Construction Defects Expert Witnesses

Construction defects expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on construction defects. The construction defects expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Appraisal & Valuation, Architecture, Building Inspection, Business Damages, Chemistry & Chemicals, Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction Engineering, Disaster Recovery, Economics, Engineering, Environmental, Failure Analysis, and Fire.

Paul L. Johnson Gryphon Consulting, LLC

Construction, Construction Defects - Residential, commercial, leaks, tenant fit-outs, kitchens, baths, remodels, owner representative, contracts, historic buildings, restaurants, roofs, siding, change orders, critical path, luxury construction, high-end construction, wine cellars, cabinetry, Schluter Systems, tile, stone, masonry
Award-Winning construction professional. 35 years of hand-on experience. Self-made man. Founder/operator of two highly-successful construction firms. Experience includes all aspects of high-end residential construction, new builds and remodeling, light commercial construction and tenant build-out - multiple new builds, over 60 whole home remodels, over 500 kitchen remodels, almost 400 master bath remodels, numerous tenant fit out projects, restaurants, and a historic landmark complete renovation. Extensive consulting experience as an Owner's Representative. Patented inventor of cabinet installation assembly. Author of the book Residential Construction & Remodeling; Straight Talk About The Industry & Process. Areas of expertise include: • High-End New Home Construction • High-End Residential Remodeling • High-End Kitchen Remodeling • High-End Bathroom Remodeling • Cabinetry/Trim Installations • Interior Finishes • Exterior Finishes • Masonry Construction • Framing • Til...

Hal K. Cain, PE Cain and Associates Engineers and Constructors, Inc.

Mobile, Alabama
Construction, Engineering - Construction Delay, Forensic Engineering, Construction Defects, Construction Claims, Construction Management, Structural Engineer, Roof Consultant, Foundation Engineer, Building Envelope Specialist, EIFS, Scheduling Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Experienced forensic engineer and construction claims expert with residential, commercial, and industrial experience. Capable of evaluating structural failures, construction defects and delay claims by contractors. Has firm with experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and EIFS. Testifying experience in depositions and courtroom. Extensive experience in the engineering and construction of large industrial plants, both manufacturing and petrochemical type facilities.

Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

Arizona
Structural Engineering, Engineering - Wood, masonry, steel, concrete structures. Construction defect, insurance litigation, professional liability claims. Seismic/wind design, code review, standard of care analysis. Also foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, and tie-backs. Extensive graphics and animations capabilities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates(JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-five states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations across the United States and abroad. Structural evaluations included wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also included code review and analysis, and standard of care analysis. JWA also has extensive experience with geotechnical structures such as special foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, tie-backs, and soil nails, among others. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trial on over 400 occasions. Mr. Josephson has over 40 years of...

Scott Cohen The Green Scene

Chatsworth, California
Construction Defects, Landscape Design - Pool Expert, Construction Defects, Construction Expert, Concrete patios, Landscaping, Vanishing Edge, Landscape Design, Concrete Contractor, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Fireplace, California Contractors, spas, Ponds and Waterfalls, Hardscape, Masonry, Fire Pits, Safety, Swimming Pool Tile Delamination
Cohen has provided professional forensic services as a member of the industry expert program for the contractors state license board since 2002. His forensic services are less than 10% of his professional services, offered equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Cohen’s forensic Practices Assurances: - Cohen will formulate and articulate his opinions with truthfulness and clarity - Cohen will provide opinions only on subjects where he is qualified and which are based on known facts that can be proven. - Cohen will accurately track and report time and services provided - Cohen’s opinions may be subject to modification as a result of new information - Cohen will examine all documents supplied by client in a timely manner. - Cohen will work overtime if case is urgent - Cohen is under no duty to provide opinions if given insufficient time or compensation to complete a thoughtful examination of the case - Cohen will provide opinions that are not inevitable and may be different than the...

