Principal, Managing Director
Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc.

David is a principal and managing director with the Diagnostics Group at Walter P. Moore in the Kansas City office. He has over 18 years experience in the field of building enclosure design and building diagnostics. His expertise includes designing, specifying, assessing, and testing building enclosure systems, brick and stone masonry facades, curtain walls, rain screen wall systems, roofing systems, plaza waterproofing, and below-grade waterproofing. He has extensive experience in designing and engineering enclosure retrofits and re-cladding projects throughout North America.

Mr. Ford has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He obtained a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Ford is a licensed professional engineer in seven states and one province in Canada. He also holds certifications as a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) and Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC).

Mr. Ford served as the Kansas City chair of the Building Enclosure Council from 2014 through 2015 and continues as a member of the leadership board. Mr. Ford is a member of the ASCE, ASTM, BEC, BETEC, ICRI, RCI, and SWRI.

Thursday, Oct. 4                       
Session 2 | 2:15 – 3:15 pm

Pro-Active Risk Management for Building Enclosures

1 LU

The building enclosure has a greater impact on the life-cycle performance of a building than any other element. The ever-increasing complexity of building enclosure architecture, combined with increased insulation and air tightness requirements, the pursuit of green building rating points, limited budgets, and compressed schedules has created a perfect storm that challenges even the most skilled architects. This presentation will discuss strategies for pro-active risk management as related to the building enclosure. Case studies of existing buildings will be used to demonstrate common issues, and a methodology will be presented for pro-actively managing the risks by getting things right the first time around.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss typical and common enclosure systems.
2. Review building science fundamentals.
3. Explore enclosure detailing challenges and solutions.
4. Present project case studies for proactive best practices.