Nicholas Tribble developed his passion for design early and began taking zero period drafting courses at a neighboring high school each morning. His career officially began at Sutton- Kennerly and Associates in 2001 (now SKA Consulting Engineers) as a structural technician. In 2003, the Investigative and Diagnostic Group provided an opportunity that changed everything. The project included restoration of several existing dormitory buildings at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Site inspections were needed, and he jumped at the opportunity. It was a three-year immersion in all aspects of Building Enclosure, structural and waterproofing repairs. This single project developed a thirst for forensic investigations, repair design, and Construction Administration.
In 2009, his career took another turn with a multi-million dollar restoration project in Pawley’s Island, SC. Setting off a chain of events which led to restorations of high-rise condominiums from Florida to Maryland. To this day, the original HOA Board of Directors allocates significant funds in their reserve study for Nicholas to assess their buildings yearly.
Nicholas has contributed to countless restoration projects for SKA including historical, commercial, industrial, municipal, higher education, K-12, stadium, parking, and multi-family market sectors. Along with being referred as an expert witness for construction litigation cases.
Nicholas is currently a Building Enclosure Consultant and the Client Relationship Manager at SKA. He has been with the firm for 21 years and has been instrumental in the growth of the company; including new offices in Charleston, SC in 2017 and Raleigh, NC in 2021. He has been an SKA shareholder since 2013 and served on the Board of Directors in 2020.
Nicholas joined IIBEC in 2017, he is a Registered Roofing Observer (RRO) and approved for the RRC exam (expects to hold certification prior to election).
He has served on the Board of the Carolinas Chapter since 2018 and is the immediate past president and current Vice President.
In 2019, Nicholas began working with the Foundation to mentor students yearly at the International Convention. IIBEC Presenter for Roof technology and Science, Exterior Wall technology and science, and Waterproofing courses.
Professional Affiliations/Work History
- AIA- Developed a series of lectures titled “Where Does the Water Go” which provides CEU’s for Architects, Contractors, and owners. The series includes Roofing, Fenestrations, Flashings, Testing, and Waterproofing.
- WCA – Member since 2010, elected to the Board of Directors in 2012 and educational speaker.
- AMPP – SSPC Concrete Coating Inspector, level II
- IFMA Triangle – Current Programs Committee
- NAIOP Triad – Current Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair
- ULI, NCHEA, VSHE, CAI, BEC, SMPS
- Associates of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Technology – 2001, Guilford Technical Community College
“As a coach and mentor, I have dedicated most of my adult life to the development and improvement of our youth. If elected as the IIBEC Region II Director, I will be intentional in the effort of developing the next generation of Building Enclosure Consultants. I plan to work closely with each chapter to increase their engagement with students from local colleges and universities. Creating avenues for excitement in our industry and inspiration for new leaders. My goal is to provide all the guidance and assistance necessary so every Chapter in our Region can support and mentor students at local and national IIBEC events. I am honored to have been nominated and appreciate the opportunity to be your next Region II Director.”
Nicholas and his wife Laura have been married for 20 years and have two children: Jacob (20) and Maiya (15). They are members of the Summit Church in Oak Ridge, NC where Nicholas serves as a youth leader for high school boys. He is known locally as Coach Nick with over 10 years of coaching Football and Lacrosse and Maiya’s Dad, for a similar tenure as a dance dad and mascot for On Stage School of Dance. He was the president of Ragsdale youth football and co-founder of Deep River Youth Lacrosse, past president of Southwest Guilford High School Booster Club, and is the “Windtalker” for the Cheerio Nation Y Guides. “The Tribbles are about moments. NEVER let a moment pass you by. Experience as much as you can, as often as you can, with the people you love.”