Xpera Group welcomes Yaron (Ron) Tov, AIA, an architect with more than 25 years of experience providing forensic architectural services to property owners, builders, architects, contractors and other parties involved in creating and constructing the built environment.
As a construction forensic expert, Tov’s specialized technical expertise includes building codes and standards, fire-resistive construction, accessibility requirements, building envelope waterproofing and materials specifications.
Tov previously served as principal architect and later president of KPA Associates for 27 years, where he oversaw forensic services for the firm, including site investigation, defect identification and analysis, building code research, construction materials evaluations, and repair recommendations. He conducted investigations of commercial, industrial, and multi- and single-family residential projects in California, Arizona and Nevada totaling over 17,000 units.
Drawing on his broad architectural expertise, Tov has provided construction consulting services for new projects, including those experiencing problems during construction, and has performed post-construction investigations of existing structures for owners, developers and insurance carriers. He has been involved in post-construction evaluation and analysis of building code violations, water intrusion claims, exterior wall system deficiencies, roofing problems and earthquake damage.
Tov specializes in determining the cause and extent of construction-related problems and developing the most prudent and cost-effective solutions. He has provided forensic consulting services in numerous accessibility matters, including cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA), as well as personal injury claims.
Tov is a California Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp), with experience inspecting a variety of property types, including retail, hospitality, office and warehouse, for conformance with the ADA and accessibility provisions of the California Building Code. In addition to providing forensic consulting services in accessibility matters, he has provided owners with CASp reports proactively to protect against future litigation.
Ron Tov can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.