principles of Construction Management, Building Construction Materials, Sustainable Construction, Building Codes, Quality Control in Construction, and Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Systems in Buildings.

    In addition to his book entitled Architectural Detailing for Commercial Construction, published by McGraw Hill in 1991, he has a book entitled “A Contractor’s Guide to LEED Certified Construction” which was published in 2013 by Delmar-Cengage.
    Gene Farmer, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP
    This is the consummate source of LEED information for anyone in or entering the construction industry. Unlike other LEED books that focus on the totality of LEED compliance, this one-of-a-kind resource focuses on the narrower topic of construction-related requirements. It offers detailed explanations of the rational for each construction credit, as well as strategies for achieving LEED compliance. With a clear, logical organization, the book will serve as a valuable constructor reference at the beginning of a project, as well as a useful step-by-step guide through the duration of the project.
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    G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP
    Consulting Architect
    708 Fulton Street
    Philadelphia PA 19147
    USA
    phone: (215) 925-8471
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    Peter Vander Heide Architecture Expert PhotoPeter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP has 40years 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.

    Consulting Services Include:
    • Residential Design - Whether tear downs or bath, family room, or in-law suite additions, Mr. Vander Heide starts with a three dimensional computer model of the existing site and explores alternatives with each clients.
    • Commercial Design - Less personal and more program driven, his business education (MBA) helps him relate to owners and managers concerns of utility, cost, longevity, and culture
    • Institutional Design - Mr. Vander Heide has vast experience working with architects designing schools, churches, senior housing, and municipal buildings, as well as his time working for the City of Philadelphia in the Department of Public Property
    • WUFI Analysis - Mr. Vander Heide offers WUFI analysis to reveal moisture problems caused by poor design, or inappropriate material use
    • Institutional, Commercial, and Residential Visualization - Life-like illustration of architectural projects keeps expectations in line with accomplishments and enhances client understanding of the project
    Peter Vander Heide delivers professional seminars and training on topics within his expertise. His seminars have been presented to such entities as the American Bar Association Construction Forum, in Washington, DC, and the Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics & Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics, Holzkirchen, Germany.

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    James R. Drebelbis, AIA, PE
    2909 Cole Ave
    Suite 100
    Dallas TX 75204
    USA
    phone: 214-468-8118
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    Drebelbis Engineering is an Architectural and Engineering firm specializing in Forensic Engineering. Their combined background in architecture, engineering, and business make Drebelbis Engineering uniquely qualified to address the complexities found in forensic engineering assignments.

    A Dallas-based company founded in 1996, their focus is structural, architectural and civil engineering as applied to buildings and site systems. They bring technical engineering knowledge, testimony, and remedy when construction fails to perform and when construction processes derail.

    Principal, James R. Drebelbis, AIA, PE, is an Architect and Structural Engineer with over 40 years of experience in all phases of building construction and performance, project management, and producing documents for building construction (drawings, specifications, change orders).

    Litigation Support - Mr. Drebelbis specializes in Forensic Engineering for attorneys and insurance companies. His understanding of building types and construction systems includes site construction and earth retaining structures as well as residential, commercial, manufacturing, and institutional buildings.

    Mr. Drebelbis is retained for Cause and Origin of Structural Failures and disputes about construction performance that often emphasize the obvious (leaks, cracks, collapses). His expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Services include engineering investigation, documentation, testimony, and preparation of Certificates of Merit.

