Architecture Expert Witness Listings

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David J. Brotman, FAIA Sunset Consultants

Scottsdale, Arizona
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Standard of Care, Construction Document, Real Estate, Slip, Trip & Fall, Delay, Defect, Change Order, Building, Design, Coordination, Code Compliance, Contract Document, Management, Contract Administration, Architectural Detailing, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Office, Institutional, Construction
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, with over forty-five years of experience. Twenty-five years with RTKL Associates Inc., one of the World’s largest Architect and Engineering Firms, and served as its Vice Chairman. Past Planning Commissioner on the City of Malibu Planning Commission. Skills include all facets of Architectural Practice. Worldwide, multi-million dollar project experience includes retail, office, hotel, institutional, and mixed-use. Recently, qualified and served as Standard of Care, Coordination, and Delay Expert in a case involving a major retail project. This included deposition and trial testimony.

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

ENCINITAS, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Forensic Architect, Architectural Professional Liability, Building Envelope, Arbitration/Mediation, Water Intrusion and damage, ADA Consulting, Slip and Fall, Building Code, Construction Defects, Waterproofing, Roofs, Fenestration, Construction Administration, EIFS Consulting, Construction Standards
Responsible for field investigations, failure analysis, building code research, development of repair solutions, trial preparation and expert witness testimony in over two hundred (200) cases, residential or commercial, 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 construction administration and quality control review for Type I 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. AIA American Institute of Architects NCARB National council of Architectural Registration Boards LEED AP Leadership in Energy and Envi...

John L. Heinaman Heinaman Advisors LLC

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Building Envelope, Glass Contracting, Windows, Exterior Wall Systems, Construction Defects, Building Inspection, Glass & Aluminum Systems, Water Intrusion
John Heinaman is Managing Principal of the Consulting Collaborative West Coast office in Orange County, CA. John has experienced 55 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 t...

David Neagley, AIA, NCARB ConstructionTech.US

La Jolla, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Forensic investigation, architectural design for reconstruction & repair, visual inspection and intrusive testing for large, complex commercial & institutional building projects.
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 intru...

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - 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.

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS Fiebig Architecture

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect in several states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction.

Matthew J Hartley, BS, LC, MIES Matt Hartley Lighting, LLC

Arvada, Colorado
Engineering Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - Lighting, Illumination, Interior Lighting, Street and Area Lighting, Control Systems, Light Fixture Construction, Lighting Survey, Lighting Installations, Premises Liability Lighting, Security Lighting, Insufficient Lighting, Accident Investigation Lighting
My involvement in the lighting industry spans over 22 years. In this time I have been immersed myself in different facets of the industry including indoor and outdoor lighting, safety and security, lighting and human health, and lighting standards. Since 1999 I have been involved with several standard writing committees within the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America producing over six standard documents. Teaching has been a part of my career since I began in the industry in 1995, teaching to diverse groups from high school students to seasoned lighting professionals. Having a diverse background has allowed me to produce lighting designs, verify compliance, calculations, and photometric and equipment verification in the office. However I have also had field experience with commissioning, field survey and verification, and troubleshooting of field designs and equipment issues. I am available nationwide for your witness needs.

Francis A. Stanisz, AIA Stanisz CM, LLC

Denver, Colorado
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Architect Standard Of Care, Construction Contractor-Subcontractor Standard Of Care, Constructability, Wall Failure, Mold, Stucco, Waterproofing, Water Intrusion, Construction Repair Cost, Jobsite Safety, Jobsite Accident, Construction Repair Design, Building Code Analysis, Building Design Review
35+ years experience as a licensed Architect and General Contractor with 15 years experience providing on site investigation, design and contract analysis, cost of repair estimates, architect/contractor standard of care, detailed reports, and allocation of responsibility on 250+ cases with numerous depositions and court testimony. I am an AIA member and hold an International Code Council (ICC) National B Contractors license. Architecture and construction are complex and intricate processes and determining the causes of construction problems and failures and the parties responsible for them is usually no less so. Having practiced as both an architect and general contractor I understand both sides of the coin – not in an ivory tower sense but in a boots on the ground sense. I have designed, constructed and developed multi-million dollar projects, with responsibility for budgets, timeframes, details, subcontractor care, and jobsite safety. As an expert, I efficiently and comprehen...

William Henry, PhD RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Accident scene investigation, Building codes, ADA, Accessibility codes, Slip and fall, Trip and fall, Architecture, Construction, Mold, Cruise ship accidents, Construction defect, Maintenance codes
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 ...

