Maria Mowers
New York

450 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2906
New York, NY 10123
Tel: 929-447-5500
Fax: 929-447-5507

Luke Auewarakul

Senior Associate

Luke Auewarakul specializes in CPM scheduling of construction projects, along with analysis and preparation of delay and disruption disputes. Prior to CPMI, Luke spent three years providing consultation services in the design and implementation of building envelopes of large-scale commercial projects. His experience includes conducting feasibility and geometry optimization studies in early schematic design phases and reviewing submittals and change orders in construction administration phases. Luke also worked for a large civil, structural & geotechnical engineering firm, where he assisted in engineering coordination for several projects in Singapore and Malaysia by designing structural members, preparing documents and presentations for meetings with clients and design teams.

Education
  • Columbia University, M.S., Civil Engineering
  • Columbia University, B.S., Civil Engineering
Professional Affiliations
  • ASCE Construction Institute Young Professionals Council (ASCE CI YPC)
Licenses/Credentials
  • Intern Engineer (EIT): New York
Project Highlights

Commercial Building – Provided engineering consultation and Special Inspection in accordance with NYCDOB Local Law 11 on a $3.7 billion commercial building in New York City. The complex geometry of the building resulted in more than 10 wall types, which required a high level of coordination between all parties involved. Reviewed shop drawing, calculation, and field fix submittals and coordinated with subcontractors on-site to ensure conformance. Performed periodic inspection of factories in Thailand and Canada to verify QA/QC processes on curtainwall units and precast concrete panels being fabricated.

Retail Storefront – Provided complex feasibility analysis of a façade system of a retail store. The curtainwall system utilized curved insulating glass units (IGU), which allowed the store to stand out from its surrounding competitors due to its unique nonplanar geometry. The feasibility analysis for curved glass is significantly more challenging than flat glass due to a multitude of factors such as heightened climatic load in IGU air cavity, uneven load sharing due to the curved geometry, and thermal stress determination inside spandrel panels.

University Art Museum – Provided complex feasibility analysis of a precast façade system of an art museum on a university campus. Precast panels are up to 32 feet tall, which makes the system highly susceptible to in-plane racking. Developed a complex parametric geometry study using Rhino 3D and Grasshopper during the Design-assist phase to aid the precast façade subcontractor in developing a feasible design scope.

School Façade Restoration – Provided Special Inspection in accordance with NYCDOB Local Law 11 on façade restoration of a school building in New York City. The building had to remain fully operational during the entire process of restoration, resulting in an intricate process of inspection. Suspended scaffolding had to be utilized at the exterior side of the building to overcome this challenge.