Richard Kaczkowski, P.E., S.E.

Affiliated Consultant

Mount Prospect

  • Building Science
  • Structural Engineering + Evaluation


Mr. Kaczkowski’s professional experience encompasses construction problem investigation, building envelope leakage assessment, field and laboratory testing, repair design, structural analysis, code compliance evaluation, project management, construction product development and intellectual property consulting.

Prior to joining CTLGroup, Mr. Kaczkowski served as Vice President at a national engineering consulting firm, where he oversaw the construction technology division and specialized in the evaluation and repair of building exterior envelope systems, structural failure investigations, and steel/timber/concrete design. He also spent nearly a decade in R&D for a leading building materials manufacturer, directing a laboratory group responsible for new building product development, structural/acoustical/fire testing, and code compliance evaluations.


M.S. in Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 1984

B.S. in Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 1983


  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • ASTM International
  • Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Featured Publications

Commonly Used Building Materials”, published as Chapter 1 of More Sticks & Bricks, ©2018 by American Bar Association.

Editorial Committee. The Gypsum Construction Handbook. Fifth Edition, published for the Construction Industry by USG Corporation.

Kaczkowski, R. 2007. “Construction Sites in the Urban Environment: Damages to Adjacent Structures.” A LORMAN Group educational seminar, Chicago, Illinois.

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