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Kenneth R Quigley, PE


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CCA, LLC. adds Senior Architect to their New York City office

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Lynne Funk, R.A., Senior Architect at CCA, LLC.

CCA, LLC is excited to add Lynne Funk, AIA, NCARB, to our growing New York City office as a Senior Architect.  Lynne has over 30 years of experience, education, and continued training in Architecture.  Lynne brings extensive knowledge of building codes, design standards, building accessibility standards, historic preservation, and construction industry accepted best practices to the CCA team.  As a result, Lynne brings decades of unique experience to forensic investigation, reports, and expert opinions, for litigation support, cause and origin studies, and remedial design.  In addition to design, Lynne is trained and experienced in construction management and project management.

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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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Changes to Concrete Standards: How they clarify your choice of test methods

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

General Contractors and the entire construction team including project managers and owners used to have to wait at least 72 hours when conducting the Relative Humidity test to take a reading which would detect excess moisture in a concrete foundation. Today, based on updated standards the Relative Humidity test only requires a 24 hour wait, which can greatly improve project timelines.

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Why hire a forensic architect?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Forensic architects can serve multiple purposes throughout and after a construction job is complete. Most commonly, forensic architects are brought in to investigate the root cause of construction defects or building issues after a project is complete. However, forensic architects are also often hired onto a job during the design and construction phase to help identify any unforeseen issues that could be avoided. In these cases forensic architects are often hired as an unbiased 3rd party and act as an additional set of eyes based on the specialized experience they can bring to a job.

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Maintaining Continuity at Transitions

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Kenneth R Quigley, PE

Buildings were once thought of as a means of shelter and protection. While this still holds true, buildings today have evolved to do so much more based on how the building is intended to be used, who is occupying the building, where it is built, and so on.

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