We come to work every day to create, design and provide engineering and architecture solutions to our client base. We pride ourselves on building a team of highly-focused, dynamic and talented individuals. Our brand is built on our attention to detail and client-centric dedication to delivering successful results; from inception to design through completion.
Mr. Amorosi is the managing principal for engineering design and production for the firm's civil engineering design projects. Included are residential subdivision lot layout, street and roadway design, including horizontal and vertical geometry, stormwater management, drainage, grading and wastewater sewer design. Mr. Amorosi is also responsible for the preparation of plans and specifications for the implementation of roadway construction, sanitary sewer and drainage improvements. Related areas of work include preparation of applications to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for Stream Encroachment Permits, Wetland Permits, and Sanitary Disposal Permits, Municipal and County Planning Boards, and Soils Conservation Service Offices. Mr. Amorosi has extensive experience in 3rd party plan and specification review.
Mr. Amorosi has extensive experience in site feasibility analyses for land development as well as below grade water infiltration detection, waterproofing designs and foundation reconstruction.
Mr. Amorosi maintains the chief responsibility for the inspection and observation of all site-related construction for multi-family developments, including the preparation of estimates for bonding and final inspection and release of sureties posted by the Developer.
Mr. Amorosi conducts the analysis of numerous site construction problems, roadway reconstruction projects and the preparation of design documents for correction of these problems, the preparation of design documents and specifications for the replacement of retaining walls, detention basins, decks/balconies, and the analysis and design of remedial construction measures for foundation-related problems, including water infiltration and foundation failures. Remedial measures have ranged from reinforcing existing foundations and installation of waterproofing measures, to complete removal and replacement of existing foundations walls.
Mr. Amorosi is also the managing principal for the preparation of Capital Reserve Studies and Transition or Engineering Reports for Community Associations and has achieved the CAI National Professional Designation as a Reserve Specialist (R.S.).
Other Community Association related projects have included analysis and development of corrective measures for failing stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, and other site design defects. Mr. Amorosi sustains a high involvement in the evaluation of Community Association common elements to determine the feasibility of replacement or repairs.
Mr. Amorosi is a NJCAI certified mediator.
Anthony Volpe is responsible for managing capital improvement projects for community associations, property owners and professional property managers, water infiltration diagnostics, analysis of structural components and preparation of design documents. Mr. Volpe's duties include comprehensive involvement in various reconstruction projects commencing with initial site/building inspections followed by preparation of construction specifications and construction oversight. Mr. Volpe works with clients throughout the course of the project to achieve the highest possible results.
Mr. Volpe's experience in building construction and structural design enables him to recognize existing and potential deficiencies with an array of residential and commercial structures. He has particular experience in identifying deficiencies with the building envelope, those allowing the infiltration of water leading to potential structural failures. Mr. Volpe has successfully managed several significant roofing, concrete restoration and exterior cladding remediation and replacement projects, ensuring the proper use of materials and methods of installation to protect the structural components of the building.
Mr. Volpe plays a key role with the transition engineering process and reserve studies for new community associations. His design experience enables him to identify code violations and/or deficient construction, which may be of future liability to the client.
Mr. Volpe is also involved with many building construction-related aspects pertaining to single and multi-family buildings. His strong knowledge of engineering disciplines enables him to be a leader in the firm in developing project manuals and specifications for various remediation and design projects.
In addition to project management, Mr. Volpe is also responsible for performing structural analysis for the design of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures. He is involved with performing engineering evaluations and developing engineering reports to assist clients with preparing for future projects.
Mr. Volpe's experience and proven knowledge pertaining to façade inspections, building structures, roofing and parking structures has earned him partnership with the company.
Mr. Volpe frequently attends continuing education courses to keep informed with emerging code requirements, design practices, and product development. Recently completed courses involved topics in building facades, structural condition assessments, concrete repairs, structural welding and low-slope roofing, prepared by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Built-Up Roofing Systems Institute (BURSI).
Mr. Pyznar is the managing principal for Engineering Design and Project Management for the firm's building-related work, in addition to overseeing the daily operations of the firm. Included in his responsibilities are inspections and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of testing requirements and procedures and the preparation of condition reports. Mr. Pyznar's experience is in both residential and commercial construction, including low, mid and high-rise structures.
Specifically, Mr. Pyznar has extensive experience in building water infiltration detection and waterproofing designs, building ventilation issues, low slope and steep slope roofing designs, facade repair and replacement designs, fire separation requirements, sound attenuation and insulation requirements. Mr. Pyznar is also responsible for the analysis and remedial design of structural failures and deficiencies in frame construction, parking garages and masonry construction buildings. Mr. Pyznar is an expert in the building envelope, including aspects of roofing, building façade issues and coverings including veneer walls and attachments, Exterior Insulation and Finish systems (EIFS), and traditional siding and stucco systems.
For private clients, Mr. Pyznar is responsible for our Fast Track Project Remediation Service for those that have suffered catastrophic losses from flood, fire or other disasters. Heading the team, Mr. Pyznar works with the owners, management and local authorities to provide time efficient remedies to each situation.
Mr. Pyznar works closely at integrating the firm's energy-related projects concerning building design, and implements an overall holistic approach to building upgrades, improvements and energy efficiency projects.
Mr. Pyznar has extensive involvement in investigation and the preparation of documentation in support of claims and litigation related to construction defects and deficiencies including providing professional testimony; he has also assisted numerous clients on the successful pursuit of material failure claims.
Mr. Pyznar's additional responsibilities include; design of plans and specifications of reinforced concrete structures, including retaining walls, slabs balconies and footings; development of plans and specifications of timber structures, including remedial modifications to both multi-family and common facilities; preparation of plans and specifications for mechanical support systems and masonry support structures.
Mr. Andrew D. Dionne is the Director of Professional Services for the Central Pennsylvania Region at The Falcon Group. He has over 20 years of expertise in performing and managing real estate engineering projects. Some of his responsibilities include management of project team members, monitoring of project budgets and schedules and performing quality control reviews of project deliverables.
David Chesky's primary functions revolve around the scheduling, organization, documentation, inspection and procurement of the firm's engineering projects. He is responsible for assuring all projects are scheduled in a timely manner and executed effectively. Mr. Chesky is responsible for the preparation of Falcon Engineering's capital reserve studies and transition evaluation reports. Mr. Chesky has extensive experience in the preparation of reserve studies and has achieved the CAI National professional designation as a Reserve Specialist (R.S.) as well as the Association of Professional Reserve Analyst's designation as a Professional Reserve Analyst (P.R.A.). Mr. Chesky's additional responsibilities include project inspections and the assistance in the design of civil engineering projects.
As a licensed New Jersey Building Inspector, Mr. Chesky performs site and building inspections for capital reserve fund studies as well as performing preliminary and documentary inspections for community transition evaluations and aides in the preparation and finalization of all reports.
Mr. Chesky's prominent experience lies with the property management of high-end community associations. He has worked in every facet of a community association's operational and strategic activities including financial and fiscal management along with major capital improvement project planning, design and implementation. This experience brings the firm valuable insight into the needs of a community association in order to deliver the most effective product possible.
Mr. Chesky has extensive knowledge in construction, business and fiscal management and has worked on association budgets, reserve planning and major capital improvement projects. Past projects include over $30,000,000 of roadway reconstruction projects, subgrade remediation and drainage improvements. Mr. Chesky has completed professional training in roadway design and inspection.
