David Neagley, AIA, NCARB Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Architecture and Construction Defects

Specialty Focus: Forensic investigation, architectural design for reconstruction & repair, visual inspection and intrusive testing for large, complex commercial & institutional building projects.

Education: M. Arch (1984), University of Oregon ; BA Lit/Arch (1980), University of California San Diego

Years in Practice: 30


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David Neagley, AIA, Architect offers over 30 years of architectural design and construction administration experience. PROJECT TYPES: Experienced with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects, totaling over 9.2 million square feet. RECONSTRUCTION: Design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction and repair design for roofs, decks, windows, exterior finishes, waterproofing, flashing, sealants and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage. FORENSIC SERVICES: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, construction issue analysis, defect reports, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Forensic experience includes thousands of visual inspections and hundreds of intrusive tests for construction defect cases. CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, raised floors, interior partitions, and exterior finish & weather barrier issues. PROFESSIONAL FOCUS: Clarification of technical issues and case documents for complex, multiparty construction disputes involving large commercial and institutional projects. CREDENTIALS: Registered Architect (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, NCARB), Master's Degree in Architecture, Licensed General Contractor (CA), CSLB Arbitrator, and San Diego Superior Court Mediator.