Expert Witness Biography

Catherine Peterman is a licensed architect with experience in all aspects of architectural practice. She is an expert regarding building and premises safety, building and related codes and standards, accessibility requirements, construction defects and claims, as well as A/E professional liability issues. Her previous clients include government agencies, private corporations, and retail companies.

Catherine has provided professional technical analysis and supervision in every phase of building design and construction. In addition to her experience in design, cost estimating, construction document preparation and construction administration, Catherine is an experienced construction manager. She has designed and overseen construction of pedestrian walkways where pedestrian safety was the primary objective, as well as, renovating existing structures to comply with pedestrian codes. She has evaluated the work of designers and builders for conformance with the applicable standard of care and inspected building materials for signs of wear or decay.

Catherine has a Master of Architecture degree and is licensed in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia, with a license application pending in Pennsylvania. She is board certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC), and ASTM, Inc. (formerly the American Society of Testing and Materials).