Our Team

DTR Consulting Services has assembled a well rounded team of in-house professionals and business associates to provide our clients with both excellent service and unequal technical experience in our industry.

Were ready to be part of your team!

 

NEWS:

NEW L.A. Area Office Location

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DTR Consulting Services has moved our Los Angeles Area Office to better serve our A/E Clients in the Southern California area. The new location provides for future growth and easier access to area freeways.

Overseeing this office is the Firm’s Managing Principal, Thomas Berger, RCI, CSI, CDT, SCIP.   In addition to running the new Phoenix Area Office, he is overseeing the expansion of this office.  DTR Consulting Services continues to work with Architectural and Engineering Clients in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Area since early 2006.  This move allows DTR to build on our current client base and to expand our Firm to better serve our current and future A/E Clients.

Tom will be evaluating and recruiting the best new staff, the area has available.  He will be in charge coaching new staff members into the existing DTR Culture and provide training for both experienced and junior members in the DTR approach to serving our Architectural Clients. DTR will be looking to hire both Building Envelope Engineers, Specifiers and Quality Control Staff.

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Please help us Celebrate this new Office Location…

 

Updated: Sept 2013

Industry News:

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Recently

Dynaflair Corporation - name change to Security Closures
Irwin Telescopic Seating Company - merged into Irwin Seating Co.
Compudyne - changed company name to Norment Security Group, had previously combined Norshield Security Products
Dynamic Lighting - name change to Amerlux Exterior
Alcan Composites USA - name change to 3A Composites USA
Oldcastle Glass is now Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Updated: January 03, 2011

Professional Events:

Conferences & Seminars

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Green California Summit & Exposition- Sacramento, CA
April 19 - 20, 2011

AIA National Convention - New Orleans
May 12 - 14, 2011

CSI Construct 2011 - Chicago, IL
September 13 - 16, 2011

Cal Green Seminars - California
January thru April 2011

Updated: January 16, 2011

 

 

 

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Management Staff

 

Thomas C. Berger, BEC, RCI, CSI, CDT, SCIP

Managing Principal, CEO

Building Envelope Specialist | Specifier | Forensic Investigator

Tom has over 29 years in the Architectural/Engineering industry. His experience ranges from an Architectural Project Manager, Construction Administrator to Construction/Program Manager, Contractor and Facilities Planning & Design Department Manager for a large Health Care Organization. Before founding DTR in 2002, he managed a very sucessful local A/E office part of a nationally ranked Architectural/Engineering Firm for firm projects in Arizona & California.

He continues to utilize his experience working with A/E clients, Facilities Directors, Developers and Design/Build Contractors providing technical support in a variety of professional services. With more than 300 projects and billions of dollars in construction experience, he continues to strive to make this Firm the model of all consulting firms.

His current focus is on the expanding role of building science in the design & forensic fields, assisting clients in the selection of proper exterior skin wall and roof assemblies including roofing through proper details and specifications. He is also heavily involved in peer/ constructability reviews for many clients improving the bid documents to reduce RFI's, potential change orders and reduce the time A/E professionals expend needlessly in the construction phase.

He has received numerous professional certifications and awards from the Building Envelope Science Institute (BESI) & Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) as well being part of many many project awards over the length of his career with DTR.

 

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John Guill, FCSI, AIA, RCI, SCIP, CCS, CCCA

Principal in the Firm | Architect

Building Envelope/Waterproofing Consultant | Specifier

John Guill, a registered architect & more recently honored with Fellowship in CSI. In charge of our San Francisco Area Office, John has better than 30 years of architectural & engineering experience in a wide variety of civic, educational, and institutional projects for various government agencies as well as corporate & private clients.

He utilizes his ever expanding technical knowledge and understanding to develop proper construction specifications, identify proper building materials/ products and offer quality control/coordination reviews of our client projects. In addition John is part of our Building Sciences division using hygrothermal modeling to verify exterior enclosure assemblied are constructed prperly. His strong construction and architectural background offer a professional perspective on constructability and coordination issues to the Design team while his experience with numerous project-delivery methods and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are a resource for non-traditional delivery and procurement methods and integrated project design.

