In 1994 Chris received his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Structural) from Carleton University in Ottawa. He then graduated in 1998 with a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the BC Building Envelope Council, the Canada Green Building Council and is an Affiliate member of the Architectural Institute of BC.
Chris has focused exclusively on building science since 1996, specializing in multi-storey construction for existing and new buildings in residential, institutional and commercial sectors. He has experience with stucco, EIFS, wood/fibre cement/vinyl siding, mass concrete, cement block, brick and stone masonry, curtain-walls, window-walls and metal/composite panels.
For existing structures, he has prepared numerous Building Envelope Assessments, Opinions of Probable Cost, Remedial Project Manuals and Maintenance Manuals, Reserve Fund Studies, Scott Schedules, and Due Diligence Surveys/Audits.
For new structures, he has advised designers on concept design, performance levels, warranty requirements, shop drawing review, the HPO risk review and has been involved with design-build approaches.
Chris offers litigation support through documentation, sample collection, preparation of ‘Scott Schedules’ and is comfortable offering testimony. Chris has also conducted Due Diligence Surveys/ Deficiency Audits for prospective commercial real estate buyers.