Kenneth Lies

AIA

Senior Principal
Vice President

Expertise

Building Enclosure Systems

Building Sciences

Cladding Materials

Curtain Walls

Waterproofing

Air Barriers

EIFS

Masonry

Roofing

Flashing

Coatings

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Over 35 years of consulting and litigation experience

Kenneth Lies is a Licensed Architect and Senior Principal at Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. where he oversees and consults on projects involving architectural design, material and system applications, building diagnostics, and forensics. His career at RRJ spans 35 years during which time he has been involved in a broad range of projects from investigation, analysis, and rehabilitation of numerous buildings to the performance evaluation and failure of materials and building systems.

He has leading expertise in architectural technology and design, condition survey documentation, water leakage and moisture diagnostics, condensation potential analysis, materials and systems evaluations/ testing, and contract document preparation. He consults on peer review, building codes and standards analysis, and design professional standard of care issues. An expert witness, he has provided technical consultation, litigation support, and deposition and trial testimony on numerous matters to clients located throughout the U.S.

He is a frequent speaker at ASTM International symposiums and industry conferences and an author of technical papers and articles relevant to his areas of expertise.

Education

Master of Architecture - Architecture Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Licensures | Registrations

Licensed/Registered Architect
AL, AK, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)

ASTM International
Subcommittee E06.55 Exterior Building Wall Systems
Subcommittee E06.58 EIFS
Committee C11 on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)

Building Enclosure Council - Chicago (BEC)

Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC)

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