John (Jack) P Diehl, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

ENCINITAS, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Forensic Architect, Building Envelope, Construction Defects, Architectural Professional Liability, Water Intrusion & damage, ADA Consulting, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Arbitration/Mediation, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, EIFS Consulting, Construction Standards
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, development of repair solutions, trial preparation (1,000) cases) and expert witness testimony in over two hundred residential or commercial cases, in support of construction defect litigation. Perform technical investigations and research of suspected design and construction problems. Verify and compare as-built conditions, design parameters, building jurisdiction requirements and applicable industry standards of care. Establish and coordinate expert teams for project investigations. Provide reconstruction services, construction administration for Type I (High Rise) and Type V building types. Provide quality assurance, evaluation and supervision of in-progress construction for major commercial and high rise structures for conformance to design, material and workmanship standards. Provide expert services in regard to Architecturally related Personal Injury matters. AIA American Institute of Architec...

Bradley C. Hammerstrom, AIA, NCARB The Diehl Group Architects, Inc.

Encinitas, California
Construction Defects, Architecture - Forensic Architecture, Destructive Testing, Site Inspections, Construction Defects, Building Envelope, Roofing, Fenestration, Waterproofing, Exterior Claddings, Construction Drawings, Contract Administration, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Peer Review, Quality Assurance, Testimony.
25+ years experience in construction defect litigation support and expert witness services for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Experience includes field investigations, water intrusion analysis, construction installation sequencing, code analysis, development of repair solutions, trial preparation and expert witness testimony. Projects include residential, commercial, and high rise in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Experience also includes traditional architectural services for projects involving repair or reconstruction: architectural design, production of construction documents and contract administration. Experience includes consulting for architects and developers to provide peer-review of drawings, quality assurance site observations, evaluation of in-progress construction for conformance to the construction drawings and specifications and workmanship standards. AIA - American Institute of Architects NCARB - National council of Architectural Registration Bo...

John L. Heinaman Heinaman Advisors LLC

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Building Envelope, Glass & Glazing, Glass Contracting, Windows, Exterior Wall Systems, Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Glass & Aluminum Systems, Water Intrusion, Claims Resolution, Curtain Wall Installation, Contract Glazing, Project Management
John Heinaman is Managing Principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, CA. John has experienced 56 years of working with companies in the glass industry, including a 25 year career with sales and management positions with PPG industries, executive positions with Model Glass Company and 28 years as President and CEO of Heinaman Contract Glazing, with facilities in Lake Forest, CA and Las Vegas, NV. As an entrepreneur starting his business, he has always been a firm believer that the use of a business coach and consultant is a wise investment in improving the function and the results of a business. The business of Heinaman Contract Glazing grew from a small start-up company to having annual revenues of almost $50 million, including a single complex project including custom designed glass and aluminum systems for exterior and interior applications, with a value of $22 million. This work was managed by an on-site team to closely coordinate with the a...

Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates, Inc.

San Diego, California
Structural Engineering, Engineering - Wood, masonry, steel, concrete structures. Construction defect, insurance litigation, professional liability claims. Seismic/wind design, code review, standard of care analysis. Also foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, and tie-backs. Extensive graphics and animations capabilities.
Josephson-Werdowatz & Associates(JWA), founded in 1988 and with licenses in twenty-five states, has provided structural design and construction defect investigations/evaluations across the United States and abroad. Structural evaluations included wood, masonry, steel, and concrete structures, with particular emphasis on seismic and wind design. Evaluations also included code review and analysis, and standard of care analysis. JWA also has extensive experience with geotechnical structures such as special foundations, underpinning, retaining walls, tie-backs, and soil nails, among others. JWA strives for a reasoned, accurate, and practical solution to structural engineering problems and deficiencies. Principal Structural Engineers Carl H. Josephson, PE, SE and Dan R. Werdowatz PE, SE have been retained as expert witnesses in over 1,500 cases for plaintiff and defense clients, and have provided testimony in deposition or trial on over 400 occasions. Mr. Josephson has over 40 years of...

Christopher Lavache C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC

El Cajon, California
Construction, Construction Defects - Construction Manager Expert, Estimator, Construction Scheduler, General Contractor Expert, Licensed General Contractor, Quality Assurance, Construction Defects, Schedule Delays and Impacts, Loss Control Advisor, Condominium, Commercial Office, High-End Residential
LICENSES/ CERTIFICATIONS: California State Contractors License B 537312 LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) Construction Quality Manager: CQM - NAVFAC/USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors SMAW - AWS Certified Welder ASTM Certified Property Condition Assessments 2018 Massachusetts Construction Supervisor 1982 – 1997 (Expired) 2009 - Present: Construction Expert Witness, Litigation Consultant, and Construction Manager, C. Lavache Management & Consulting, LLC. Construction expert witness testimony and litigation consulting services include forensic document analysis, standard of care, cost estimating, forensic site investigations, contract disputes, schedule delay/impact analysis, expert to expert negotiations, report preparation, change order/cost and claim management, water intrusion and construction/material defect consulting. Construction Consulting Services: Provide agency fee-only cons...

