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Primary Area of Expertise

Architectural Design

Expert Witness Profile

Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI since 1974, also PA & NJ. His career has included: ten years work for a materials manufacturer, supplier and installer; ten years management of a firm offering architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and interior design services; 3 years as an owner in government; several years consulting with other firms; and the independent practice of architecture. Areas of expertise include: construction defects, construction delays and disputes, construction accidents and injuries, stairs, leaks and moisture intrusion, building science, building codes, code compliance, WUFI analysis (certified WUFI instructor), stucco, windows, masonry, roofing, building envelope, air barriers, vapor barriers, architectural standard of care, AIA contracts, change orders, and construction claims.

Education & Licenses

B. Arch., MBA, Registered Architect, PA, NJ, MI, LEED Accredited Professional