Christopher Lipp PE

Senior Managing Engineer

Contact Info

Department

Engineering

Phone

(678) 350-3260

Email

christopher.lipp@yaeservices.com

Locations

Atlanta, GA

Biography

Mr. Christopher Lipp has performed forensic investigations and designed repairs for damaged and deficient building envelope components. Mr. Lipp's experience includes the evaluation of distressed facade elements, including windows, doors, curtain walls, storefront systems, stucco, brick and fiber cement panels on both historic and new construction. Christopher has designed, tested and certified new fenestration products to both American Architectural Manufacturers Association guidelines and Miami-Dade Notice of Approval standards. This expertise has allowed Mr. Lipp to become qualified as an Expert Witness regarding building envelope components and water intrusion issues. Mr. Lipp has also served as a Task Group member, providing guidance to a University of Florida research group advising the Florida Building Commision on water intrusion issues into high rise buildings during wind driven rain events. Since 2005, Christopher has also evaluated large commercial buildings after hurricane, hail and tornado events throughout the Gulf Coast, including Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, Hurricane Irma in Florida and Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. Mr. Lipp has developed and presented a national webinar regarding the evaluation of storm damage, regional presentations on assessing fenestration elements to the International Institute of Building Envelope Consultants (IIBEC) and local presentations on building envelope repairs to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Georgia Chapter.

Education

  • University of Florida  |  Gainesville, FL
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2022 - Current  |  Senior Managing Engineer  |  YA Engineering Services
  • 2013 - 2022  |  Senior Associate  |  Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
  • 2010 - 2013  |  Product Design Engineer  |  Kawneer North America
  • 2004 - 2008  |  Associate II  |  Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
  • 2003 - 2004  |  Project Engineer  |  Structural Preservation Systems, Inc.

Areas of Practice

  • Building Envelope
  • Condition Assessment
  • Construction Administration
  • Damage Assessment
  • Historic Preservation
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Litigation Support
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Repair and Rehabilitation Design
  • Water Leakage Testing and Analysis

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Multiple Structures
    Greater New Orleans Area  |  Lead a team of engineers investigating 70 buildings in the New Orleans area for storm damage after Hurricane Ida
  • Public School Buildings
    Mississippi  |  Evaluation of 18 school properties for hailstorm damage to roofs, facades and windows
  • Hurricane Katrina Inspections
    Bay St. Louis, MS  |  Evaluation of hurricane damage to parking structures and commercial and residential buildings
  • Bella Luna Condominium
    Orange Beach, AL  |  Evaluation of hurricane damage to windows and doors
  • Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center
    Daytona Beach, FL  |  Evaluation of hurricane damage to windows, doors, balconies, and seawall
  • LSU Stadium
    Baton Rouge, LA  |  Water leakage investigation and waterproofing repairs
  • Grove Towers Condominiums
    Miami, FL  |  Evaluation of hurricane damage to windows and doors
  • Crystal House Condominiums
    Miami, FL  |  Evaluation of hurricane damage to windows and doors
  • American Welding Society Headquarters
    Miami, FL  |  Evaluation of hurricane damage to roofing, exterior facades, windows and doors

Affiliations

  • FGIA - Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance
  • ASTM International

Licenses

  • Alabama  |  32771  |  Professional Engineer
  • Florida  |  93880  |  Professional Engineer
  • Louisiana  |  46679  |  Professional Engineer