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture, Construction - Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Shakir R Shatnawi, PhD, PE Shatec Engineering Consultants

El Dorado Hills, California
Traffic Engineering, Construction Defects - Highway design, traffic engineering, construction defects, parking, pavement design, traffic safety, asphalt, concrete, soil, maintenance, roadway defects, traffic control, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, vehicle accidents, ADA, work zone safety, trip&fall accidents, MUTCD, hydroplaning, walkways
Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of professional engineering experience as follow: 2010-Present: President /Shatec Engineering Consultants, LLC, El Dorado Hills, CA, California 1991-2010: From Transportation Engineer to Division Chief (progressive promotions)/California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): D-10 (Stockton), District 4 (Oakland), and Headquarters (Sacramento), California. 1993-1999: Adjunct Professor/California State University, Sacramento, California. 1997-1999: Adjunct Professor/National University, Sacramento, California 1989-1990: Research Fellow/Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), McLean, Virginia. Dr. Shakir Shatnawi is an expert witness related to the following : • Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering & Parking design • Pavement standards, construction, maintenance and repairs • Construction defects, failures, specifications, & disputes • Traffic Enginee...

Dave Shreve, P.E. Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Engineering, Plumbing - HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, construction defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, energy management, design errors, failure analysis
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. Contact Rush Porter, Director of Business Development, for information.

Hayden Fischer, M.S., P.E., P.G. Bryant Consultants

Englewood, Colorado
Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology - Construction Defects, Engineering - Civil, Environmental Engineering, Geology
Mr. Fischer’s areas of expertise include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas: - Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, including watershed delineation, flood event simulation, and drainage design review. - Drainage and flatwork analysis, such as sloping, clearance, drainage configuration, and code compliance. - Expansive and collapsible soils analysis and mitigation, including foundation performance. - Geophysical modeling and analysis, including electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic methods, and seismic reflection/refraction. - Groundwater monitoring, sampling, and modeling. - Geospatial analysis and remote sensing. - Slope stability monitoring and modeling. - Automated remote monitoring, including vibration, tilt, settlement, and groundwater. - Mining material volume and quantity estimation and visualization.

Frederick C Anderson, PE Advantec Engineering LLC

Avon, Connecticut
Failure Analysis, Products Liability - Metallurgy, Materials Science, Forensic Engineering, Corrosion, Fatigue, Fracture, Pipe/Tube/PEX/CPVC, Valve, Bolt, Coupling, Boiler, Power Plant, Quality, Weld, Aerial Lift, Hoist, Wire Rope, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Construction Defects
Mr. Anderson is the founder of Advantec Engineering LLC and provides expert consultation, laboratory testing and analysis, and litigation support regarding materials failure analysis, forensic engineering investigations, corrosion, and structural analysis. He has more than forty years of professional engineering experience. Mr. Anderson has provided engineering support and/or testimony for cases involving product liability, industrial accidents and equipment failures, commercial and residential accidents and equipment failures, bridge structures, and aircraft, marine, and vehicle accidents. He has also provided expert testimony and/or litigation support in cases involving flow accelerated corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, pitting, weld defects, and fitness for service of large industrial components, commercial products, and consumer products. Mr. Anderson is especially skillful at translating highly complex and technical information into something understandable by ...

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

Westport, Connecticut
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Nick M Bradford, PhD PE SE SI TSG Engineering, Inc.

