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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FRIEND STREET, Boston, MA
  • 7 Story Concrete Modular Precast
  • $4 Million
2019
FEDERAL & STATE HISTORICAL
Longwharf, Boston, MA
  • Renovation 85,000 SF
2019
Commercial $21 Million Renovation, Boston, MA
  • Punchlist, Mold Remediation
  • 7600 SF Residence
  • $35,000
2019
NINE CONDOMINIUM UNITS, East Boston, MA
Development Specialist
  • Total value $5 million
  • Purchase, Zoning, Estimated Values Construction
2017-2018
WATERMARK, Lowell, MA
Clerk of the Works, Worcester, MA School System
  • $10 million – 4 schools
  • Window replacements, Door units, Boilers
2017-2018
WATERMARK, Lowell, MA
Clerk of the Works, Lt. Peter Hansen School, Canton, MA
  • $1.5 million – New roof 850 Sq, Drains, HVAC, Electrical
2017
CITY OF TAUNTON, MA
Fire Incident Town Hall
  • Insurance Dispute – $1.5 million vs $8.5 million
2017-2018
FORENSIS GROUP, INC., Pasadena, CA
Various Construction, Safety Cases
2016 - 2017
WOODS CONSTRUCTION, INC., Sterling Height, MI
JC Penney Store Renovation - $300,000, Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Pull Permits, Oversight
2017
NEW RESIDENTIAL HOME 6000 SF
Owner’s Representative, $1.1 Million
Middleton, Massachusetts
2016
WOODS CONSTRUCTION, INC., Sterling Height, MI
Target Store Renovation
Somerville, Stoughton, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Pull Permits, Oversight
  • $1 Million Renovation
2015-2016
WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER LLP
Construction Deficiencies Expert
  • Beverly Hospital new construction, completed 2007
  • Flooring
  • Sub-Surface Drainage System
  • VCT Flooring Issues
  • Roof Issues
  • Site Issues: Concrete, asphalt storm drainage, HVAC
2015-2016
ENVELOPE CONSULTANT
  • Water Infiltration / Mold Issues Strip Mall, Lynnway, Lynn, MA
2013
ENVELOPE CONSULTANT
  • Water Infiltration
  • 9 Unit High End Condominiums
  • South Boston, RJ Kenny Company Testing
2013
LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY
Gran Marc Northeastern University Dormitories
  • $100 million 17 Story High Rise Structure, Demolition of 12 Story Structure
  • Clerk of Works – Boston Inspectional Services Requirement
  • Type IA Structure
  • Precast, Metal Panels
2012-2014
LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY                                       
320 Summer Street, South Boston, MA, Type IIIB Structure
  • $26 million Rehabilitation Mill Buildings and Tenant Build-Out
  • 6 Story High Rise Structure
  • Clerk of Works – Boston Inspectional Services Requirement
  • Post & Beam, Masonry Exterior
2012-2013
BROADMEADOW CONDOMINUMS
131 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA
  • Envelope Water Infiltration / Mold Issues Masonry IIIA Structure
 
