What is a near miss? It’s an unplanned event that does not result in injury or property damage, but had the potential to do so. We often call these events “close calls” or “narrow escapes.” For example, a scaffold guardrail is missing, a worker backs up and as he starts losing his balance, he is […]
W. Dave Looney is a senior construction consultant with Warren. He has more than 40 years of experience in building construction and construction project management. He has managed projects ranging from wood-framed condominiums to state of the art manufacturing facilities.
Dave’s work expertise includes failures in building systems, components, and envelopes; construction means and methods; duties of general contractors and subcontractors; and damage to buildings from storms, water, and other causes. He has in-depth knowledge of project planning, scheduling, and staffing.
Dave analyzes the severity, corrective actions, and responsibility for construction defects. He determines the scope of work and cost to repair damage to buildings or to correct construction defects. He conducts analysis of buildings and other structures for compliance to current and historical construction and maintenance codes.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from Clemson University. He is a South Carolina Erosion Control Inspector and is a past president of the Columbia, SC Contractors Association. Dave is also the Qualifying Party for SC General Contractor’s License #: G121095.