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Kenneth R Quigley, PE


Recent Posts

After the storm: Assessing hurricane damage for insurance claims

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2020 2:57:05 PM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Hurricanes wreak significant damage in the coastal areas they hit—destroying the built and natural environments in their path. Once a storm has passed, businesses and property owners focus on recovery and restoring the local economy. A key piece of that process is determining the damage caused by the hurricane. Property owners need to have funds to restore their property or business and insurance adjusters need to provide appropriate funds for covered damages. Both Both need experienced engineers to provide wind and flood assessments suitable for property insurance, to understand their needs and determine the facts to decide and defend claims. 

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CISA Federal Guidance Includes Construction as Essential Critical Infrastructure Sector

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2020 1:28:20 PM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Many cities and states have prohibited construction activity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they shut down non-essential business activity to help slow the spread of the virus. Yet construction is an essential industry, especially at this time both to protect critical infrastructure and to maintain economic activity.

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Waterproofing technology to protect against concrete corrosion

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Concrete has been in existence for over 2,000 years and it is not only the most used manufactured material in the world, but also is one of the oldest. Concrete is critical to our societies infrastructure as it is found in our schools, hospitals, city buildings, apartments, and more.

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CCA, LLC. Welcomes Dr. Michael Mellette, Sc.D., CIH, CSP, CHMM, Senior Scientist Occupational and Environmental Health

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2019 9:50:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

CCA is excited to introduce Dr. Michael Mellette, Senior Scientist Occupational and Environmental Health. Mike has 15-plus years of experience in occupational safety and environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, exposure, and risk assessment. As an experienced former U.S. Army helicopter pilot with extensive education and experience in environmental, chemical exposures, industrial safety, Michael is a perfect fit for CCA’s disciplined, team-oriented approach.  Michael will be responsible for leading cross-functional teams in investigations related to occupational and environmental health issues as well as safety investigations including accidents.

Michael's background includes:

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To repair or replace an existing roof?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

The decision to replace an existing roof may be the result of an ongoing issue such as water leakage, or proactively replacing it as part of building maintenance.  Additional decisions need to be made regarding roof repairs or full replacement including whether or not to over-clad the existing roof or to completely replace it.

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Put penetrations to the test: The effect of cladding attachments on air and water barriers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Different materials are used in the construction process to ensure the building envelope is air tight and water resistant. Components include water barriers, air barriers, and thermal control layers. While technologies for testing air and water barriers, along with thermal control have evolved over the years, there are still inconsistencies among the different practices used for testing.

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Add decades to your commercial roof life

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Commercial roofs are often subject to high levels of wear and tear due to sun exposure (UV rays), frigid winter temperatures, and unpredictable weather patterns. This wear and tear, many times, leads to roof damage and issues such as leaks. Unfortunately roofs usually do not receive attention until an issue like a leak occurs. As Doug Kramer, author of the article Add decades to your commercial roof life states, “Roofs are the black sheep when it comes to commercial building maintenance.”

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Tackling flood damage to dwellings

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2018 7:45:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Dealing with flood damage inside of your home or business can be a nightmare. With water soaking your valuables and all of your belongings, it’s often difficult to know or even process where to begin. Quite likely many questions are running through your head pertaining to whether or not your insurance will cover the damage.

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A look into CCA’s Catastrophe Response Expertise

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Every year, hurricanes, severe storms, and natural disasters strike parts of the United States, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.  Recently, the severity of storms and natural disasters have been increasing.

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Treating reinforcement corrosion in parking structures

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

 

Owners and managers of facilities with parking garages often do not give the garages their fair share of attention.  Managing the value-added parts of the facilities such as hospital rooms, apartments, condominium units, etcetera, is much more important.  When it comes to maintaining parking garages and treating deterioration, they are often placed on the back burner by building management companies and owners. Owners and managers naturally tend to place their focus, energy, and budget into maintaining more high-profile façade issues, roof leaks, or patching concrete as it relates to the occupied buildings themselves.

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