H.B. COMPANIES, LONGWOOD, FLORIDA                    
Subcontractor, Repairs
  • $160,000
  • FedX, Home Properties, Roofs, Masonry, Metal Buildings
2011-2012
TOWN OF DRACUT, CENTRAL FIRE STATION           
Consultant, Expert Witness
  • $2 million project masonry structure
  • Construction, Code Deficiencies
  • Building, Mechanical and Site Issues
 2009-2010
HARRISON BROWN CONSTRUCTION                               
145 & 147 Wheeler Circle (Stone End), Stoneham, MA
  • Fire Restoration Oversight, Masonry Issues
  • R2 Apartments $1 million
2009-2010
36 CENTRAL ST, ANDOVER, MA                                         
Convert 8 Unit R2 Apartment Complex to Condominiums
  • Construction, Code Deficiencies
  • Value of Project $2 million
2009-2010
CARFARO, INC.                                                                                      
Highland House Apartments, Randolph, MA
  • Oversight Railings Installation
  • R2-139 Units, $219,000
2008
#2 LANTERN LANE, NORTH READING, MA                             
General Contractor
  • R-3 Single family home – additions, renovations, windows, siding, Roofing, kitchen, $150,000
2008
HARRISON BROWN CONSTRUCTION 
Highland Avenue, RANDOLPH, MA
  • Oversight rehabilitation of balconies and railings
  • R2 139 Units, $208,500
2008
HARRISON BROWN CONSTRUCTION                                        
Liberty Place, RANDOLPH MA
  • Oversight rehabilitation of envelope roofing, siding, window Replacement
  • R2 Apartments Multi-Units, $800,000
2008
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING, INC.
Jefferson at Admiral’s Hill, CHELSEA, MA
  • Façade – inspection of the envelope for water filtration – flashings, roofing, siding, windows, doors, foundations, masonry
  • R2 Apartments 5A Construction
  • 160 Units $38 million
2008
THE GOLDEN BANANA NIGHT CLUB 
General Contractor, Total Renovation
151 Rear Newbury Street, PEABODY, MA
  • One Story 10,000 SF Type 3B Structure
  • $1 million – 6 weeks
2007
108 ALMONT STREET, WINTHROP  
General Contractor- Fire Restoration
  • R-3 Single family home – additions and renovations
  • $450,000, Cement board siding
2007
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING, INC.
Owner’s Representative, 267 Medford Street, CHARLESTOWN, MA
  • 6-story mill building – Type 3 Construction, Use R2 & S1
  • 124 loft type units total renovation
  • $22 million
  • Post & Beam, masonry exterior
2007
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING, INC. 
555 Pleasant Street, WATERTOWN, MA
  • Façade – Inspection of the envelope for water infiltration – flashings, roofing, windows, doors
  • 5A Construction, R2, 179/Condominium units $34 million
  • Cement board exterior
2007
FORTY FIVE GROVERS AVE, LLC 
Grovers Avenue, WINTHROP, MA
  • Condominium Conversion on Water; Four Units, Total Rehab – Retail $2.2 million
  • 150 year-old structure restoration
  • Owner’s Representative, Construction Manager
  • Cement board exterior
2005-2006
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION & RESEARCH INC (CCHER)   
Washington Street, DORCHESTER, MA – Eustache Jean-Louis MD
  • Type 5A Construction, Business Use, Clinic; 2-story addition & renovations - $550,000
  • Owner’s Representative
2004
THE MILES GROUP     
WINTHROP REALTY TRUST, THE BEACH HOUSE
Cliff Street, WINTHROP, MA – Demolition 22,000 SF
  • 5A Structure – Build Six Luxury Townhouses, $4 million
  • General Supt., Development Specialist Partner
2003-2004
ACTON ASSISTED LIVING LLC 
ACTON, MA – $7.6 million 80 units 66,000 SF
  • Type 5A Construction 
  • Change Order review. $1.2 million.
2002
FOCACCIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT  
General Contractor Build Out
2 Lowell Street, WILMINGTON, MA

  • One Story 6000 SF Type 2C Structure
  • 125 Seat Restaurant, Entertainment Lounge, Function Room -- $750,000 – 12 weeks
2000
THE MZO GROUP   
STONEHAM, MA – Cumberland Crossing, Cumberland, RI
Luxury Apartments—$ 19 million 250 units
Construction Control
  • Assist in the resolution of problems and respond to correspondence from the CM & AIA.
  • Attend all meetings specific to the particular discipline.
  • Make weekly site visits to monitor quality of construction & do reports.
  • Type 5A Construction
2000
ESSEX ST ASSOCIATES/FARROW CONST. INC. 
JACOBS POND ESTATE
NORWELL, MA – 45 Units Assisted Living—8.5 Million, 65,000SF+
Construction Manager