    Education/Licenses: - BS Arch. Engineering, MBA, Professional Engineer (Texas, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico), Architect (Texas)

    Areas of Technical Experience and Expertise:
    • Construction Technology
    • Building Codes
    • Forensic Engineering
    • Fire, Weather, Disaster Related Damage
    • Roofing & Waterproofing Systems
    • Water and Moisture Intrusion
    • Stair Construction
    • Performance of Building Materials
    • Retaining Structures
    • Application of Building Materials
  • Selection of Building Materials
  • Structural Engineering
  • Site and Building Drainage
  • Foundation Design
  • Soil Behavior
  • Concrete Workmanship and Design
  • Contract Documents
  • Professional Ethics
  • Slip, Trip, Fall
  • Corrective Construction
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    James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB
    Vice President, Principal
    2121 Market Street
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    USA
    phone: 21- 636-9900 ext.325
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    Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects PC, Architects, Planners, Interior Designers, and Consultants, partner with their clients such as Comcast, NBCUniversal, Disney, Marriott International, Hilton, and Ritz Carlton to create innovative environments that thoughtfully respond to their strategic branding, cultural, and operational objectives. They specialize in ground-up, renovation and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally.

    James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB, Principal and Architect of Record at Daroff, has provided technical consultations for hundreds of clients. He is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles, has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB) and licensed to practice in 31 states.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Architecture
    • Architectural Codes / Design & Standards
    • Architectural Design
    • Architectural Practice
    • ADA - Accessibility Compliance
    • ADA - Accessibility Design
    • Building Codes & Ordinances
    • Construction & Architecture
    • Construction Claims
    • Construction Disputes
    • Facility Programming
    • Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment Specifications
    • Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment Failures
  • Hotel & Resort Design & Planning
  • Interior Design & Planning
  • Office Building Design & Planning
  • Owner – Architect Agreements
  • Owner – Contractor Agreements
  • Professional Liability (Architecture & Design)
  • Project Planning
  • Slip – Fall Accident (Causes)
  • Site Assessment & Development
  • Site Planning & Design
  • Standard of Care (Architecture & Design)
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Development & Planning
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    Sanford C. Loy , CCM, B.Arch, MSCE
    Principal
    601 Reliability Circle
    Knoxville TN 37932
    USA
    phone: 865-675-3603, ext. 102
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    Construction Strategies and Solutions (CS&S) provides a complete range of Construction and Construction Project Management services. They offer pre-construction services for owners considering future projects who need assistance in evaluating the feasibility and conceptual costs. CS&S also offers post construction services for owners who are facing close out problems including conflict resolution, mediation assistance, close out service completion, punch lists, and warranty assistance.

    Pre-Construction Services
    • Value Engineering Analysis
    • Constructability Reviews
    • Design Team Management
    • Scope Package Development
    • Estimate Evaluations
    • Bid Evaluations & Recommendations
    • Contract Negotiation Support
    • Program Procedures
    • Scheduling Development or Analysis
    Post-Construction Services
    • Change Order Negotiation
    • Contract Administration
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Management Information System
    • Document Control Systems
    • Post Completion Analysis
    • Quality Control Inspections
    • Code Compliance Inspections
    • Close Out Evaluation
    Sanford Loy Construction Defect Expert PhotoPrincipal, Sanford C. Loy , CCM, B.Arch, MSCE, has 40 years of experience in the Construction Industry. Mr. Loy has Degrees in Architecture and Engineering. A Certified Construction Manager (CCM), he is committed to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice established by the Construction Management Association of America. CCM is the ANSI accredited professional designation for construction management and is the gold standard for CM service providers in over 145 countries.

    Background Experience - Mr. Loy's experience spans virtually every type of building and design process. His strength centers on his understanding of the dynamics and interactions of the various trades and professions unique to every building project. He has experience with Construction Management at Risk, Construction Management Agency, Design-build, and Design-bid-build.

    Having successfully managed the completion of over one billion dollars of construction, Mr. Loy served as a Regional Engineer for the American Institute of Steel Construction for 2 years and as Director of Construction and Development for Belz Enterprises, the largest development company in Tennessee, for two years before founding Construction Strategies and Solutions in 1988.

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    4/16/2018 · Construction
    The construction industry is gigantic.....it has been around for centuries in this country alone....an industry with that much inertia does not embrace change easily. Introducing new processes and methodology is much like trying to turn an aircraft carrier with a boat oar. You can get beat up pretty good and not even effect the ship!

