Top Defect Experts
Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) is one of the most highly regarded construction defect expert firms in the Western United States. We have expertise in premature failure, design standard of care issues, trade level expertise in roofing, waterproofing (below and above grade) curtain wall and glazing, structural issues, HVAC issues, plumbing issues, delay claims, and change order disputes.
|Our forensic expertise includes:|
Building Envelope Systems
Construction Standard of Care
Architectural Standard of Care
We have in-house forensic experts including: Registered Roof Consultants (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultants (RWC), architects, structural, civil and mechanical engineers; contractors and sub-contractors. Our experts have represented owners, contractors, and material manufacturers in hundreds of cases. Typical clients for expert witness work include:
- Condominium and Multi-Family Residential
- Local and Federal Government
- Commercial and Industrial Buildings
- Hospital and Healthcare Facilities
- Hospitality and Resort Properties
We have some of the most sophisticated non-destructive tools in the business to analyze structures such as, portable x-ray technology, Infra-red camera, x-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF), Nuclear Troxler moisture gauge, Electronic Leak Detection, and other capacitance and conductance based moisture measuring gauges. We also have technicians that perform industry standard water tests per ASTM and AAMA protocol.
Note: The Statutes of Limitations for bringing a lawsuit is a very convoluted issue and dependent upon the facts of each case and the state that the property is located. As a general rule, in most states you have 10 years from the time the construction took place, however, you have three years after discovery of a defective condition to file a lawsuit. Washington State and some other parts of the country have very different law regarding Statutes of Limitations. In the event you are aware of water leaks, staining, mold or other water related conditions in your home, it is strongly recommended that you consult with your attorney to discuss the applicable Statutes of Limitations.