As Chief Operations Officer, Ms. Duffy's primary responsibilities include oversight of the firm's operations and management of the firm's headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey as well as Falcon's East Coast office locations.
Ms. Duffy manages the in-house legal department which handles numerous incoming subpoenas received for request of Falcon's witness testimony and files support. She helps to track cases and works directly with various attorneys and insurance companies.
She also manages the technical team to keep Falcon current with the latest technologies. It is imperative to Falcon's success to interface with clients using the most recent technologies available.
Ms. Duffy is dedicated to providing excellent customer service through developing and defining best company practices and policies to meet and exceed client expectations.
Mr. Trynosky is an Executive Vice President of the firm's MEP division. Mr. Trynosky develops working drawings and construction documents for the firm's residential, commercial, retail and energy projects.
Mr. Trynosky has extensive experience in residential, government, industrial, commercial, and institutional HVAC system design, both new construction and projects within existing buildings. Mr. Trynosky has worked on a number of landmark and historic building projects where the sensitive nature of the architectural design requires careful coordination and innovative thinking for the building systems designs.
Mr. Trynosky also has extensive experience working on energy performance projects working on projects through initial site observations, developing feasibility studies, economic analysis evaluating potential energy conservation measures, and design and implementation. Mr. Trynosky has provided oversight and management during construction.
Mr. Trynosky received his professional accreditation in the United States Green Building Council's LEED program in 2005, in 2011 Mr. Trynosky enhanced this credential with a specialty in Building Design and Construction. This is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design construction and operation of high performance green buildings. He is well versed in requirements for building LEED certification, and practices current sustainable building design practices. Mr. Trynosky has worked successfully with a number of LEED project teams, resulting in projects that have been certified, or are on their way to achieving certification. As part of the LEED process Mr. Trynosky has assisted in the Commissioning Authority role on several projects. In addition Mr. Trynosky is familiar with a number of energy modeling software packages, and has utilized them to prepare energy models for LEED and LEED ready projects he has worked on.
As a project engineer, Mr. Trynosky has led a multidiscipline MEP team in the design of new school building, school renovations, major transportation infrastructure projects, and energy projects throughout New York, New Jersey and Colorado. Mr. Trynosky's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working directly under a partner of the firm in production of complete construction documents, from start to finish.
Mr. Julio Ravelo, Director of Forensics/Claims is a registered Architect with over 36 years of experience in the Architecture and Construction industries, with an emphasis on litigation support services, historical preservation, building envelope restoration, new construction and project management services. Julio has successfully represented owners, professionals and other litigants in a wide variety of litigation cases throughout NY and NJ. He has the ability to see the issues from both sides table, as both a Design Professional AND a Forensic Investigator.
Ms. Karen Kovi-Federico is the Director of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments for The Falcon Group. Ms. Federico's primary responsibilities include, for Accounts Payable: Maintains Falcon's billing and client database, processes client statements and billing reports, handles all credit and collection administrative tasks, prepares invoices for all offices, manages and resolves client billing issues and assists with employee training on Sage Timeslips. For Accounts Receivable: Processes company-wide invoices for payment using QuickBooks, coordinates insurance certificates and policy documents, manages vendor credentials, accurately processes all incoming deposits daily and handles all company credit card processing and issues. Ms. Federico effectively manages all client or vendor A/R or A/P matters seamlessly while complying with Falcon's policy.
Mr. McCann serves as Executive Vice President of the firm's South Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware markets and coordinates all aspects of projects in these areas. Mr. McCann is also responsible for business development and project management. In addition, Mr. McCann conducts the supervision and inspection for many of the firm's engineering projects throughout the tri-state area. Mr. McCann possesses extensive knowledge with regard to waterproofing of building envelopes and their integration with other building elements. He has been involved as project manager of many re-construction projects that individually exceed as much as $6 million in construction costs. Mr. McCann also specializes in construction detailing to identify points of water infiltration. Mr. McCann has extensive experience in the application of stucco and synthetic stucco, or EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems). He also specializes in the testing and evaluation of these systems to identify deficient installations for expert reporting and testimony purposes and has participated in legal proceedings as an expert on the subject. Mr. McCann is an Exterior Design Institute certified EIFS inspector also certified by the State of New Jersey as an EIFS Special Inspector.
Mr. Matthew is the Director of Reserves & Transitions with the firm. Included in his responsibilities are project management, inspections and analyses of building components and structures, site improvements, performing building diagnostics procedures and the preparation of reports. His experience includes residential and commercial construction in low-, mid- and high-rise structures. Mr. Matthew has provided forensic code and technical analysis, investigations, reports, and expert testimony for a wide range of cases, including existing building and site work defects, building safety, and corrective construction methods and costs.
Mr. Matthew has been in the construction industry over 40 years gaining extensive experience in building construction code analysis, water infiltration and building envelope investigations, building ventilation issues, investigations, low-slope and steep-slope roofing construction, siding replacement projects, fire separation requirements, sound attenuation and insulation requirements.
Mr. Matthew has investigated and prepared documentation in support of claims and litigation related to construction defects and deficiencies, including providing professional testimony.
Additional responsibilities include construction management and control services for corrective construction and historic renovation projects, including needs assessment, design development, local law/code compliance and filings, bidding and construction inspection. Mr. Grobert has extensive experience in the preparation of capital replacement reserve studies, in accordance with the national standards set by the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Mr. Grobert has conducted professional transition engineering, capital and maintenance reserves, and deficiency report analyses for community associations since 1998.
Mr. Matthew Cronin is an Executive Vice President and the Department Head of The Falcon Group's New York City office who is involved with the office's architectural and structural projects. Mr. Cronin's professional experience encompasses all stages of investigation, design and construction administration as well as field surveying, special inspections, forensic investigation, non-destructive testing & analysis, historic preservation, cost estimating and litigation support services.
Mr. Cronin has worked on a wide range of projects from the restoration of historic landmarks to re-cladding modern curtain wall buildings. He has over fifteen years of experience working on both high and low-rise buildings within the NYC metro area with particular focus on the investigation and restoration of the building structure and envelope including roofing, green & blue roofs, masonry, terra cotta, EIFS, windows, curtain-walls, plazas, sidewalk vaults and foundations. Additionally, Mr. Cronin has significant experience with FISP (formally Local Law 11) report investigation & preparation, ADA compliance, Certificate of Occupancy, interior renovations, site drainage and playgrounds.
A large portion of his experience consists of architectural task-order assignments under term contracts with the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA), the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), the State University of New York (SUNY) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). Projects with these agencies consist work on facilities such as public schools, hospitals, universities, homeless shelters, airports, health centers, libraries, prisons, bus & train stations, court buildings and museums.
He has successfully guided projects through the regulatory approvals process with a command of the procedures and requirements of the New York City Building Code, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Public Design Commission, and the New York State Historic Preservation Office.
Mr. Cronin coordinates multiple project teams consisting of in-house architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, forensic specialists and cost estimators as well as subconsultants including conservators, hazmat, landscape, pool/natatorium specialists & geotechnical consultants.
His varied and comprehensive experience enables him to assess and identify complex issues and formulate effective and efficient strategies to address the conditions all while working with the client to prioritize and address their specific needs in order to provide them with the best possible outcome.