  • Responsible for Construction, Code, and Safety Issues
  • Assist the PM in its outreach to trade contractors and the development of pre-qualification criteria, and value engineering.
  • Assist in the resolution of problems and respond to correspondence from the PM & Superintendent.
  • Attend all meetings specific to the particular discipline.
  • Type 5A Construction
2000
DINISCO DESIGN PARTNERSHIP
ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS, BOSTON, MA
Construction Code Inspector
Projects Multi-million dollar-Codes, Construction Issues, Building Assessments (Cameron Middle School, Framingham, MA, Framingham High School - 350,000 SF, Brown School, Peabody, MA, Mullen School, Falmouth, MA, Center School, Winthrop, MA, FT Bank School, Winthrop, MA, McCarthy School, Peabody, MA, Carroll School, Peabody, MA)
  • Review design documents for completeness, constructability, and code issues.
1999-2000
T.R. WHITE CO., INC.  
GENERAL CONTRACTORS, BOSTON, MA
Project Superintendent

7.5 Million Addition/Renovation – 160,000 SF (Center Elementary School, Masonry Structure, Chelmsford, MA)
  • Review design documents for completeness and constructability.
  • Assist in the review and analysis of trade contractor qualification statements.
  • Monitor the work of the subcontractors during construction.
  • Assist in the resolution of problems and respond to correspondence from the PM & AIA.
  • Assist Change Order Administrator with preparation of change orders and estimate values for change orders.
  • Oversee & supervise all phases of construction.
1998-1999
P.F. DEPESA & ASSOCIATES
Consultant/Expert Witness on:
  • Build outs Focaccia Italian Restaurants, Bake Shop, Function Room
  • Diagnostic Inspection, Construction Defect Issues
  • Building & Fire and Mechanical Code Issues
  • Construction-Arbitration-Safety Issues; Accessibility and Zoning Issues
  • Haz Mat and Fire Issues
  • Forensic Estimating
  • Consulting with Law Firms, Architects, Contractors, and Owners
1996-PRESENT
TOWN OF ANDOVER                                                       
BUILDING INSPECTOR
  • Responsible for permit review procedures and construction plan reviews to assure compliance with state and local building codes and zoning regulations and bylaws and all applicable federal regulations, New construction, Renovation, Demolition.
  • Directly involved in plan reviews and meetings with architectural and engineering teams, owners, and facility managers.
  • Issued permits and conduct on-site inspections of work in progress to assure conformance with building codes and zoning regulations and quality control and job site safety.
  • Issued stop work orders when violations of building codes and zoning regulations are found.
  • Answered inquiries from architects, engineers, contractors, and the general public concerning building codes and zoning regulations.
  • Make site visits to monitor quality of construction.
  • Dollar value of commercial contracts in excess of 300 million dollars. 100 million dollars in custom-build homes; school building projects in excess of 40 million dollars.
1994-1998
A. DEPESA & ASSOCIATES
NATIONALLY CERTIFIED BUILDING INSPECTOR – Reviewed Quality Control, Code Consulting and Cost Estimating
Projects included:

60 Canal Street, Boston, MA; Northeast Foundations Cost Estimates on Lawrence, CT, Dor. CT, Lowell Square, Boston; The Salvation Army, Boston--Lynn, 72 Unit Birchwood Condominiums in Weymouth, MA; Focaccia Italian Restaurant, Reading, MA – Total renovation.  
1995-1996
DEPESA BUILDERS, INC.
PRINCIPAL -- GENERAL CONTRACTING
Estimated millions of dollars worth of construction. Monitor the work of the subcontractors during construction.  Review bid documents prepared by the CM. Attend and contribute to value engineering workshops and reviews. Made daily site visits to monitor quality of construction. Engaged in site work, drainage, foundations, waterproofing, structural steel, brickwork, roofing, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems.
1988-1995
SPACE SAVER SHELVING CO.
Owned and operated company specializing in the design and installation of custom closet systems.  During this time, negotiated, bought, renovated and sold two million dollars in commercial and residential property; renovated and owned three retail stores.  Specifically: Attended and contributed to value engineering workshops and reviews; Reviewed bid documents prepared by the CM; Monitored the work of the subcontractors during construction.
1983 TO 1988
CITY OF QUINCY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Served as Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Received extensive training in fire prevention techniques, life safety, fire resistant construction, fire suppression systems, and hazardous materials containment.
1972 TO 1985
CARPENTERS LOCAL UNION #33—MILLWRIGHTS #1121 
FOREMAN/TRADESMAN WORKING ON VARIOUS PROJECTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Tenant fit-up, pile caps, pile driving, sheet piling, H-piles, concrete footings, and slabs, masonry, structural concrete, soldier beams, underpinning, ground modifications, I93 Bridges Boston, Cape Ann Bridge Gloucester, Deer Island Water Treatment Plant, Power Plants, Steam Turbines, Pumps, Machinery, Conveyor Systems, welding, structural steel/piping, structural steel welding, SIP forms, concrete barricades, and specialized pedestal foundations.  Companies included: Vappi – James Farina; Aberthaw – A.J. Spinelli; Franchi – Stone & Webster; Perini – Volpe. Certified welder-burner, brazing, mild steel HY 80, and heliarc.
1964 TO PRESENT
 
