VERTEX was retained to provide a defense response to plaintiff claims regarding manufacturing deficiencies and alleged defective construction at a multi-family residential development located in Aspen, Colorado. This project consists of 16 buildings with 84 residential units, as well as a clubhouse and other common area amenities. VERTEX performed site inspections, analyzed the plaintiff claim report, reviewed construction documents and contracts, estimated the cost to repair based on both plaintiff’s scope of work and proposed defense’s scope, and summarized the findings for the defense response. VERTEX’s building envelope and structural expertise were utilized to determine which of the plaintiff’s claimed issues necessitated repairs, and then provided cost-effective ways of making such repairs. VERTEX’s detailed analysis and backup documentation provided the client with clear and concise responses to Plaintiff’s alleged claims.
Due to VERTEX’s experienced staff of engineers, as well as, our comprehensive estimating process the client was able to reach a settlement that was in their favor. Additionally, VERTEX’s experience with providing testimony proved extremely beneficial, as complex issues were described by VERTEX experts in clear and concise ways in deposition. VERTEX’s defense response and cost of repair estimate contributed to the case settling for millions below the total amount claimed by Plaintiff.