With over 50 years building science experience in delivering concepts, we have developed a collaborative environment that builds successful relations with our clients and professional colleagues. Our areas of expertise include:
Is the property subject to OSHA or ADA regulation. Was the property constructed in accordance with governing codes, building standards and the local industry standard of care. Our experts will perform a thorough investigation to determine if/how construction contributed to the accident and evaluate potential liability.
Construction Defect Forensic Investigation
To provide forensic analysis of alleged construction-related deficiencies we investigate to determine if a structure or system is performing for its intended use. A review and analysis of the Project (often involving a visual inspection of the subject system(s)), Job File(s), Contract(s), testimony of the constructing trades to determine the existence and root cause and/or existence of deficiencies and to further determine the factors contributing to failure, which can include: improper or inadequate construction; deferred maintenance; design deficiencies and/or tolling of a system’s expected useful life. A few more commonly investigated systems and failures follow:
We not only investigate for the presence and cause of construction deficiencies, but also provide expert witness opinions, testimony, and consulting in a variety of forums. Our experts have successfully provided testimony in hundreds of matters and offered written opinions surrounding a multitude of issues:
Registrar of Contractor Hearing
Builder / Developer Dispute
1st Party Insurance Claim
Change Order Disputes
Forensic Job Cost Accounting
Cost of Repair Estimates
Standard of Care
OSHA/ADA Compliance & Regulation
Allocation of Responsibility
But not all our services are directed to post-claim investigation, we also are active with course of construction consulting. Working hand in hand with the trades we oversee construction and offer daily to monthly oversight to prevent the occurrence of below-standard work. We have aided in the design and specification for waterproofing systems, developed repair protocols, performed special inspections, and facilitated final walk through punch lists to secure the Certificate of Occupancy. Our team-based approach encourages collaboration from all parties and elicits innovative solutions before adversarial processes have time to begin.
Local ownership and operation allows us to custom tailor our services to your needs. We offer complimentary initial strategy planning meetings to determine your specific needs and course of action. We work with you to develop a phased scope of work, creating budgetary and time management controls..