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Date(s) - 03/20/2018
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Scott's Seafood Jack London Square


 CSI East Bay-Oakland presents

Value-Engineered Waterproofing Errors

with Lonnie Haughton


CSI East Bay Oakland chapter member Lonnie Haughton will be our speaker at the March dinner meeting. Lonnie will present his case study, “Value-Engineered Waterproofing Errors”. This presentation will examine the case of a 160 unit, three story apartment complex with wood-framed elevated walkways, and the resulting flaws after a “value-engineered” proposal was accepted. The presentation will then move on to the topic of whether the value-engineering process inherently increases the propensity for errors.


In our experience, the general propensities for construction errors and oversights appear to increase whenever complex value-engineered redesigns are implemented. We speculate that the bright, rosy aura emanating from envisioned costs savings can distract initial reviewers from making the deep technical evaluations necessary to identify all unintended ramifications of the new plan. Later, during the course of the construction, inspectors’ deference to the judgment of the originator (often, the contractor) of the alternate design may lead them to miss early warning signs that might otherwise be obvious. This case study presents an example of this problem.

– From “Value-Engineered Waterproofing Errors”

Lonnie Haughton MCP, LEED AP, CDT is a principal codes consultant with Richard Avelar & Associates in Oakland, Ca. He is a licensed general contractor and one of about 800 individuals nationwide who are certified by the International Code Council as active Master Code Professionals. Haughton’s many additional ICC certifications include California Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, and Certified Building Code Official.

Meeting location:

510-444-6917 (across street from Amtrack and free shuttle “B” from 12th Street BART Station) validated Garage parking or FREE street parking after 6:00 pm.

Tabletops and networking start at 5:45 pm Dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by program at 7:15 pm.

NOTE: Meeting will be in Harbor View Room A.

Cost with RSVP= $50. ($55. at the door) EBO-CSI members and Students: FREE.
No shows will be billed $50. [cost of dinner].Checks/Credit cards accepted.


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