Joshua Kivela

Senior Project Manager


Josh Kivela has been with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) since 1999.  He is experienced in the design, investigation, evaluation, restoration, and construction administration and monitoring of historic and contemporary buildings.  He specializes in waterproofing design of building-envelope systems, including foundations, wall systems, curtain walls, windows, glazing, skylights, and flat-steep and low-slope roofing, and has a background in construction and laboratory testing.  Josh is a member of SGH’s “Green Team” special interest group that promotes energy conservation and green building practices.  He is also an ACI Certified Concrete Technician with expertise in natural and portland cement-based mortars.  His lab experience includes mechanical and chemical tests on concrete, metals, brick and stone masonry, glass, plastics, and composite materials following ASTM and project specific test procedures.