Kurt Hoigard, P.E., SECB, F.ASTM is President of Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc., a national engineering, architecture, and forensics consulting practice. He is a leading industry expert with 34 years of experience specializing in the investigation and repair of distressed and deteriorated structures and the performance of building materials and systems. He consults in the areas of peer review, facade leakage, material failure evaluations, construction quality assurance, and collapse investigations, and expert witness testimony on a range of matters. A licensed P.E. in more than 30 states, Kurt is a Fellow of ASTM International.
Assigning the design of a complex system or component to a specialized subcontractor can save time and money, but doesn’t come without risks. Building envelope professionals must be careful to defend against confusion over design responsibilities and liabilities