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Andrew Feenstra,

PE

 Technical Lead, Building Enclosures

Technical Lead, Building Enclosures PE in Houston, TX

A Senior Project Engineer with more than 17 years of engineering and architectural experience – most of which is forensic experience investigating building damage from a wide variety of losses on behalf of insurance companies, attorneys, contractors, design professionals, and building owners. Though he has had residential and commercial structural design experience in steel, concrete, and timber materials, it is his residential and commercial architectural design experience that has greatly informed his focus on building enclosures and their myriad failures – particularly with regards to moisture-related damage. This focus has put him into the Technical Lead position for the company in Building Enclosure work. In addition, his experience includes catastrophe response involving hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and the delineation of damage due to each. Mr. Feenstra’s involvement as an expert in legal matters has, on multiple occasions, concluded with deposition or trial testimony. He has performed construction inspections for both structural and architectural elements and been involved in the development and certification of green buildings. He also provides continuing education courses for other experts in the building-loss industry and is an integral part of training and mentoring new hires within the company.

Expertise

Building Enclosures
Code and Standards Evaluation
Condensation
Construction / Design Defects
Exterior Cladding Evaluation
Fire Damage Assessment
Flooring
Foundations
Lightening Strike Damage Assessment
Material defects
Steep- and Low-slope Roofing
Storm Surge / Flooding
Swimming Pools
Vehicle Impacts
Water Intrusion / Air Infiltration
Wind / Hail Damage Assessment
Windows and Doors
Aluminum & Steel
Architecture
Building Code
Building Consulting
Building Envelope/ Water Intrusion
Catastrophe Response
Civil/Structural
Concrete
Construction Defect
Construction Delay/Builder's Risk
EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System)
Hail/Storm Investigations
Roof Investigations
Wood Construction & Engineering

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas
  • Bachelor of Architecture
    University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas
Andrew Feenstra

Location

Houston Office
22130 Merchants Way
Suite 150

Houston, TX
USA