Chris Merritt

Chris Merritt

Amphion Analytical Engineering, P.A.

March 2012-Present

Senior Designer

Chris Merritt has been a Senior Designer with Amphion Analytical Engineering, P.A.for 6 years. He has over 17 years of experience in façade repair, new/existing building construction, and nondestructive testing.

He is experienced in exterior & interior up-fits and base building projects, including shop drawing review, code summary review, project meetings, engineering coordination, and site inspections during construction. Through the years, he has been involved in numerous projects and provided assistance across an array of different industries, such as residential, health care facilities, banking, retail, and commercial.

Chris is certified as an ASNT Level II Technician in magnetic particle testing (MT), liquid penetrant testing (PT), and ultrasonic testing (UT) methods.

Work Experience

Brick Facade Replacement

Extended Stay America, Richmond, Virginia, United States

Prepared construction documents for an entire 36,000 sq. ft. thin brick façade replacement. Design included exterior sheathing replacement, window replacement, improved flashing design, and tie-ins to existing conditions. Worked with both client and contractor to address and resolve construction issues in the field and performed inspections throughout construction.

EIFS Façade Replacement and Compliance

Extended Stay America, Miami, Florida, United States

Prepared construction documents, performed code research, provided compliance information, and verified existing conditions for an entire 50,000 sq. ft. EIFS façade replacement. Design included exterior sheathing replacement, window replacement, and tie-ins to existing conditions.

Design and Construction Experience

Wachovia, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Architectural designer and client contact for base building and interior up-fit packages for a 120,000-square foot addition to the Distribution Utility Center. Handled construction administrative tasks on the project, including, fielding construction questions , submittal approval, and site inspections during construction. Worked closely with the client and contractor to see that the project was completed on time and under budget. Regulatory agencies were involved.

Interior Renovation Project Design

TolTest, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, United States

Project designer for design build project involving the interior renovation of an existing 28,500-square foot fitness center and gymnasium into a new school for Aircraft Metals Technology. The new training mission serves as a school for students to learn welding and metal fabrication techniques. The renovated facility contains administrative areas, classrooms, metal shops, labs and associated support areas. This project was awarded with a very short design schedule that was compressed even further throughout the design process. The scheduling challenges were met by adding an integrated team with experienced staff from four separate offices. The overall design is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certifiable under LEED New Construction.

Chris Merritt

Education

  •  B.S., Environmental Design, University at Buffalo, 2003

Years of Experience

  • Total – 17 years

Professional Qualifications

  •  Certified ASNT Level II in MT, PT, and UT