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
  • Boston ABC
  • Mass State Construction Supervisor
  • MA Home Improvement Contractor Registration
  • Certified Owens Corning Underground Tank Installer
  • ICC Commercial Inspector
  • ICC Building Inspector
  • ICC Certified Building Official
  • ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector
  • ICC Mechanical Inspector
  • MASS State Certified Building Official (C.B.O.)
  • MEMA Certified Seismic Assessment
  • HAZMAT Supervisor
  • Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, Painting (EPA RRP)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA 10, OSHA 30 hour training
 
ASSOCIATIONS
  • Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Association, (MBCIA)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • (NFPA)
 
EDUCATION AND VALUE ENGINEERING WORKSHOPS
  • WENTWORTH INSTITUTE – Building Technology – Estimating
  • MASSASOIT JR. COLLEGE – Fire Science Program – Sprinklers, Alarm Systems
  • CPR/FIRST AID – Safety on Job Sites -- OSHA
  • MEMA Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Building Training
  • UBC HEALTH AND SAFETY FUND – Certified 40 Hr Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program/Supervisor Training Program
  • US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR – 30 Hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course (OSHA)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY – Procedures and Practices Asbestos Abatement
  • BAGB Seminar – A.D.A. – Certificate of Participation
  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – Structural Design and Site Planning, Introduction to Design Wood Structures, Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical (HVAC), Indoor Air Quality (HVAC) and HVAC I
  • BOCA Seminars on Mechanical, and Non-Structural Plan Review
  • AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION – Effective Construction Conflict Management/Advocacy in Mediation
  • BOCA Seminar International Mechanical Code
  • Board Building Regulations & Standards (BBRS) Manufactured Housing Code Seminar
  • Middlesex Community College—Carol A. Rolf, Esq., The Zoning Act Chapter 40A
  • Sheet Metal Training School HVAC Duct Inspection Seminar
  • Thermafiber Fire Containment in Multiple Story Buildings
  • MEMA ATC Training Post Earthquake Structures
  • Board Building Regulations and Standards: Fire Resistance – Rated Construction and Firestop System Solutions
  • Mold Seminars, Building Science Corporation, Joseph Lstiburek Ph.D., P. Engineering
  • OSHA, New England Carpenters Training Center, Scaffold Safety
  • Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, Fall Protection Scaffolds, Steel Erections, Excavations
  • LEED Energy (Green Building) Classes -- Preparation for Exam, New England Carpenters Training Center
  • Massachusetts Residential Energy Code
  • Manufactured Building Program
  • Stairs and Stairways 7th and 8th Editions of Code/Means of Egress
  • Department Public Safety Manufactured Buildings Program
  • MBCIA Deck Design, Portal Frame Garages, LVL Calculations
  • Fire Resistance Rated Construction Chapter 7
  • Chapter 9 Building Permit and Inspection Requirements for Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
  • Certificate of Completion Green Building Training Requirements
  • Residential and Commercial Energy Code Training
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting and Designing
  • Chapter 9, Fire Protection and Life Safety
  • Structural Framing Residential Homes, Rafter Span Ratio, Installing Solar Panels on Existing Roofs
  • Safety Training Excavations MUST (Managing Underground Safety)
  • 8th Edition MA State Building Code Existing Buildings Chapter 34 with IEBC 2009 Amendments
  • Ashrae Commissioning Green Buildings
