Chris Kahanek, P.E., S.E., AIA, CMEngNZ

Vice President

About

Chris Kahanek has more than 17 years of international experience in design and forensic consulting. His dual licensure allows him to provide a wide range of services including seismic evaluation and retrofit design; building envelope evaluation; due diligence; seismic risk evaluation; balcony inspection; code compliance consulting; property claims; design defect litigation support; and trial testimony, 

Chris is currently developing forensic investigation process solutions and web-based deliverables that utilize the Microsoft Common Data Model and Power Platform.

P.E./S.E.

CA, UT, HI, NV, AZ, LA, OR, ID, CO, New Zealand

Architect

AZ, FL, NC, TX

Affiliations

NCARB, NCEES, APEC, IPENZ

Featured Experience

  • Various hail and wind storm damage evaluations

  • California Judicial Council damage evaluations
    (2019 Ridgecrest EQ)

  • California wood-framed balcony evaluation and repair
    (various projects)

  • Hurricane damage evaluation and repair
    (Ida, Laura, Delta, Zeta, Irma, Michael, Harvey, Ike)

  • Mexico City seismic retrofit evaluations (2017 Puebla EQ)

  • Prattley v Vero Insurance NZ trial testimony (2014)

  • New Zealand earthquake evaluations
    (2010-11 Canterbury, 2013-14 Cook Strait)