Insurance policies may or may not cover all your damages from a storm like a hurricane. In general, for residential policies, most policies cover damages caused by high winds, such as damaged roofing shingles, broken windows, water entering damaged building components, or damage from toppled trees.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
For owners and Property Managers, one of the most difficult aspects of construction disputes is the mismatch between what the owner wanted and what the architect or contractor delivered. It is especially troublesome when a review of the project reveals that the problem could have been avoided with clear communication about the owner’s goals for the project. Because of the problems that arise when the owner’s objectives are not met, the most important role of the owner’s representative is to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are clear.
Great expert witnesses are a critical part of a construction defect litigation team from start to finish. They can make or break your case, so it is critical to work with an expert who understands the technical side of the case and who can communicate clearly and objectively with all parties involved.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Documents tell powerful stories in construction defect litigation—from small, straightforward cases with a few hundred documents to highly complex cases with thousands of files and millions of pages. Attorneys working with these documents need a manageable way to cull, store, search, and review them. Some systems of document management are cumbersome and expensive while others are not robust enough. How do you choose the best document management system for your needs?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Expert witnesses are a critical part of construction defect cases, whether the outcome of a case is determined through a trial or arbitration. Attorneys rely heavily on expert witnesses to support them in understanding the facts of the case, the cause of the defect, and what is required to repair the defect.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
New senior control systems and mechanical engineer joins CCA’s single-source solution team in the Engineering, Catastrophe Response, Litigation Support, and Construction Consulting practice
CCA, the leader in single-source solution for architectural, engineering, construction consulting, and environmental-related problems, welcomes a strategic new hire to its New England based team. Tom Stachowski, P.E., joins the firm from a world-wide conglomerate focused on energy technologies, real-time automation, software, and services for homes, data centers, infrastructure, and industries. He served as global engineering manager for a data center solutions team and managed many engineers and designers around the world. In this new role, Stachowski will enable CCA to better serve mission critical facilities, including data centers, addressing their mechanical and control systems issues, construction related projects, troubled project turnaround, forensics, and litigation support.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Owners have a lot of responsibility when it comes to design and construction—it is their money on the line while they turn to teams of experts to design and build the project. They are the ones who feel the brunt of any problems, which unfortunately abound in the construction industry. Despite awareness of the issues, the industry has not changed much in recent years.
McKinsey's research shows that construction projects typically take 20 percent longer to finish than the original schedule, can be up to 80 percent over budget, and frequently result in litigation.
Mediation and arbitration are two types of alternative dispute resolution that are often confused. Both are options for sorting out conflicts in construction defect cases, usually without having to involve a court of law. It is helpful to understand the differences between mediation and arbitration to decide which is most appropriate for a particular situation.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]