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Senior Building Consultant in Houston, TX

Professional Profile

This consultant inspects, scopes, and estimates damages of structures using Xactimate. He provides accurate and timely estimates for clients in an effort to discover realistic repair / replacement costs of damages on residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial buildings. He maintains excellent communication with the client throughout the process of estimation, including initial verbal analysis to complete Xactimate bid work finalized with supporting photos. He interacts with building officials, fire investigators, and engineers to provide a comprehensive estimate. He has provided multiple high loss estimates to clients seeking true replacement / repair costs due to loss from fire, water, or wind. He has provided estimates and repairs of flood damage to numerous residential, commercial, and industrial buildings from floods to the Houston, Texas area in 1994, 2001, and 2004. He has extensive hurricane damage repair / remodel experience from Hurricanes Ike, Katrina, and Rita.

He has extensive knowledge and understanding of many framing systems to include box frame, stick frame, pre-fab, truss systems, engineered beams, and I-joists. He has superb understanding of all cabinetry, trim, and all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Additionally, he has a comprehensive understanding and competency of reading and critiquing architectural blue prints and engineered structural drawings developing a systematic approach for successful and thorough estimating and take offs. He has completed numerous interior commercial build outs, free standing commercial office, and light industrial construction working with civil engineers for parking requirements, fire code, steel framing, acoustic grid ceilings, and other standard tenant / commercial finishes.

Experience

  • Bulkheads
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Concrete Structures
  • Construction Defects
  • Conventional Stucco
  • EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems)
  • Fires
  • Foundations
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Residential Homes
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roofing
  • Site Drainage/Site Preparation
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tilt Wall Panel Buildings
  • Underground Piping
  • Water Intrusion
  • Wind Damage Assessment
  • Windows
  • Wood Structures

Work History

Building Consultant

Inspect, scope, and estimate projects for clients.
Work with insurance companies, contractors, insured, attorneys, appraisers, and umpires to reach true cost agreements.
Assist engineering department with identification, application, and cost of specific items as they pertain to construction.
Identify and separate code upgrades from standard estimates.
Communicate with clients to ensure expectations are met with respect to time lines, budgets, and work product.
Acting as appointed appraiser on behalf of client

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Areas of Expertise

    Building Consulting,Construction

Education

  • Bachelor of Science

Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified FHA Home Builder
  • Certified VA Home Builder and Plan Checker
  • HAAG Residential Inspector
  • HAAG Commercial Inspector

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