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510-788-8915

405 14th Street #600
Oakland, CA 94612

Joseph Piñon | MS, PE

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Joseph Piñon | MS, PE

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

As a performance-driven and client-focused professional, Joseph is dedicated to employing the principles of building science to improve building enclosures.

He is well-versed in many of the services RDH provides on New Buildings and Existing Buildings projects. He possesses a broad knowledge of industry best practices as prescribed by ASHRAE and ASTM as well as national, state, and local building codes on the performance standards relating to energy efficiency and moisture control.

Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and completed his master’s in architectural engineering with a structural major.

Alexander (Sasha) Itsekson | SE, LEED AP

Principal, Façade Structural Specialist

Alexander (Sasha) Itsekson | SE, LEED AP

Principal, Façade Structural Specialist

Sasha is a Façade Structural Specialist with 30 years of experience working on a wide range of structural systems and building facades. He has provided his expertise on a number of high-profile projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Oakland Cathedral and Sutter Hospital.

Sasha is often called upon to review the structural design of complex glazing systems and to provide structural evaluations and assessments of buildings. He also conducts forensic investigations of structural failures and designs solutions for building repairs.

Sasha uses an in-depth understanding of how seismic activity affects the structural integrity of buildings to provide earthquake risk analysis and seismic retrofits to existing buildings. He is a recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator for the State of California Office of Emergency Services and is designated to perform rapid assessments of building safety in the wake of an emergency.

As well as being a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Sasha is a qualified Structural Engineer (SE) in 20 states throughout the U.S., including California, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.

Colin Shane | M.Eng., P.Eng., PE

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Colin Shane | M.Eng., P.Eng., PE

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Colin is a Professional Engineer in the United States and Canada and provides operational and project leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area office.

Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to analyze and design durable, energy-efficient building enclosures. He shares his experience by regularly speaking about topics related to building enclosures at events across the United States and contributes to industry organizations with the aim of making buildings better.

Colin began his career with RDH in Vancouver before transferring to the San Francisco Bay Area and now plays a key role as part of the leadership team for our California operations.

Erin Andes | MS, PE, LEED® AP

Associate, Senior Project Manager

Erin Andes | MS, PE, LEED® AP

Associate, Senior Project Manager

Erin is a Professional Engineer who specializes in building enclosure consulting on new construction and rehabilitation of residential, commercial, institutional, religious, cultural, and healthcare buildings. She collaborates with developers, building owners, architects and contractors to solve building enclosure challenges to achieve affordable, durable, watertight, and energy-efficient building enclosures. Erin is well-versed in a variety of building construction types including Mass Timber/CLT, Pre-Fab/Modular, and highly energy efficient designs. While the majority of her work is local to her practice in Oakland, CA, Erin has experience designing enclosures in a variety of climates, from the snowy mountains of Montana to the tropical islands of the South Pacific.

In addition to her work on new construction and rehabilitation projects, Erin has also provided investigation and litigation support services on dozens of projects throughout the western United States. Investigating these building enclosure and product failures gives her a great perspective on what to avoid in new construction and repairs.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Association of Preservation Technology (APT).

Megan Cross-Wilkinson | B.A.Sc.

Associate, Senior Project Manager

Megan Cross-Wilkinson | B.A.Sc.

Associate, Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager, Megan has 9 years of work experience on existing, historic and new buildings projects.

She has prepared design documents for existing and historic building rehabilitations. She is experienced in design and construction of new construction wood-framed multifamily developments and high-rise panelized and unitized curtain wall projects. She has performed numerous glazing and façade manufacturing inspections domestically and overseas.

She contributes her knowledge in the industry through presentations and serves as the Past President of the Northern California Chapter of the International Institute of Building Envelope Consultants (IIBEC).

Megan joined RDH Vancouver in 2012 as a co-op student during her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo. She transferred to the RDH San Francisco Bay Area office in 2016.

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