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Jeff Choopani AIA

HIGHER EDUCATION

Institutional:

1988
Florida International
Bachelor of Architectural Technology
(Civil Engineering Minor)

1979
West Stark Community College
Ft Smith, Arkansas
Associate in Arts

Certifications:

2009
Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator Training

Members:

(AIA) American Institute of Architects
(ASTM) American Society for Testing and Materials
(BOMA) Building Owners and Managers Association

EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS. Knowledgeable and experienced within all aspects of Exterior Wall (Structural and Conventional Panel Systems, Stick Systems, Doors, Windows, Storefronts and Masonry Systems. With over 20 years of experience in providing Exterior Wall Testing Laboratory services inspections. I have 12 years of experience in waterproofing systems (above and below grade); concrete restoration and exterior field applied insulated finishes systems (convention or panel systems).

PROFESSIONAL

Current
Miami Curtain Wall Consultants, Corp
Principal, Senior Consultant, Founding Member

Client Representative: Produce specifications for the exterior (i.e., Curtain walls, window walls, cladding, masonry, masonry/ stone composite walls) for project construction documents. Provide a full range of Quality Control Procedures on significant buildings. Organized and coordinated the quality control procedures utilized on building systems for manufacturing, delivery, final erection and testing.

Witnessed construction of full scale project mock-ups and issued test reports. Provided remedial solutions to problems during testing that where later implemented in buildings already under construction.

Reviewed architectural and shop drawings for inadequacies in the areas of water penetration, condensation, vapor penetration, anti-terrorism, and structural performance during design development and construction document phase of projects.

Supervised inspections conducted daily in the field and shop. Observed and recorded day to day operations between architects, engineers and contractors. Produced daily/weekly reports of field activities. Attended weekly meetings with owners/contractors and discussed field deficiencies.

BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES:

Including the following projects:

