Joe LoBasso, AIA, NCARB, CCS
Senior Project Director
Mr. LoBasso has conducted numerous evaluations and analyzed various types of building failures at residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Such evaluations have resulted in the determination of the causation, extent, source, and remediation of damage due to various perils such as: fire distress, hurricanes, plumbing leaks, tree impacts, water intrusion, and wood deterioration.
As a registered architect, Mr. LoBasso has provided design services for over forty years on projects totaling an in-place construction cost exceeding $500,000,000. Those design services included the preparation of programming documents, conceptual designs, design development, construction documents, bidding/negotiation, construction administration, and post-occupancy evaluations. Project delivery systems included design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager-agency, and construction manager at risk with varied funding sources; including bond programs, federal and state programs, and capital campaigns. He has negotiated professional service fees and prepared contractual agreements between owners, architects and engineers, and design consultants. He has performed quality control reviews of construction documents including structural, mechanical, electrical and civil disciplines.
Practical experience has made Mr. LoBasso expert on building code issues, including special knowledge regarding accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act.
Mr. LoBasso has provided architectural services to commercial, governmental, industrial, and institutional clients; which has included projects in commercial, criminal justice, education, manufacturing, multi-family, municipal, public safety, religious, and retail markets. Internationally, he has completed projects in Guam, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea, where he has obtained expertise with tropical architecture.
Mr. LoBasso is one of the few Construction Specification Institute’s certified construction specifiers (CCS). He has prepared master specifications for various clients and technical specifications for a variety of building types including commercial, institutional, and residential.
His professional design experience as a practicing architect, overseeing many disciplines of design and construction, allows Mr. LoBasso to provide expert forensic insight regarding a wide range of issues that may affect a client’s facility.