Christopher Lavache Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Construction and Construction Defects

Specialty Focus: 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

Education: Bachelors Construction Management, California State University, Chico

Years in Practice: 11

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 12


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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 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 construction management services, which include budgeting and cost estimating; scheduling and delay/impact analysis; quality assurance and quality control inspections, monthly construction progress reviews, and reporting. Provide property evaluations and property assessment services for property owners and lenders. Quality assurance manager and loss/risk control consultant for owners, lenders and insurance carrier’s loss control divisions. Manage residential renovations and reconstruction as construction manager/Owner’s representative. Clients include private companies, Banks and private lenders, public agencies, public/private partnerships, developers, general contractors, engineering and design consultants, commercial insurance carriers, high-end residence owners and subcontractors. Projects include commercial buildings, condominiums and apartment buildings, K-12 schools, libraries and community centers, hotels, high-end residence and tenant improvements. Clients & Projects: Starr Insurance, Century Plaza Hotel.