Tampa, Florida
Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering - Structural Failure / Collapse, Structural design, Structural Analysis, Structural Inspections, Building Code Analysis, Construction Defects, Forensic Engineering, Hurricane Engineering, Failure Analysis, Wind Engineering, Flood Engineering
Dr. Bradford has been a practicing structural engineer for the past 27 years. Dr. Bradford is the president and founder of TSG Engineering, located in Tampa, Florida. TSG Engineering provides structural engineering for new construction projects as well as forensic investigations. Since our inception as The Structures Group, Inc. in 1999, we have worked on over 9,000 projects. In the area of new construction, we provide structural engineering for projects in the areas of custom residential, production builder residential, multi-family residential, retail/commercial construction, churches, industrial facilities and warehouses. We provide specialty structural engineering services such as controlled demolition and accessory structures (stairs, handrails, light poles). Our engineering projects include coastal construction projects involving high wind loading, wave loading, flooding, and scour analysis. In the area of forensic engineering, we provide structural engineering failure ...

Mark S Densmore, P.E., S.I., DFE MSD Engineering, LLC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Construction Defects, Structural Engineering - Wind Defects Roofing, Hail Defects Roofing, Moisture Intrusion/Damage, Structural Damage, Structural Collapse/Failure, Construction Defects, Structural Forensic Consultant/Engineer, Tornado Damage, Hurricane Damage, Flood Damage, Flooring Damage
28 Years Engineering Experience. Board-Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering (DFE). I am a professional structural forensic consultant/engineer and testifying expert witness, licensed in 15 states, plus DC. My experience involves inspecting property damage/defects, documenting and evaluating damage due to the effects of "mother nature" (hail, wind, and water), and providing a litigation-ready report. You can count on me to scientifically examine and evaluate your construction defect and/or failure, and deliver a timely report. MSD Engineering gives you the personal service with integrity that you can depend on (Independent & Unbiased). I would like to put my 25+ years of engineering experience to use to serve as your expert witness. I have authored over 1800+ civil/structural forensic engineering reports and 500+ sinkhole and structural damage reports. I have inspected over 1000+ residential structures and 100+ commercial structures. I am a member of the National Academy of Fo...

Clinton J. Ford, M. Sc. ACA, CGC, CIE, CMR, CRMI Advanced Building Consultants

Alachua, Florida
Construction, Environmental - Appraisal & Valuation, Arbitration/Mediation, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, OSHA, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Insurance: ACA - All Lines Independent Claims Adjuster Florida 520 Licenses #087209 since 2004 Florida Unaffiliated General Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent 2-20 License #A087209 since 2011 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Adjuster – Cert. Number 30003330 Georgia Insurance Non-Resident Casualty & Property Adjuster #763839 IAUA Certified Property Appraiser & Umpire (CPAU) Xactimate Estimating Software user since 2004 Construction: National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), since 2020 State of Florida Certified General Contractor CGC 020554 since 1981 State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor CCC 056639 since 1992 State of Florida Certified Home Inspector #HI1006 Equivalent Certification to Design Professional for Engineering of One or Two-Family Structures under FS 489.115(4) (b) & Florida Building Code 104.2.2.1 EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certification No. R-I-8865-10-10166 by the Environmental Management Institute, Inc. OSHA Construction Safety & Health Cert...

William Henry, PhD RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Disaster Recovery - Accident scene investigation, Building codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip and fall, Trip and fall, Architecture, Construction, Mold, Cruise ship, Maintenance, Assisted Living, Building Inspection, Restoration, Insurance Claims, Construction Defects, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Damage
RGA Design Forensics: Providing customized expert witness solutions through experience and cutting edge technology. At RGA Design Forensics we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with the knowledge and expertise of our staff gained through decades of training and experience. ​ Our three main areas of expertise are premises liability, construction litigation, and ADA compliance. We provide tailored and customized expert witness solutions to meet the needs of our client's particular situation. ​ We aim to deliver this expert advice in a timely and efficient manner, handling each matter with a high level of accountability and responsiveness. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, typically utilizes three analytical components in his case development: a detailed timeline, an analysis of the applicable codes, and the application of the facts to the law. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear ...

Jason Keen Keen Construction and Inspections Inc.

Tampa , Florida
Construction, Building Inspection - General Contractor, Commercial and residential shell contracting, Concrete, Product defect, Construction management, Contracts, Quality control, Insurance inspections, Failure analysis, Permit research, Unpermitted construction activity, Water intrusion, Construction Defects
State licensed general contractor CBC-1254501 State licensed building inspector HI-9654 Construction company owner since 1997 Commercial resteraunt construction. Municipal Bridge repair. Municipal fire station construction. Residential new construction. Commercial and residential property inspections. Construction consultant.

