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This page contains architecture expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on architecture and related issues. Architecture expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these architecture expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Construction Defects, Architecture, Building Codes, Construction, Building Envelope, Slip Trip & Fall, Ada, Roofing, Water Intrusion, Waterproofing, Ada Compliance, Architect, Contract Documents, Failure Analysis, and Forensic Architect.

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

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 and expert witness testimony in over two hundred (1,000) 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 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 Architects NCAR...

David J. Brotman, FAIA Sunset Consultants

Scottsdale, Arizona
Architecture, Construction - 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 fifty 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, 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 and expert witness testimony in over two hundred (1,000) 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 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 Architects NCAR...

Peter Kasavan, FAIA Kasavan Architects

Salinas, California
Architecture, Construction Defects

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

California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Construction Claims & Disputes, Fraudulent & Coercive Construction Claims, Construction Management, Defective Contract Language, Construction Defects, Change Order Entitlement, Fraudulent Change Order Practices, Sequencing of Construction Operations, Schedule Recovery, and Quality Assurance
Fred has over 38 years of domestic and International Experience, including complex projects of more than $3 billion. He carries multiple architectural licenses in ten states and several diverse certifications. Legal cases include; Antitrust Violations, Bribery, Construction Defects, Change Order Entitlement, Scheduling Impacts, Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fraudulent Claims, Foreclosure of Mechanic’s Liens, Industrial Climate Control, Labor Code Violations, Breach of Contract, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Aid and Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Conversion, Unfair Business Practices, and Federal FAA Regulations. Market Sector Experience Hotels: High Rise, Full Service Luxury Boutique, Extended Stay, Condo Hotels, & Suite Hotels Retail: Wholesale Warehousing, eCommerce, Regional Shopping Centers & Showrooms Aviation Maintenance Facilities: Service Hangars, Hydraulic Systems, ...

Tracy Myers Myers Consulting

Huntington Beach, California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, SB721, SB326
Tracy Myers is an architect with 29 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, participated in mediation and joint expert exchanges, and performed standard of care evaluations. She has served as ...

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.

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

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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, Architecture - Lighting, Illumination, Interior Lighting, Street and Area Lighting, Control Systems, Light Fixture Construction, Lighting Installations, Premises Liability Lighting, Security Lighting, Insufficient Lighting, Accident Investigation Lighting, Human Factors
My involvement in the lighting industry started in 1995. 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.

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

Westport, Connecticut
Architecture, Construction Defects - Construction Claims & Disputes, Fraudulent & Coercive Construction Claims, Construction Management, Defective Contract Language, Construction Defects, Change Order Entitlement, Fraudulent Change Order Practices, Sequencing of Construction Operations, Schedule Recovery, and Quality Assurance
Fred has over 38 years of domestic and International Experience, including complex projects of more than $3 billion. He carries multiple architectural licenses in ten states and several diverse certifications. Legal cases include; Antitrust Violations, Bribery, Construction Defects, Change Order Entitlement, Scheduling Impacts, Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fraudulent Claims, Foreclosure of Mechanic’s Liens, Industrial Climate Control, Labor Code Violations, Breach of Contract, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Aid and Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Conversion, Unfair Business Practices, and Federal FAA Regulations. Market Sector Experience Hotels: High Rise, Full Service Luxury Boutique, Extended Stay, Condo Hotels, & Suite Hotels Retail: Wholesale Warehousing, eCommerce, Regional Shopping Centers & Showrooms Aviation Maintenance Facilities: Service Hangars, Hydraulic Systems, ...

Chuck N. Schilke, JD George Washington University Business School

Washington, District Of Columbia
Real Estate, Public Health - Arbitration, Mediation, Architecture, Banking, Construction, Economics, Education, Schools, Environmental, Financial, Hotel, Restaurant, Legal, Management, Securities, Investments

David Erik Chase, AIA CHASE A+EP, pc.

West Palm Beach, Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - standard of reasonable care, construction defects, contract disputes, water intrusion, water leakage, mold, betterment, errors and omissions, copyright infringement, wrongful death, ADA Accessibility Guidelines, insurance issues, arbitration, mediation, expert witness
ARCHITECT : ARBITRATOR : MEDIATOR : EXPERT WITNESS President of CHASE A+EP, pc., & Forensic Architecture: Plaintiff and Defendant®, Mr. Chase is an Architect who was the former long-term President and CEO of the 5th largest Architectural Firm in the United States. With a Master of Science degree in Architecture from Columbia University, he has been personally responsible for approximately $1 billion of constructed projects. Since 2003, Mr. Chase has provided professional services as an experienced design/construction Expert Witness, Mediator, and Arbitrator. In his 55+ year career, this diverse professional experience regarding contract and design/construction disputes, opining in 17+ depositions for over 100 past and present case assignments in 10 states, has guided Mr. Chase in providing a cautious and unwavering commitment to factual, thorough, efficient, and reliable Expert Services. Based on this foundation of design, technical and practical building experience, he has serv...

