Joe LoBasso, AIA, NCARB, CCS
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 appropriate remedial measures for damage due to various perils such as: fire distress, hurricanes, tornadoes, explosions, plumbing leaks, tree impacts, water intrusion, and wood deterioration.
Mr. LoBasso has assisted attorneys, both plaintiff and defense, in resolving issues relating to design and construction defects as well as professional standards of care and workmanship. Mr. LoBasso is well acquainted with professional standards of care, having performed quality control reviews of construction documents including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil disciplines for one of the country’s largest architectural firms.
In addition to building evaluations, Mr. LoBasso is experienced in construction estimating in regard to damage remediation.
As a registered architect in multiple states, 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 and construction administration. Project delivery systems included design-bid-build, design-build, construction manager-agency, and construction manager at risk
Practical experience has made Mr. LoBasso an expert on building code issues, including specialized knowledge regarding accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related code provisions.
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.