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    David Erik Chase, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
    403 S. Sapodilla Ave., #604
    West Palm Beach FL 33401
    USA
    phone: 609-577-0304
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    FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE: Plaintiff and Defendant ™

    David Erik Chase, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, is an Architect with over 50 years of experience, personally responsible for more than $1 billion of constructed projects, as designer, interior designer, specifier, project manager, Architect-of-record, or Principal-in-charge.

    Litigation Support - Based on this foundation of technical and practical experience, Mr. Chase has served as an expert witness, testifying in depositions and at trial on over 75 cases, for forensic construction assignments for plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters. His cases have included insurance issues, standard of care, schedule delay, construction defects, contract disputes, copyright, water intrusion, mold, errors and omissions together with a specialty in Florida 718 Statutes for condominiums.

    Currently practicing Architecture in Florida, Mr. Chase is licensed in 21 states. He has extensive experience in educational, stadium, criminal justice, housing (senior, assisted living, public, multi-family and single detached), health care, commercial, hospitality and retail projects. Mr. Chase has negotiated, authored and administrated design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager-at-risk, fast-track, fixed price, bridging, sole source and private/government contracts.

    Mr. Chase serves as an Expert Witness to highlight issues of fact, to bring clarity to due diligence on both sides of the table, and to advance resolution. As a Mediator and neutral third party, he has expertly guided parties in dispute through an informal, non-adversarial process toward a mutually agreeable resolution without prescribing what that solution should be. Mr. Chase has also served as an Arbitrator on a dozen cases to guide opposing parties through a formal, rule-based process that establishes a binding resolution and reasoned awards.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Architectural Standard of Care
  • Architectural Contracts
  • Building Codes, Standards
  • Construction Defects
  • Building Envelope Systems
  • Design – Build Delivery
  • Water Intrusion Matters
  • Errors and Omissions Claims
  • Stucco and EFIS Systems
  • Betterment Issues
  • Florida 718 Condominium Statutes
  • Wrongful Death Events
  • Fast Track Processes
  • 1990 A D A Guidelines
  • Architectural Copyright Infringement
  • Change Order Analyses
  • Breach of Contract
  • Government Contracts
  • 6/20/2018 · Architecture
    According to contemporary thinking, Imhotep was the first Architect to be known by name, in recorded history. He was the designer of the monumental step-pyramid building for the Egyptian pharaoh Djoser including perhaps, the first known use of stone columns to support a building structure. Fast forward approximately 4,680 years. Today Architecture has become so much more than a single building. Present-day Architecture is the art, science, and entrepreneurial business of designing and constructing individual spaces, buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and municipalities to add greater value to societies' future growth and viability.

    6/4/2018 · Architecture
    January 28, 2015, The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach offered a public exhibit to highlight fifteen recent examples of "Contemporary Modern Architecture in Palm Beach". The time period of these works ranged from approximately 1954 through to 2015. Although some residences have as of yet been constructed, this sampling of designs represented the characteristics of the "International Style" of Architecture with typically "white" rectilinear forms, cantilevered construction, interior/exterior openness, steel, glass and concrete wall planes, horizontal linear elements, asymmetrical composition absent of ornamentation and flat roofs, which typify one of the predominant residential Architectural style choices by owners in Palm Beach. Current examples are interspersed throughout Palm Beach.

    12/27/2017 · Construction
    Initially developed in 1915 with an "Office Measurement Standard", the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) has continued over time to establish a uniform industry process model to measure spaces within a variety of building designs and tenant amenities. Architects, Interior Designers, Building Owners, Appraisers, Contractors, Brokers and many other professionals benefit from these BOMA consistent benchmarking tools to establish value and communicate a common language in measuring the complex diagnostic of building floor areas.

    3/8/2017
    "AIA Florida recently announced its recipients of the 2016 AIA Florida Citizen Architect Award, and named David E. Chase of West Palm Beach, Florida as one of six Florida architects to be honored."
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