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Michael A. Petermann

Principal

 
Experience

Since joining WJE in 1999, Michael Petermann has surveyed more than three hundred structures involving a wide variety of failures of numerous building components and materials. His involvement as a project manager has ranged from diagnosis of failures to administration of repairs including the design and evaluation of repair options, cost analysis, bid procurement, cost negotiations with prequalified contractors, material preorder agreements, and contract administration. Other consulting services have included expert testimony and due diligence studies for clients purchasing property. Mr. Petermann has also written several articles on building facades and is active in promulgating standards for periodic inspection of building facades for unsafe conditions.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Facade Assessment

  • Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY: Investigation and assessment of 125,000 marble panels on nine buildings
  • Gracie Towers - New York, NY: Local investigation; repair design and construction administration of a twenty-story apartment building

 

Failure Investigation

  • 31–11 Thomson Avenue - Queens, NY: Investigation of cracked concrete structure and displaced brick veneer
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Basement water leakage investigation and assessment of concrete deterioration

 

Prepurchase Surveys

  • Chrysler Building - New York, NY: Review of building facades, roofs, and past repair projects
  • 527 Madison Avenue - New York, NY: Review of building facades and roof systems

 

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

  • Trump Village Section 3 - Brooklyn, NY: Design and construction administration of new aluminum fascia cladding on three buildings
  • The Sovereign - New York, NY: Design and construction administration of new roofs and terraces; parking garage repair

 

Windows and Curtain Wall Systems

  • The Wellington - New York, NY: Design and construction administration of new window systems and terrace doors at thirty-story apartment building
  • Vietnam Memorial at Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY: Master design and construction administration of new six-inch-thick granite cladding
Professional Affiliations

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
ASTM International (ASTM)
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)
 

Registrations

Architect in NJ and NY

Education

Orange County Community College
Associate of Applied Science, Architectural Technology, 1986

New York Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture, 1991