Awards & Recognition:
- Speaker at the AIA New York Center for Architecture: Rehabilitating New York's Historic Schools 2017
- Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for restoration work at Saint Paul's Chapel 2015
- Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for restoration work at Newtown High School 2012
- Honorable Mention, Charles E. Peterson Prize (HABS) 1996
Mr. Ballate is the Executive Vice President for the firm's forensic investigation and litigation support division. Included in his responsibilities are analysis, design, inspections and development of repair solutions for site and building components; and preparation of Expert Reports. His experience is in both residential and commercial construction including low, mid and high-rise structures, building envelope, and structural investigation. His construction and infrastructure experience includes design, inspections and construction management. Mr. Ballate's experience is in both the private and public sectors as Engineer-of-Record for over 300 Projects, Consultant and Owner's Representative.
Mr. Ballate has extensive experience in all aspects of forensic building envelope and structural investigations; new design and remediation planning, design, development, construction and litigation support services. He has provided value engineering and expert services of numerous projects. Has national and international design and construction experience in the multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial, renewable energy and parking projects. As a President of an engineering firm, he has had overall responsibility for design, engineering, bid documents. Mr. Ballate has been involved with construction projects from concept development through construction. Mr. Ballate is very knowledgeable in code compliance and the development of innovative, cost effective remediation/rehabilitation projects and green building solutions. As a Manager, Developer, Engineer and Design-Builder, Mr. Ballate has been responsible for development and delivery of a variety of construction projects.
Mr. Ballate's experience also includes owner's representation and expert testimony in support of various litigation matters. He has developed a very well respected reputation as an expert witness. Mr. Ballate has particular knowledge of litigation involving construction defect claims relating to concrete structure, structural failures, stucco, roofs, sulfate attacks, grading and drainage, window defects, and foundations. As an expert witness, he has been involved in many successful construction defect litigations. Mr. Ballate has provided expert witness services for many residential community associations in their construction-design defect litigation against the Developer, Contractors and Subcontractors.
As Owner Representative, he has bid and negotiated construction, rehabilitation and development projects/agreements, His construction, rehabilitation and developments experience involve more than $2.0 billion in infrastructure, commercial, hospitality and residential projects. Mr. Ballate has been involved in the planning and design of LEED certified projects with sustainable building construction practices including site design and renewable energy resources. Mr. Ballate has been involved in international projects as owner representative, consultant and/or engineer.
The international projects are as follows:
1) Mexico for NJ based Pharmaceutical,
2) Caribbean for private NYC Developer,
3) Central and South America for multi-national contractor, engineering firm and private investors,
4) UAE/Iraq for contractor and private developer
5) Afghanistan for RFP by U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers.
Ms. Samantha Kish is the Director of Human Resources for The Falcon Group. Ms. Kish is responsible for overseeing HR systems, handling employee relations, ensuring compliance with regulations, managing employee benefits. In addition, she also oversees the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff. Ms. Kish consults with the company's principals and department heads on strategic planning; and serves as a link between management and the employees. She is fundamental in the development of Falcon's company culture. Ms. Kish has her bachelor's in psychology and minor in health administration from Rider University. In addition she is a Certified Professional thru the Society of Human Resources and has an HR Management Certification from Farleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Shayan Amin, P.E., M.C.E., is the Executive Vice President within our Baltimore-Washington Metro office at The Falcon Group. Mr. Amin has over eight years of diverse experience with Structural Evaluation and Design projects across a wide variety of industries with exposure to both public and private sectors, including Building/Building Enclosures, Bridge/Transportation, and Telecommunication projects. Mr. Amin has over four years’ experience with Building Enclosure Evaluation and Design projects specializing in building structure and facade assessment, forensic structural and architectural engineering evaluations. He is well-versed in major building codes and standards including IBC, IEBC, AISC, ACI 318, TMS 402, NDS, and ASCE 7. Mr. Amin has experience in the repair and design of major structural building materials including, steel, reinforced concrete, wood, and unreinforced and reinforced masonry. He is a Registered Professional Engineer In Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Mr. Sinisa Kolar is the Executive Vice President, P.E., based out of The Falcon Group's Miami office. With more than a decade of both international and domestic experience in all aspects of construction and engineering, Mr. Kolar brings extensive talent to the Falcon team. A small fraction of his specialties involve: Design, construction, quality control, litigation support, retrofit and repairs of various residential and commercial structures. He works very closely with developers, contractors, attorneys, management companies, condominium and homeowner associations, private clients as well as architects and engineers.
Mr. Kolar's experience encompasses an extensive variety of engineering and construction issues. Areas such as water infiltration, waterproofing issues, window and sliding glass door problems, painting and concrete restoration. He is also involved with plan reviews for high-rise structures and structural assessment of existing structures. His design background is in mid-rise residential, commercial and industrial structures, whether they are made from concrete, metal, wood or masonry.
Mr. Kolar is very involved with litigation support part of the business. His duties include performing forensic inspections, and providing expert reports, along with expert depositions and testimonies. He was involved with multiple mediations and lawsuits as an expert for either condominium associations or developer/contractor as a result of 558 Claims ("Turnovers"). This involvement has allowed him to have a clear overview and understanding of all aspects of this intricate process.
In addition to his responsibilities listed above, as Executive Vice President, P.E., he also manages client accounts and assists in the growth and development of staff as well as the overall firm. From expanding and securing new business, managing project portfolio that meet and exceeds projections and participating in the internal management of the company. Mr. Kolar guides The Falcon Group on Miami's staff development through identifying skills needs, delegating tasks appropriately and motivating the staff to provide outstanding client service.
Mr. Lang is a Executive Vice President, RA, LEED GA, DH and an Architect involved with the firm's architecture and engineering projects. Mr. Lang is responsible for overseeing Townhome and Condominium building envelope work in the State of New Jersey, including the identification of deficient conditions, executing detailed investigations of specific concerns or complaints, conception and execution of repairs, and construction observation services to assure remediation work complies with the designed solution. Mr. Lang also consults with clients on project delivery matters and follows-up to ensure client satisfaction.
Mr. Lang is a registered architect in the State of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania and earned a National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB) certificate. Mr. Lang received professional accreditation as a LEED Green Association (LEED G.A.) from the U.S. Building Council (USGBC's). LEED is the nationally-accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Mr. Lang is proficient with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (NJUCC) and the International Building Code (IBC). Mr. Lang has also received training from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) in the New Jersey Rehabilitation Subcode (N.J.A.C 5:23-6) and from ASTM International related to ASTM E2018 Standard for Property Condition Assessments.
Mr. Lang's possesses over twelve years of experience providing Architectural Design and Forensic services as well as Construction Observation/Management services. Mr. Lang's experience includes working on multi-family residential, commercial, municipal, industrial and mixed-use projects in the States of New York, New Jersey and California. He has investigated and corrected deficiencies in various cladding and roofing systems and as a Registered Architect, possesses vast experience working with structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil engineers.
Mr. Lang has extensive experience in developing Transition Engineering Studies, Construction Deficiency Reports, Leak Investigation Reports and Cost to Cure Estimates. He also possesses experience assisting Condominium Association's navigation through all phases of the repair/reconstruction process following a fire. Such services often include responding to the initial emergency to develop immediate plans to stabilize the structure, developing repair/reconstruction plans, communicating with the local Code Official regarding complex Code issues that may impact the project, providing Construction Observations services and assisting the Association with insurance claim issues.
