Forensic Architect

Location Honolulu
Contact name: Eric Dickerson

Contact email: eric@gulfstreamsp.com
Job ref: 5410
Published: 11 months ago

Job Title: Forensic Architect

Location: Honolulu, HI

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Forensic Architect for a full-time position in our Honolulu, HI office. As part of our team, you will provide architectural and building envelope consulting services to a variety of clients, with a strong focus on forensic investigations, litigation support, and remediation design. This position offers a unique opportunity for the candidate to blend the art of architecture with investigative capabilities.

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct thorough forensic investigations of building failures, including water infiltration, structural failures, construction defects, etc.
  2. Prepare high-quality written reports detailing findings from the investigations.
  3. Provide expert witness testimony in litigations related to architectural issues.
  4. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, including engineers and contractors, for the remediation design process.
  5. Review construction documents and recommend design improvements as needed.
  6. Coordinate with clients, attorneys, and insurance companies, providing expert advice.
  7. Maintain knowledge of industry trends and regulatory standards.

Qualifications

  1. A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the field of Architecture.
  2. A Bachelor's degree or higher in Architecture from an accredited institution.
  3. Must possess a valid Architectural license.
  4. Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct thorough research and investigations.
  5. Ability to provide stable work history.
  6. Proficient in using architectural software (AutoCAD, Revit, etc.) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Knowledge of building codes, standards, and regulations.
  9. Experience in providing expert testimony in litigations.
  10. Ability to travel for site visits, as required.

Desirable

  1. Experience in forensic architecture, building envelope, or building science is strongly preferred.
  2. An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as Building Science, is a plus.