Thomas Kurilla

Thomas Kurilla, RC, RO, WPC

Vice President/Senior Roofing Consultant

OVERVIEW:

With an extensive background in the exterior envelope of all types of facilities, Mr. Kurilla brings 30 years of specialized experience involving the evaluation of existing building components, condition assessments, design, cost estimating, specifications development, and in-depth coordination of structural and mechanical requirements for a variety of roofing and exterior envelope projects throughout the country and abroad. His analytical experience and working knowledge of on-site and laboratory testing of roofing, waterproofing, masonry and curtain-wall systems also provides great value to ART’s clients.

As Vice President and Lead Roofing and Waterproofing Consultant, Mr. Kurilla is head of the department handling all facets of roofing and waterproofing issues. Tom’s duties with ART include Client Management, general management of all technical aspects of the business, including forensic investigation, laboratory and on-site testing, reporting of existing conditions, asset management and remedial design solutions, for all aspects of exterior architectural envelope related issues; as it pertains to existing and/or potential moisture infiltration conditions.

Mr. Kurilla’s position with Crain Engineering, Inc. earlier in his career assisted in sharpening his areas of expertise. As a Roofing and Waterproofing Consultant, Mr. Kurilla was head of the department handling all facets of roofing and waterproofing issues. Widely recognized as a legal expert, he provides expert testimonies in many litigation cases that assist clients in monetary reparation.

Mr. Kurilla has served on the Metro Dade County Product Approval Board, commissioned to study and test wind uplift design criteria for exterior building components, including testing and researching building product wind uplift capabilities and failures. He reported on the findings and specified solutions which resulted in the highest product approval sand applicable code wind compliance standards established in the country.

Broward County School District in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida retained Mr. Kurilla for a $1.2 million project performing condition assessments and design services for roofing and waterproofing. He also managed a $37 million investment, by Host Marriott Corporation, to provide an asset management and life cycle analysis for the exterior envelope of their facilities East of the Mississippi. In Palm Beach, Florida, Mr. Kurilla was the exterior and waterproofing consultant for Phillips Point, a national landmark. His primary accomplishment was to solve waterproofing issues that had plagued Phillips Point for over thirteen years. MCI Worldcom had retained Mr. Kurilla to evaluate and specify remedial solutions, for the exterior envelope problematic conditions of fourteen switching center facilities located throughout the United States.