Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. (RRJ), a national engineering, architecture, and forensics consulting firm headquartered in Willowbrook, Illinois, is pleased to announce that Andrea L. Baird, NCARB, P.E., LEED AP BD+C has been promoted to Senior Architect. In this role, she will be responsible for project management and technical support for RRJ's forensic architectural and building enclosure consulting projects.

"Andrea's building enclosure knowledge has contributed significantly to our large scale building enclosure consulting commissions." said President Kurt Hoigard, P.E., SECB, F.ASTM. "We recognize her skills and expertise and are pleased to promote her to Senior Architect."

Andrea has 12 years of architectural and engineering experience specializing in the evaluation, thermal performance, and repair design of building enclosure components and systems, field testing of air/water infiltration, and architectural design for new buildings. Her building enclosure expertise has focused in the areas of consulting, commissioning, investigation, remedial design, performance testing, and construction quality assurance programs.

She has specialized in THERM, WUFI, and other types of computer simulations to analyze building enclosure performance. Previously, she gained experience in forensic architecture and repair design working for architectural design and engineering consulting firms in the Midwest and Texas.

Andrea is a licensed Architect in Illinois, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin, and a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas. She is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction, a certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP), and a certified Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE). She currently serves as a Chair of the Construction Specifications Institute, Chicago Chapter, and is an active member of the Building Enclosure Council of Chicago.