Robert BURNHAM

Robert BURNHAM

Managing Director
Houston, TX

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Robert BURNHAM

Professional Licenses

California's Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Registered Architect (RA)

Expertise

Commercial Education Hospitality Industrial & Manufacturing Mixed Use Residential Architectural Services / Architecture Building Insulation Design Defects Fenestration Glass/Glazing Certificate of Merit / Technical Merit Change Order Analysis Claims Evaluation & Preparation Construction Defects Contract Administration / Breach of Contract Damages Quantification Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Architecture Litigation Support Construction Site Analysis & Supervision/Inspections Curtain Wall & Window Wall Metal Panel Precast Risk Management / Claims Avoidance Stucco Troubled Project Turnaround Unitized / Pre-Fabricated Building Assemblies Energy Code Compliance (through modeling and COMcheck) Materials and Vapor Barrier Selection Thermal Bridge Mitigation Feasibility Studies Disaster Recovery Hurricane / Wind / Tornado Project Management / Construction Consulting Risk Management Troubled Project Management & Turnaround Compliance Personal Injury QA/QC Safety / OSHA Air Barrier / Water-resistive Barrier Drainage (Foundation and Roof) Hygrothermal Evaluation
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Services

Expert Witness/Diligence Façade Refurbishment Failure Investigations Forensics Masonry Restoration Reclad/Overclad Roofing, Waterproofing & Below Grade Window Replacement Architectural & Engineering Design Consulting Envelope Consulting Expert Witness/Diligence Failure Investigations Roofing, Waterproofing & Below Grade Building Code / Plan Review & Interpretations Building Violations Filing Strategies, Approvals & Permitting Repositioning & Development Sustainability & Energy Codes Expert Witness Testimony Litigation Support Energy Use Analysis & Code Compliance Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation Planning & Scheduling Services Project Close-Out Assistance Project Controls Project Risk Analysis Schedule & Contract Management Troubled Project Evaluation & Turnaround
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About Robert BURNHAM

Robert Burnham is a licensed Architect with 35+ years of technical, managerial, and executive experience. His portfolio includes the design and inspection of building projects nationwide. His services have covered commercial, liturgical, medical/professional, tenant build-out, warehouse, self-storage, educational, retail, and residential clients. Mr.Burnham has continued his professional work on every phase and facet of architectural consulting, such as due diligence reviews, feasibility reviews, master planning, project planning, building programming, design, production, bidding, permitting, contract negotiation, contract administration, and post-construction inspections.

Mr. Burnham continues to promote the design profession and the construction industry through his affiliation with several professional organizations. He served as Chair of the Intern Development Program for both the Texas Society of Architects and the American institute of Architects (Houston Chapter). Robert has provided advisor/mentor services to interns and students since 1985. In 2017, he joined ACE Mentoring of Houston to assist high school students with careers in Architecture, Construction & Engineering (ACE). Mr. Burnham holds a Bachelor of Architecture, a 5-year professional degree, from the School of Environmental Design at Louisiana StateUniversity in Baton Rouge LA.

Professional Experience

4 Years with Firm | 35+ Years in Industry

 

Robert BURNHAM is a Managing Director at SOCOTEC and has held various other positions within the organization since 2019. Prior to his current position, Mr. BURNHAM was a Managing Director at Synergen Consulting International which was acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019.  Mr. BURNHAM was previously employed at Accumyn Consulting, Robert W. Burnham, AIA, Edgecomb & Associates, Inc., and Thompson, Nelson & Ritchey. 

 

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture - Louisiana State University – May 1979

Practice Areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Project Advisory
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Preparation & Evaluation of Claims
  • Project Management
  • Architectural Design
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Certificate of Merit / Standard of Care
  • Contract Administration & Disputes
  • Regulatory Conflicts
  • Design Review
  • Construction Defect Analysis
  • Facility Inspections
  • Project Planning

Registrations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • Registered in Texas, Idaho, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • Foundation Performance Association (FPA) – 2017-Present
  • ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) Mentoring of Houston – 2017-Present
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) – National, State (TX), and Local chapters (Houston) – 1984-Present
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
  • Houston Habitat for Humanity – 1991-Present
  • Intern Development Program (IDP) – Committee and Chair positions for AIAHouston and TxA
  • Forensic and Expert Witnessing Association (FEWA) – Houston Chapter member since 2012-Present; Treasurer 2015-2017, and VP – 2018-2022. 
  • Member of the National Convention Planning Committee
  • Certified Member of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) | 2021 - Present

Testimony Forums & Venues

  • State Courts
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)

Publications & Awards

  • AIA Houston – President’s Citation – 1993
  • Art League of Houston Competition – 1st Place (Firm Award) – 1986
  • TSA Award for Excellence (Firm Award) – Langham Creek Sr. H.S. – 1986
  • TSA Selected for Display (Firm Award) – Kingwood Sr. H.S. – 1981
  • LSU – 1st Place in Design and 2nd overall in Mock Architectural Exam – 1979
  • LSU – 1st Place in Graphics Exam – 1978
  • Domus Publication – “Machine for the Future” – 1978 
  • Tulane – Commendation for Design Excellence – 1975 

Professional Licenses

California's Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Registered Architect (RA)

Expertise

Commercial Education Hospitality Industrial & Manufacturing Mixed Use Residential Architectural Services / Architecture Building Insulation Design Defects Fenestration Glass/Glazing Certificate of Merit / Technical Merit Change Order Analysis Claims Evaluation & Preparation Construction Defects Contract Administration / Breach of Contract Damages Quantification Expert Witness Testimony Forensic Architecture Litigation Support Construction Site Analysis & Supervision/Inspections Curtain Wall & Window Wall Metal Panel Precast Risk Management / Claims Avoidance Stucco Troubled Project Turnaround Unitized / Pre-Fabricated Building Assemblies Energy Code Compliance (through modeling and COMcheck) Materials and Vapor Barrier Selection Thermal Bridge Mitigation Feasibility Studies Disaster Recovery Hurricane / Wind / Tornado Project Management / Construction Consulting Risk Management Troubled Project Management & Turnaround Compliance Personal Injury QA/QC Safety / OSHA Air Barrier / Water-resistive Barrier Drainage (Foundation and Roof) Hygrothermal Evaluation
+ See more

Services

Expert Witness/Diligence Façade Refurbishment Failure Investigations Forensics Masonry Restoration Reclad/Overclad Roofing, Waterproofing & Below Grade Window Replacement Architectural & Engineering Design Consulting Envelope Consulting Expert Witness/Diligence Failure Investigations Roofing, Waterproofing & Below Grade Building Code / Plan Review & Interpretations Building Violations Filing Strategies, Approvals & Permitting Repositioning & Development Sustainability & Energy Codes Expert Witness Testimony Litigation Support Energy Use Analysis & Code Compliance Change Order Analysis, Preparation & Negotiation Planning & Scheduling Services Project Close-Out Assistance Project Controls Project Risk Analysis Schedule & Contract Management Troubled Project Evaluation & Turnaround
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