WHAT I AM WORKING ON NOW


Consulting Projects


  • Repair design and construction observations for masonry walls in elementary school in southeast Michigan
  • Peer review of design and special inspection of brick veneer replacement at government building in southeast Michigan
  • Assessment and repair recommendations for masonry walls of church in Michigan
  • Assessment of cause of cracking in concrete masonry veneer at hospital in southeast Michigan
  • Repair recommendations for stucco and masonry walls, as well as roofing, at commercial building in Michigan



Construction Dispute Consulting

  • Leakage through single wythe concrete masonry walls and EIFS deterioration at schools in eastern Ohio
  • Delamination and cracking of concrete floor tile in southeast Michigan
  • Stucco finish coat performance issues at multiple residences in California
  • Leakage, cracking, and alleged settlement of masonry walls, EIFS cladding, asphalt paving, and foundations at adaptively reused condominium building, central Michigan



Technical Presentations/Projects

  • Topic to be determined, Structural Engineers Association of Ohio, September 2016
  • See Rochelle's Curriculum Vita for past presentations

             

Professional Committee Activities


  • The Masonry Society TMS 402/602 (formerly Masonry Standards Joint Committee) -  2016 edition of "Building Code Requirements and Specification for Structural Masonry" nearly complete.  Voting member of Main Committee, Executive Subcommittee, General Requirements Subcommittee, and chair of Partitions and Empirical Design Subcommittee
  • ASTM Committee C18 - balloting changes to various standards related to dimension stone
  • The Masonry Institute of Michigan, Generic Wall Design Committee -- structural details and specifications for high performance single wythe and multi-wythe walls and responses to frequently asked questions



ROCHELLE C. JAFFE CONSULTING, PC