He has received numerous awards & recognitions for architecture, building specifications and industry education, including honors by Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH). In 2012 he was honored with "Fellowship" in (CSI) Construction Specification Institute for his many years of both local and national service particulary in educational seminars, webinars and public education.

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Gail D. Baker, SHRM-SCP

Principal in the Firm, Human Resource Director

Gail has 22 years experience working with Architects, Contractors and Facility Departments. As a Project Coordinator she has experience with facility planning, department moves, department/company expansions and contractions. Using her experience in the field to bring together multiple agencies and outside vendors and contractors together to facilitate individual functions andwhole department relocations with minimal interruptions in the day to day operations of her clients.

Her experience range from Executive Assistance in the Telecommunications and Healthcare industry to working hand in hand with Facilities Staff, Designers and Contractors to ensure her projects stay on schedule and within budget. She brings a wide range of experience in finance, managing office personnel, coordinating project teams to this team. Gail joined DTR in 2002.

 

 

 

Senior Technical Staff

Spencer Nilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Nilson, AIA, CSI, CDT, CCS, SCIP

Senior Specification Writer | Quality Control Specilaist

Spencer is a Registered Architect, Certified Construction Specifier and experienced senior project manager with a diverse background of project types and a thorough understanding of construction drawings and specifications.  With more than 30 years of architectural experience in a wide variety of civic, educational, commercial and institutional projects for various corporate clients, government agencies as well as private clients.

His experience, technical background and knowledge of the building industry make him ideal in the development of construction specifications, research and identification of proper building materials and construction methods for our Clients.  Spencer is in our San Francisco North Bay Office to develop and produce project specifications for various projects working with our technical staff in all our offices to best meet the needs of our Clients.  He also serves as part of our Constructability Team in combing through construction documents for inconsistencies and constructability issues to help assist our A/E Clients in delivering the quality documents into the Bid & Construction Phases of a project.

With his previous experience, Spencer is an integral part of our team and continues to acquire additional training and certifications to make him the best in the industry, since joining DTR Consulting Services in 2012.

 

 

 

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Tim Duffy, AIA, CSI, CCS

Technical Architect

Tim is a Registered Architect, Certified Construction Specifier and experienced senior project manager with a diverse background of project types and a thorough understanding of construction drawings and specifications. 

His experience, technical background and knowledge of the building industry make him ideal in the development of construction specifications, research and identification of proper building materials and construction methods for our Clients. His extensive experience in health care projects and critical use projects makes him ideal for our team.

Tim is working with multiple projects in overseeing technical details on our building envelope and waterproofing projects, as well as our remedial architectural drawings, including technical project specifications for various projects. He works with our technical staff in all our offices to best meet the needs of our Clients.

Mr. Duffy is an integral part of our team and continues to acquire additional training and professional certifications to make him one the best in the industry, since joining DTR.


 

Affiliate Staff & Consultants

 

Mike Rice, CSI, CDT

Senior Hardware Consultant

Mr. Rice is a Past President of the San Francisco Chapter Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and a past Associate Principle with DTR Consulting Services. His work highly specializes in commercial door & hardware consulting with an emphasis on coordination issues between the construction industry and various disciplines (Project Architects, Electrical Engineers, Security and Fire Life Safety Consultants).

Mike is partnered DTR Consulting Services in expanding his independent door hardware services to bring our A/E Clients the same great level of service as he did when he was an employee of DTR.. Michael's new firm is Opening Consultants, Inc with offices located in Orange County, CA.

Jointly, his projects numbered over three hundred buildings throughout the U.S. and internationally, which include health care projects (OSHPD), public & private schools/ universities, city & county projects; and high end Class A office building projects. His experience in the field has assisted in retro-fit projects and coordination issues with contractors, saving our Clients both time and money.

 

 

 

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