Stephen Shanks is a Senior Consultant for Intertek Building Sciences Solutions. He is a building scientist and commissioning provider with over 40 years experience studying the performance of structures.
With his background in physics and building construction, he combines theory and practice in a unique and integrated way. Mr. Shanks provides consulting services on new and existing construction, building enclosures, historic restoration and preservation, construction failures, and as an expert witness.
He serves as Chair of the Executive Committee for the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Co-Chair of the Codes Task Group for the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) and serves on various Standards Development committees including ASHRAE 90.1 and ASTM E06 for Performance of Buildings.
His professional licenses and certifications include Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), Accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP), Certified NDT Level III/ Master Thermographer for Thermal-Infrared (IR), and Level III Whole Building Air Tightness Testing for Large Buildings.
He provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the integration of engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. Areas of responsibility include:
1. Business Operations: overseeing and supervising activities, employees, and resources including technical oversight, financial management, organizational effectiveness, short and long-term organizational planning and strategy, and risk management for projects in public and private markets.
2. Business Development: policy making, management overview, and monitoring marketing program progress; institute adjustments to “non-marketing” operations to ensure optimum responsiveness to business/marketing plan goals; creative force behind the firm’s strategic marketing plan; key representative of the firm to clients and the community; and actively involved in high-profile positions in professional and community organizations.