Roofing & Waterproofing Consultants


Ben Hixson

CCCA, CCS, QCxP, RCI Professional Member

President/Principal

Roofing, Wall Systems & Waterproofing

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Mr. Hixson formed the applied technical resource consulting company Hixson Consultants, Inc. to provide expert roofing, architectural sheet metal, glazing, windows, doors, storefront, curtain wall, wall system and waterproofing consulting services to the total building envelope and to assist customers with Risk Management of their projects. Since 1975, Mr. Hixson’s experience in roof, wall and waterproofing condition analysis, life-cycle cost analysis, the selection of components and systems designed to remedy the causes for observed problems, budgeting, design specifications and CAD detailing, superior repair techniques and critical path project management have benefited numerous clients. Investigative surveys and new and existing facility projects have included below-grade waterproofing, plazas, masonry, precast, tilt wall, split-face brick and block, metal wall panels, terra cotta, stucco, DEFS, EIFS, balconies, terraces, parking decks, pools and fountains, and all types of both flat and sloped roofing installations. He has considerable experience in architectural sheet metal, metal panel roofing, cold process, torch-grade and peel and stick fully adhered modified bitumen roofing, and vulcanized and thermoplastic roofing.

Mr. Hixson has promoted the benefits of complete submittal review prior to pre-installation meetings, mock-ups, QA monitoring and infrared thermography and dielectric capacitance non-destructive detection of concealed moisture. In addition to these services, Hixson Consultants, Inc. offers leak source discovery investigation and water testing of wall and glazing watertight integrity with AAMA 501.2-03 simple water hose water testing and the more definitive ASTME 1105 and E331 static cyclic pressure chamber water pressure testing.

Most recently, Mr. Hixson was co-owner and founder of Hixson Smith Consultants, Inc. specializing in building envelope applied technical consulting services. Prior to that he was an Associate, and Manager, Roofing and Waterproofing, for BauTech, Inc. Formerly, for over six years, Mr. Hixson was a Sr. Roof Consultant, Roof System Specialist, with Armko Industries, Inc., a Dallas, Texas based consulting/design/distribution firm. From 1991-1993, he was a sales engineer for Engineered Systems concentrating on avoiding and remedying water entry problems in the harsh Pulp and Paper Mill environment. Mr. Hixson received a B.A. in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 1973 and is uniquely able to correlate product chemistry to predictable field performance. An active member of Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), he has earned all four of the Construction Specification Industry’s professional designations recognizing many years of construction experience and successful passage of technical proficiency exams.


Greg Cunningham

Senior Consultant

Glass, Glazing, Storefronts & Curtain Wall Systems

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Since 1976 Mr. Cunningham has served the curtain wall and glazing subcontracting industry. After graduating from Southern Illinois University with a Degree in Architectural Technology, he worked with the following excellent glass subcontracting companies: Greer Architectural Products in Houston, Texas, Pritchard Paint and Glass in Charlotte, North Carolina, Masonry Arts in Bessemer, Alabama and Admiral Glass in Houston, Texas.

His considerable experience comes from engineering, project management, estimating and sales in the glass contracting industry. Greg brings a commitment to quality and the knowledge of glazing systems from storefronts to unitized high-end curtain walls and the desire to have a hands on approach on jobsites or existing buildings. Noteworthy projects include Morgan-Keegan Tower in Memphis, Tennessee; the Hyatt DFW Terminal D Hotel in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Phoenix Tower, Houston, Texas; Willis Tower replacements, Chicago, Illinois; University of Texas Institute of Molecular Medicine in Houston, Texas; AmSouth Bank Headquarters in Hoover, Alabama; Third National Bank Building, Nashville, Tennessee; Progressive Life Insurance Additions, Birmingham, Alabama; Freeman Webb Building, Nashville, Tennessee; Westin Airport Hotel in Tampa, Florida and the Wind Creek Resort, Atmore, Alabama.


Tony Wright

Senior Consultant

Roofing, Wall Systems & Waterproofing

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Working in the roofing, waterproofing and architectural sheet metal contracting business since 1977, Mr. Wright started in his families’ business as a roofing laborer. Over the years his career evolved to Owner and Principal of a full service roofing / waterproofing contractor serving the governmental, commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family residential markets. Involvement with small building additions to multiple large manufacturing plant expansion afforded him a unique opportunity to accumulate a considerable wealth of experience with successful construction detailing, management and administration.

Tony is well known for his ability to discover leak origins, his commitment to quality assurance and proving high quality installations begin with preconstruction (including proper flashing and component interface design and delivery). He has earned a strong reputation for attention to detail and courageous leadership that resonates well with our clients and HCI’s core values. Tony earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting with an emphasis on construction from Auburn University. Tony joined HCI as a Senior Consultant in 2005 and has quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the HCI family.


Tyler Hixson

CMI, CMR, CT, BECxP, CxA+BE

Consultant

Vice President of Operation

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Ben Ansley

CDT, BECxP, CxA+BE

Consultant

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Ben joined the HCI team full time in January 2011 as a Technician, and underwent multiple industry training classes with RCI and CSI. He assists HCI’s team with non-destructive Thermographic and Dielectric Capacitance Wall and Roofing Concealed Moisture Detection surveys, Water Hose And Chamber Water Pressure Testing Of Windows, and assists in performing discovery site visits to identify conditions for potential water entry. Ben is also certified as a Metal Roofing Inspector by Architectural Integrated Metals.




Mike Ray, Alabama Building Commission EIFS-0700

Consultant / Computer Aided Design

Mr. Ray has over 31 years of experience in construction and failure analysis in both the residential and commercial fields as a licensed Home Inspector with the Alabama Department of Construction Management HI-#0006. For the past 6 years, Mike was employed with an engineering firm in Huntsville, Alabama and Birmingham, Alabama. His previous job description required the analysis of structures including the building envelope for building code compliance and extent of damages and repair-ability issues to address wind, hail, lightning, flood and fire damages.

Mike is a key individual in HCI’s Building Envelope Team performing envelope condition assessments, pre-construction plan and submittal reviews, onsite quality assurance monitoring of Roofing, Wall Systems and Waterproofing Projects including monitoring for specialty contractor compliance with specifications and details in keeping with contracts, generally accepted good industry practice and code compliance. Mike manages our CAD delivery – both typical and customized project specific.


Tyler Laymon, RRO

Roof Consultant

Mr. Laymon received his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in 2009. Starting in the Roofing Industry in 2010, Mr. Laymon began working in the field with a full-service roofing and sheet metal company servicing civil, industrial and government facilities. He worked his way into estimating and project management and then on to become a Technical Representative for a worldwide roofing Manufacturer. Mr. Laymon’s technical knowledge is a result of intense industry training and certifications, including RCI’s Registered Roof Observer certification.


Edwin Delcarmen, RRO

Senior Consultant

Mr. Delcarmen received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He began his career as a quality control technician and a formulation chemist working for an OTC pharmaceutical and cosmetic company. He later pursued a career in the industrial chemical industry that specialized in automotive and consumer goods cleaning supplies. For the past 12 years, Edwin joined a major roofing manufacturer as the Technical Services Representative for Alabama and the Florida PanHandle, performing inspections on all Single Ply and Bituminous Roofs. He was promoted to the Southeast Technical Manager role overseeing 6 states. Edwin finished out his career as the Claims Manager managing the liabilities of the issued Guarantees across the entire country. Edwin holds the 10 Hour OSHA General Industry and Health Certification and is also a Registered Roof Observer (RRO).

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