This seminar is designed for engineers, architects, or technologists working in the field of building science. It is specifically intended for professionals who must deal with the assessment of existing residential, commercial, or institutional structures, as well as the preparation of contingency plans based on those assessments.
This seminar has no prerequisites; however, a background in building science or investigative architecture or engineering is recommended.
- Methodology of Conducting a Building Condition Assessment
- The Building Structure Assessment
- The Building Envelope Assessment
- HVAC and Plumbing
- Case Studies
Operations Manager, Best Consultants
Mitchell Gerskup is a Canadian engineer specializing in the practice of building science and restoration engineering with a background in structural and building systems engineering. He has spent the last 15 years applying building science principles to the investigation and repair of existing structures, with an emphasis on resolving problems affecting the building envelope. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Engineering from Ryerson University in 2016 and prior to that studied economics at the University of Toronto, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 2010. Mitchell is currently an engineering intern licensed by the Professional Engineers Ontario.
In his 15-year tenure with BEST Consultants, Mitchell has carried out hundreds of building investigations and condition assessments. He has also been involved in the repair and restoration of dozens of buildings throughout southern Ontario, including multi-residential, commercial, and institutional structures. He specializes in the production of building condition assessment and reserve fund study reports, involving physical and financial life cycle analysis of building components.
Mitchell currently serves as the Operations Manager of BEST Consultants, managing a multi-disciplinary team of restoration engineers, building scientists, and technologists. Mitchell has presented seminars to Toronto-based property management companies on how to conduct reserve fund studies and conduct contract administration services. He has also published an article for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario on best practices in conducting reserve fund studies.
President, Best Consultants (Ontario) and Best Consultants Building Science Engineering Inc. (British Columbia)
Martin is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Ontario Association of Architects, and has taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and tutor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University.
Martin has 30 years of experience in the field of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies, and has worked on well over 1,000 buildings and structures.