Richard “Rick” W. Welsch, PE Treasurer

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As a highly credentialed graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Welsch holds Professional Engineering Registrations in Georgia, Florida, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina. As well as a holder of an NCEES Council Record. His professional accreditations are numerous and include Asbestos Building Inspector, Asbestos Project Designer, Florida Licensed Asbestos Consultant, Lead Risk Assessor, Asbestos Management Planner, Asbestos Project Supervisor, and Lead and Mold Inspector. Mr. Welsch has also led PENTA’s initiative to provide building owners direction with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for existing buildings (EB) and new construction (NC). He joined PENTA Engineering Group in 1999 as a principal engineer and partner with Chris Everett and Mike Merrick.

Expert in the field of Asbestos, Lead and Mold Abatement, and Indoor Air Quality, Mr. Welsch leads a team of professionals highly trained in performing building inspections, surveys and assessments to document the existence of a variety of contaminates in various types of buildings. Along with providing expert witness testimony in Environmental Engineering, Mr. Welsch has prepared demonstration videos for legal cases and industry training purposes. He is also a published author of industry related articles. View Here

Mr. Welsch has been instrumental in developing the structural load testing protocol for rooftop safety anchors and davit systems. With the development of the new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and (IWCA) standard I-14.1, building owners and managers are taking notice to provide a safe point of anchorage and suspension for vendors who perform building façade work. Mr. Welsch has developed a system of testing that is efficient and cost effective. Mr. Welsch has also published a related article. View Here

At PENTA Engineering Group, Mr. Welsch also provides a Principal Engineering role in the area of Property Condition Assessments as well as load testing services for high and mid-rise commercial office facilities, warehouse distribution facilities, multi family residential complexes and institutional facilities. Additionally, Mr. Welsch oversees the financial, human resources, business development and administrative operations for the company.