Erin R. Collins-Cecil, AIA
Starting with Berman & Wright in 2005 as an Architectural Designer, Erin brings fifteen years of experience in the residential design/build and commercial rehabilitation fields.
Erin manages in-depth diagnostic/forensic investigations of building interiors and exteriors, and identifies deficiencies and damages. She examines, tests, and defines causes of building façade and construction issues, using specialized diagnostic equipment, and performs field testing using ASTM and other standards, ensuring that projects are technically sound, code compliant and executed efficiently.
Erin also skillfully initiates and reviews the technical functions of a project to ensure further development of design and investigation operations; including project management, strategic planning, problem solving, contract negotiations and report writing. A talented designer, Erin is able to think four-dimensionally to effectively combine building codes and constructability into elegant technical details while developing comprehensive construction documents and specifications for both new construction, and rehabilitation, projects. Her ability to interact with clients and all parties involved in the construction ensures that projects stay on task, on time, and moving forward to completion. Certified by the State of New Jersey in 2002 for Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, she has a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Albert Dorman Honors College, and joined the American Institute of Architects in 2010.
Paul Collins, SMT, SMA, FMA
NJ Blue Seal Engineer
Senior Project Consultant
Paul Collins is a Senior Project Consultant in the field of building envelope construction, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and building sciences. He brings a total of 39 years of wide ranging, highly diversified construction experience to his position at Berman & Wright. His experience in project management, as well as knowledge of many facets of construction and maintenance, including MEP, HVAC, carpentry, equipment, and maintenance of a wide variety of building systems and envelope assemblies, offers a detail-oriented view of existing conditions and potential issues. Mr. Collins holds a current NJ Blue Seal Engineers License, Certifications from the Building Owners and Management Institute (BOMI), and a diploma for Stationary Engineering and Power Generation. He is a United States Navy Veteran, having served from 1979 to 1983.
Paul assists in the investigation and identification of construction deficiencies, damages and compliance with building codes, design documents, and manufacturers’ specifications. His areas of expertise include analysis of MEPF design, evaluating building conditions, systems and performance, and developing operation and repair scopes, damage cost reports, diagnostic report writing, as well as advising clients and legal parties on construction responsibilities, allocations, and recommended repairs.
George Inglis, Professional Engineer and Project Director with Berman & Wright Architecture, Engineering, and Planning, has over 40 years of experience in project and construction management, building diagnostics, and building forensics. For the past 13 years, Mr. Inglis has performed forensic engineering services to identify construction deficiencies and compliance with building codes, design documents, and manufacturers’ specifications. He has managed capital and maintenance projects that have ranged up to $90 million, which consisted of mechanical installations that are industrial in nature, as well as construction and modifications to commercial, multifamily, and residential buildings.
These projects required Mr. Inglis’ experience with services such as: Project Development and Justification, Design, Construction, start up/occupancy, Evaluation of existing buildings, Scoping of building modifications, Evaluation for construction deficiencies, Compliance to building specifications, Compliance to manufacturers’ specifications, and Remediation due to mold, lead, Chinese drywall, and asbestos issues, project safety, budgeting, scheduling, contract negotiations, environmental permitting and development of project alternatives, including financing alternatives.
Jacquelyn has over 14 years experience in the building industry. She is proficient in Project Management and Design, and has been involved in all aspects of the building process, including Site Selection, Conceptual Design, Design Development, Construction Administration and Project Management. She has a history of successfully managing design projects for townhomes, active adult and single family communities, as well as managing the design and development of multi-million dollar homes throughout Somerset and Ocean County. Jacquelyn graduated Parsons School of Design with a BFA in illustration in 2000, and earned her Master of Architecture from NJIT in 2009.
As a Senior Project Consultant in our Somerville, NJ office, Jacquelyn manages, performs and documents in-depth building diagnostic and forensic investigations of building envelope, interiors, and equipment, identifying deficiencies and damages. She also develops and contributes to reports for managed projects and composes and supplements the content of technical reports, creates documents to support investigation findings including graphical information, spreadsheets and photographic databases, and participates in attorney & client meetings, presenting findings from investigations and articulating the firms’ methods and goals.