DAVID MAYA, ARCHITECT
• Over 25 years of combined practice in the fields of Architecture and Construction, involving multi-discipline roles as Design-Build Architect, Construction Management and Supervision throughout California and Mexico
• More than 17years involving the Forensic investigation entailing an array of facilities within the Public and Private sectors focusing on site conditions, roofing systems and building envelope.
• Experienced in the damage assessment of buildings affected by construction deficiencies and natural disasters, determine degree of responsibilities, code violations, remediation requirements involving both Public and Private sectors.
• Managed and coordinated multi-disciplines consultants and contractors involving diverse levels of construction personnel.
• Investigated through visual and invasive testing, both interior and exterior building envelope conditions, documenting physical sampling more than 900K photographic evidences of findings of test sites. Managed the transfer of evidences to designated laboratories and attorneys in accordance to established protocols.
• Successful assessment and repair recommendations to HOA associations in the upkeep of the properties, both collectively and individually, increasing and maintaining the lifespan and value of their properties.
• Pursued and achieved high-quality standards in the implementation of materials and techniques in the construction of Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Family Residential projects.
• Bilingual proficient education in Spanish-English in the field and work environment, assisting contractors, construction crews, consultants and clients alike in the intercommunication and translation, both verbal and written between parties involving international projects. SUMMARY OF
C DESIGN-BUILD C FORENSIC INVESTIGATION C PROJECT MANAGEMENT C CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT C QUALITY CONTROLC HISTORIC PRESERVATION C LAND AND SITE PLANNING C ADA AND CODE COMPLIANCE C EXPERT WITNESS C DUE-DILIGENCE AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES CTECHNICAL AND FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY C SAFETY CONTROL C OWNER RELATIONSHIP REPRESENTATIVE C CONTRACT NEGOTIATION C COST AND UNIT PRICE ANALYSIS
• Investigated construction related deficiencies and failures in over 500 projects encompassing a diverse type of structures ranging from Single, Multifamily and Condominium facilities to Hospitality, Commercial, Industrial and Public Buildings.
• Acknowledgment by FEMA officials for valuable investigative findings in the damage assessment of Public and Private buildings, assisting applicants in the documentation procedures to secure State and Federal funding under the Mitigation 404 and 406 Grants for the Repair-Replacement rule to comply with Federal guidelines under the Stafford Act.
• Established bidding guidelines involving a major tourist-oriented development by The Koll Company through its subsidiary Koll International Division, bid included more than 1000 unit prices matrix in the Request-For-Qualifications (RFQ) selection process for contractors in the real estate development of a 3000 acres Palmilla-Cabo del Sol in Cabo San Lucas, MX
• Detected design flaws in the steel frame roof structure for a 450,000 sqft Business and Industrial Park ‘’La Frontera’‘in Tijuana, BC, MX for The Koll Company in partnership with GUTSA
/ Gutierrez-Cortina Architects. Recommended revisions to the design, modified the heavy and undersized beams cross section for a lighter and higher profile beam, reducing the structural weight by 15 percent preventing the beams potential buckling by exceeding the permissible deflection and probable failure at the connecting nodes.
• Provided with a technical solution to a stubborn repeated cracking of a 150ftx15ft continuous wall in a 115,000 sqft building Scientific -Atlanta laboratories in Sabre Springs, San Diego, CA. Recommended the installation of an expansion control joint where the repeated cracking occurred. Proposed solution eliminated the problem and prevented the cost of continuous repairs and work interruptions.
• Acknowledgment by client and City officials for exceptional Design, Rehabilitation and Historical preservation in the conversion into a department store of a Centennial old library in La Paz, BCS., MX.
DAVID MAYA, ARCHITECT
• DM PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANTS, SAN DIEGO CA FORENSIC ARCHITECT
C Plan Review and Forensic consulting services to third-party companies representing insurance companies and HOA associations involving large scale projects. Identifying potential construction errors and design omissions which may result in potential sources for litigation, providing maintenance recommendations to projects such as Metropolis 2&3, Los Angeles, CA; The Independent, Austin, TX; 1001 Broadway, Seattle, WA. C Provided consulting services to Real Estate companies and HOA Associations in the maintenance and remediation to properties conditions and Code compliance violations related to Non-permitted Construction, Fire Hazard, ADA access, High-Stack piling and Utility assemblies. Negotiated solutions to conflicts between property owners and Building Department officials, reducing most restrictive penalties. C Projects include: Newport Landing, Costa Mesa, CA; University of Hawaii, Recreational Building, HI; Wailea Beach Villas Resort, HI; Marina City Club Condominiums, Marina del Rey, CA; Whelan Enterprises at 30th Street Industrial Park, San Diego, CA. 2005-2012
• J.R. BARDIN COMPANY, San Diego, CA
• Performed visual and invasive testing establishing responsibilities of construction defects associated with site conditions and building envelope performance in approximately 7,000 residential and condominium units. Additionally, projects involving Commercial, Hospitality and Industrial buildings. Determine and quantify the cost of repairs for mediation and trial purposes, findings assisted attorneys in settling most cases out of the Courts system. 2004-2005 • FEMA-KJMK, Pensacola FL
• Damage assessment to Private and Public buildings impacted by Hurricanes: Frances, Jeanne, Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma, providing technical support and repair recommendations reflected in PW’s (Work-sheets).