Peter Combs, Architect Expert Witness Combs & Associates

White (Atlanta), Georgia
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Building codes, ADA compliance , stairs, ramps, skylights, curb ramps, water intrusion, code compliance, contract documents, AIA documents, construction, contract disputes, building maintenance, handrails, guardrails, windows, doors, slip and falls, premises liability, accident reconstruction
Mr. Combs has 23 years as an expert witness specializing in architecture, construction, ADA compliance, building codes, disabled access, contract disputes, water intrusion and forensic reconstruction of accident sites from photographs. A Trial Experienced Expert Witness; Mr. Combs provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services split almost evenly between plaintiff and defense attorneys. He produces factual, clear and concise reports that are easy to understand and has the ability to convey complex technical concepts to a jury in layman's terms. He can assess stairs, ramps, windows, water intrusion problems, slip and falls, handrails, guardrails, curb ramps, skylights, drawings, the standard of care and much more. Mr. Combs has been registered as an Architect in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Alabama and Ohio. He has over 35 years of widely varied experience as a practicing architect as well as hands-on constru...

M. Gordon Brown, DTech, FRICS Space Analytics, LLC

Wauconda, Illinois
Architecture Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Accessibility, Bicycles, Children, Crossings, Cues, Doorways, Drainage, Driveways, Entries, Latent conditions, Light/lighting, Loading/unloading, OSHA, Parking lots, Pavement, Perception, Pot holes, Puddles, Ramps, Seniors, Shadows, Signage, Spatial patterns, Stairs/steps, Terrain, Vehicle paths
Dr. Brown focuses on the functional and economic characteristics and failures of public and private pedestrian environments. He has consulted and testified in 1) premise liability cases involving wrongful death, and pedestrian-automobile and slip, trip and fall injuries; 2) public space and public forum cases involving peddlers and vendors; 3) significant architectural copyright cases; 4) a variety of owner-builder-designer-user disputes; 4) eminent domain access takings; 5) problem property analysis. The spatial analysis methodology he developed applies to all of these and has successfully undergone Daubert review. He has testified in small and large cases including those involving more than $50,000,000 in damages. He was a professor of architecture and real estate at major universities in the United States and Europe and business dean in the Middle East. Earlier he worked as a planner, project architect, was manager of the office of the largest architecture firms in the Unit...

Peter M Blaisdell, RA Kendall, Taylor & Co., Inc.

Billerica, Massachusetts
Architecture Expert Witness, Environmental Expert Witness - architectural standard of care, contract administration, asbestos, lead, mold, indoor air quality, construction accidents, hospitals, commercial, residential,
Besides serving as President of Kendall, Taylor & Co., Inc. Architects and Environmental Consultants since 1978, Blaisdel has worked on 23 cases: 7 involved asbestos, 1 involved lead paint, 1 involved IAQ, 6 involved architecural standard of care, 1 involved slip/fall in a hospital, and the remainder involved construction accidents or construction issues.

Martin A. Smargiassi, AIA Innovative Collaborations, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - 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

Christopher D Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT ARCHforensic

Chester, New Jersey
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Architect, Construction Defect, Architectural Standard of Care, Construction Claims, Forensic Architect, Errors & Omissions, Building Envelope, Affidavit of Merit, building code, Expert Testimony, Expert Reports, Expert Witness, Claims Consulting, Delay, Contractor, Subcontractor, Fire Rating
Christopher D. Ling, AIA, NCARB, PP, LEED AP, CCT has been working in the construction industry since 1986. He is a forensic architect who is licensed in nine states (NY, NJ, PA, TX, FL, RI, MD, VA and DC) and holds a national certification for architecture. He was Chair of the AIA New Jersey Professional Practice Committee and maintains an active design practice. Mr. Ling is a highly experienced expert who has written reports in more than 300 construction cases amounting to $500 million in claims and has provided testimony in multiple mediations, arbitrations and court appearances, including federal court. His leadership, knowledge, experience and thorough analysis have been very effective in resolving construction disputes before litigation because he has the ability to explain complex design and construction issues in a simple and clear manner. In addition to his testiyfing experience, Mr. Ling also teaches seminars to the NJ State Bar Association's Construction Law Practice a...

