Our Team

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

Were ready to be part of your team!

 

NEWS:

Expanding L.A. Office

DTR Los Angeles Office

 

DTR Consulting Services, the "Building Science Guys" continue to grow their latest Los Angeles Area Office, just north of down town in the city of Glendale.  This location will help us to better serve our Clients in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This office will help support our Orange County office in Irvine along with or two northern California offices. This unadulterated office location allows for the continued expansion of DTR Building Science Division.

Overseeing this office is the Firm Managing Principal | Senior Building Envelope Consultant, BEC, RCI, CDT, SCIP Thomas Berger brings with him a long history of experience and connection to the local community.  DTR Consulting Services continues to work with new and existing Architectural/ Engineering Clients, Building Owners, Contractors and Developers and in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Area since early 2003. This move allows DTR to build upon our current client base and to expand our Firm to better serve our current and future A/E Clients.

DTR continues to recruit the best new technical building science architects, engineers and consultants the Los Angeles area. Mr. Berger be in charge mentoring new staff members into the existing DTR Culture, providing guidance to both experienced and junior members, and increasing our market share based on our excellent reputation; DTR approach to serving our Clients.  DTR will be looking to hire both Building Envelope Consultants specialized in Building Science, Technical Architects, Construction Specifiers and Construction Inspection & Building Enclosure Testing Staff.

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Please help us Celebrate the Growth of this new DTR Office Location…

 

Updated: February 2019

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

NEWS:

Expanding L.A. Office

DTR Los Angeles Office

 

DTR Consulting Services, the "Building Science Guys" continue to grow their latest Los Angeles Area Office, just north of down town in the city of Glendale.  This location will help us to better serve our Clients in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This office will help support our Orange County office in Irvine along with or two northern California offices. This unadulterated office location allows for the continued expansion of DTR Building Science Division.

Overseeing this office is the Firm Managing Principal | Senior Building Envelope Consultant, BEC, RCI, CDT, SCIP Thomas Berger brings with him a long history of experience and connection to the local community.  DTR Consulting Services continues to work with new and existing Architectural/ Engineering Clients, Building Owners, Contractors and Developers and in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Area since early 2003. This move allows DTR to build upon our current client base and to expand our Firm to better serve our current and future A/E Clients.

DTR continues to recruit the best new technical building science architects, engineers and consultants the Los Angeles area. Mr. Berger be in charge mentoring new staff members into the existing DTR Culture, providing guidance to both experienced and junior members, and increasing our market share based on our excellent reputation; DTR approach to serving our Clients.  DTR will be looking to hire both Building Envelope Consultants specialized in Building Science, Technical Architects, Construction Specifiers and Construction Inspection & Building Enclosure Testing Staff.

Golden Gate Bridge photo

Please help us Celebrate the Growth of this new DTR Office Location…

 

Updated: February 2019

NEWS:

Expanding L.A. Office

DTR Los Angeles Office

 

DTR Consulting Services, the "Building Science Guys" continue to grow their latest Los Angeles Area Office, just north of down town in the city of Glendale.  This location will help us to better serve our Clients in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This office will help support our Orange County office in Irvine along with or two northern California offices. This unadulterated office location allows for the continued expansion of DTR Building Science Division.

Overseeing this office is the Firm Managing Principal | Senior Building Envelope Consultant, BEC, RCI, CDT, SCIP Thomas Berger brings with him a long history of experience and connection to the local community.  DTR Consulting Services continues to work with new and existing Architectural/ Engineering Clients, Building Owners, Contractors and Developers and in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Area since early 2003. This move allows DTR to build upon our current client base and to expand our Firm to better serve our current and future A/E Clients.

DTR continues to recruit the best new technical building science architects, engineers and consultants the Los Angeles area. Mr. Berger be in charge mentoring new staff members into the existing DTR Culture, providing guidance to both experienced and junior members, and increasing our market share based on our excellent reputation; DTR approach to serving our Clients.  DTR will be looking to hire both Building Envelope Consultants specialized in Building Science, Technical Architects, Construction Specifiers and Construction Inspection & Building Enclosure Testing Staff.

Golden Gate Bridge photo

Please help us Celebrate the Growth of this new DTR Office Location…

 

Updated: February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Management Staff

 

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

Managing Principal, CEO

Building Envelope Consultant | Forensic Investigator

Peer Review Specialist | Specifier

Tom has over 29 years in the Architectural/Engineering and Construction Industry.  His experience ranges from an Architectural Project Manager, Construction Administrator/Inspector, Construction/ Program Manager, Carpenter, Facilities Planning & Design Manager, Technical Specifier, and Forensic Investigative Consultant to Office Leader, then Managing Principal.  Before founding DTR in 2002, he successfully managed the launch of a new expansion office for a national A/E Firm to become the 3rd most profitable office in its first year.  

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.

Leading the expanding role of building science in the design & construction fields, assisting clients in the selection of proper exterior skin wall and roof assemblies including roofing through proper details and specifications is his direction. 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 project awards over the length of his career with DTR.

 

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

Architect | Building Envelope/Waterproofing Consultant | Specifier |Principal in the Firm

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 assembly are constructed properly. 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 particularly in educational seminars, webinars and public education.

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Gail D. Baker, M.Ed+HR,SHRM-SCP

Business Development Leader | Organizational Leadership & Director of HR | Principal in the Firm

Gail is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources with 25 years of diversified experience working in business development and HR operations across multiple industries. She is a highly focused leader whose high energy allows her to move easily from vision and strategy to implementation, problem resolution and follow through.

