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Christopher W. Giffin

Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in full time in 1991, Christopher Giffin’s consulting experience has included the assessment, investigation, and development of repairs for a variety of structures. His expertise is related to roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope systems and has provided services for office buildings, hospitals, schools, airports, convention centers, hotels, and stadiums across the country. Mr. Giffin has developed numerous repair documents and provided construction administration services for many high-profile projects. He has also performed prepurchase assessments, design peer reviews, storm damage assessments, litigation support and expert services.

Mr. Giffin has been actively involved with the International Institute of Building Envelope Consultants (IIBEC) serving on the board for Georgia Chapter, as Chairman of the IIBEC Document Competition Committee, and on the IIBEC Board of Directors as Region II Director. He has given several presentations related to roofing and waterproofing issues, including at AIA and IIBEC national conventions.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Facade Assessment

  • Fort Benning, GA: Water leakage investigation of barracks
  • Intercontinental Miami - Miami, FL: Due diligence assessment
  • Broward Medical Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL: Air leakage investigation
  • North Broward Medical Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL: Exterior envelope peer review, design assistance, construction period services, and quality assurance water testing
  • JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Resort - Orlando, FL: Due diligence assessment, exterior envelope repair design, and construction period services

 

Plazas and Terraces

  • 222 S. Riverside Drive - Chicago, IL: Plaza waterproofing design, construction period services
  • 1301 Gervais Street - Columbia, SC: Plaza waterproofing design and construction period services
  • Motley Rice Building - Charleston, SC: Plaza waterproofing investigation, design, repair, and litigation consulting

 

Roof Assessment and Design

  • Candler Building - Atlanta, GA: Roof replacement and construction period services
  • Radisson Resort Parkway - Orlando, FL: Storm damage assessment, roof replacement design, and construction period services
  • The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - Asheville, NC: Clay tile roof investigation, replacement design, construction period services, litigation consulting, and expert services
  • Sears Crosstown - Memphis, TN: Roof replacement design and construction period services
  • Spelman College, Cosby Center - Atlanta, GA: Slate roof assessment, repair design, and construction period services

 

Stadiums and Arenas

  • Fenway Park - Boston, MA: Seating bowl renovations and waterproofing
  • LSU Tiger Stadium - Baton Rouge, LA: Leakage investigation, repair design, construction period services, and peer reviews
  • L.T. Smith Stadium - Bowling Green, KY: Concourse waterproofing design
  • U.S. Cellular Field - Chicago, IL: Concourse waterproofing, expansion joint design, and building envelope repairs
  • Sanford Stadium - Athens, GA: Water leakage investigation and repair design

 

Damage Assessment and Documentation

  • Candler Building - Atlanta, GA: Tornado damage facade and roof assessment
  • Villa al Lago Properties - Miami, FL: Hurricane damage roof assessment, and litigation consulting, and expert services
Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
ASTM International
IIBEC - Georgia chapter officer
National Roofing Contractors Association

Registrations

Architect in FL, GA, IL, LA, NC, SC, TN, and WI
NCARB Certificate
Registered Roof Consultant

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Architecture, Structures Option, 1992