Mr. Lang's clients have ranged from Condominium Association's throughout the State of New Jersey to Federal clients such as the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and high profile commercial clients including Geico, Chevron Energy Solutions, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the Irvine Company.
Mr. Lang's background in Construction Management and experience as a licensed General Contractor in the State of California provides him with a unique perspective that is useful during the development of design solutions and preparation of construction documents. Mr. Lang regularly interacts with contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and attends seminars to keep abreast of the latest product, industry, and governmental developments.
Mr. Lang has a consistent track record of forging strong relationships and is fully committed to providing the highest standards of customer service and support by providing clients with a secure, cost-effective and environmentally-sound project starting with the design and continuing through construction and occupancy.
Mr. Lang is extremely proficient with AutoCAD, ArchiCAD & Artlantis R and has experience working with Microstation and Vectorworks Building Management Modeling (BIM) software.
Mr. Willis is an Executive Vice President, R.S., DH with the firm, in overall charge of our Baltimore-Washington Metro operations. Mr. Willis is a CAI certified Reserve Specialist (RS), a licensed Construction Official, Building and Mechanical Inspector, and a certified EIFS Special Inspector. Mr. Willis has been qualified in several arbitrations and mediations as a recognized expert in building envelope issues, including roofing, siding, fenestration, ventilation, and moisture control. Included in his responsibilities are inspections and analyses of existing building components and systems, site improvements, performing building diagnostics and forensic investigation procedures, and the preparation of expert reports. His experience includes residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction, in low, mid and high-rise structures. Mr. Willis has provided forensic code and technical analysis, investigations, reports, and expert testimony for a wide range of cases, including existing building and site work defects, building safety, and corrective construction methods and costs.
Mr. Willis has made a career in the construction industry since 1980, and has been servicing the community associations industry on a professional level since 1989. Mr. Willis has extensive experience in building construction code analysis, water infiltration/building envelope investigations, building ventilation issues, mold sampling and investigations, low slope and steep slope roofing construction, siding replacement projects, fire separation requirements, sound attenuation and insulation requirements, and plumbing and mechanical issues. Mr. Willis is an expert in building siding systems investigation and analysis, including deep probe moisture testing of Exterior Insulation and Finish systems (EIFS) and traditional hard-coat stucco and cladding systems. Mr. Willis has investigated and prepared documentation in support of claims and litigation related to construction defects and deficiencies, including providing professional testimony.
Mr. Willis has extensive experience in the preparation of Capital Replacement Reserve Studies, in accordance with the national standards set by the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Mr. Willis has been conducting professional capital replacement funding analyses and transition engineering evaluations for communities since 1989. Additional responsibilities include Department Head Administration of daily operations for our Baltimore-Washington Metro & surrounding mid-Atlantic region clients, including supervision of field personnel for field evaluations, design development, bidding and construction control services.
Mr. Brine is a Senior Project Manager and Construction Inspector with the firm. Included in his responsibilities are inspections and analysis of building components and structures, performing field investigation procedures, and the preparation of reports. His experience includes residential, and light commercial construction.Mr. Brine has provided forensic and technical analysis, investigations, and reports for a wide range of conditions, including existing building and foundation defects, building integrity and due diligences evaluations. He is an certified ACI Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector.
Mr. Ayub M. Sheikh P.E., LEED GA is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with the firm's MEP / Energy Services division out of the Miami office. He has over 32 years' experience in the construction industry. Mr. Sheikh's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing building mechanical systems assessments, building energy modeling, monitoring and verification, building code research, HVAC systems design, project management and business development.
Mr. Garcia's main functions revolve around the documentation and inspection of the firm's architecture and engineering projects. He is responsible for assuring all projects are completed in a timely manner and executed effectively and in accordance with the project specifications and budgets. Mr. Garcia's areas of expertise include roofing and the exterior building envelope. Mr. Garcia has extensive experience with EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems) having managed single remediation projects valued at up to 10 Million Dollars.
Mr. Cecil Brown is a Senior Project Manager within our Baltimore-Washington Metro office at The Falcon Group. He has over 20 years of expertise in task planning, budget, coordination, and execution of site assessment under federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Ensured that the project complied with the UBC manual for code compliance and submitted permissible construction documents for review
Mr. Danylo Varakuta is a Senior Project Manager at The Falcon Group within our New York City region. His experience includes building envelope restoration, roofing replacement, leak investigations, assembly and permitting of the suspended and supported scaffolds.
Mr. David is a Senior Project Manager with the firm with 20 years of experience in the design and construction of large-scale residential and commercial projects. His responsibilities with the firm include managing all aspects of the project from initial repair design thru project completion, and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor. Mr. David's duties include the inspection and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of design drawings & specifications, performing field investigation procedures and the preparation of reports.
Mr. Donatelli is a Senior Project Manager with the firm specializing in the design and construction of large and small-scale civil residential and commercial projects. His responsibilities with the firm include managing all aspects of the project from initial inspection and repair design until project completion and final inspection, and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor. Mr. Donatelli's duties include comprehensive involvement in the inspection and analysis of building and site components, preparation of design drawings & specifications, performing field investigation procedures, and the preparation of engineering evaluation reports.
Mr. Dino Penuela is a Senior Project Manager based out of the firm's South Florida office. He specializes in the design and construction of large and small-scale civil, residential and commercial projects. Mr. Penuela has over 30 years of experience with project coordination and design, design review and field inspections of building systems for real estate developers, general contractors and condominium associations.
Ms. Esther Calle, is a Senior Structural Engineer with The Falcon Group out of the Miami, FL office. She is responsible for supervising and managing concrete restoration, waterproofing and forensic projects along with reviewing and designing in-house structural designs. Ms. Calle oversees a project's overall compliance with local, state and national codes and standards. In addition, she is responsible for: Performing forensic investigations, providing arbitration, litigation, mitigation and trial support to attorneys and their clients, cost estimating and building code research, analyzing and comparing construction project bids, reviewing construction contracts to ensure compliance with the project specifications and industry standards. Ms. Calle holds a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from Florida International University.
Mr. Milito is a Senior Architect of the firm's Architectural division. Mr. Milito develops working drawings and construction documents for the firm's residential, commercial and retail projects. Mr. Milito prepares initial site assessments and zoning analyses, and if necessary, testifies at Planning Board and Board of Adjustment hearings. He communicates routinely with local construction officials, building department personnel and representatives of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to obtain clarifications for ambiguous portions of the state building codes.
Mr. Milito’s knowledge of all building components, he has detailed knowledge of wood framed decks and balcony, preparing drawings for approximately 500 new decks and balconies per year. He has authored a published article and presented to groups regarding decks and balconies construction and safety.
Mr. Robbins is a Senior Architect who leads certain of the firm’s architectural projects. He is responsible for condition evaluations, recommendation of rehabilitation or replacement scopes of work, design and specification of construction work, and oversight of bid phase and construction phase services.
Mr. Joe Dorini is a Project Manager at The Falcon Group. Mr. Dorini's responsibilities include managing all aspects of the project from initial repair design until project completion and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor. His duties include the inspection and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of design drawings and specifications, performing field investigation procedures and the preparation of reports.
