Rich’s approach to work reflects his favorite quote by Henry David Thoreau: ‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.’

Rich Vivenzio, who supports our Property Loss Consulting and Forensics practices in the U.S. East region, has nearly 35 years of experience in design, construction, project management and architectural forensics. He specializes in insurance investigations, construction litigation and architectural standard of care.

Testifying Expert
Working on behalf of insurance companies and attorneys, Rich has served as an expert witness in matters involving cause and origin investigations, construction means and methods, water infiltration, building envelopes and construction failures. He has prepared analytical documentation and reports for meditation and settlement conferences, arbitration hearings and depositions and dispute resolution cases.

Diverse Skill Set
Rich has led water intrusion investigations at such notable structures as Yankee Stadium and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City and the BNY Mellon Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has participated in the design and implementation of flood mitigation strategies following CAT-90 Sandy. Rich has extensive experience with building code interpretation, including international building codes and legacy codes such as BOCA. He also has been deemed an expert in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and compliance and has published and lectured on the subject

Outside of Work
A New Jersey native, Rich lives in a beachfront community in Monmouth County. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, playing golf, running, bike riding, cooking and playing guitar.

Expertise
• Forensic architecture
• Technical architecture
• Building envelope investigation and repair
• Architectural standard of care
• Expert witness
• Flood mitigation and flood risk analysis