Christopher DeSantis, RA, AIA, CXLT

FORENSIC ARCHITECT

Wilmington, DE

Christopher DeSantis, RA, AIA, CXLT

FORENSIC ARCHITECT

Wilmington, DE

GET TO KNOW Christopher DeSantis, RA, AIA, CXLT

With a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Kentucky, and over six years of diverse professional experience within architectural and engineering firms, and specific concentrations in forensic investigations, Mr. DeSantis provides a wide array of forensic and consulting architectural services. Building on his communication skills as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Steel, Timber, and Reinforced Concrete Structures courses, and his own personal experience working in the masonry construction trade, he breaks down complex architectural, engineering, and construction issues into simple, easy to understand concepts.

Recognized by the National Council of Architecture Review Boards, the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, and Excel Tribometers, Mr. DeSantis is a Registered Architect in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, and Connecticut. He possesses specialized experience in architectural design, construction, structural remediation, drone piloting, and waterproofing, frequently consulting on large-scale and complex matters involving multiple types of investigational sciences. Mr. DeSantis investigates premises liability incidents and accidents in both the public and private sectors. He also possesses specialized training and certification in slip-resistance testing, walkway and footwear safety, the scientific and mechanical aspects of human ambulation and biomechanics, which are typically applied to simultaneously evaluate constructed system performance and human interactions therewith. Mr. DeSantis operates and utilizes multiple 3D laser scanning systems to capture precise as-built conditions, which can be processed into 3D models or drawings of building interiors, exteriors, and entire site conditions typically used for visual aids, precise measurements, and cost estimates.

Registered Architect:

  • NJ (21AI02094600)
  • NY (043618)
  • PA (RA409564)
  • DE (S5-0018991)
  • FL (AR102858)
  • AL (9307)
  • IN (AR12300215)
  • CT (ARI.3124000121)

Certifications

  • Certified Infrared Thermographer (Infrared Training Center – Level 1 #154527076)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
    • LEED AP BD+C (Building Design and Construction)
    • LEED AP O+M (Operations and Maintenance)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certified
  • Excel Tribometers, LLC – Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Licensed Commercial Remote Pilot
  • United Academy Certified Aerial Boomlift 3b & Scissor Lift 3a Operator
  • Haag Certified Inspector – Residential & Commercial Roofs

Education

  • Master of Architecture
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

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