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Maureen L Davis, PE, DFE Haight Davis & Associates, Inc.

Davisboro, Georgia
Engineering, Construction - Civil, structural and construction engineering consultant, specializing in the evaluation of construction defects. Provides expert witness testimony for defects, building foundations, roofing systems, drainage concerns, building envelope leaks, structural systems, ADA, trip and fall cases.
Ms. Davis is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and has been practicing engineering since 1993. She provides expert witness testimony for all clients to include both plaintiffs and defendants. Her background includes 17 years with the US Army and extensive, hands-on construction experience. She is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Roofing, ASTM International, Order of the Engineer and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Jim Eshleman, AIA, CCIM REDCON Consulting

Sandy Springs, Georgia
Architecture, Construction - Standard of Care, Construction Defects, Delay Claim Analysis, Cost Analysis, Contracts, Change Orders, Construction Drawings and Details, Shop Drawings, Real Estate, Due Diligence, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Leases, Owner/Tenant Disputes, Owner/Contractor Disputes, Owner/Architect Disputes
With 30 years in the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industries, I bring my unique credentials, perspective and extensive industry experience to every client engagement. As both an Architect and a General Contractor, I understand the responsibilities and obligations of both parties to the Owner to bring resolution to the issues quickly. My credentials include: Licensed Architect - Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Licensed General Contractor (GA), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Licensed Real Estate Broker (GA), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Timothy J Dickson, PE, SE Dickson-Schaefer, Ltd.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Engineering, Failure Analysis - Structural Engineering, Construction defects, water infiltration, storm damage, fire damage, explosion damage, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, windows, handrail failures, masonry, concrete, steel, failure analysis, façade failure
I strive to perform impartial forensic investigations in an efficient manner to help my Clients assess their issue. I prepare concise written reports that provide a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the issue so my Client can make informed decisions. My expert witness experience includes cases dealing with issues such as defective construction, water infiltration, storm/fire/explosion damage assessment, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, improper design and manfacture of windows and handrail failures.

John M. Kennedy, PE Kennedy Consulting Group, LLC

Indianapolis, Indiana
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Parking Structures, Concrete Cracking, Concrete Deterioration, Leak Analysis, Waterproofing, Corrosion Damage, Precast Concrete, Post-Tensioned Concrete, Post-Tensioning Failure, Expansion Joint, Deck Coating, Construction Defects
Mr. Kennedy's practice is focused on condition assessments, damage assessments, repair design, forensic investigations and expert witness consulting related to concrete parking structures, building facades, and other exterior-exposed facilities. Other related areas of expertise include structural strengthening design utilizing CFRP & GFRP, waterproofing design and leak investigations and corrosion control methods such as corrosion inhibitive treatments and cathodic protection. Mr. Kennedy has over 20 years of structural engineering consulting experience and over 15 years of construction management experience, with the majority of that focused on repair and renovation of structures.

Dan C. Weekes, AIA, BECxP The Veridus Group

Indianapolis, Indiana
Architecture, Engineering - Construction Defects, Building Enclosure Failure, Investigation, Water Infiltration, Roof Failure, Window Failure, Microbial Growth/Mold, Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Moisture/ Condensation Issues, Flood Damage, Building Inspection

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Louisiana
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing BUILDING FAILURES: An...

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering, Construction - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-five years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Durham, Maine
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

Massachusetts
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Martin A. Smargiassi, AIA Innovative Collaborations, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Architecture, Construction - Value Analysis/Engineering, Construction Defects, Building Codes, Reconstruction, Cost Estimation, Investigation and Testing, Document Management, Contract Document Analysis, Accessibility Design
Licensed registered architect with degrees in both engineering and architecture, as well as a licensed construction supervisor and former experienced builder. Experienced expert witness in arbitration and mediation and a litigation resource in design, contracts, construction management and consulting. Projects: Residential and commercial

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

Boston , Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Robert L Fulmer Fulmer Associates LLC

