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Building Diagnostics® Associates


KAREN L. WARSECK, AIA

President

EXPERIENCE
Since 1988, founder and President of Building Diagnostics Associates with responsibility for technical, administrative and business development functions. Projects include investigations, preparation of construction documents, bidding and construction administration for built-up, modified bitumen, clay and concrete tile, single ply, shingle, metal and coated polyurethane foam roofing, structural concrete, masonry, stucco, glazed curtain wall and sealant problems. Real estate consulting projects include code compliance surveys, pre-purchase condition surveys, and construction document reviews.

Seven years prior experience as Director of the Southeast Regional Office of a national rehabilitative architecture & engineering firm, Hoffmann Architects, North Haven, Connecticut. Projects included roofing investigations and replacements for single ply, built-up, coated polyurethane foam, shingle, and slate roofs, structural concrete repair, exterior wall investigations and repairs, construction document reviews and physical condition surveys. Previous experience as intern architect with T. J. Palmer, Architect, Cobalt, Connecticut

Seminar lecturer on roofing problems and analysis, roof management plans and other rehabilitation related topics.

Author of many magazine articles and anthology contributions on various building system topics. Contributing Editor of Building Operating Management magazine.

REGISTRATION
Registered Architect: Florida & Georgia
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Architecture - Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Bachelor of Fine Arts - RISD
Bachelor of Arts - University of Conn
19 continuing education programs in roofing and construction technology related topics.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Institute of Architects
American Soc. for Testing & Materials
Building Owners & Managers Assoc
Construction Specifications Inst. (CSI)
Friends of IREM
National Trust for Historic Preservation
SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS
"Masonry Care and Treatment"
     BUILDING OPERATING MGMT.
"Using Modified Bitumen Roofing"
     ARCHITECTURE
"Why Sealants Fail"
     ARCHITECTURE
"Planning a Safe Roof Re-Cover"
     BUILDING OPERATING MGMT.
"Reroofing Historic Buildings"
     PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE
"Detecting & Identifying Roof Maint. Problems"
     PLANT ENGINEERING
"Quest for the Twenty Year Roof"
     BUILDING OPERATING MGMT.

CIVIC AND PROF. SERVICE
Past President, Assoc. for Facilities
     Engineering (AIPE) Chapt. 170
Past President, Ft Lauderdale Chapter,      Construction Specifications Instit.
City of Hollywood, FL, Code
     Enforcement Board
City of Hollywood, FL, Unsafe
     Structures Board
Broward County Board of Rules and      Appeals Roofing Committee
Broward County Board of Rules and      Appeals Product Control Approval      Committee

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