ALCA Associates established in 1986 as a one-stop center offering pre and post-development needs to for-profit and non-profit developers in a cost-effective, professional and timely manner, and designed to meet all funding agencies’ standards.

We provide for developers’ and funding agencies’ needs in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive and physical needs analyses
  • Handicapped accessibility audits
  • Energy audits
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

The ALCA Associates partnership brings more than 110 years of collective experience to any project. Allan Forsythe, President and CEO of ALCA Associates has been in the construction and environmental assessment business for more than 30 years.  Douglas E. Weatherby, Principal of D.E. Weatherby & Associates, Inc. has been an architect for more than 40 years.  Stan Strickland, a consulting architect for D.E. Weatherby & Associates, Inc. has been in the construction industry for more than 40 years.



Allan Forsythe, President and CEO of ALCA Associates has been in the construction and environmental assessment business for more than 30 years.  Project Capital Needs Assessments (PCNAs) are performed according to the ASTM E 2018—15 Standard as modified by state tax credit agencies, HUD, Fannie Mae or USDA Rural Development.  PCNAs have been conducted in 20 states and the District of Columbia.  Allan has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Chemistry from Western Reserve University, and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.  He has successfully completed the ASTM course on Property Condition Assessments. Allan is a member of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), serving on the E50 (Environmental Assessment) committee, a member of the National Groundwater Association, Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the National Forensic Center, a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.


Stan Strickland has more than forty years of experience in the architectural, engineering and construction fields; responsible for inspecting construction projects and providing reports for the owners, investors, state housing officials as well as solving construction issues and architectural problems encountered at the job sites.

He executed drafting, design, inspections and overall project management of various commercial and industrial projects as well as working with owners, contractors, building officials, architects, engineers and State Architects to ensure the successful completion of housing projects that varied from single family subdivisions to multifamily subdivisions and mid-rise elderly buildings that ranged from three to nine million dollars each.

Stan started the architectural department for a major home builder at a time when they were outsourcing all of their design and drafting work. At their peak, the homebuilder was building 3,000 homes per year in Ohio and Kentucky.

His career also includes several years of working in the construction engineering department for a major glass manufacturer based in central Ohio with plants all across the U. S.  Stan has assisted in designing of seismically controlled ceiling systems for control rooms in three different nuclear plants located in New Jersey and California. He also worked at these construction sites at the request of the Bechtel Power Company to work with their architects and engineers in the design and then supervision of the construction work.


Douglas Weatherby has more than 30 years of experience as principal of PCI Design Group, Inc. and D.E. Weatherby & Associates, Inc with a wide array of responsibilities in office administration, consulting services on government financed projects, project development and design, cost estimating and development and management of firm’s computer aided drafting systems.

He served fourteen years as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Columbus State Community College teaching in the Computer Science and Construction Science Departments.

Prior to starting his own architecture firm, he worked for four years at the USDA Farmers Home Administration, Columbus, Ohio, as State Architect. His responsibilities consisted of reviewing drawings and specifications for conformance to HUD Minimum Property Standards and other federal regulations, training construction inspectors and county supervisors, conducting field inspections and handling user complaints concerning construction deficiencies.