VERTEX’s forensic architects provide a wide range of services, including investigations, opining on the architect’s standard of care & assisting with construction defect matters.
VERTEX provides forensic architectural services for law firms, insurance companies, HOAs, contractors, developers, sureties, and adjusters. We have extensive experience in all building types and have worked on claims involving construction deficiencies and design deficiencies.
VERTEX’s architectural experts provide a wide range of litigation support services that include opining on the Architect’s Professional Standard of Care, performing forensic investigations of potential construction defects, and conducting ADA/Accessibility analysis. VERTEX’s expert reports are Instrumental in resolving construction-related disputes.
Construction Defect Liability Analysis
VERTEX provides architectural expertise as needed to determine the cause and origin of construction defects. Our experts opine on the parties responsible for such defects as well as provide repair recommendations and detailed cost of repair estimates for correcting defects and damages. Our team of architects provide clear and concise expert reports that are instrumental in resolving disputes involving construction deficiencies.
Building Envelope Investigations
VERTEX’s highly qualified experts conduct an analysis of building component failures, provide property condition assessments (PCAs), perform third-party building envelope reviews, and coordinate field testing on building components. We have decades of experience evaluating claims related to construction and/or design defects that result in building envelope failures.
Architectural Standard of Care Assessments
Many construction-related disputes involve assessing the quality of work performed by an architect. Our architectural experts analyze project documentation and opine on whether an architect of record met the professional standard of care. Read more about our Standard of Care services here.
Premise Liability (Slip & Falls) Assessments
VERTEX provides consulting for premise liability cases. Our experts analyze the built environment in which the accident occurred, study all relevant building codes and standards, and provides detailed reports summarizing our findings.
Our forensic architects develop reasonable repair programs and generate construction documents to address reconstruction and/or restoration improvements. If assignments also include civil and structural issues, we draw upon our engineering resources to fulfill sub-consultant roles. Moreover, VERTEX has the ability to offer design-build programs to clients that seek turnkey solutions. Lastly, we offer construction administration services throughout the duration of projects.
Other Architectural Services
Our forensic and expert architectural services are wide-ranging. In addition to the services listed above, our architectural experts also perform the following: Building Code Analysis, Analysis of Building Plans and Specifications, Infrared Thermography Surveys, Fire Resistive Construction Analysis, ADA (Accessibility) Compliance Analysis.