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510 788 8915

405 14th Street #600
Oakland, CA 94612

Joseph Piñon | MS, PE

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Joseph Piñon | MS, PE

Principal, 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 12 states throughout the U.S., including California, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.

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

Principal, Senior Project Manager

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

Principal, Senior Project Manager

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.

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