Chris Pickett

Senior Specialist


About Chris

After five years working on various projects as a Project Engineer for Turner Construction, Chris joined Lerch Bates in 2017. As a Senior Specialist, he provides a wide range of building science services.

Chris has provided building enclosure consulting services for developers, contractors, architects, and buildings owners on new construction projects including those for the federal government, municipalities, institutions, and the private sector. His responsibilities on such projects include on-site quality assurance observations, field performance testing, and report writing. Chris’s building enclosure testing knowledge encompasses both water performance and air leakage testing including ASTM E1105, ASTM E783, ASTM E779, ASTM E1186, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Air Leakage Test Protocol for full building testing and diagnostics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air, Thermal, Water & Vapor Barriers
  • Exterior Claddings and Facades
  • Plaza Deck Waterproofing
  • Electronic Leak Detection for Roofing, Waterproofing & Traffic Coatings
  • Functional Performance Testing (Air Leakage, Water Penetration & more)
  • Hygrothermal Analysis of Exterior Wall & Roof Assemblies

Registrations & Certifications

  • OSHA 30-Hour Safety Training: Construction Safety and Health
  • Colorado EIT
  • Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer Level II


  • Colorado School of Mines, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2012
  • Colorado School of Mines, B.S. Civil Engineering, 2012

Office Location

Denver, CO

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