• Applicants and facilities include: Museums, Libraries, Courthouse, Detention Centers, Hospitals and over 40 Campuses encompassing multiple buildings with emphasis made in the performance of the roofing systems.
• Findings were determinating factors for applicants in securing financial aid funding from Federal and State Agencies under the Hazard Mitigation 404 and 406 programs as established in the Federal Guidelines under the Robert T. Stafford Act. 1999-2000 • GAFCON, San Diego, CA
• Investigated construction defects in approximately more than 500 single family residential and condominium units on behalf of individual HO’s and Associations. Coordinated field crews and consultants, by providing direction and leadership in the selection of interior and exterior invasive testing locations. Successfully able to quantify the extent of damages and responsibilities, cost of repairs for mediation and trial purposes.
1998-1999 • AV BUILDERS, San Diego, CA
FORENSIC ARCHITECT / PM
• Investigated construction defects in over 650 residential and condominium units on behalf of individual HO’s and Associations. Coordinated field crews and consultants, by providing direction and leadership in the selection of interior and exterior invasive testing locations. Successfully able to determine the extent of damage and responsibilities, cost of repairs for mediation and trial purposes, providing Expert Witness testimonials in preliminary hearings, resulting in the settlement of cases without reaching the Courts System. Design and Project Management of Commercial projects developed by the company RE division throughout San Diego.
DAVID MAYA, ARCHITECT
1996-1998 • RIO SUR- PLAZA NAUTICA, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, MX / PM / Design-Build / Architect
• Design-Build tenant improvements for a 232,000sqft mix-use commercial and residential condominium complex in a fourteen-stories high building. Managed tenants TI’s in the selection of finishing materials and completion of their units, trouble-shooting incomplete electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations left by the original contractor. Design-Build an underground 65,000 gls. Water tank to supply the building during water shortage service interruption by the Water Authority.
1994-1998 • RG & ASSOCIATES, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, MX PM / Design-Build / PM-Architect
• Design-build of an approximately 50,000sqft tourist-oriented retail center, encompassing 35 stores, restaurants, and (4) movie theaters. Project challenge entailed stabilizing extreme water content in the site soils due to the proximity to the Marina, the problem was successfully resolved by applying heavy rock loads into the soil. Responsibilities included managing construction crews, consultants and sub-contractors as Turn-key operation. Tenants include brands such as Caliente, Baskin Robbins, Pizza Hut, and several local businesses SELECTED
1979 THROUGH 1994
• THE KOLL COMPANY, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, MX
PM / CM -Architect
• Design and Plan review, coordination and construction management of projects built in Mexico and San Diego, CA. Liaison between US and Mexican partner company, prepared bidding basis and documentation for projects encompassing: a 3,000 acres resort Palmilla-Cabo del Sol community in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, MX. Project and construction management and supervision of a 450,000sqft industrial park in Tijuana BC, MX, and 115,000 sqft Scientific Atlanta laboratory facility in San Diego, CA.
• MEXICANA DE COBRE-PARSONS, BCS, MX
PM / CM -Architect
• Planning, Design and Logistics coordinator to establish temporary and permanent housing infrastructure needed to lodge over 5,000 mining and executive personnel in ‘’La Caridad’‘, Nacozari, Sonora, MX. Strategically solved project multiple logistic challenges due to its location in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The mining site has been considered one of the largest open-pit mining sites in Latin America and third in the world. The project was a joint venture between ‘’Mexicana de Cobre’‘ and ‘’Parsons’‘, a Mexican and American companies. The mine is a large producer of copper, silver and molybdenum
• SECRETARY OF PUBLIC WORKS,
Department of Community Services and Welfare, Mexico DF, MX PM-CM -Architect
• Design, Managed and Supervised projects funded and developed by the Mexican Federal Government through the Secretary of Public Works. Applied design criteria in the implementation of outreach programs, involving the upgrading of communities in Economically Disadvantaged and Disaster-affected areas. Managed and supervised the construction of multiple community projects include: Food Supply Centers, Archaeological and Recreational Parks, Schools and Sports oriented Community Centers. EDUCATION • National Polytechnic Institute / School of Engineering and Architecture Mexico DF, MX
• BS Degree in Architectural Engineering
• Continued Education Courses: UNAM, SDGE, AIA
PRACTICE • California, • Mexico, DF MX • Baja California North/South, MX • Israel SOCIAL MEDIA • Linkedin • Facebook
DAVID MAYA, ARCHITECT
• Decoding Attics and Walls in Multifamily Buildings
• Non-Residential Standards for Architects
• Biomimicry I,II
• Design-Build High-Performance Walls
• The Process of Building Resilience
• Smart Cities, the Future of Cities
• Building Analyst for LEED Training
• Title 24
• Planning and Design of Industrial Parks
• Planning and Design of Educational Buildings
• ADA Compliance Updates
• Coatings for Exterior Decks