Finding the right expert to evaluate the design of a defective construction project is critical to a successful resolution. Envista's experts have worked on construction projects across the globe, across all markets and industry sectors, including infrastructure, commercial, energy, marine, and residential. By evaluating and reviewing loss details, we assemble the best team with the right experts, based on the specifics of the matter at hand. No project is the same, and Envista approaches each case based on its own merits.
Construction Defect Claims
First and foremost, we are subject matter experts, and we understand the importance of having the best expert from the onset. Envista's experts have backgrounds from all facets of engineering and construction. Whether the loss is a deficiency resulting from poor engineering design, means and methods of installation, building material selection, sequencing, the standard of care, building code interpretation, construction accidents, or maintenance and operation, Envista's construction defect experts are experienced in managing all stages of the investigation. We can respond rapidly to requests, assemble a multi-disciplinary team of experts with requisite experience, provide a prompt initial site inspection and relevant expert opinions, evaluate causation and liability, and give support throughout litigation including expert witness testimony.
The global team of experts at Envista Forensics is dedicated to being impartial, and accurately and cost-effectively documenting and presenting the facts. With our experts' ability to collaborate with peers across various continents, there is never a shortage of industry-leading experts to ensure the opinions we provide our clients are valid, accurate, and complete.
Construction Defect Experts
Envista's experts have a vast amount of experience with various specialities including forensic engineering, design, geotechnical, mechanical and electrical investigations, and building systems. They have tangible real-world experience with the construction process, from conception and design to construction and completion, and allegations of defective construction that follow. Our experts have designed, constructed, and done forensic evaluations of thousands of construction matters of all sizes and scopes, from small, single-family residential developments to complex, billion-dollar projects.
Certainty comes from more than a report, and our experts know that.
We offer comprehensive evaluations, reporting, and consultation to help clients understand allegations from varying perspectives of damage, causation, liability, and allocation. Moreover, we help educate our clients as to the basis of allegations, the cause of damage or failures, what could have prevented them, who was responsible, and guidance on the next steps. We walk clients through the process with clear communication, complete analyses, and explanations and findings. When the matter moves to litigation, the same experienced experts can provide support through the litigation process, serving as your testifying expert through mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, and/or deposition and trial. Our extensive client portfolio and retention on assignments make us a leader in this field.
We employ the best in the industry, with construction defect services in:
- Architectural/design review and analysis
- Building envelope analysis
- Damage assessment/evaluation
- Drone investigation
- Errors & omissions/design deficiencies
- Geotechnical/soils evaluation
- Means and methods in construction
- MEP building systems
- Utility system evaluation
- Building consulting/cost estimating
- Code compliance assessment (all disciplines)
- Destructive testing and laboratory analysis
- Equipment loss consulting
- Fire protection engineering
- Material defect/metallurgical analysis
- Mechanical/electrical system analyses
- Origin and cause
- Standard of care
- Verification of plans/specifications