John McDonald is a Senior Structural Engineer, responsible for structural engineering design and project management. He has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of structural design and documentation of projects, including coordination and integration of structure with architectural and mechanical elements. Mr. McDonald's duties include structural design and analysis, preparation of construction documents, selection of appropriate products, and technical specifications. Mr. McDonald has experience with all different types of structural materials, including cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete, structural steel, masonry and wood.
He has successfully overseen the design and construction of many new buildings, but he also has extensive experience with additions, renovations, and adaptive re-use of structures. He has led projects focused on the restoration of historic buildings, and their associated antiquated structural systems (cast iron columns, terra-cotta slabs). He engineered the structural stabilization of two buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He values a close working relationship with clients, and is committed to providing them with exceptional service.
Mr. McGowan is a Senior Project Manager with the firm with more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of large-scale residential, commercial and industrial projects with experience in both the Engineering and Architectural phases of design and construction of projects. His responsibilities with the firm include managing all aspects of the project from initial design until project completion, and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor. Mr. McGowan's duties include the inspection and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of design drawings & specifications, performing field investigations and the preparation of reports for the construction or reconstruction of building components. He is also involved in heavy Civil projects at the firm including site plan development, regulatory approvals, capital construction programs for undeveloped and established properties along with associated construction management services.
Mr. Jose Urdaneta is a Senior Project Manager in the MEP Department out of The Falcon Group's Miami, FL office. Mr. Urdaneta provides over 17 years of experience in electrical design, interdisciplinary project management, power studies and electrical engineering related software development. Mr. Urdaneta holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Kendall J. Eberhardt, P.E., is a Senior Engineer within our Pennsylvania office at The Falcon Group. Mr. Eberhardt has over 10 years of diverse experience within the structural engineering and design fields across a variety of diverse projects including but not limited to; condominiums, parking garages, facade rehabilitation, and bridge designs and repairs. Mr. Eberhardt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering - The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Kurt Jensen is a Registered Architect in the Litigation Support / Construction Claims Department at The Falcon Group. In this capacity, he oversees forensic investigations of building defects, serves as a subject matter expert, authors expert reports and assists the department in all aspects of its work. In addition, he performs transition inspections for homeowner's associations, and provides construction observation services including roofing, façade re-cladding and drainage and waterproofing. He also develops architectural drawings and construction documents for the firm's residential, commercial and retail projects.
Mr. Jensen has over 25 years of experience in the field of construction and architecture, covering both residential and commercial projects. From 2007 to 2011 he worked for a national home builder with responsibilities for home prototypes, design, production and construction in developments in the Eastern United states and Great Lakes regions. While working for the national home builder, he led a studio of 5-10 people responsible for all aspects of home related construction. Mr. Jensen also worked from 2011 to 2014 as a Pennsylvania Building Code Official (BCO) and Director of Code Enforcement. He has multiple International Code Council (ICC) Certifications, as well as Pennsylvania Code Certifications. In his position as Code Official, Mr. Jensen spent three years on the Historical Review Board of Newtown Township, Bucks County, PA and three years as zoning official of East Caln Township, Chester County, PA.
Mr. Jensen has served as an expert and consultant for law firms, individuals and companies on projects ranging from residential to commercial projects. His work primarily relates to damages caused by construction defects or weather events. His forensic investigations have involved observations, inspections during demolition, invasive probes, drone observations and video documentation, and water testing. While attending Drexel University Evening College and graduating in 2001, Mr. Jensen worked for a Civil Engineering Firm. Starting with the firm in 1990, he was provided with experiences in a variety of site development projects and used skills such as drafting, surveying and property research. He regularly completes and attends continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest products, industry, and governmental developments. Since 2006 he has competed approximately 29 credit hours a year or 356 total credit hours.
Mr. Jensen has served as an expert and for law firms, individuals and companies on projects ranging from residential to commercial projects. His work primarily relates to damages caused by construction defects or weather events. His forensic investigations have involved observations, inspections during demolition, invasive probes, drone observations and video documentation, and water testing.
Mr. Matthew Furlong is a Senior Project Manager based out of the company’s Washington, D.C. metro office. He specializes in forensic engineering, scientific investigations, technical report writing and expert witness testimony for construction claims and litigation matters. Mr. Furlong has 19 years of experience with new construction, project coordination and design, remodeling, and field inspections of building systems for residential, and commercial low and high-rise properties. He has successfully completed more than 600 unique and custom projects.
His experience and background range from high-end new custom home construction, interior renovations and additions to green building and energy efficient homes, historical renovations, timer-framing, and creating elaborate custom interiors in prestigious estate-sized homes.
Mr. Furlong provides services in the forensic investigation field related to construction deficiencies, building code compliances, contract review and analysis, construction delay analysis, and construction injury investigation. This includes building pathology, structural capability, home energy performance, EIF’s and stucco, insulation and attic ventilation, siding/facades and rain screens, water and air infiltration, vapor retarder/barriers, infrared thermography, moisture management, exotic hardwoods and failed shower systems.
As an expert witness, Mr. Furlong applies his extensive knowledge and expertise of building and construction practices, as well as job-site health and safety in order to provide the consumer and the legal community with relevant opinions and professional advice.
His responsibilities within The Falcon Group are to provide our clients with expertise in construction defect forensic investigation, litigation support, building and mechanical inspections, give overall oversight including upper level project management for all inspections and investigative projects, and expert legal support services. Additionally, Mr. Furlong’s expertise in Code Analysis also contributes to our performance of transition/warranty evaluations for our community clients.
Mr. Furlong is a Certified Forensic Consultant, Class A Contractor in the state of Virginia, and is trained in emergency management with FEMA. He has received numerous letters of achievement and has successfully demonstrated to manage multi-million-dollar contracts within budget.
Mr. Furlong has served as an expert witness since 2014 and is qualified to provide reliable expert testimony and findings of fact for depositions, hearings, and trial proceedings.
Mr. Michael Palmer is a Senior Project Manager and Reserve Specialist with the firm. Included in his responsibilities are transition/warranty study inspections, transition/warranty study defect settlement negotiations, building envelope inspections, reserve study preparation, and preparation of reports. His experience includes transition settlement and mediation support, in which he supported Community Associations in receiving over 10 million dollars in cash settlements and/or defect repairs. Mr. Palmer's experience includes inspections of all types of structures ranging from high-rise structures to single family homes. Along with his inspection experience Mr. Palmer has extensive experience in design specification production for several existing building capital improvement projects, as well as, project management and oversight of these improvements.
Mr. Popeck is a Senior Project Manager with the firm specializing in Roofing and Building Envelope projects. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of the project from start until completion and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor. Mr. Popeck's duties include the inspection and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of design drawings and specifications, performing field investigation procedures and preparation of reports. Mr. Popeck has extensive experience with residential and commercial roofing and siding systems. Mr. Popeck is also experience with other aspects of the building envelope including doors, windows, curtain wall systems, exterior claddings, (EIFs, siding, stone, metal panel), and masonry construction.
Mr. Neeraj Chander is a Senior Architect who brings over 15 years of experience in a diversity of areas that include Retail, Commercial, Corporate Interiors, Mixed Use, Multifamily Housing, and Custom Residential.
Neeraj has worked on various Planned Urban Development and Mixed Use Development projects that have required him to evaluate the project's programming problems and find adequate solutions for them. These problems ranged from site limitations, budget limitations, use of sustainable products for LEED certification, and coordinating with the various government and neighborhood organizations involved in the planning and permitting of the projects.