New Hampshire
Construction Defects, Construction - Slate Roofing, Copper Roofing, Steeple Inspection, Tower Inspection, Roof Design, Historic Restoration, Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Cedar Roofing, Tile Roofing, Single-Ply Membrane, Roofing Specification, metal roofing, masonry, walls, windows, below-grade, waterproofing, construction defects
As Principal of Fulmer Associates LLC, Robert Fulmer utilizes his 38 years of professional practice and consulting experience within the building enclosure construction industry, to provide building exterior design, assessment and project management services for institutional, academic and residential structures through the application of contemporary building science and current industry standards. Robert’s professional experience includes all building enclosure systems, including all types of low-slope and steep-slope roof systems, with extensive expertise in slate, copper, tile and wood roof systems. Also, included are all types of masonry wall and window systems, stucco, plaza decks and below-grade waterproofing. He is a published author and has lectured throughout the U.S. on various exterior building science topics. Robert’s expert witness experience includes testimony at both jury and bench trials, depositions, arbitration and mediation, while representing both plaintiffs a...

Benjamin M. Cornelius LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

New York, New York
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - Design Defects, Construction Defects, Collapse, Damage, Deterioration, Failure, Deflection, Settlement, Cracking, Spalling, Corrosion, Concrete, Structural Steel, Masonry, Wood, Lot Line Construction, Underpinning, Drawings, Specifications, High-Rise Structure, Long-span Structure
Benjamin Cornelius is a structural engineer with over 25 years of experience in the design and rehabilitation of structures, including tall buildings and other complex structures. His design projects include the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, the renovation and expansion of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the supertall TransNational Place in Boston. Mr. Cornelius leads LERA’s Investigations and Expert Witness Practice and is an experienced expert witness. He has conducted forensic investigations in North America, Europe, and Asia in disputes totaling over $2 billion. He has provided consultations in disputes involving tall buildings, residential structures, embassy complexes, medical facilities, historic buildings, sports and entertainment structures, transportation facilities, and modular construction. He has led investigations into the collapse of steel and concrete structures. He has testified in mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings and is licensed as a profe...

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

New York
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

New York
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

John M. Kennedy, PE Kennedy Consulting Group, LLC

Ohio
Structural Engineering, Building Inspection - Parking Structures, Concrete Cracking, Concrete Deterioration, Leak Analysis, Waterproofing, Corrosion Damage, Precast Concrete, Post-Tensioned Concrete, Post-Tensioning Failure, Expansion Joint, Deck Coating, Construction Defects
Mr. Kennedy's practice is focused on condition assessments, damage assessments, repair design, forensic investigations and expert witness consulting related to concrete parking structures, building facades, and other exterior-exposed facilities. Other related areas of expertise include structural strengthening design utilizing CFRP & GFRP, waterproofing design and leak investigations and corrosion control methods such as corrosion inhibitive treatments and cathodic protection. Mr. Kennedy has over 20 years of structural engineering consulting experience and over 15 years of construction management experience, with the majority of that focused on repair and renovation of structures.

Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA BCG Forensics, LLC

West Chestser, Pennsylvania
Business Damages, Economics - fraud, business valuation, business interruption, lost profits, product recall, personal injury, employment cases, discrimination, contract disputes, dispute resolution, economic damages, construction defects, insurance claims, class action, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy, commercial litigation.
Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA, is the founder of Barach Consulting Group, LLC (f/k/a Barach & Company). The firm was established in 1976. He has been retained as a financial forensic and economic expert in over 3,800 cases. His experience in litigation includes business valuation; fraud investigation; bankruptcy; and determining economic damages arising from contract and shareholder disputes, recalled product, and construction defects. Mr. Barach is also a well established expert in economic damages arising from personal injury and discrimination litigation. Mr. Barach’s professional credentials include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He has been qualified as an expert in federal, state, and local courts throughout the United States and has never been precluded from offering testimony as the result of a Daubert motion. Mr. Barach’s 40 years of experience include...