Gail leads the talent management, talent review, and succession planning efforts, identifying opportunities for individual and organizational development.  She is able to motivate participation and support from individuals and teams at all levels with a proven ability to develop strategic alliances and build lasting relationships. Gail is a dynamic team builder, consistently inspiring, motivating and coaching others toward success. She is responsible for the design and delivery of learning initiatives across the company including continuing education, professional development, performance management, new employee onboarding and organizational development.

Gail has experience in business planning and market research, relationship development, team building, presentations and proposals, public relations and community outreach.  Having worked on both private and public sector projects, Gail’s passion includes healthcare, education, hospitality, and local, state and federal work due to the impact these projects have on our communities.  Gail brings a wide range of experience in HR, strategic planning, finance, communications, management, training, and outreach. Gail joined DTR in 2002.

 

 

 

Senior Technical Staff

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Jim Syme, AIA, CSI, IIBEC

Sr. Building Envelope Architect | Project Manager

Jim Syme is an experienced architect, registered in multiple states including California, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects on time and on budget.  His leadership and management expertise allows him to motivate teams and create a collaborative work environment with internal staff and those of the entire project team.  His deep knowledge of building science and design of the building envelope, makes him invaluable to our team.

Jim is a senior project manager with a diverse background of project types and a thorough understanding of construction drawings and specifications.   In addition, he has an extensive expertise in building codes, exterior envelope concepts, and design sensitive detailing.  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.

Jim 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. In addition he is an asset in the field working with contractors, owners and the design team.  He 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.

 

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Edward Ueda, RA, CCS, LEED AP BD+C, SCIP

Senior Specification Writer | Architect

Edward is a Registered Architect, Certified Construction Specifier and experienced senior project architect with a exxtensive background of project types. With over 25 years of experience in the architectural profession, Edward has produced dozens of project manuals for a wide variety of commercial projects, including medical, assisted living, retail and industrial building types.

Edward brings his extensive knowledge of products and thorough understanding of building materials to developing project specifications. His meticulousness and understanding of product attributes ensures that technical requirements match design intent, and that those requirements are properly documented

 

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.  Edward is part of our San Francisco North Bay team where he develops and produces project specifications for various projects and works with our technical staff in all our offices. 

 

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Ann Edgerton, MBA

Finance & Operational Manager

Ann is DTR’s in-house financial and manager in charge of accounts payable, receivables, client contracts, firm insurance and assisting the CFO with financial analysis.  She has previously served as vice president of finance and an assistant controller for private industries.  She brings 25 years of financial and contracting experience to the DTR team.  Ann has become an integral part of our operation, monitoring, reporting, improving our financial standing and streamlining our business operation.

She is instrumental in working with client contracts and accounting departments, working with DTR management in getting contracts developed and executed.  Ann is an integral part of our team and continues to acquire new knowledge, training and professional certifications to make DTR the best in the industry.

 

 

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In Memoriam

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

Architect |Sr Specifier | QC Specialist

It is with great sadness that we recently lost Spencer Nilson who passed away on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. He was a highly valued member of our team since 2012 and will be highly missed.
Spencer, a registered Architect, Certified Construction Specifier and experienced technical architect worked on a diverse selection of project types and clients.  Outside the firm, he was a passionate steward and advocate for our coastline, and cherished his time as a volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation and the Sonoma Coast surfing community.

Spencer worked out of our San Francisco North Bay Office developing project specifications and on peer reviews, working with many of our Clients on a variety of projects and coordinating work with our technical staff in all our offices to best meet the needs of our Clients.  He was an integral part of our DTR team.

 

 

Key Technical Staff

Ryan Cadd

 

Ryan Cadd, AIA, LEED AP

Technical Architect

A licensed Architect with eleven (11) plus years of experience and a meticulous work ethic.  Ryan is a technical project Architect with the responsibility of running the production and coordination of building envelope designs and development of remedial architectural construction documents for DTR projects.  His experience includes design, development, drawing documentation and construction administration of several 100,000+ S.F. projects in California and across the U.S.  Ryan is a positive voice within the team, and always looks for solutions within the parameters of the project and schedule.

 

Mike Rice

 

 

Monir Faizi, Assoc. AIA

Project Job Captain| IT Coordinator

Monir possesses a Master's degree in Architecture…  He is a skilled architect-in-training with over 10 years of architectural planning, design and detail oriented experience including and product research and building envelope/ waterproofing site investigation experience.  His experience includes a variety of commercial, multi-family residential, hospitality, civic, health care, military facilities on projects throughout the U.S. and international projects.

He has wide experience in research and identification of proper building materials and construction methods.  His experience with complex projects and attention to detail bring enhanced coordination and quality oversight to the project team.  His architectural background, international experience, software skills, and building science technical knowledge allow him to offer a professional perspective on constructability and coordination issues that bring value to Clients.

 

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Nathan Tayler, IIBEC

Building Envelope Consultant |Field Tech

A gifted international professional with conceptual building design, technical architectural and building envelope/ waterproofing experience. He is skilled in cross cultural communication and team building. He holds a master's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, which is complimented by a broad understanding of building envelope (all six sides of a structure), waterproofing design, material compatibility and construction oversight. He is also a very talented field investigator, construction administrator and assists our forensic team in identifying construction defects. Nathan's international background and experience working with multicultural teams allow him to examine projects from multiple points of view, understanding the concerns and input of all team members. His involvement with such a diverse body of projects bring an enhanced ability to coordinate and provide technical feedback to the Project Team, the Contractor and our Clients.

 

 

 

Affiliate Staff & Consultants

Mike Rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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