Roofing & Waterproofing Consultants
Ben T. Hixson
CCCA, CCS, CIT, Former IIBEC Professional Member, QCxP, BCxA
President, Principal, Roofing, Wall Systems, Waterproofing, Commissioning and Thermography
Mr. Hixson formed the applied technical resource consulting company Hixson Consultants, Inc. to provide expert roofing, architectural sheet metal, glazing, 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 both flat and sloped roofing installations. He has considerable experience in architectural sheet metal, metal panel and single ply roofing, roof coating systems, cold process, peel and stick fully adhered, and torch-grade modified bitumen roofing.
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. A formerly active member of the International Institue of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC), he has earned all four of the Construction Specification Institute professional designations recognizing many years of construction experience and successful passage of technical proficiency exams. Mr. Hixson is also Technical Director for RoofScanIR, the roofing and building science training module for US and International students under United Infrared. He is an Affiliate of the International Sustainable Roofing and Waterproofing Alliance; former member of ASTM Chapter 60 on Sustainability; and Director for the Southeast Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association (SERBCA).
Mr. Hixson has an unprecedented reputation, both regionally and nationally, for his expertise in solving design and construction challenges involving original design, construction and remediation issues. He works diligently to deliver cost effective services to HCI clients.
CMI, CMR, CIT, IIBEC Professional Member, BECxP, CxA+BE
V.P. of Operations
Senior Consultant, Certified Infrared Thermographer
Joining HCI full-time in 2002, Mr. Hixson has certifications in both Mold inspection and Mold remediation. Tyler directs both our Non-destructive Thermographic and Dielectric Capacitance Wall and Roofing Concealed Moisture Detection surveys. Tyler is a key individual in HCI’s Quality Assurance program – performing testing and quality assurance monitoring for specialty contractor compliance with specifications and details, and in keeping with generally accepted good industry practice. He has extensive background with roofing, cladding and sealant condition observation, discovery and reporting.
Tyler’s hands-on experience is enhanced by extensive industry training – including RCI Institute symposiums on Low Slope Roofing Systems, Water Entry Prevention / Moisture Control, Environmental Sustainability / LEED and Fundamentals to Field Application: Issues of Wind and Moisture; and training by American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and certified by the National Association of Mold Professionals. He is an approved AIM metal panel roofing inspector.
IIBEC Professional Member, BCxA Professional Member
Senior Project Consultant, LEED AP, Glazing, Fenestration and Wall Systems
As a Manager in the Construction Industry since 2002, Mr. Massa has worked on challenging projects throughout the country. After graduating from Missouri University of Science & Technology with a Degree in Engineering Management focused on Construction Engineering, he worked for a National Construction Management Firm and most recently a Top 5 Glazing Contractor. Mr. Massa’s experience in part comes from estimating, engineering, procurement, and project management of complex healthcare projects and custom fabricated curtain wall. Mr. Massa has knowledge and experience from viewing the total building envelope as critically integrated systems. He brings enthusiasm for continuous improvement of design and construction, and a realistic tradesman mentality for constructability and weathertight performance on plan, detail and specification reviews, on new construction jobsites’ work in progress and for building envelope assessments and remedial and rehabilitation scopes of work for existing buildings.
IIBEC Professional Member
Senior Project Consultant, Roofing, Wall Systems, Waterproofing and Thermography
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. Tony earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting with an emphasis on construction from Auburn University. Involvement with small building additions to multiple facility large manufacturing plant construction 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 commitment to quality assurance and proving high quality installations begin with preconstruction that includes 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 joined HCI as a Senior Consultant in 2005 and has quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the HCI family.
CIT, CEI-TN, IIBEC Professional Member
Mr. Mayhew received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Agricultural Technologies Systems Management from North Carolina State University. Mr. Mayhew has worked in the building envelope and environmental consulting industry for the past five years with an engineering firm in Raleigh, NC and Nashville, TN as a Regional Project Manager for the southeast. His experiences cover document review, roofing assessments and assurance observations, waterproofing assessments and specialty testing, glazing system assessments and specialty testing, façade evaluations and property condition assessments.
Mr. Mayhew was a Corporate Safety Officer for the previous firm and has 10- and 40-hour HAZWOPER certifications and is one of two certified EIFS inspectors by AWCI in the State of Tennessee. Tyler grew up around construction, working for commercial general contractors and subcontractors in that his father has been a general contractor in the industry for 35 years. Firsthand experience in the construction field made him realize the importance and value of consulting, commissioning and performance testing in the construction industry.
IIBEC Professional Member
Working as a Manager in the Commercial Roofing and Architectural Sheet Metal Industry since 1993 has garnered Mr. Muncy a vast exposure and extensive knowledge of the industry. During his tenure as Project Manager / Estimator with the third and fifth largest Roofing Contractors in the U.S., he has been involved with numerous large projects with the Department of the Army and Navy, Universities and several School Districts, unique Multi-story Office Buildings, Complex High-rise Hotels, Multifamily Complexes, Industrial Warehouses, Retail Developments, Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities.
Mr. Muncy brings decades of successful projects meeting and exceeding Client expectations because of his attention to planning and addressing work in progress detailing needs promptly. This experience enables Mr. Muncy to accurately assess project envelope needs and communicate them to all parties.
Mr. Doege has been a part of the Engineering and Design Industry for over 20 years. While working closely within the Civil and Geotechnical Design field, he has obtained certifications in Storm Water Management through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and obtained certifications through American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Mr. Doege has worked with numerous Water and Wastewater projects, from pipeline installation to Water Treatment Plant upgrades and new construction. He has held Grade 1 and Grade 4 Water Operators Certifications from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He also has experience with hazardous material including permitting of remediation, demolition, and disposal.
He has performed Project Quality Assurance Monitoring in multi-floor building construction, working with Architects and Engineers from conception, permitting, design, bidding, and construction through the Warranty period. Mr. Doege brings dedication, teamwork, commitment, and workmanship with a willingness to learn to every project.