They are a multidisciplinary Engineering & Construction Consulting firm, provides creative solutions to the Construction, Legal and Insurance industries. They recognize the unique needs of each clients and utilize extensive industry experience and diverse skills to devise customized services.
- You will have knowledge in the behavior of building enclosures and their components for use in forensic analyses relating to residential, commercial, industrial facilities, marine and inland structures.
- Experience in performing failure cause & origin analysis on building systems, authoring technical reports, and construction litigation is desired. Building envelope types include, but are not limited to, cladding, wall enclosures, roofing systems, and fenestration components.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Perform forensic investigations of building envelope failures.
- Diagnose failures in building envelope systems and recommend solutions for remediation of those failures.
- Fieldwork to document as-built conditions and damage to building systems as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human-induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes.
- Utilizing building codes, technical knowledge, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
- Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
- Communicate with Clients, interface with Code Officials and Contractors to address construction issues to provide detailed reports.
- Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Architecture from an ABET accredited program required.
- State of Illinois Licensed Architect through NCARB's ARE examination. Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.
- Minimum 10 Years Architectural experience in design or other background that promotes an understanding of building construction.
- Familiarity with various building roofing systems, both low-slope and steep-slope.
- Knowledge of national building and construction codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, etc.)
- Understanding of heat, air and moisture control principles within enclosure materials and assemblies.
- Familiarity with performance and testing requirements, details and specifications for building enclosures.
- Familiarity with facade components and assemblies, particularly at their interfaces.
- Registered Roof Observer (RRO) and Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) designations are a plus.
- They offer a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits program including a generous 401K match above industry average, ESOP participation, medical, dental, vision, and paid vacation.