RICHARD W. LEFEVER, P.E., LEED AP

Richard Lefever
President

EDUCATION

Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

School of Engineering

Engineering Degree May 1982

EXPERIENCE

Over twenty-eight (28) years experience in the construction industry, specializing exclusively in historic preservation and exterior restoration for the past twenty-five (25) years. Duties include Office Administration and Management, Business Development, and Project Management. Technical services such as field analysis of building structure and waterproofing systems, development of repair and restoration details, coordination of competitive bidding and filing with regulatory agencies, and services during construction to ensure compliance of work with design. Also provided expert testimony in court cases in New York and Florida.

ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEE WORK

National Society of Professional Engineers: August 1998 – present

New York City Chapter, Board of Directors: May 2010 – present

Construction Specifications Institute: May 1999 – present

Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute: March 2002 – present

Board of Directors: March 2004- March 2007

Building Owners and Managers Association: June 2009 – present

NYC Chapter, Façade Sub-Committee Chairman

NYC Department of Buildings Task Force Committee:

New Code Façade Special Inspections: August 2009 – present

SIGNIFICANT COMPLETED FAÇADE PROJECTS

Hotel Exterior Wall Stabilization and Rehabilitation; Taj Hotel

Boston, MA – $2 million dollars

Hurricane Katrina Exterior Wall Damage Rehabilitation; Ritz-Carlton Hotel

New Orleans, LA – $2 million dollars

Historic Preservation and Exterior Wall Rehabilitation; The Woolworth Building

New York, NY – $30 million dollars over appx. 20 years (on-going)

Sept. 11 Attack Damage Restoration of Exterior Walls and Mansard Roof; 90 West Street

New York, NY – $25 million dollars

Exterior Wall Rehabilitation and Window Replacement; 26 Verizon buildings

New York, NY – $50 million dollars

Exterior Wall Rehabilitation and Roof Replacement; 32 Columbia University buildings

New York, NY – $45 million dollars

Exterior Restoration; The Belasco Theater

New York, NY – $2.5 million dollars

Library and General Assembly Buildings Exterior Wall Rehabilitation; United Nations

New York, NY – $1 million dollars

Exterior Wall Rehabilitation Consulting; Commerce Building

Miami, FL – $1.5 million dollars

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

New York State Engineering License, No. 75914, August 1998

Maryland State Engineering License, No. 29625, January 2004

Florida State Engineering License, No. 61087, February 2004

Louisiana State Engineering License, No. 31077, February 2004

Connecticut State Engineering License, No. 24082, March 2004

Pennsylvania State Engineering License, No. PE070961, March 2004

New Jersey State Engineering License, No. 24GE04508500, May 2004

RESTORE Intensive Masonry Restoration Program, February 1989

LEED AP registration, March 2009

AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Massachusetts State Historical Society – Preservation Award 2003

National Trust for Historic Preservation – Honor Award 2005

Preservation League of New York State – Excellence in Historic Preservation 2006

New York Landmarks Conservancy – Lucy B. Moses Preservation Award 2006, 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 1982- December 1983 Virginia Electric & Power CompanyQuality Assurance Engineer for nuclear and fossil fuel power plant construction.
January 1984- May 1986 Toray Industries (America)Development Engineer coordinating sales and service of reverse osmosis water purification membranes and zirconia ceramic cutting tools.
December 1986- present present Façade MD Architects & EngineersProject Coordinator, General Manager and now President of firm specializing in exterior restoration, historic preservation and waterproofing. Became partner in 1990, purchased firm in 1999