Thomas A. Zimmerman, FAIA, CCS, NCARB Z2 Architecture, PLLC

Canandaigua, New York
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Failure analysis, building forensics, design professional standard of care, construction contract documents

Michael S. Johnstone, AIA

Etowah Valley, North Carolina
Athletics & Recreation Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - Architect & Golf Course Architect specializing in accident investigation, wrongful death, serious injury, design safety, premises liability, slip & fall. Expertise in golf cart accidents, errant balls & neighboring property. Also building design, construction management and copyright infringement.
Forensic investigation of golf course accidents, design & safety, plus investigation of building design and construction. Serving plaintiffs, defendants, or property owners to analyze risk and liability. Critical analysis, expert testimony, depositions, site surveys, reports, graphic presentations, design review, construction analysis and replacement cost estimates. Over 100 cases completed in the United States including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC and West Virginia. ARCHITECTURE: Licensed architect with over 35 years of design and construction management experience. Specializing in forensic architecture, accident investigation, planning, construction management, premises liability and copyright infringement. Includes commercial buildings, shopping ce...

Robert A Barclay, FAIA, CSI, ICC, NFPA, Robert Anderson Barclay FAIA Architect LLC

Gates Mills, Ohio
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Standard of Care, Building Code Compliance, Construction Drawings, Construction Specifications, Construction Contract Administration Change Orders
After College, entered U.S.Navy and administered over eighty construction contracts for the Navy. Retired Captain,Civil Engineer Corps, U.S.Naval Reserve. Practiced as a registered Architect for 47 years. Managed his firm for 37 years,including marketing, construction drawings and specifications, cost estimating, and construction administration. Presently a municipal Plan Examiner and a litigation consultant.

James Rappoport, AIA-NCARB Daroff Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - Architecture, Site Planning, Zoning, Codes, Development, Standard of Care, Liability, ADA Accessibility, Construction, Copyright, Facility Programming, Feasibility, Furniture, Finishes & Equipment, Hotels, Restaurants, Resort, Interior Design & Planning, Slip-Trip-Falls, Owner-Architect & Consultant Disputes.
James Rappoport is Principal at Daroff Design, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in 1973. The firm specializes in ground-up, renovation, and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, retail and shopping facilities, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally. Mr. Rappoport has provided technical consultation analysis, expert witness reports, opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, depositions, mediation and alternative dispute resolution presentations, testimony and pre-trial support in more than 250 legal cases, for both defendants’ and plaintiffs’ legal teams. Each of the matters Mr. Rappoport has collaborated on have settled before trial. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles. He has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the Amer...

Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED AP G. Peter Vander Heide, AIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Construction Defects Expert Witness, Architecture Expert Witness - stucco, building envelope, architecture, ADA, moisture intrusion, WUFI analysis, space frames, stairways, windows, building codes, roofing, delay claims, vapor barriers, air barriers, slip trip & fall, OSHA
Mr. Vander Heide is a practicing architect, registered in MI, PA & NJ. First registration was in MI in 1974. His career has included: full time work for a structural systems (space-frames) manufacturer, doing project engineering and later management; management of a hundred person architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design firm; capital budgeting and owner led improvements of city government buildings; and the independent practice of architecture. Direct hands on experience includes construction inspections across North America, CADD contract documents, 3D computer modeling and animations. Management experience includes capital budgeting, project management and firm management. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee E:06 Performance of Buildings. He can bring building sciences to the table, as he has attended many WUFI advanced seminars and RCI conventions.. He started expert witness work in 2004 and has been a player in cases from ADA to trip and fall...

Tony DiNicola, AIA, RID, APA, LEED Green Associate TONY DiNICOLA ARCHITECT

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture Expert Witness, Slip Trip & Fall Expert Witness - Forensic Architecture, Architectural Design, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Accessibility Design, ADA, ANSI A117.1, 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 thirty five 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. BUILD...

Michael R. Parkinson, AIA, NCARB, ABA Associate Parkinson Forensics, PLLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Standard of Care, Moisture Intrusion, Leaks, Building Codes Roofs, Exterior Walls, Vapor and Air Barriers, Errors and Omissions, AIA Contracts, Slip and Fall, Construction Defects, Design Errors
I have over thirty-three years of experience as a Licensed Architect practicing in building design, developing documents and construction administration. I am an expert in the architectural process, architectural construction administration, building codes, site safety and design professional liability. My expertise includes design and construction documents, detailing in a wide variety of exterior and interior building materials, as well as construction techniques, cost estimating and specifications. My proficiency includes: construction deficits, water mitigation/infiltration issues, building envelope and system defects and design errors and omissions. I have extensive experience in Project Management and Construction Administration in a variety of building types including: Healthcare Facilities, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Commercial, Radio and Television Broadcast, Public Facilities and Office space. Additional Information 2,000 Character Maximum (usual...
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