David Ford

David Ford

David Ford, PE , RRC, RWC, LEED AP


David is a Managing Director overseeing the Diagnostics Group in Walter P Moore’s Kansas City office. He has worked on diversified aspects of forensic engineering by evaluating and designing repairs for distressed structures. He has more than 15 years of experience related to building science, façades, building envelope moisture management, roofing systems, below-grade waterproofing, and parking garages. David is a licensed engineer in seven U.S. states and Canada, and a registered roof consultant and waterproofing consultant, which are certifications that require extensive knowledge of building enclosure systems. David serves as chair of the Building Enclosure Council Kansas City Chapter and is a voting member of the American Society of Testing and Materials. He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

See David's discussion on The Engineer’s Ever-Increasing Role in Enclosure Design.


Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
… to become a project manager in building diagnostics and move back to Kansas City where I grew up; given the chance to learn and develop expertise [in] building enclosure.
Who or what inspires you?
I am driven by an inner self-pressure to be excellent and share my knowledge with others.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Seeing an idea executed to completion.
What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?
Don’t run over anybody, don’t let anybody run over you (Grandfather).


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Repairing KCI's historic 'Super Hangar' facilityKHSB Kansas City, January 2019

Is Your Envelope Leaking Money?, Buildings Magazine, October 2017