Mr. Gish has over 16 years experience in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, building enclosure consulting and testing, facilities diagnostics and forensic engineering.
His primary areas of practice are building enclosure consulting and testing, and forensic engineering investigations/facility diagnostics of existing facilities. Typical projects include commercial buildings, single- and multi-family properties, industrial facilities, government and educational facilities and pavements. Enclosure consulting typically includes enclosure commissioning and testing in the pre-design, design, peer review, construction, and operation phases of a facility. Forensic/facility diagnostic project scope typically includes but is not limited to investigation of: architecture; building enclosure (roofs, walls, fenestrations, subgrade waterproofing systems); structures; pavements and flatwork; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems; and life safety systems.
He performs a host of additional related services such as Property Condition Assessments, ADA and FFHAA surveys, destructive and nondestructive materials testing, quality control/quality assurance construction monitoring and troubleshooting, structural load testing of existing facilities, litigation support/expert witness testimony, causation determination, and source and origin investigations. He also has experience in preliminary and supplemental geotechnical investigations, seismic monitoring, thermal imaging, electromagnetic field (EMF) surveys, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.
He has performed enclosure, material and structural related distress studies for over 1,000 commercial and residential structures in Texas. These services have been provided to corporations, property management firms, insurers, attorneys, homeowners, government and education entities, program managers and general contractors.