  • Smart Buildings High Performance Homes (CET)
  • Chapman Construction Condensing Boiler Technology (CAPCO Energy Supply)
  • MBCIA Chapter 40A Zoning Updates; Attorney Mark J. Lanza
  • Chapter 4 Special Uses, Residential Board and Care Facilities, Group Residences, Day Care, Adult Day Care
  • Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers, Basic Sheet Metal Design, Fabrication and Installation, Fire Life Safety,
    Ventilation Systems, Duct Testing and Balancing
  • Updates to the Architectural Access Board 521 CMR and Issues of Today
  • Mixed Use Buildings with Commercial on Lower Level and Residential Above
  • Geothermal Systems
  • Fire Escape Awareness Seminar – CISCO Meneses
  • Smart Building: High Performance HVAC
  • Deep Energy Measures Verification, Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., Engineering
  • MGL. Chapter 40A Zoning updates, Attorney Mark Lenzi
  • 2012 IECC Energy Code Updates Mr. Donald J. Vigneau, AIA
  • Spray Foam Insulation & 8th Edition of Mass Code
  • High Performance HVAC & High Performance Homes
  • Commercial & Utility-Scale 3-Phase PV Inverter Training Solectria Renewable
  • Night Club Inspections, Fire Academy, Stowe, Mass David Vouge and Tom Riley, BBRS
  • Overview International Existing Building Code with Massachusetts Amendments
  • 09 IRC Overview with Massachusetts Amendments  Tom Riley BBRS
Manufactured Building Program BBRS
Roxul Energy Design Center – Building Science Consulting Day (Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D.-P. Engineer)
  • Training Simpson strong-tie continuous load paths (structural) beyond the basics of wood framing, Jim Mailey
  • Fundamentals of Enclosure Design
  • High Performance Enclosures
  • Hygrothermal Wall Performance
  • Roxul Introduction – Envelope – Thermal Insulation
  • Fire & Code Standards – Fire Safety
  • Commercial Building Plan Review Inspection – Carl Nelson, RJA Associates
  • Update Chapter 40 Zoning – Attorney Mark Lenzi
  • OSHA Workplace Safety – Robert Carbone
  • Accessibility 521 CMR AAB, ADA, FHA, HUD -- Ms. Deborah Ryan
  • Deck & Porch Workshop – Simpson Strong-Tie
  • Energy Air Exchange – Air for Kitchens – Tim Gold
  • Roundtable BBRS Tom Gatzunis, Rob Anderson, Tom Riley
  • Safe spraying and Intelligent Insulation
  • Spray Polyurethane Foam and Other Building Insulation
  • Options Firefighting Academy, Stowe, Mass
  • Deep Energy Retrofit Workshop, Marc Rosenbaum PE
  • Understanding the 110 Inspections, Tom Riley BBRS
  • BBRS Staff on Chapter 1 & 34 Proposed Changes, Tom Riley, Mike Guigli
  • ICC Changes IECC 2012 Energy Code, Richard Truitt, ICC
  • IRC Appendix J with MA Amendments Existing Buildings and Structures
  • Residential Insulation Methods, Vapor Barrier and Spray Foam Documentation, Ms. Kelly M. Frauenkon, BASF
  • Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Systems, Shaft Enclosures, Robert Carasitti, PE
  • Chapter 16 Understanding the Loads and Special Testing Requirements
  • Chapter 40A Zoning, Mark J. Lanza
  • ICC 09 IEBC with Massachusetts Amendments
  • Braced Wall Methods Portal Frame 100 MPH Wand and R 301.2.1 Design Criteria
  • Roundtable Discussion BBRS, Tom G, Tom Riley, Rob Anderson
  • Training Simpson strong-tie continuous load paths (structural) beyond the basics of wood framing, Jim Mailey
  • Night Club Fire Safety Fire Academy, Stowe, Massachusetts
  • Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards & Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation
  • MBCIA, Rob Anderson amendments to 2015 Massachusetts State Building Code
  • Trench Safety Laws and Regulations, Department Public Safety & Labor Standards
  • Introduction Residential HVAC System Basics, State Building Inspector Harold Leaming
 

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