Neeraj also specializes in Asset Strategy and Repositioning by providing holistic strategies, rebranding, and repositioning for corporate/commercial buildings and campuses in both urban and suburban contexts. With a focus on innovative master planning, trending workplace design, and experiential graphics and signage, with a goal to upgrade and transform existing properties that increase both a building's value and the client's bottom line.
He has extensive experience with planning and accomplishing varied and complex design and project management duties in support of facility construction initiatives or major renovations.
Mr. Reza Koosha-Mirsaidi is a Senior Electrical Engineer with the firm. Mr. Koosha-Mirsaidi has over 13 years' experience in providing electrical design and consulting services, and construction administration support. He also provides services through surveys, cost estimates, bid reviews, witness shop testing, and inspections. He has experience in all milestones of a project from start to finish, from initial creation of scope of work to punch-list documentation for construction close out. He has experience in a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, transit authorities, airports, universities, municipalities, high rises, performance art centers, parks, and pharmaceutical facilities. He has technical knowledge of the codes and standards (i.e. IBC, NEC, IECC, NFPA, IES) related to electrical design. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York.
Mr. Richard Off is a Senior Project Manager at The Falcon Group within our New York Office. Mr. Off has over 10 years of experience in the project managing/ architectural field. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University concentrating in Historic City Fabrics and Typologies, Urban History and Theory, Ecological and Sustainable Urbanism. Mr. Off also has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with concentrations in History and Theory of Modern Architecture, Design and Planning of Long-Span and High Rise Structures.Mr. Off ’s previous experience as a Project Architect/Manager included but was not limited to; managing multi-million dollar exterior assessment, rehabilitation, restoration, repair and preservation projects for high profile clients throughout the New York metropolitan area. This included numerous existing and historic commercial, cultural, institutional and residential, 19th and 20th century, medium and large buildings. Mr. Off also managed renovation and interior fit-out projects for clients in New York City. He would oversee and mentor multiple teams of intermediate and junior architect and structural engineer staff , including training, orientation, evaluation, task delegation and review of project deliverables.
Mr. Wilton is a Senior Engineer for the Firm, specializing in the evaluation and design of building and site improvements for residential and commercial properties; and owner representation with respect to implementing improvements. His responsibilities include investigation of design and construction defects in the areas of land improvements, building components and amenities; analysis of site plans, architectural plans, specifications and code compliance; and, preparing reports and documents to represent clients in litigation cases. Mr. Wilton is experienced in investigating structural problems including retaining walls, foundations and structural building components. Mr. Wilton is also responsible for functional analysis and remedial design of deficient site improvements.
Mr. Wilton is experienced in all aspects of residential construction, reconstruction and construction cost analysis. He also has extensive experience in design and project management of land improvements including storm water management, site grading and drainage, utility design and roadway layout. His experience also includes developer representation for the construction of water and wastewater treatment plants, water tanks and pump stations and golf courses. Mr. Wilton designs structural support systems and methods, including the application of helical piles and compaction grouting. Mr. Wilton is experienced in construction bidding, contract negotiation and field inspection. He is also adept at alternative analysis, value analysis and cost control.
Mr. Wilton has extensive experience with invasive and non-invasive investigations of building facades and windows. His façade investigations include the evaluation of brick and masonry facades, stucco facades, window wall construction and curtain wall construction; and he has performed these evaluations on single-family residences and low-rise to high rise buildings. Mr. Wilton is responsible for performance evaluation of fenestration products, and performs ASTM and AAMA tests for air infiltration and water penetration on windows, doors, and spandrel panels. Mr. Wilton also prepares performance specifications for replacement windows and doors on buildings where fenestration failures require remediation.
Mr. Wilton has participated in the review and preparation of transition studies and negotiations between various stakeholders. Mr. Wilton also had extensive involvement in governmental bond release with respect to public improvements installed in residential communities. Mr. Wilton is accomplished in coordinating the needs of owners, developers, property managers, and local authorities to provide time efficient and cost effective remedies for engineering problems and deficiencies.
Mr. Wilton is experienced in management of private development and public infrastructure construction. He is experienced in professional testimony to provide expert opinion in support of land use applications in New Jersey. He is knowledgeable in respect to land use regulation in New Jersey and is very experienced in the progressive advancement of projects from conceptualization to construction in a regulatory environment.
Mr. Wilton is experienced in the design and construction of public infrastructure improvements, including highways, roads and underground utilities. His experience includes feasibility analysis, funding analysis and resident engineering.
Mr. Stephen H. Kammerer is a Senior Project Manager within the Building Envelope Division at The Falcon Group. He has over 10 years of expertise in managing and overseeing construction projects. His responsibilities include managing in-house carpenters, project managers, developed book-keeping platform to log project costs, potential variables, and highlight discrepancies. Mr. Kammerer has developed trade-partner relations by creating bidding systems, change order policies, and payment platform to keep moral high and workers motivated.
Mr. Thomas Zaniewski is a Senior Project Manager with The Falcon Group. He has experience in working with property management firms, assisting in developing plans, preparing technical reports for bid submissions and interfacing with townships and associations. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge in AutoCAD, RAM Structural Systems, Microstation, and STAAD Pro. His primary responsibilities include site project management, managing all aspects of the project from initial inspection and repair design until project completion and final inspection.
Mr. Andrew Akanbi is an Project Associate out of the NYC office. Mr. Akanbi holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Construction Management from Rutgers University. He has experience in: all facets of CAD systems, managing interior, exterior, roofi ng and waterproofi ng projects from initiation to completion, preparing project plans and schedules, developing and maintaining submittal logs, RFI logs and change order logs. His responsibilities at The Falcon Group include: performing building inspections, assessing building conditions, developing construction drawings & specifi cations, structural assessment & design of masonry, concrete, steel & composite structures, construction administration and consulting services.
Mr. Alexander Fausto Alvarez is a Project Manager with the firm out of the Miami, Florida office. Mr. Alvarez has experience as a Structures Designer and Project Engineer within the Construction Management field. Mr. Alvarez’s experience includes but not limited to; performing structural analysis and design and prepare plans for Category 1 bridges and highway structures for in-house Department projects. He assisted the development of scopes of services and staff hour estimates for Department and Consultant design projects and also assist in reviewing and approval of miscellaneous structures permits.
Mr. Angel Cisneros is a Project Manager with the firm out of the Miami, Florida office. Mr. Cisneros has over five years of experience within the residential and commercial fi elds. Mr. Cisneros previous experience as a Project Engineer included but not limited to; engineering design and calculations for building components such as stairs, railings, canopies, trellises, fence, gates, platforms, screen or enclosure, equipment support. He processed RFI’s and change orders, structural design for building components on a range of materials (steel, aluminum, stainless steel, glass, wood) in accordance with customer specification, and provided prompt solutions to issues in construction phases.
Mr. Brent Houghton is a Project Manager for the MEP / Energy Services division out of the Miami office. Mr. Houghton is also responsible for keeping an open line of communication with contractors and project managers, he monitors the status of different energy and MEP projects and corresponds with contractors regarding notifications, bid addendum's and calculations of bid submissions and payment approvals to ensure projects run smoothly.
Mr. Brian Kutz is a Project Manager at The Falcon Group. Mr. Kutz's has both a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture and over 15 years of hands-on construction management experience ranging from initial concept to close out. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of the project from initial repair design until project completion and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor.
