Andrew J. Gibiser, P.E.

Principal Engineer

Andy GibiserMr. Gibiser began his engineering career in 2000. Since that time he has gained significant experience in several fields of engineering consulting. Early in his career, his primary expertise was in the fields of geo-technical engineering and construction materials evaluation and testing. During that time, his consulting engagements ranged from evaluations of subsurface conditions for shallow and deep foundation systems to design of foundations and retaining walls, to construction evaluation of soils and soil systems for construct-ability, specification compliance, drainage considerations and failures of structures and soils systems.

Mr. Gibiser has performed/overseen soil sampling/testing and evaluation of foundation systems and construction inspections on several projects including multi-family residential garden-style and high-rise buildings, educational facilities, hotels, hospitals, office/retail space, and industrial plants in Florida, South Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama. Mr. Gibiser was the project manager in charge of the geo-technical engineering and materials testing team for the $220 million Tri-Rail Double-track expansion in South Florida.

Mr. Gibiser has provided inspection, condition assessments, failure investigation, design, and consultation for materials used in the construction of buildings, bridges, and pavements. He has acted as an authorized agent to a Florida Licensed Threshold Inspector on several projects. Mr. Gibiser has both performed and overseen the performance of field and laboratory testing of various construction materials including soil, rock, concrete, grout, mortar, CMU, stucco, and wood.  His field experience in dealing with construction materials, field construction issues and troubleshooting are supplemented by his experience in laboratory. Mr. Gibiser has managed geo-technical and construction materials field and laboratory testing personnel. He has been involved in creating and implementing in-house level-of-knowledge and proficiency training with regards to these personnel.

In recent years, Mr. Gibiser has gained considerable experience in building envelope associated evaluations of both new and existing structures.

Education

M.E., 1999, University of Florida – Cum Laude

B.S., Civil Engineering, 1998, Florida State University

Professional Registration/Certification

Professional Engineer – FL

Nuclear Gauge Certification

Professional Membership

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Florida Engineering Society (FES)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Areas of Experience

  • Roof surveys (Including Moisture Surveys)
  • Peer review of Waterproofing designs for function, phasing, materials, and construct-ability
  • Observation during construction of waterproofing and related features including:
    • Installation of fenestration products including windows, doors and curtain wall systems
    • Installation of flashings
    • Installation of underlayment
    • Installation/application of water-resistance barriers
    • Installation of lath or reinforcing scrim
    • Insulation attachment and coating in EIFS systems
    • Applications of Portland Cement Plaster (stucco) finishes
    • Application of surface coatings and sealers (acrylics, silicones, elastomerics, epoxies, and others)
  • Thickness measurements of surface finishes using field methods
  • Failure investigations of EIFS, Stucco, Flashing, and Coating Systems
  • Field fenestration product testing in accordance with ASTM and AAMA Standards
  • Property Condition Surveys
    • Soils (sampling, testing, design, construction, failure analysis)
    • Cement construction materials (design, installation/application, sampling, load testing, failure evaluation)
    • Wood construction materials (installation, failure evaluation, decay, deterioration)
    • Steel construction materials (installation, visual welds, failure evaluation)
    • Construction coatings (application, sampling, testing, failure evaluation)
    • Fenestration products (manufacture, installation, field testing, failure evaluation)
    • Roofing systems (installation, failure evaluation)
  • Pavement evaluation and design
    • Corrosion
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Indoor Air Quality/Moisture Control
    • Expert Testimony

Andrew J. Gibiser has over 20 years of experience in his profession.