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Consulting, Design + Reconstruction

Mr. Haughton is responsible for providing construction, codes, accessibility, life safety, and personal injury litigation support services, including field investigation, forensic evaluation of as-built conditions, moisture analyses and applied psychrometric science, building codes and standards research, qualitative sampling (ASTM E2128), and code compliance review of existing and new construction and associated contract and design documents. He is the primary author of numerous AVELAR articles, briefs and papers addressing building envelope performance, qualitative sampling, and construction and accessibility codes: including abridged histories of the statewide California Building Code, the California Building Standards Commission, and the “building laws” and subsequent building codes promulgated by the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. Haughton also has authored a comprehensive AVELAR report on the Health Safety Code’s “express findings” requirements for local jurisdictions’ amendments to the California Building Standards Code (CCR, Title 24).

Professional History:
Mr. Haughton has managed construction work, ADA/accessibility inspections, code evaluations, and forensic investigations of construction deficiencies in numerous States. He is a California-licensed general contractor, a Certified Access Specialist (CASp-030), and a long-standing member of the International Codes Council. Mr. Haughton’s many ICC certifications include: Master Code Professional, Building Plans Examiner, California Commercial Building Inspector, California Residential Building Inspector, Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector, Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector I, Certified Building Official, Certified Building Code Official, and Certified Housing Code Official.

Educational History:
Attended University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Postgraduate diploma from a distance learning Business Administration program offered by the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Continuing professional education includes: a 4-day laboratory workshop (“Wood Identification”) in January 2004 held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; a distance learning course (“Wood as a Raw Material”) offered in 2003 by the University of Minnesota; and a 2-day seminar (“WUFI-ORNL/IBP Software – Heat and Moisture Transfer in Building Envelopes”) sponsored by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in May 2002 at Penn State University.

Professional Affiliations:
Professional member of the International Codes Council, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, the Certified Access Specialist Institute, the Construction Specifications Institute, ASTM International, and the Western Construction Consultants Association (Westcon).


  • Sept. 8-10, 2014: volunteered post-Napa Earthquake inspection services as a sworn Deputy Building Official for the City of Vallejo.
  • Oct. 23-27, 2017: volunteered post-Sonoma/Napa Fire inspection services for the Sonoma County Building Department.

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