Miriam’s areas of specialization include below-grade waterproofing, roofing and construction contract administration on new design projects, in addition to field investigation & testing and inspections. Since joining McGinnis Chen Associates in 2011, she has gained valuable experience with overall building envelope waterproofing design, peer review and building condition assessments. Her experience investigating construction defects and failures has contributed to the success of numerous remediation and consulting projects. Miriam is currently providing waterproofing consultation services for several new construction projects in the Bay Area and in addition to condition assessments for existing buildings. Her technical background stemmed from an Architectural Drafting and Technology program at the NSCC Institute of Technology in Canada.