53 Broadway, New York New York
100 Douglas Place (13th Story Condo, Miami, FL).
315 Strada, Coral Gables Florida
396 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL
500 Brickell (45 Story Condo, Miami, FL)
600 Alton Road, Miami Beach Florida
600 Brickell Financial Centre, Miami, FL
1221 Brickell (26 story office building, Miami, FL.)
1401 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida
1515 Condominium (28 Story, West Palm Beach, FL).
Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami Florida
Akoya (47th Story Condo Building, Miami Beach, FL)
Alfred I. DuPont (Office Building, Miami, FL.)
Archstone at Hibiscus (14th Story Condo, West Palm Beach, FL).
Arte City, Miami, Florida
Asia (35th Story Condo, Brickell Key, FL)
Austin Convention Center (Austin, Texas)
Aventura Corporate Center, Aventura FL
Aventura Mall, Aventura FL
Barnett Bank (Office Building, Miami, FL.)
Baruch Academic Complex (16 Story College and Dormitory, NY, NY)
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (6th Story Medical Building, Miami, FL.)
Bay Harbourside/Pointview Condominiums (3 Buildings, Aventura, FL)
Block 69, Miami, FL
Boca Grand (10th Story Retail, Condo, Boca Raton, FL.)
Brickell House, Miami Florida
Brickell Bay Office (Post Occupancy inspection, Miami-Brickell, FL)
Brickell Bay Village (35th Story Condo Building, Miami-Brickell, FL)
Brickell on the River (42 Story Condo, Miami, FL).
Brickell on the River II, Miami, FL
Capital at Brickell, Miami, Florida
Cathay Pacific (Airport, Hong Kong)
City 24 (15 Story Condo- Miami, FL)
City Palms, West Palm Beach, FL
City Place Court Yard (3, 5 Story Buildings, West Palm Beach, FL)
City Place South Tower (14 Story Condo, West Palm Beach, FL).
City Place Tower (12 Story Condos, West Palm Beach, FL).
Continuum II ( 39 Story Condo-Miami Beach, FL)
Continuum South Tower, Miami, Florida
DCH Redevelopment (Office Building, Hong Kong)
Diabetes Research Institute (5 Story Medical Building, Miami, FL.)
Downtown Dadeland (7 Mixed Use Towers, Miami FL).
Dr. Barbara Shulor Manor (Miami Florida-Community Development)
Eloquence on the Bay, Miami, Florida
Espirito Santo (35th Story Bank, Retail – Condo, and Hotel (Conrad Hilton) - Miami-Brickell, FL)
Executive Residences, Coconut Grove, FL
Freemond Residence Palm Beach Florida
Gallery Art, Miami Florida
Garden Grove (Luxury Grove Residences, Coconut Grove, FL.)
Graham Bailey Residence
Hillsboro Club ( 2 Story Club House, West Palm Beach, FL)
Hilton Hotel Austin Convention Center Hotel (32nd Story, Retail, Hotel – Condo, Austin, TX)
Hilton Singer Island Hotel , Ft. Lauderale
Himmarshee Landing (Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Ice Condominium (34th Story Condo, Miami, FL).
Imperial At Brickell (Miami Florida _
Ivax (Office Building, Miami, FL.)
J.W. Marriott Hotel (17th Story Hotel, Miami, FL.)
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art - University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Tx)
Jenny Tower, Miami, FL
Little Haiti (Miami Florida, Retrofit building)
Mar Del Plate (17 Story Condo, Miami Beach, FL).
Marina Village (5 mid-rise condos plus parking garages, Boynton Beach, FL.)
Mark at Clearwater (15 Story Condo, West Palm Beach, FL.)
Marquesa Condominium,
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel and Resort
McDonald Tower (12th Story Dormitory, Coral Gables, FL)
Mediterranea (16th Story Condo, Miami, FL).
Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, Miami Shores, FL
Miami Science Museum , Downtown Miami Florida
Miami Art Museum Downtown Miami Florida
Moonbay, Miami, Florida
Moorings at Lantana (7, 4, & 3 Story Buildings, West Palm Beach, FL).
Nations Bank Tower (Office Building, Miami, FL.)
New World Symphony, Miami, Florida
Nobe Bay Condominium, Miami Florida
North Broward Medical Center,
Ocean Colony, Lauderdale Lakes By the Sea, Florida
Ocean Grande, Ft. Lauderdale , Florida
Oceanfront Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Oceanview Towers (Hallandale Beach Florida)
Palm Beach Condominium (5 story Condo, Orange Beach, AL.)
Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
Papanicolau Cancer Research Institute (7 Story Medical Building, Miami, FL.)
Parc Place, Miami, Florida
Pentland tower (12th Story Dormitory, Coral Gables, FL)
Portofino Tower (42 Story Condominiums, Miami Beach, FL.)
Prado, Miami Florida
Radius (Story, Hollywood, FL).
Republic National Bank (Office Building, Coral Gables, FL.)
Ritz Carlton Hotel / Condo (14th Story Hotel / Condo, Key Biscayne, FL.)
River Place (6th Story Office Building, North Miami Beach, FL)
Riviera Yacht & Beach Club (19th Story Condominium, Hallandale Beach, FL)
Robert E. Johnson (7 Story State Office Building, Austin, Texas)
Roseborough Tower (12th Story Dormitory, Coral Gables, FL.)
Rosenstiel Medical Science Building (10 Story Medical Building, Miami, FL)
Royal Palm Executive Center (5 Story Office Building, Miami FL.)
San Antonio Convention Center ( 34 Story Multi-Use Building- San Antonio, TX)
Sea Air Towers, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Segovia (16 Story Condominium, Coral Gables, FL.)
Slade, Miami Florida
Solaris Brickell Bay (23rd Story Condo, Miami, FL).
Solimar Condominium (Two 12 Story Condominiums, Miami Beach, FL.)
Solis Spa Residences, Miami Florida (Peer Review)
Sonesta Hotel – Hotel & Condo (32nd Story, Sunny Isle Beach, FL)
South Florida International Airport Midfield Terminal Project (Fort Myers, FL)
South Olive Park
Star Lofts (Miami, FL)
Sun Bank (Office Building, Miami, FL)
Sunset Harbor Parking Garage (Miami Beach, Florida)
Sunshine Towers (Miami Florida)
Sylvester Cancer Clinic (3 Story Medical Building, Miami, FL.)
Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth Shalom
Terremark Centre (20 Story Office Building).
Terzetto Condominium (16 Story - Aventura, FL)
Terzetto Lofts (Aventura, FL)
Terzetto Lofts and Condo (Miami Beach, FL.)
Terzetto Townhouses (Aventura, FL)
Terzetto Villas,Aventura FL
Travelodge Hotel (Lake Buena Vista, FL.)
Travelodge Hotel (MT. Laurel, NJ)
Travelodge Hotel (San Diego, CA.)
Travelodge Hotel (San Francisco, CA.)
Travelodge Hotel, Toronto East, Canada
Trump Palace (45th Story Condo, Sunny Isle Beach, FL)
Trump Royale, Sunny Isles Florida
Trump Tower ( 52 Story Condo-Tampa, FL)
United States Courthouse II (19 Story Federal Courthouse, Tampa, FL)
USSS.-Federal Building (10 Story Federal Office Building, Washington D.C.)
Venture @ Aventura (11 Story Condo - 3 buildings plus parking garages, Aventura, FL).
Verde Gardens (Homestead, Florida )
Villa Lofts (14th Story Condo, West Palm Beach, FL).
Village of Merrick Park (2-7 story Buildings, Coral Gables, FL)
Village Spires (2-12 Story Condos – Vero Beach, FL)
Vistana, San Antonio, Texas
Vue at Lake Eoala, Orlando Florida
Vue Charlotte, Charlotte ,NC
Walsh Building (12th Story Dormitory, Coral Gables, FL.)
Westin Diplomat, Hollywood Florida
World Trade Center (Office Building, Miami, FL.)