Mr. Chase Edwards is a Project Manager within our Baltimore-Washington Metro office at The Falcon Group. His experience includes managing and overseeing small scaled repaving projects, balcony reconstruction and roof truss repair projects to ensure top standards. Mr. Edwards has assisted and completed multiple AutoCAD balcony reconstruction projects.
Mr. Daniel Alarcon is a Project Manager with the firm. His responsibilities include managing project activities, communicating with clients and contractors, tracking materials and project costs. His top priorities monitoring the project to ensure all work is completed in accordance with project specifications and code. He is also involved in strengthening and maintaining relationships with clients and contractors.
Mr. Drien Collado is a Project Manager with the fi rm out of the Miami, Florida office. He has 15 years’ experience with new construction, renovation, remodeling, residential, hotels and industrial projects supervision with budgets of $170 million. Mr. Collado’s previous experience within the concrete construction industry includes but not limited to; assisting projects with setting up concrete pours, scheduling of pump manpower and concrete deliveries, from all aspects of concrete place and finish including scheduling, communication skills, floor tolerances, mix designs, slumps, use of placing equipment, walk behind trowel machines, all concrete best practices.
Mr. Edher Quiroz is a Project Manager with the firm out of the Miami, FL office. Mr. Quiroz has experience coordinating and conducting Threshold Inspections, 40-year recertification inspections and reports, structural inspections and all facets of project management. He also hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor degree in Structural Engineering.
Ms. Erica Taras is an Project Manager out of the New Jersey Office. Her responsibilities at The Falcon Group include performing building inspections, assessing building conditions, developing construction drawings & specifications, structural assessment & design of masonry, concrete, steel & composite structures, construction administration and consulting services. Ms. Taras is proficient in Hand Drafting, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator. Ms. Taras holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from Roger Williams University.
Mr. Francisco Gracia is a project manager working in our Miami office. He comes with close to a decade of experience in Design-Build projects and General Contracting. Including work on both international residences and commercial projects. His hands-on knowledge allows him to understand the construction process from its core level. He has held positions from superintendent, construction manager and civil-structural engineer. In addition to his field and design experience, he has been responsible for plan examination, estimating, contract reviews and personnel training.
Mr. Franlys Vasquez-Hernandez is a Project Associate in the New York Office. He is a recent graduate from The City College of New York at CUNY with his Bachelor of Architecture, B. Arch degree. Mr. Vasquez-Hernandez comes with two years of experience as an Intern and Junior Architect working with design build projects and construction material estimation, and fixture takeoffs.
Mr. Lombardo is CAD Manager for the entire firm with over 15 years of experience in computer aided drafting and large scale residential / commercial construction. His main responsibilities within The Falcon Group include the management of all production throughout the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) department. Mr. Lombardo handles and oversees the collaboration and output of drawings from all departments within the company including Architectural, Structural, Civil, and Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing & Energy. His multi-faceted drafting experience allows him to create complete and accurate plans and specifications for Drainage Improvement, Pavement Improvement and Striping, Building Envelope repair and restoration, Roofing, and Structural Enhancement Plans.
Mr. Isandel Agosto-Figueroa is a Project Manager with The Falcon Group's South Florida office, specializing in civil engineering and project oversight. He has extensive experience as an engineering inspector in the forensic engineering field as well as project management. His diverse responsibilities include: field inspections, writing reports, waterproofing projects, assisting senior professional engineers with civil design, interaction with clients and management, construction administration, project management and evaluations.
Mr. Jared Iarussi is a Project Manager at The Falcon Group. Mr. Iarussi has extensive project management and sales experience in the commercial and residential construction markets. He is responsible for proper cost and time management, including project management, vendor relations, knowledge of local building codes and subcontractor scheduling and management. His hands‐on experience to anticipate changes and mitigate time lost with proper assessments and resolution is notable. His focus on the logistics of the project in order to properly plan, perform and complete a project on budget and on time. Mr. Iarussi’s duties also include the inspection and analysis of building components and structures, preparation of specifications, design drawings, performing field investigations and preparation of reports. Mr. Iarussi hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Rider University.
Ms. Jennifer Ochoa is a Project Manager for The Falcon Group's South Florida Office. With extensive knowledge of local project codes and standards, Ms. Ochoa has served as the main point of contact between owners, architects, engineers and subcontractors to proactively communicate details and status of projects, pre-construction progress and closeout meetings. Her expertise lies in planning and defining scope, developing project schedules, cost estimating, developing budgets, risk performance and project schedule analysis. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Santa Maria University.
Ms. Jillian Cayer is a Project Associate out of the NYC office. Her responsibilities at The Falcon Group include performing building inspections, assessing building conditions, developing construction drawings & specifications, structural assessment & design of masonry, concrete, steel & composite structures, construction administration and consulting services.
Ms. Cayer is proficient in AutoCAD, Surveying, Microsoft Office, Revit, and InDesign and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
Ms. Lisa Giaquinto is a Project Manager for The Falcon Group. She has extensive experience in providing paralegal and administrative services. Some of Ms. Giaquinto’s responsibilities include working directly with the Litigation Director, litigation document production, assemble proposals, reports and contracts. Ms. Giaquinto also assists with the legal/technical research, review and analysis of pertinent project files, tracking of proposals and department workload.
Ms. Lizbeth Bejarano is a Project Manager out of the Miami Office. Her Civil Engineering background coupled with office management experience makes her a valuable asset to Falcon. Ms. Bejarano has extensive experience in performing inspections, managing teams on the job site, preparing field reports and audits and supervising the execution of contracts. Her responsibilities at Falcon include conducting building and site inspections and assisting with reports and proposals. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Rafael Urdaneta University (Venezuela).
Ms. Luisa Montalvo is a Project Manager for The Falcon Group's Miami, FL office. She has a strong design background, with over 18 years of experience in AutoCAD, the preparation of bid documents, schematic diagramming & design and 3D modeling of special system conditions to find solutions to complex building envelopes. A fraction of Ms. Montalvo's diverse responsibilities for Falcon include; creation and development of design packages, plan corrections, design input and completing technical aspects of projects, along with a wide range of field inspections and writing reports.
Ms. Lyena Rodriguez is an Engineer in the Miami, FL oﬃce specializing in Civil Engineering design and project oversight. She has extensive knowledge in infrastructure projects, industrial structures, residential and commercial buildings and Florida Building Codes. With a broad range of ability and experience in building assessments, site inspections, development of geotechnical reports and investigations, sampling and testing of soil, concrete, wood and reinforcement steel.
Lyle Hoffman is responsible for the management and scheduling of transition evaluation reports. In addition, he is involved in construction inspection for the firm's civil and architectural engineering projects, most notably roadway pavement reconstruction. Mr. Hoffman is significantly involved in The Falcon Group's capital reserve fund studies, transition reports, site inspections, litigation reports, and cost estimating. Mr. Hoffman holds a H.H.S. technical/inspector license (building) from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and has a detailed knowledge of the International Code Council model codes. This is of particular value for the evaluation of defects during the transition evaluation process, where Mr. Hoffman has been applying this knowledge for over a decade.
