John DiMenno

CR, CMRS, CMP, WLS

Background

Mr. DiMenno is a professional construction and damage consultant who's focus includes; residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Mr. DiMenno has a strong background in evaluating and estimating damages, cause of loss determination, building replacement cost determination, microbial investigations, replacement, and actual cash valu determination. Mr. DiMenno has extensive experience in construction project management and code compliance evaluations as well as hands-on construction experience in both residential and commercial projects.

Mr. DiMenno holds the Certified Restorer (CR), Certified Mold Professional (CMP) and Water Loss Specialist (WLS) designations from the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) as well as the Water Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC). Additionally, Mr. DiMenno holds the and the Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor, (CMRS) designation from the Indoor Air Quality Association.

Notable Projects

  • Transportation
    • North Shore Connector - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluated damages, developed repair scopes and monitored repairs and costs to underground public utilities that were damaged as the result of tunnel boring operations for a new subway connector. Provided the client with detailed documentation of damages and analyzed all costs submitted by prime and subcontractors.
  • Education
    • Primary School District Damage Evaluation - Central and Northern Mississippi
      • Evaluated 17 school districts, which included multiple buildings that housed students from kindergarden through 12th grade. The structures, which were damaged as the result of high winds from Hurricane Katrina, sustained substantial interior, exterior and structural damage. The client was provided with a comprehensive scope of damage as well as repairs costs for each district.
    • Primary School District Damage Evaluation - Houston, Texas
      • Evaluated 52 structures, which included multiple styles and construction of building that housed students from kindergarden through 12th grade. The buildings, which were damaged as the result of high winds from Hurricane Ike sustained interior, exterior and structural damage. The client was provided with a comprehensive scope of damage as well as repairs costs for each district.
    • Major University - Coumbus, Ohio
      • Evaluated damage to dormitory mechanical and electrical systems affected by a failed eight-inch water main. The failure occurred adjacent to a mechanical sub-basement and resulted in sub-basement filling with 12 feet of water. Work included meeting with university facility staff, the general contractor, engineers and equipment representatives to establish a repair scope. Review of costs were completed along with the project monitoring and final reporting to the client.
  • Industrial
    • Propane Filling Facility - Rochester, New York
      • Evaluated two structures as well as storage, piping and pumping equipment damaged as the result of an explosion. Although the structures were essentially destroyed by the explosion, the client was provided with a comprehensive rebuild scope and cost estimate that enabled the client to settle the loss. Scope and costs for the repair and replacement of the storage tanks, piping and pumping equpment were also completed utilizing mechanical engineers and mchanical contractors.
    • Candy Manufacturing Facility - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
      • Performed detailed evaluation of multiple buildings within the manufacturer's campus that sustained fire, water and smoke damage. Worked with the restoration contractor to establish the repair scope and generated a detailed cost estimate based upon that scope. Consulted with the local building officials as well as the restoration contractor and contractor's architect to establish the related code upgrades to the structures.
    • Cardboard Recycling Facility - Niagara Falls, New York
      • Performed detailed evaluations of 15 structures extensively damaged by a fire that burnd for seven days. Conducted detailed evaluations of five acres of heat damaged outdoor concrete slabs, and coordinated the evaluations with engineers, plant facility personnel and repair contractors. Clerking of the project was completed for approximately six months and detailed review and analysis of cost submissions were delivered.
  • Healthcare
    • Doctor's Office / Surgery Complex - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluation and documentation of three floors of damage to a large medical complex damaged due to a failed pipe cap within the 3rd floor ceiling. The complex included doctor's offices, surgical suites and an imaging suite. Coordination of the mitigation and repair process withi the hospital's restoration contractor was performed and evalutaion of all submitted costs were completed with a comprehensive report provided to the client.
    • Hospital Operating Suite, Recovery Rooms and Lab - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluation of water damaged ceiling, walls and floor finishes due to a failed pipe at the ground floor lever. Worked with the hospital's restoration contractor to formulate a mitigation and repair scope. A detailed estimate was created based upon the mitigation and repair scope.
    • Medical Office Complex - Norfolk, Virginia
      • Evaluation and document of damage to an eight-story medical office building that sustained a fire at its roof level. Resulting damage included fire damage to the roof and rooftop mechanical systems as well as water and smoke damage to all floors below. Worked closely with the owner's contractor to establish a detailed, working repair scope ten days after the fire. An estimate was created based upon the scope. A final agreement of the repair scope and estimate was complete within 120 days of the fire at a final approximate cost of $4.5 million dollars.
  • Commercial
    • Ice Skating Complex - Rostraver, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluation of a structural roof collapse due to the weight of ice an snow to a 54-year-old laminated, wood arched beam structure. Coordinated inspections with engineers, owner, owner's representatives and repair contractors. Established repair scope and estimate through conversations with wood beam manufacturer and specific ice area mechanical systems manufactureers. Estimated the building replacement cost, in current dollars, for the client.
    • Major Clothing Retailer - Nashville, Tennesee
      • Evaluation of extensive flood damage to two retail establishments located in a major shopping mall. Worked with the retailer's construction staff to establish a repair scope an analyzed all cost submissions. Provided interim and final reporting to the client.
    • Local Municipal Fire Department - Fairfield, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluation of damage and established a detailed repair scope and cost due to an extensive fire at the complex. Worked with state code officials to determine appropriate code related repairs. Worked with fire department management to design and construct a temporary fire station on the property.
    • Office Complex - Rocheste, New York
      • Evaluation of damages and building reconstruction costs to a three-story historic office building extensively damaged by fire. Worked with the owner's representative and our client in establishing a final building replacement cost.
    • Worldwide Grocery Retailer - Binghamton, New York
      • Evaluation of extensive flood damage to a mid-sized grocery store. Established a repair scope and submitted cost estimates to the client.
    • Bank Headquarters and Branches - Miami, Florida
      • Evaluation of the 340,000 square feet headquarters and 21 branch locations damaged as a result of Hurricane Rita. In addition to the damage evaluations, building replacement costs were established for the headquarters and all branch locations.
    • Elementary School - Shaker Heights, Ohio
      • Evaluation of fire, water and smoke damage to the interior and exterior of a 90-year-old school. Established a comprehensive repair scope, including code related repairs. Established costs for building repairs and presented those to both our client and the school district. Evaluated project timeline and submitted costs. Monitored project and reported findings to client.
  • Residential
    • Residential Home - Gloucester, Massachusetts
      • Evaluation of smoke damage and establishment of the repair scope and cost to a historic home that sustained a fire.
    • Residential Home - Reading, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluation of water damage and microbial growth to a 3-story, 10,000 square feet home. Scope and costs were presented to our client and the homeowner.
    • Multi-Unit Residential Housing - Orlando, Florida
      • Evaluation of extensive water, microbial and structural damage to 44 buildings that were affected first by Hurricane Francis and finally by Hurricane Jeanne. The evaluation included determining the amount of damage caused by each event and the proper allotment to each client.
    • Water Tower - Sewickley, Pennsylvania
      • Evaluation of a 125-year-old, 80-foot-high wood framed water tower located on an estate that sustained a fire after being struck by lightning.
    • Multi-Unit Residential Housing - Detroit, Michigan
      • Evaluation of extensive water damage and microbial growth to an eight-story apartment building caused by vandalism of the building's fire suppression system.

