Patrick Reicher




Building Enclosure Evaluations

Building Enclosure Commissioning

Structural Stability

Quality Assurance

Water Leakage Evaluation


Over 18 years of building enclosure experience

Patrick Reicher is a licensed Structural Engineer and a principal at Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. and specializes in forensic investigation, evaluation, and repair design of buildings and enclosures, from recently constructed to historic structures.

His forensic investigations have consisted of a wide range of building types, structural systems, enclosure systems, and materials associated with masonry facades, exterior wall cladding systems, windows and curtain walls, roofing and waterproofing systems, balconies, and parking garages.

He also has expertise in performing diagnostic field testing in accordance with industry standards and developing forensic investigation testing protocols and field quality control specifications for repair design programs and new construction projects.

As an expert witness, he has provided technical consultation, litigation support, and deposition testimony on numerous matters related to the building enclosure and structural systems to clients located throughout the U.S.


Master of Business Administration
Keller Graduate School of Management

Master of Science in Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Licensure | Certifications

Licensed Structural Engineer
Licensed Professional Engineer
AL, CO, FL, IN, IA, ME, MI, MN, MO, OH, PR, and Wisconsin

Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC)

Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO)

Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)

Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)

Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)

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Professional Affiliations

International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)

Chicago Area Chapter of IIBEC (CAC-IIBEC)

Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)

Building Enclosure Council of Chicago (BEC-Chicago)

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and CSI Chicago Chapter

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)

Chicago Area Chapter Building Envelope Foundation (CAC-BEF)

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