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

Florida
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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.

William Henry, PhD RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident scene investigation, Building codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip and fall, Trip and fall, Architecture, Construction, Mold, Cruise ship, Maintenance, Assisted Living
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 ...

Mitchell M Wright, AAFS, RWC, IACT Ivy Group Consultants, Inc.

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Architecture, Engineering - Stucco, Windows, Walls, Cladding, Roofing, Waterproofing, Flashing, Building Enclosure, Forensic Architect, Building Science, Leakage, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Forensic Engineer, Testimony
Mr. Wright has been engaged in the field of Building Science and Forensic Architecture for the past 16 years, specializing in Building Envelope Science, Research and Analysis. Mr. Wright has a broad range of professional experience including Building Enclosure Consulting for Owners, Architects and Contractors, as well as Analysis and Design of the Exterior Building Envelope, Numerical and Hygrothermal analysis of Thermal and Moisture Transport through building materials and structures, and Microscopic Analysis of paints, coatings and other building materials. Mr. Wright also has experience in claims related Building Design and Construction defects. He has provided expert witness services and testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants, in numerous cases throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Wright is a IIBEC Registered Waterproofing Consultant, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Building Enclosure Council. In 2015, Mr. Wright was elected to the American Acade...

Peter Combs Combs & Associates

White (Atlanta), Georgia
Architecture, Construction - 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 constructio...

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 over 25 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).

Mitchell M Wright, AAFS, RWC, IACT Ivy Group Consultants, Inc.

Georgia
Architecture, Engineering - Stucco, Windows, Walls, Cladding, Roofing, Waterproofing, Flashing, Building Enclosure, Forensic Architect, Building Science, Leakage, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Forensic Engineer, Testimony
Mr. Wright has been engaged in the field of Building Science and Forensic Architecture for the past 16 years, specializing in Building Envelope Science, Research and Analysis. Mr. Wright has a broad range of professional experience including Building Enclosure Consulting for Owners, Architects and Contractors, as well as Analysis and Design of the Exterior Building Envelope, Numerical and Hygrothermal analysis of Thermal and Moisture Transport through building materials and structures, and Microscopic Analysis of paints, coatings and other building materials. Mr. Wright also has experience in claims related Building Design and Construction defects. He has provided expert witness services and testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants, in numerous cases throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Wright is a IIBEC Registered Waterproofing Consultant, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Building Enclosure Council. In 2015, Mr. Wright was elected to the American Acade...

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

Wauconda, Illinois
Real Estate, Architecture - Premises liability, Pedestrian-vehicle accidents, Problem property, Design satisfaction, Public space, Public forum, Architectural copyright, Trade dress, Human factors - perception and cognition,
Doctor Brown's work on the effects of built environments on human movement has resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients in over 90% of the more than 50 cases on which he has been involved. His spatial network methodology addresses how human cognition handles spatial complexity to reveal and quantify underlying spatial patterns. The American Real Estate Society gave him awards for his manuscripts showing its research applications. It's been successfully reviewed in court for Daubert compliance. He's provided expert witness services on First Amendment public forum disputes, eminent domain access takings, premises liability cases into eight figures and the largest architectural copyright infringement cases in the US. His consulting services focus on reviving problem malls, main street redevelopment, problem urban public space and parks, peddling and vending, historic public buildings and places, office and health care workplaces, architectural design competitions and regenerati...

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...

Jonathan Stern, MBA, M.Arch, LEEP AP, PMP Cornerstone Real Estate Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Real Estate, Financial - banking, financial analysis, underwriting, asset management, debt, equity, real property, valuation, development, construction, architecture
Jonathan Stern is an expert in real estate financial analysis, economic feasibility, and development planning - having worked and consulted on projects valued at up to $500 million for global developers, private investors, Fortune 500 companies, national financial institutions and public agencies. Mr. Stern has worked as a commercial real estate loan officer with Bank of America, real estate strategist at global architecture and engineering firms, and capital projects manager for the U.S. Federal government. Mr. Stern has dual MBA / Master of Architecture degrees from Washington University (in St. Louis) and is uniquely positioned to opine and advise clients on matters relating to the development feasibility of real estate projects, as well as the economic impacts, financing, investment returns and industry standards. Notably, Mr. Stern provided expert witness services and testimony to nationally renowned DC-based law firm Covington & Burling, in 2018 and 2019, providing expert...

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

Timothy M. Barrett Barco Consulting, Inc.

