The practice of forensic architecture is an investigative process that involves the examination of issues or claims made during design, construction, and once the building is completed. Most problems a forensic architect are called upon to inspect are tied to the building envelope (walls, windows, curtain walls, roofing systems, etc.), waterproofing systems, fire resistive wall or ceiling assemblies, building materials, and sometimes basic structural assemblies.
Please join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee in this architectural practice presentation and panel which will explore the problem-solving procedure that a forensic architect takes. The panel will discuss current methodology for gathering data, non-invasive testing, and how examining and evaluating situations will help generate solutions (repair design) and provide answers (in a court of law) for the problems at hand.
Presenter & Moderator:
Kendra Logan, AIA, Principal, KELRA Consultants is an Architect with 16 years of leadership experience within New York City dealing with existing buildings and demonstrating mastery in forensics with building envelope and façade restoration techniques. She solves complex building issues and consistently delivers effective solutions that drives client satisfaction and loyalty among New York City property managers and attorneys. Kendra is a proven mentor and trainer for staff and provides excellent communication with all members of the team from owners to contractors to attorneys and clients.
Mary Bruccoli, Forensic Architect, Erwin & Bielinski works to create aesthetically, environmentally and economically preferable green solutions in architecture. She also brings extensive construction experience, 2+ years in recovery work (post-Hurricane Sandy), and 3+ years in architectural forensics.
Joanna Peck, Construction Attorney, Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz, PC offers a diversified background in finance, real estate, banking and business with three distinct degrees including: Bachelor of Science in finance, Cornell University; Master of Business Administration in strategy and entrepreneurship, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business; and a J.D. from New York Law School. Ms. Peck leverages her comprehensive legal and business background to assist her clients in complex litigation and dispute resolution matters.
Ingrid Sletten, Director of Sales, General Contractor, X-Act Contracting Corporations is President of the Greater New York and Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction (2018). She is the Director of Sales for the general contracting firm X-Act Contracting Corporation of New York City and the Hamptons (2012-2018) with responsibilities including architect and owner relationship development, contact and bid negotiations, and sales and marketing.
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