Introduction

Building and construction engineering involves the design, planning, construction, and management of buildings and structures. This field combines engineering principles with building construction to create structurally sound, functional and aesthetically pleasing structures.

Constructing a building is a large project that requires a great quantity of employees, equipment and materials. These projects include the design, financial management, and planning of the safety and maintenance of all aspects of the project.

There are specific building and construction standards that must be adhered to when carrying out construction activities, the violation of which could lead to legal matters.

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 the field of building and construction engineering are essential in cases involving construction management, renovations, engineering management, general contracting, project management and safety engineering.

These experts may be required to provide expert opinion regarding construction defects within a building. Other cases where expert opinion might be required may be in relation to contract disputes, construction contracts or violations of industry standards.

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
Relevant Articles The role of the expert witness in construction disputes

This article discusses the importance of the expert witness in construction disputes between a building′s owner and the contractor and engineer. It concludes that the expert witness should have the ability to advise the client and should leave the team if the evidence cannot assist the client.

Expert evidence and construction claims

This article discusses how the selection and management of experts should be an essential strategic consideration for parties likely to be involved in construction disputes.

Relevant Cases Parkview Constructions Pty Ltd v Abrahim [2013] NSWCA 460

Mr Abrahim was injured while working as a painter on a building site on which a large residential complex was being constructed. A civil and construction engineer gave evidence regarding industry standards and practices.

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Profiles of Experts in Engineering - Building and construction

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.


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