Frank is a fourth generation home builder with more than three decades of experience as a principal in companies focused on custom homebuilding as well as residential and light commercial land development. He is a recognized industry leader, having served in numerous capacities within the industry.
Since 1995, Frank had been sought out by builders, owners, attorneys and insurors in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Minnesota to provide inspections, reports, litigation consultation, witness services, arbitration and mediation services in construction disputes.
Frank has testified before administrative and judicial tribunals as well as committees of the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Frank has decades of hands on experience in custom homebuilding, light
and residential and commercial land development, on site supervision, project
contract administration including:
He is as an industry leader in local, state and national arenas, with a concentration on construction, codes and standards. His knowledge of construction materials, methods, tolerances, energy efficiency and codes and standards set him apart from other dispute resolution professionals.
He has unprecedented experience as a home builder in drafting and developing the International Residential Code. He served as a drafter of the ICC International Residential Code and chaired the IRC Building and Energy Code Development Committee through numerous code change cycles. He currently serves on the ICC Building Code Council.
In 2009, Frank was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Rendell to serve on the newly formed Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council and serves as chairman. The Council reviews and recommends building codes being considered for adoption in Pennsylvania and other statewide building code issues.
He has affiliated as a member of the Board of Directors of both the NAHB Research Center and the National Institute of Building Science.
Frank is a Pennsylvania licensed real estate salesperson and wastewater systems operator.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Since 1995 builders, owners, attorneys and insurors have sought out Franks
knowledge and expertise
in providing inspections, reports, litigation consultation and witness services
as well as arbitration and
mediation services covering a vast array of subjects including:
His understanding of construction, codes and the building process enables him to accurately sort through the issues and details to provide reasoned, thoughtful, fair and equitable resolutions to the issues placed before him.
International Code Council (ICC)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
NAHB Research Center
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Pennsylvania Builders Association President, 1992
Builders Association of Metro Pittsburgh President, 1988
Sewickley Hills Borough Planning Commission - Chairman, Member
Distinguished Achievement Award - 2005
NAHB Four Corners Advocacy Award 2002
Builder of the Year 1987 and 1993
Builder of the Year 1985, 1986 and 1989