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Wintz, Joseph A

Wintz, Joseph A

Senior Lecturer

Office: 2-135 Lee Hall
Phone: 864-656-3885

J.D., George Mason University School of Law

District of Columbia and Virginia Licensed Professional Civil/Structural Engineer; Member of the Virginia State Bar

44 years of professional experience in a variety of construction related assignments, including contracting, structural design, education, research and development, forensic investigations of building construction defects, and construction law.

Teaching Focus
Teaches numerous CSM courses, including introduction to construction science & management, construction problem solving, materials and methods and soils and foundations, structures, estimating, and contract documents and a joint undergraduate/graduate course on adversarial relations in construction.

Research Focus
Involved in all aspects of masonry, including materials, testing, design and detailing, specifications, and construction and workmanship. This includes work in masonry restoration, renovation, rehabilitation and maintenance in addition to new construction of architectural buildings. Also forensic engineering serving as an investigator and expert witness in many construction defect litigation cases involving brick masonry facades.

Service Focus
Served as a member of several codes and standards writing organizations over the years, including ACI, ASCE and ASTM. In addition, has reviewed articles for AIC’s journal, The American Professional Constructor, as well as being a reviewer for technical papers for ASC conferences.