Kurt Hoigard

P.E., SECB, F. ASTM

Senior Principal
President

Expertise

Cladding Performance

Code Compliance Review

Curtain Wall Consulting

Enclosure Condition Assessment

Enclosure System & Assemblies Evaluation

Facade Examinations

Structural Engineering Evaluation

Stone + Masonry

Over 30 years of consulting experience

Kurt Hoigard is a licensed Professional Engineer and Senior Principal at Raths, Raths & Johnson responsible for the leadership and project oversight of the firm’s evaluations, investigations, and field and laboratory testing services.  He has more than 35 years of experience, specializing in the investigation and repair of distressed and deteriorated structures and the performance of building materials and systems.

He has consulted in the areas of preconstruction, peer review, implementation of construction quality assurance programs, water leakage investigation, complete collapse, and repair/restoration design. He serves diverse clients nationally from property owners, contractors, architects, engineers, and material suppliers to insurance companies and attorneys.

His specific project responsibilities consist of existing condition documentation, investigations, structural analysis, instrumentation for building psychrometric performance and structural dynamic behavior, construction tolerance studies, material evaluation, and preparation of repair plans and specifications.  As an expert witness, he has provided litigation support and testimony on a range of matters.

Mr. Hoigard has leading industry knowledge and expertise in all major building materials and systems, with particular emphasis on exterior cladding, fenestration systems, concrete, building stone, and plaza waterproofing.  He is a frequent industry speaker and author on topics related to window and curtain wall testing, building wall vapor control, condensation, masonry leakage, concrete construction, precast concrete panel behavior, terra cotta construction, and building stone testing and behavior.

2021

Kurt was named among the world’s leading expert witnesses by Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2019, 2020, 2021

Education

Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, structural option
Illinois Institute of Technology

Licensure | Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer
AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, KR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI

Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB)

Certified Third-Party EIFS Inspector - Exterior Design Institute (EDI)

Certified Moisture Analyst - Exterior Design Institute (EDI)

Chicago Registered Energy Professional

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Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

ASTM International, Fellow

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

International Code Council (ICC)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law

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