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES:

Project: 8380 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts v. Lexington

Project: Continuum on South Beach the South Tower
Condominium vs. South Beach Ocean Parcel LTD

Project: Executive Residences, Coconut Grove, Florida
Mr. Stephen P. Ngo, Esq. Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Project: 1500 Flamingo, South Beach Florida
Represent the insurance Company through Peckar and Abramson P.C.

Project: Hilton Austin Convention Center, Austin Texas
F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc Vs. Landmark Organization

Project: 600 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL
Mr. Medina & Mr. Choopani represents Insurance Co. for damages
that resulted from Hurricane Wilma.

Project: Oceanfront Hotel
440 Seabreeze Blvd Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mr. Medina & Mr. Choopani represents AIG Insurance as Glazing
and Curtain Wall expert.

Project: Paxson Residence
Paxson vs. Ecclestone Signature Homes

Project: Renaissance Condos. v. Wynnton Group – West Palm Beach Florida
Mr. Choopani is working with Kurtis O. Althouse, Peterson Bernard Attorney
at Law the Condo Association.

Project: 5040 NW 7th Street, Miami Florida
Mr. Choopani represented National Insurance Services, Damage
Assessment services for damages that resulted from Hurricane Wilma

Project: Ocean Grande Condominiums, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mr. Medina and Jeff Choopani Represented Defendant and Bonding
Company (Hartford Insurance) as Waterproofing & Glazing Consultant
Mrs. Janet M. D'Errico CSSI

Project: Hillsboro Club West Palm Beach, Florida
Mr. Choopani represents Hillsboro Club through Greenberg Trauring
Below grade waterproofing problem.

Project: River Place Building
Mr. Choopani and Medina Represented Defendant and Bonding
Company as waterproofing and roofing Consultant, Mr. Stuart Sebel, Esq.

1994
Glassalum International, Miami FL.

Quality Control Specialist, Baynunah Tower
40 Story Residential and Office Building
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Middle East)

Coordinated & organized glazing of building curtain walls. Organized the training of all shop personnel in the procedures of assembling, glazing and sealing. Supervised and trained the field personnel. Prepared and organized the daily sequence of erection/installation of curtain wall panels. Reviewed architectural and shop drawings and modified details as needed. Coordinated activities on a daily and/or weekly basis with various construction personnel (consultants, general contractors).

GORDON H. SMITH CORPORATION,

1992
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

CURTAIN WALL CONSULTANT, COMMERCIAL
AND RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

Represented the developer/owner, conducted daily field / Shop inspections and coordinated day to day operations Between architects, engineers and contractors. Witness the Building of the mock ups for testing. Reviewed architectural and shop drawings. Produced daily/weekly reports of field activities. Attended weekly meetings With owners/contractors and discussed field deficiencies.

Including the following projects/mock ups:

Fifth Avenue (30 Story Office Building)
United Nations Plaza (Anti-Defamation League, 12th Story Office Building, NY.NY.)
Wall Street (47 Story Office Building, NY. NY.)
Three Lincoln Center (60 Story Office Building, NY. NY)
U.S Air Terminal – La Guardia International Airport (N.Y., N.Y.)
Americas Tower (Office Building, NY. NY.)
Broadway Crown Plaza (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Columbus Circle (42 Story Condominiums, NY. NY.)
Broadway (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Embassy Suites (Condominium, NY. NY)
O'Hare New Terminal – O'Hare International Airport (Chicago, IL.)
Lincoln Center North (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Mellon Bank Tower (Office Building, Philadelphia, PA.)
Grand Ave. ( Principle Financial, 38 Story Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa)
Permanent Mission of India (29 Story Office Building, NY. NY)
Broadway (38 Story Office Building, NY. NY)
Shearson Lehman Plaza (36 Story Office Building, NY. NY.)
Swiss Bank Corp. (Office Building, NY. NY.)
Swiss Bank Tower (Office Building, NY. NY.)
Liberty Place II (Office Building, Philadelphia, A.)

1987
ACORN BUILDING COMPONENTS INC., WINDOW

COMPANY, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL
HIGH RISE BUILDINGS. DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Coordinator of Testing and Building Materials.
Erecting the building mock ups for testing.
Reviewed architectural and shop drawings.

Including the following mock ups:

Battery Park C (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Battery Park D (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Battery Park E (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Battery Park F (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Battery Park G (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Broadway (Condominium, NY. NY.)
York Avenue 86 Street (Condominium, NY. NY.)
The RIO 65 Street and 3rd Ave. (Condominium, NY. NY.)
The Paladin 62 Street and 3rd AVE. (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Park Avenue South (Condominium, NY. NY.)
Slon Kettering 65 Street and York
Nurses Residential (Condominium, NY. NY.)

1984
CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH LABORATORY, MIAMI, Florida
Field Witness & Supervising Technician

Tested over one hundred full-size Curtain Walls, Windows,
Doors, Storefronts, Roofs and other related products.

 
 
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