Anthony Bruttaniti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Bruttaniti Architecture LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, ADA compliance, Zoning, Building codes, Building product liability, Slip Trip Fall, Construction defects, Building envelope, Building materials, Construction accidents, Building demolition, Fire damage, Water damage, Structure collapse, Building personal injury
Anthony Bruttaniti, AIA LEED AP BD+C, is a registered Architect in business for 30+ years in Philadelphia with experience in both Residential and Commercial Building Design. For the last three decades, Mr. Bruttaniti has offered space planning and design, site planning and zoning, architectural detailing, construction drawings and construction administration. His responsibilities and duties have included project acquisition and marketing; Project Development from concept ideas thru to construction; Client interaction, communication, and proposal writing; Zoning and Construction drawings for building permits; Managing structural and MEP engineers for the project; and problem-solving during construction. Mr. Bruttaniti was honored with an award for Excellence in Planning & Design from the Montgomery County Planning Commission, PA for an adaptive building re-use and sustainable design for a new Public Library in North Wales, PA. Litigation Support - Mr. Bruttaniti has Architec...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Martin U Schlegel, Dr. rer.-nat. (Equivalent to PhD) chemneera LLC

Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals, Failure Analysis - Sports Technology, Sports Surfaces, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf, Playgrounds, Running Tracks, Gymnasium Floors, Court Surfaces, Construction Defects, Manufacturing, Recreational Coatings, Surface Coatings, Technical Textiles, Protective & Shock-absorbing Materials, Material Fatigue & Failure.
Martin Schlegel has 25 years of international experience in the sports and recreation industry across novel materials, technology and R&D commercialisation. He is the Principal of chemneera Consulting providing advice and technical expertise to communities, companies and stakeholders in the sport technology, sports infrastructure and sports business industries across Australasia, Europe and the USA. As a Distinguished Member of the Sports Innovation Board of the International Sport Technology Association (ISTA) in Atlanta GA and a Director of the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), his work focuses on start-up programs, global partnerships with other clusters of innovation and facilitating export growth of sports technology companies. He previously worked on major sports infrastructure projects across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the USA, including sports surfacing projects for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Throughout his manufacturing career, Martin worked globall...

Roger W. Griffith, P.E. Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Plumbing, HVAC - Plumbing, plumbing systems, plumbing codes, plumbing design, plumbing engineering, piping, hot water systems, scalding, Legionella, fuel gas systems, gas appliances, gas venting, carbon monoxide poisoning, HVAC, HVAC design, fire protection, sprinkler systems, construction defects, failure analysis
Roger W. Griffith, P.E. is a licensed, professional mechanical engineer in 18 states and has over 34 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. . He is the founder and principal of Griffith Engineering & Consulting. His experience includes plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting. For the past 15 years, Mr. Griffith has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony. In addition to plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler systems, his areas of specialty include hot water system design, hot water scalding, legionella, and venting of gas appliances as it relates to carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Griffith is a Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE) of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Prior to founding Griffith Engineering in 1997, Mr. Griffith worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility, as a nuclear piping analyst, valve and heat exchanger specialist, mainten...

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, Fair Housing, Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Plan Reviews, Inspections, Fair Housing Design Standards, Cause and Origin, Water Intrusion, Roofing Failures, Building Codes, Zoning,
Mr. DiNicola has over 40 years of experience in all phases of Architecture, Construction, Forensic Architecture, Expert Witness and Accessibility (ADA and Fair Housing). Mr. DiNicola has 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. DiNicola offers forensic consulting in the Following areas EXPERT WITNESS: Reports and Presentations, Certificates of Merit, Depositions and Testimony ANALYSIS OF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: Architect’s Standard of Care, Architect’s Errors and Omissions, Pre-Construction Services Facility Programing, Design, Bidding Services, Construction Services, Construction Administration and Post-Construction Services AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: ADA Violations, Texas Accessibility Standards (Plan Reviews and Site Inspections), Site and Building Accessibility Compliance FAIR HOUSING: Compliance with Fair Housing design requirements CODES AND ORDINANCES: Compliance with Building Codes, Local Ordinances, Industry Standards, ADA and Fair Housing BUILDING FAILURES: An...

Allen W Griffin, GMB, CGR, CAPS, CGP Construction Claims Experts

Houston, Texas
Construction, Construction Defects - Real-world Hands-on Construction Experience, Building inspections, Construction, Construction Defects, Construction engineering, Construction accidents, Demolition, Disaster Recovery, Dispute Resolution, Construction document examination, Indoor air quality, Insurance, Construction investigations
Allen is a trusted resource for your, Insurance Claims - Construction Defects - Construction Contracts and Project claims. A Construction Expert Witness with Real-world Hands-on construction experience and 30 years of Construction Business Operations. Allen's business operations include: Gryphon Builders is a twenty-year-old company servicing the custom home building and high-end remodeling market in affluent areas of Houston. Gryphon Property Services was formed to facilitate the immediate upkeep, as well as anticipate and execute the long-term planning of maintenance needs of large townhome communities and apartment complexes. Viewpoint Designs is the internal company that services the Design/Build segment of Gryphon Builders. In 2016 we started servicing builders and remodelers in and around the Houston market. Areas of speciality knowledge; Home Building, Home Remodeling, Design/Build, Multi-family Buildings & Architectural Design services. Allen is easily understandable, yet h...

