Introduction

A building is a structure with a roof and walls that is mostly present permanently in one place. The construction process includes the planning, design and financing of the building project and continues until the building is built and ready for use.

Building construction also includes the process of adding structures to an already built property. The majority of construction jobs include small renovations to building structures such as adding an additional room or renovating a bathroom.

Builders are responsible for the day to day oversight of a construction site, management of vendors and trades, and the communication of information to all involved parties throughout the course of a building project.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in this field are essential in a wide range of cases including:

  • Construction defects
  • Building code violations
  • Construction disputes
  • Building material failures
  • Failure to meet industry standards of care
  • Breach in building contract
  • Plumbing defects
  • Failure of building construction equipment

A building expert witness may be required to perform site inspections and assessments to investigate the source of conflict, defect or code violation.

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.

Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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Construction Failures

Failure of construction is an important subject for an owner or a builder, since it involves human life and money. Structural failure may be prevented by incorporation of a proper design and use of quality materials. Workmanship is also an important factor to ensure a proper structural construction.

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Profiles of Experts in Building - General

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID7391

Structural and Civil Engineer

ID7391 is a Director and Principal engineer with over 25 years’ experience in design and delivery of structural and civil engineering projects. He provides insight and judgment that assists in guiding clients through the many decisions required to deliver a successful outcome, and he does this in a considered, collaborative manner with our clients and other consultants sharing a common goal.


  • #ID2393

Forensic and Investigative Civil Engineer

ID2393 has more than 60 years’ experience in civil engineering, building, property development and management, real estate and contract administration. He provides expert opinion on approximately 50 cases each year with about 30% as an expert witness in Courts and Tribunals.


  • #ID1429

Civil Engineer and Accident Investigator

ID1429 has an extensive background in civil engineering and accident assessment. He specialises in the evaluation of crane accidents, among other construction-based failures, and is currently the head of his own independent engineering consultancy firm.


  • #ID7654

Engineer - Hydraulic Services / Plumbing / Civil Engineer

ID7654 is a highly experienced specialist hydraulic services engineer, plumbing contractor, and civil/hydraulic services estimator with over 25 years of industry experience. His portfolio of experience includes a multitude of projects throughout Australia and the South Pacific.


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