Forensic Investigations ◊ Code Analysis ◊

 ◊ Applied Building Science ◊

◊ Certified Access Specialist (CASp-30)

Lonnie Haughton, MCP

 Principal Construction/Codes Consultant

Richard Avelar & Associates

("sophisticated problem solvers")

318 Harrison Street, Suite 103, Oakland, CA 94607

(Home: Mill Valley, CA 94942)


International Code Council certifications include:

 ◊ Master Code Professional ◊ Building Inspector (CBC)

 ◊ Building Inspector & Plans Examiner (IBC/IRC)

◊ Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector

 ◊ Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner

LEED Accredited Professional EIFS Third Party Inspector

CSI Construction Documents Technologist

Governor's Office of Emergency Services - SAP Evaluator

California-licensed General Contractor (B880924)


"Throughout his career, one of Lonnie Haughton's major goals has been to gain an exhaustive understanding of building codes and standards.  To this end, he has spent the past seven years compiling a hard-copy library of historic codes and a digital library of more than 15,000 documents including building envelope standards, evaluation reports and related reference materials, which he currently relies upon in his current capacity as Construction Codes and Standard Consultant - a senior managerial position specially created by forensic architectural consulting firm Richard Avelar & Associates to reflect his Master Code Professional (MCP) certification.


"Haughton's clients are typically attorneys, insurance adjusters, claimants, plaintiffs, or defendants in a claims or litigation process, and achieving and maintaining MCP certification have been critical in gaining an expert level of understanding of the intent and limitation of the various codes he is able to reference.


"In addition to his MCP standing, Haughton is also a U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and a certified evaluator with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program - which provide volunteer architects, engineers and ICC-certified building inspectors to local jurisdictions to help evaluate damaged buildings following natural disasters."


December 2006 issue of the International Code Council's Building Safety Journal