William F. Ikerd, II, PhD, PE, CM-BIM IKERD Consulting, LLC

Dallas, Texas
Construction, Structural Engineering - Building Information Modeling (BIM), Level Of Development (LOD), Structural Engineering, 3D Modeling, Laser Scanning, LiDAR, scan-to-BIM, Metrology, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Architecture, MEP, mechanical, construction defects, concrete, steel, wood, timber, masonry, civil engineering.
Mr. Will Ikerd, PhD, P.E. (TX) is principal at IKERD, a firm that specializes in consulting for attorneys, owners, general contractors, trade contractors and designers of buildings, civil, infrastructure, mechanical and manufacturing projects. The firm focuses in the areas of engineering, laser scanning, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Mr. Ikerd is currently on the board of directors of the BIMForum and chairs three of their Taskforces; BIM Execution Plan (BxP), Reality Capture / Laser scanning and Level Of Development (LOD). He graduated with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering in 1998 from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on 3D parametric modeling and is currently a University of Denver PhD candidate in BIM research.

Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Fred Lott Architect

Texas
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards
Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent C...

Rudy R Robinson, III, MAI Austin Valuation Consultants, Ltd.

Georgetown, Texas
Appraisal & Valuation, Real Estate Appraiser - environmental concerns, air, ground water and soil contamination, construction and foundation defects, fire and flood damage, eminent domain, proximity/nuisance issues.
Real estate appraiser and consultant. Specializes in real estate damage and value diminution caused by environmental contamination. Experienced in a wide variety of property types - industrial, retail, office multi-family, single-family residential, vacant land, and special purpose properties such as landfills, hazardous waste incernerators, livestock ranches, religious facilities, etc. Litigation support and expert witness testimony in state and federal courts. Experienced mediator/arbitrator.

Brandon W. Erickson, PE, SE Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, PC

Vancouver, Washington
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Structural engineering, Structural forensics, Construction defects evaluation/repair, Structural design errors assessment, Structural code review, Seismic evaluation/upgrades, Building collapse/failures, Structural repair design, Structural condition assessments, Fire & deterioration assessments
Mr. Erickson’s practice focuses upon: Forensic investigations of building structures; assessment of structural construction defects and design errors; assessment and remediation design of distressed building structures; structural analyses of existing buildings; evaluation of insurance claims involving structural loss; design of structural renovations and modifications to existing buildings; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures; expert witness services related to these topics including assistance with the preparation or defense of legal claims associated with the structural design or construction of buildings. Mr. Erickson also maintains an office in Kihei, Hawaii, from which he provides services throughout the state of Hawaii. Mr. Erickson is currently licensed to practice structural engineering in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Montana and Arizona. Mr. Erickson has testified as an expert witness at trial (bench and j...

Mark J Lawless, CSMI

Seattle, Washington
Construction, Safety - Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

Stan Mitchell ABI, Inc.

Seattle, Washington
Architecture, Building Inspection - Personal Injury, Forensic Architecture, Built Environment, Construction Defects as it relates to Personal Injury.
Stan Mitchell has served as an expert in over 500 litigation cases throughout the United States. He provides a singular expertise in the following areas: • Personal injury cases involving building/facility components such as: sidewalks and curbs; walkways; stairs, bleachers, and dropoffs; parking lots and wheel stops; windows and roofs; and guardrail/handrail installations. • Building/construction failure issues; technical problems with homes and buildings. • Defect disclosure issues in the real estate purchase/selling process. Stan Mitchell is retained and utilized by both plaintiff and defense attorneys and contributes superior technical skills and a deep knowledge of building technology and codes that are practiced through continued active work in the field. **The number of cases that we have worked on is 200+ since 2008. We do not believe that the number of times we have been deposed/testified in court accurately depicts our advanced level of expertise. It usually is in the...