Millington, New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - Roofing, Waterproofing, Moisture Protection, Green Roofs, Vegetative Roofs, Leak Tracing, Flat Roofs, Plaza Decks, Roofing Forensics, Roofing Material Science, Metal Roofs, Parking Decks

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

Chester, New Jersey
Architecture, Construction Defects - 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 twelve states (NY, NJ, PA, TX, FL, RI, MD, VA, VT, OH, NC 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 ...

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

New Jersey
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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...

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

New York
Architecture, Construction Defects - Construction Claims & Disputes, Fraudulent & Coercive Construction Claims, Construction Management, Defective Contract Language, Construction Defects, Change Order Entitlement, Fraudulent Change Order Practices, Sequencing of Construction Operations, Schedule Recovery, and Quality Assurance
Fred has over 38 years of domestic and International Experience, including complex projects of more than $3 billion. He carries multiple architectural licenses in ten states and several diverse certifications. Legal cases include; Antitrust Violations, Bribery, Construction Defects, Change Order Entitlement, Scheduling Impacts, Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fraudulent Claims, Foreclosure of Mechanic’s Liens, Industrial Climate Control, Labor Code Violations, Breach of Contract, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Aid and Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Conversion, Unfair Business Practices, and Federal FAA Regulations. Market Sector Experience Hotels: High Rise, Full Service Luxury Boutique, Extended Stay, Condo Hotels, & Suite Hotels Retail: Wholesale Warehousing, eCommerce, Regional Shopping Centers & Showrooms Aviation Maintenance Facilities: Service Hangars, Hydraulic Systems, ...

John Mclean, RA, NCARB John Mclean Architect

White Plains, New York
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architectural Practice-Standard of Care, Zoning Regulations, Building Laws-Codes, Building Design/Engineering, Architectural Standards, Building/Site Planning,ADAAG Compliance, Construction Disputes/Claims, Building Exteriors/Envelopes, Reference Standards, Fire-rated Assemblies, Building Science
JOHN MCLEAN ARCHITECT See complete professional history including projects, lectures, exhibitions and awards at: https://johnmcleanarchitect.com/architect-mclean.htm CREDENTIALS Architect: Practice registered in New York; Licenses have been issued by NY, NJ, PA, IL, CT, LA, & Israel ■ Board Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) EXPERT TESTIMONY Forty-five years of design experience as a practicing architect and industrial designer enhances the depth and authority of Mclean’s testimony. Has prepared and presented architectural testimony regarding design, construction, professional practice, land use and zoning on behalf of architects, property and building owners, developers, civic groups, and home owners. The standard of care exercised in the practice of architecture ■ Architect as fiduciary ■ Architectural design and constructability claims ■ Construction disputes ■ Contracts for construction ■ Professional practice and what constitutes the il...

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Construction Defects - Architect, ADA compliance, Zoning, Building code analysis, Building product liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Construction defects, Building envelope, Building materials, Construction accidents, Building demolition, Fire damage, Water damage, Structure collapse, Building personal injury
I am a registered Architect in business for 29+ years in Philadelphia with experience in both residential and commercial building design. I have extensive experience in all aspects of the architectural profession that includes new construction, rehab projects, fire damage, moisture problems, ADA compliance, zoning and land use, building code analysis, building material specifications, energy compliance, and on-site problem solving during construction. I received 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. I have Architect licenses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware having vast experience and knowledge of the architectural profession, with the expertise and qualifications to speak with integrity and proficiency in all aspects of building design and construction. I have education training as an expert witness and I am a...

James Rappoport, AIA-NCARB Daroff Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architecture, Slip Trip & Fall - 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, Architecture - 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 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...

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

Texas
Construction Defects, Architecture - 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.

William F. Ikerd, PE IKERD Consulting, LLC

Denton, 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, 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.

Mitchell M Wright, AAFS, RWC, IACT Ivy Group Consultants, Inc.

U.S. Virgin Islands
Architecture, Engineering - Stucco, Windows, Walls, Cladding, Roofing, Waterproofing, Flashing, Building Enclosure, Forensic Architect, Building Science, Leakage, Construction Defects, Design Defects, Forensic Engineer, Testimony
Mr. Wright has been engaged in the field of Building Science and Forensic Architecture for the past 16 years, specializing in Building Envelope Science, Research and Analysis. Mr. Wright has a broad range of professional experience including Building Enclosure Consulting for Owners, Architects and Contractors, as well as Analysis and Design of the Exterior Building Envelope, Numerical and Hygrothermal analysis of Thermal and Moisture Transport through building materials and structures, and Microscopic Analysis of paints, coatings and other building materials. Mr. Wright also has experience in claims related Building Design and Construction defects. He has provided expert witness services and testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants, in numerous cases throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Wright is a IIBEC Registered Waterproofing Consultant, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Building Enclosure Council. In 2015, Mr. Wright was elected to the American Acade...

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...
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