PHIL WILSON, CxA+BE, BECxP, PEM
Director of Building Diagnostics, HICAPS Inc.
I have served as director of Building Diagnostics with HICAPS Inc. since 2012. My roles include supervising and providing design consultation, specification development consultation, quality-control monitoring and testing services, and fundamental and enhanced commissioning on enclosure systems during new construction and building renovations. I also specialize in forensics work on existing buildings with enclosure and moisture-related deficiencies. My team employs quantitative and qualitative enclosure assessment methods, including whole-building airtightness pressure testing, glazing systems pressure testing and infrared thermographic surveys of roof systems, wall assemblies, window assemblies and other enclosure systems for water intrusion and air leakage. HICAPS’ Building Diagnostics division also uses infrared thermography when conducting comprehensive facility condition assessments to identify deficiencies in enclosure, mechanical and electrical systems. Assessing existing building energy systems for maintenance issues, operating cost-reduction, energy efficiency, comfort enhancement and environmentally responsive modification opportunities is another group of HICAPS’ services I supervise.