Responsible for life safety code, building code, and fire code consulting; life safety analysis for building occupants; water supply system evaluation; fire prevention practices implementation, and fire protection system design for AECOM.
Previously served as assistant building commissioner and senior plans examiner for Roanoke County, Va., starting in 2005 at age 24.
Fire inspector and plans examiner for Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office for five years.
Member, Roanoke City Board of Fire Appeals and several code-development committees at state and national levels.
Holds more than 20 code professional certifications, including Master Code Professional, the ICC’s highest level of certification.
Member, Architectural Engineering Institute, SFPA, and NFPA.
Board of directors, Virginia Building Code Officials Association (2007-present).
Founding member, Virginia Residential Sprinkler Coalition.
Likes to relax on his front porch with a cup of coffee, taking in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Member, Jehovah’s Witnesses; he’s overseen construction of several Kingdom Halls.
Completed two 10K races and a half marathon; now targeting a triathlon.
A new book from LEGO master builder Warren Elsmore offers instructions for creating scale models of buildings and landmarks with LEGO.
As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are correctable, but some are especially stubborn to address. Here is a partial compendium of typical failure modes and methods for addressing the problem.
DLR Group and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University have collaborated on a research project to evaluate the effect of green school design on occupants and long-term building performance.
Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are among the major tech companies investing heavily to build state-of-the-art data centers.
ArchDaily's Rory Stott yesterday posted an interesting exploration of progressive parking strategies being employed by cities and designers. The lack of curbside and lot parking exacerbates traffic congestion, discourages visitors, and leads to increased vehicles emissions.