Mark "Jake" Jacobson Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Construction and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Residential, Standards of Care, Building Codes, Workmanship, Plumbing, Commercial, Roofing & Stucco, Plan Reviews, Project Documents & Costs, Electrical, Water Intrusion, Facilities Management, Site Evals, Framing, Litigation Support, Concrete, Site Inspections, Product Evals, Mechanical, Insurance


BBA, Western Colorado University

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Mark “Jake” Jacobson Building Inspector Building Official Construction Expert Witness Consultant Facilities Manager General Contractor Pre-Purchase Inspector Project Manager Project Superintendent As a construction expert witness, I am my utilizing my hands-on knowledge, skill, and experience earned from over 30 years of work in the fields of construction, construction management, facilities management, and business management. This experience comes from the 360-degree perspectives of a building inspector, building department official, jobsite superintendent, facilities manager, general contractor and construction consultant/analyst. Managing residential new construction and remodeling, additions and light commercial construction are the cruxes of my building expertise. Expert Services Offered But Not Limited to the Following:  Construction & Construction Defects Analysis: Residential & Light Commercial  Trades Work Product Analysis: Framing, Heating & Ventilation, Plumbing & Electrical  Building Inspections (all types)  Building Envelope & Water Intrusion Issues  Building Code Requirements & Plan Reviews  As-Built Per Plans Verification  Site Evaluations of Conditions & Drainage  Building Components Analysis  Product and Product Installation Evaluations  Exterior Wall & Roof Construction  Poor Workmanship Analysis  Cost of Repair & Cost Completion Analysis  General Contractor Construction Contracts, project documents & Business Practices  Stucco Installation Analysis v. Building Code and Manufacturer Installation Requirements  Manufacturer Product Installation Requirements  Cost, Quality & Project Time Completion Analysis  Concrete Flatwork and Foundation Systems Defects Analysis  Property Management and Maintenance – Standards of Care  Project Management Analysis  Facilities Management and Maintenance Evaluations  Insurance Claim and Warranty Inspection Review and Analysis  Standards of Care Evaluations for Construction Industry & Individual Product Installation I provide fair, well-researched unbiased analysis with accurate, consistent, and defensible reports for plaintiff, defense or insurance claims regarding construction issues and defects. My education and experience guide me in determining causes of defects and whether they are the result of products, methods, materials, or faulty installation. Analysis of failures and defects includes extensive building code knowledge and research to provide potential remedies and cost recommendations. Immediate availability for consultation, research, travel, reports, project management and on-site inspections with photo documentation. Experienced with a variety of construction issues for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Testimonial “We wanted to formally thank Mr. Jacobson for his expert witness work and for testifying against our non-performing former general contractor. We were very impressed with his building knowledge, background, and his professional presentation regarding the many issues we had to confront. He was very calm, clear, and matter-of-fact. His testimony was the turning point in our case, and we won! We just can’t say enough about what he did for us!” – Thomas and Priscilla H., Colorado See Curriculum Vitae for further information regarding memberships, licenses, certifications and training.