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Karl Kardel

Karl Kardel

Principal

Karl Kardel Consultancy

479 Mountain Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 654-0854 Alternate: (510) 261-4149 Email: karl@kardelconsultancy.com Website: www.kardelcompany.com

Specialties

Water invasion; Windows/Wood window issues/Window Failures; Coatings; Waterproofing; Architectural finishes, Historic conservation. Plaintiff/defendant analysis for managed case cost controls; Emphasis on verifiable testing, specification evaluation. Broad (50 years) field experience, problem building evaluation. Familiar with methodologies/techniques/materials/products in actual performance.

Degrees/Licenses

B-1, C-33, C-37, C-61; CA-271178.

Formal Education

BA, University of California, Berkeley, Honors; Hellar Scholar, UC Berkeley, Goethe Institute, Germany.

Previous/Current Position

Principal, Karl Kardel Consultancy.

Honors/Awards

Berkeley Civic Arts Award, Oakland Bi-Centennial; Marharishi Community Service Award, Best Conservation California Woodland Opera House. 2010 Preservation Award from BAHA (Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association).

Prof. Affiliations

CSI, AAMA, BAHA, California Mission Studies, Steel Structures Painting Council, ICRI, ICBO, NRCA, NAWC, ASTM, BETEC, WESTCON. AAMA WINDOW MASTERS.

Publications

Lecturer to the California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA); Lectures UC Department of Architecture, Pacific Design Center, Mission Studies Association, U of Wsc, Forest Prod. Society; Affordable comfort, EDU.

Prior Expert

Plaintiff and defendant analysis for finishes, water invasion, windows/curtain walls, providing clients with concise, objective, economic appraisals. Numerous restoration specifications of numerous major period architects.