Steve Ruggiero has over thirty-five years of experience in the investigation and evaluation of building envelopes, materials, and systems. He specializes in exterior wall systems and windows, and the deterioration of masonry facades. Mr. Ruggiero is Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.’s (SGH’s) national practice leader for Contemporary Wall Systems. He conducts feasibility studies for building-envelope renovations, including energy analysis and economics for system evaluation. His other responsibilities include preparation of specifications, design details, and construction estimates. In addition, he supervises field engineers during the construction phase of the project and provides project administration for building owners.