Leaky Buildings

BUILDING INVESTIGATION

We have extensive experience in providing investigation services of buildings suffering from construction related defects and “leaky buildings”. This experience ranges from single storey houses to multi storey complexes, and commercial, industrial and educational buildings.

We can produce a range of reports to suit your requirements.

In the case of a potential legal claim, we will produce a full report showing both the cause of and the damage associated with the defects. This document will form the basis of our expert role in any legal claim.

Where the building is not subject to a legal claim, we will conduct an investigation to assess the extent of damage in order to advise on the scope of repair works that are necessary. This information can be used to form estimated construction costs at an early stage.

We have been engaged by claimants on claims up to the value of $25,000,000 and have stood as Expert Witness in High Court. We are recognised building experts in this field.

EXPERT WITNESS

We are widely respected and experienced in providing accurate technical reports on defective and leaky buildings. Where these matters proceed to a legal claim we assist legal counsel and prepare briefs of evidence.

We have appeared in the High Court, and at Mediations, Judicial Settlement Conferences, Weathertight Homes Tribunal and Adjudications on some of the most significant recent leaky building claims including:

– The Nautilus (hyperlink to judgement)

– Spencer on Byron

– Fleet Street (hyperlink to judgement)

– St Pauls Apartments

We have investigated and assisted legal counsel on a wide range of buildings from single level houses, highly complex multi storey properties, commercial buildings, institutional buildings and high rise construction.

DESIGN SOLUTIONS

We can lead your remedial and new build architectural design solutions.

– Consented drawings
– Tender and Analysis
– Contract Negotiation
– Contract Administration
– QA Inspections and sign off

If your project requires it, we will work with Project Managers to help reduce overall construction costs.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

When utilising our design services, we can be appointed as Engineer to the Contract for the construction works. This is an independent role where we work for fair execution of the contract and have no bias to either party involved within the contract. As part of this role, we will advise you on areas of building quality, project cost and time.