Ms. Maria Espitia is a Project Manager for the South Florida region. She has extensive knowledge in a multitude of construction applications with expertise in planning and defining scope, developing project schedules, cost estimating, developing budgets, risk performance analysis and analysis of project schedules. A fraction of Ms. Espitia's diverse responsibilities include; a wide range of field inspections, writing reports, waterproofing projects, assisting senior professional engineers with civil design, interaction with clients and management, construction administration, project management and evaluations.
Ms. Maria Espitia is a Project Manager for the South Florida region. She has extensive knowledge in a multitude of construction applications with expertise in planning and defining scope, developing project schedules, cost estimating, developing budgets, risk performance analysis and analysis of project schedules. A fraction of Ms. Espitia's diverse responsibilities include; a wide range of field inspections, writing reports, waterproofing projects, assisting senior professional engineers with civil design, interaction with clients and management, construction administration, project management and evaluations.
Mr. Michael Abram is a Project Manager with the firm. Mr. Abram has over 20 years' experience in the carpentry and construction management fields. Mr. Abram has been owner's representative of new and renovation projects . His areas of expertise include but are not limited to: project management, building maintenance, residential and commercial construction He is also a member of the Carpenters Union – Local 254. His responsibilities with the firm include construction project observation/management, managing all aspects of the project from initial inspection and repair design until project completion and final inspection.
Mr. Michael Pearson is a Project Manager with the firm. Mr. Pearson has extensive knowledge in design and construction of large and small-scale civil, residential and commercial projects. Field measuring existing structures including hotels, warehouses, single family homes, college campuses and government facilities are his specialty. Mr. Pearson's duties include comprehensive involvement in the inspection and analysis of building and site components, preparation of design drawings and specifications, performing field investigation procedures and the preparation of engineering evaluation reports
Mr. Miguel Migueles Remon is a Project Manager with The Falcon Group within our Miami Office. His experience includes but not limited to; engineering design and calculations for structural elements in compliance with FBC, ASCE, AISC, NDS, ACI. Mr. Migueles also has experience with engineering design, structural design, and calculations for building components on range of materials from Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Glass, and Wood. He handles many site visits, special inspections to verify compliance of construction works with approved permits, plans, and documents.
Mihaela Hristova-Tancheva: Ms. Mihaela Hristova-Tancheva is a Project Manager and detail-oriented Civil Engineer in our Miami Region. Ms. Hristova-Tancheva’s responsibilities include managing all aspects of the project from initial repair design through project completion and being the direct point of contact for both the owner and contractor. Her duties include performing building and site inspections, preparing reports and building assessments, assisting senior professional engineers, facilitating interaction with clients and management, construction administration and evaluations.
Nathaniel Dorn is a Project Manager within our Baltimore-Washington Metro office at The Falcon Group. Mr. Dorn’s prior experience includes but not limited to; engaging in weekly meetings regarding investing, growth strategies, and interpreting global economic trends, and also assisting in creating environments that explores collegiate and workforce opportunities, as well as workshops that help students build architectural hardware, software, and presentational skills.
Mr. Phil Crout is a Project Manager within our Building Envelope Division at The Falcon Group. He brings over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Crout has managed and contracted residential/commercial exterior renovation jobs from permitting to final inspection. His expertise was in insurance claim settlement work. Mr. Crout’s experience includes but not limited to; bidding, contracting, permitting, material selection, insurance claim settlement, project management, inspections and invoicing. He was involved with owning, renovating and brokering investment real estate. Mr. Crout’s strong work ethic with an instinctual ability to relate and work well with others has continued with his client relations and satisfaction.
Mr. Philippe Perono is a Project Manager with The Falcon Group's Miami office, specializing in civil engineering and project oversight. He is a highly talented Construction Inspector with extensive experience in examining mid to high rise buildings, highways, industrial, commercial, public, academic, healthcare facilities, streets, sewer and water systems, dams, bridges and other structures to ensure that their construction, alteration, or repair complies with building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations and contract specifications.
Mrs. Rita Kao is an Architect within The Falcon Group’s Miami Office. She is a Registered Architect-State of Florida, Registered Interior Designer- State of Florida, Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, LEED-Accredited Professional, and a Member of the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Ryan Manalo is a professional engineer with the Falcon group out of the Miami office. He has over 7 years of experience in the construction industry, particularly project management, forensics, quality control and quality assurance. His project management work experience ranges from project estimating, field measurement, material takes-offs, reviewing contracts, writing bids / proposals and project punch lists closeouts. His construction and engineering experiences are comprised of building envelope components inspections such as EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish Systems), curtain walls sliding glass doors, window walls, operable windows, railings, waterproofing, roofing, stucco, metal panels and pre-cast concrete claddings.
Mr. McEnerney is responsible for administration, construction observation, and inspections of the firm's engineering projects in the New Jersey and New York City regions. He is responsible for assuring all projects run smoothly from the proposal phase through completion. His responsibilities also include keeping open lines of communication between building owners/managers and contractors to ensure that projects run without any problems. Additionally he is responsible for permit filing, obtaining bids, and creating contracts for projects. He performs tests and inspections at job sites in order to verify conditions, calculate repair quantities, and observe ongoing work to be sure it is being performed according to specification. Mr. McEnerney also specializes in Local Law 11 inspections for clients in New York City.
Ms. Stefanie Hosgood is the Reserves & Bidding Manager with The Falcon Group. Her main responsibilities focus on daily interactions and communications between Falcon clientele and Falcon staff. Ms. Hosgood manages the bid department and bid schedule including, but not limited to, construction projects anticipated for commercial buildings and residential communities such as: pavement improvement, roof replacement, façade repair and exterior cladding projects. She monitor's each project and provides updates accordingly with regard to contractor notifications, bid addendums and calculations of bid submissions.
Ms. Subin Nam is a Project Manager with The Falcon Group, specializing in the design and construction of large and small-scale civil residential and commercial projects. She is also responsible for assisting the project management team with CAD to design and edit structural, architectural and mechanical plans.
Mr. Tyler Pollock is a Project Manager at The Falcon Group working within our Civil Engineering division. Mr. Pollock comes with three years of internship experience within our firm. He is currently attending New Jersey Institute of Technology College where he will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Spring of 2021.
Mr. William Cain is an MEP Designer with the firm. He has over 20 years' experience designing HVAC and Fire Protection systems. Mr. Cain has worked with some notable clients such as: New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York Police Department (NYPD). Mr. Cain is responsible for design and CAD drafting of HVAC, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Alarm systems for multifamily, retail, office, institutional, transportation and governmental facilities. Mr. Cain is well-versed in the following programs: AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Microstation, Trane Trace and Cadkey. He has an HVAC Technology Certification from Rutgers University and various AutoCAD certificates.
Mr. William Dauhajre is a Project Manager in the Miami, FL office specializing in Structural Engineering and project oversight for both small and large-scale commercial and residential projects. He has extensive knowledge in preparing and expediting structural contract documents in accordance with the current state codes and standard construction regulations. Mr. Dauhajre has experience with 40/50-year re-certifications, structural inspections, construction administration, project management and field inspections, forensic engineering inspections, waterproofing investigations and building evaluations and is also proficient in AutoCAD, Micostation, Stadd Pro and Revit.
Ms. Yenys Fierro is a Project Manager with The Falcon Group's Miami office. Specializing in civil engineering and project oversight, her diverse responsibilities include performing field inspections, writing reports, managing waterproofing projects, assisting senior professional engineers with civil design, facilitating interaction with clients and management, construction administration, project management and evaluations.