Testimony

  • Homeowner v. Waterproofing Contractor - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Provided expert testimony for the repair scope and cost for damage to a foundation wall and interior plaster.
  • Homeowner v. Homebuilder - Johnstown, Pennsylvania
    • Provided expert testimony for the repair scope and cost for alleged construction defects.
  • Landowner v. Energy Company - Washington, Pennsylvania
    • Provided expert testimony for the reconstruction of a barn and repairs to a private roadway as the result of drilling operation.

Educational Background

  • Associate in Science
    • Construction Project Management - 1999
    • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Associate in Science
    • Construction Estimating - 2000
    • Community College of Allegheny County

Certifications, Registrations & Licenses

  • Certified Restoration Technician - April 2001
  • Certified Restorer Designation - January 2002
  • Certified Mold Professional #24 - December 2010
  • Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor - May 2002
  • Certified Mold Remediation Specialist, Project Supervisor - October 2003
  • Certified Mold Remediation Technician Refresher Course - August 2005
  • Lead Renovator Training Course - February 2010
  • Certified Mold Remediation Technician Refresher Course - October 2010
  • Certified Mold Remediation Technician Refresher Course - April 2013
  • Technical Advisor - Concrobium Remediation Products
  • OSHA 10 hr. Construction - July 2018
  • Infection Control Practices in Healthcare Construction - May 2018
  • IICRC WRT/ASD - May 2018
  • Water Loss Specialist - Spetember 2018
  • ANSI A92.5, 92.6 AWP Operator - Boom and Scissor Lift - February 2019

Professional Memberships

  • The Restoration Industry Association
  • Indoor Air Quality Association
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Attack Case Study", The Experience - Las Vegas, Nevada - September 2013
  • "The Attack Case Study", Indoor Air Quality Association - Nashville, Tennessee - March 2014
  • "The Attack Case Study", Environmental Information Association - San Antonio, Texas - March 2014
  • "The Attack Case Study", The Experience - Dallas, Texas - April 2014
  • "Damage Consulting", The Pennsylvania State University, Building Failures Course - 2012-2018
  • "Environmental Challenges in Content", RIA Strictly Contents Summit - October 2018

Publications

  • Study of the Attic Attack Mold Remediation Process - July 2013