Russo Barr Associates, Inc. is an engineering consulting firm that specializes in building envelope technology (building exterior components- parking structures, roofs, windows, skylights, walls, plazas, etc.). We provide designer services for the repair and renovation of building exterior components related to water and air infiltration. We provide an unbiased, objective diagnosis of your building envelope problems, followed by design of corrective measures. Our focus is to provide building envelope engineering services in the public and private sectors, dealing only with renovation/retrofit projects. We put a great emphasis on timeliness of the deliverables, quality and completeness of evaluations, plans and specifications.
The firmís founders, James M. Russo, RRC and Andrew N. Barr, P.E. have extensive industry knowledge and experience. Mr. Russo has a BS in civil engineering, holds a nationally recognized professional registration as a Registered Roof Consultant, and has over 25 years experience in the consulting engineering field. Mr. Russo is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Mr. Barr has a BS in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Massachusetts. He has over 25 years experience in the consulting engineering and contracting fields. Mr. Barr is the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Firm personnel have extensive experience providing quality evaluation, design, and construction period services on many building envelope stroration projects over twenty five years. We have a thorough knowledge of variouss building codes and applicable regulations. We have professional registrations and licensing in the applicable disciplines. We have sufficient levels of staff to complete a project in accordance with a specific schedule.
We have developed a very good working relationship with various contractors and repair product manufacturers. We have a very practical pragmatic approach to the design; spend the necessary time in the field and the office so as to create job specific details and specifications that can actually be constructed. We do not use standard manufacturer details that may or may not work. We also work very closely with the contractor during construction, making timely decisions that ensure a smoothly run project and no cost or time overruns. Contractors respect our approach and as a result we are very well known and respected in the industry. We promote our projects during the bid phase, that is to say we inform many contractors about the project and encourage them to bid. This includes a very detail-oriented pre-bid on-site meeting.
We believe that our team has the most experienced, knowledgeable, and technically proficient combination of project management and design professionals available for your project. The Owners of the firm will remain very actively involved in the project; this feature ensures our projects are technically correct and are overhead remains low, allowing us to provide our services at very competitive and affordable rates.