Project experience includes large custom residences, single-family homes, multi-family housing, educational and academic facilities, resort hotels and casinos, non-gaming hotels, commercial office buildings, retail shopping centers, community libraries, governmental and institutional buildings, athletic facilities, warehousing, churches, and correctional facilities. Brian has extensive experience in all types of construction. He has designed single-family detached housing and multi-family attached housing, in varying degrees of density, and in low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise configurations. He has designed many different types of professional, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings including; office buildings, multi-story shells, and tenant improvements. He has been involved in the planning and design of resort hotels, casinos, restaurants, and retail stores.
As a designated architectural expert, he provides a professional level of expertise with regard to the principals of design, Standard of Care, code compliance, and in-place construction. He also provides interpretive documentation of state and local building code criteria, ADA/Fair Housing accessibility compliance, and mechanism of failure of building components. Brian has a working knowledge of the mechanics of materials and failure diagnosis. He also has experience in contract documentation, including specifications, details of construction, AIA standard forms of agreement and general conditions of contracts. He is knowledgeable in the construction sequencing, systems interface and project closeout criteria. Brian has background and experience in forensic analysis, preparation of repair methodologies and recommendations, and the cost of repair associated with remediation of construction defects. He prepares detailed technical analyses of findings, interpretive causation, and appropriate repair scope.
Brian has experience in contract documentation, including specifications, details of construction, AIA standard forms of agreement and general conditions of contracts. He has background and experience in forensic analysis and premise liability investigation;
Brian has specialized experience in construction defect litigation. He has directed and participated in all types of inspection protocols and documentation of latent conditions. He has prepared assessment and evaluation reports with appropriate support documentation, alternate repair methodologies, and product evaluations. Brian has attended mediations and provided expert testimony.
Brian also has specialized experience Property Loss investigations including hail, wind, ice and snow damage to roofing systems, hail damage to air conditioning units, water intrusion and resultant damage, and glazing systems failures. He has participated in the Insurance Appraisal process and has directed and participated in all types of inspection protocols and documentation of latent conditions. He has prepared assessment and evaluation reports with appropriate support documentation, alternate repair methodologies, and product evaluations.
“Brian brings to us a high level of expertise in the principles of design, Standard of Care, Code Compliance, and in-place construction systems. His successful design background, combined with his track record in forensic analysis and litigation support, positions him to address virtually any architectural issue surrounding the design of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.”
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Master of Architecture – Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
B.S. Finance – Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Council of Arch. Registration Boards - Certification
American Institute of Architecture – Member
English XL Certified Tribometrist
Construction Defect Claims and Litigation Support, defect analysis and repair options, fault apportionment analysis, expert witness, mediation, deposition and trial testimony. Over 3,000 residential units evaluated, also commercial properties;
Construction Claims, Condition Assessment, Dispute Resolution, RFI and Change Order review and analysis, Standard of Care evaluation, Contract Compliance analysis;
Cause and Origin site inspections, photography, and written expert reports;
Property Loss Claims and Catastrophe Loss due to weather events such as hail, heavy rain, high winds, snow, and ice;
Property Loss Claims involving damage to roofing systems including 3-tab asphalt shingles, laminated asphalt shingles, wood shakes, clay and concrete tile, built-up roofing, tar and gravel built-up roofing, modified bitumen membranes, mineral surface roll roofing, TPO and PVC membranes, SPF roofing, standing seam metal roofing, and copper roofing;
Property Loss Claims involving damage to wall assemblies such as stucco, EIFS, and wood siding), skylights, windows and glazing, and HVAC units;
Property Loss Claims involving water intrusion through walls, windows and glazing assemblies, water damage to structural wood framing, hardwood flooring, suspended acoustical ceilings, and equipment and furnishings;
Premise Liability, construction related injuries, slip/trip and fall, slip-resistance testing, English XL Certified Tribometrist;
Current experience with the Appraisal Process in resolving claim disputes;
Architectural Design Review, Architectural Standard of Care Evaluation, Building Code and Standards Compliance Analysis, and ADA/Fair Housing accessibility compliance.
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We specialize in helping attorneys & insurance companies in expert witness testimony, mediation, arbitration, & deposition for construction defect cases, estimates, insurance claims, appraisal & umpire services in commercial & residential construction.
We are a national expert witness firm with offices in Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan, New Jersey and Connecticut.
We have experts in general construction, plumbing, engineering, OSHA and architecture and cover the spectrum of construction defect dispute resolution, insurance claim disputes, estimates, OSHA violations, and just about every aspect in between.