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Construction Defects:


  1. Inspect and document problem(s)

  2. Analyze the evidence and form conclusion(s)

  3. Define the problem(s) or defect(s), and provide solution(s)

Construction defects or substandard workmanship are issues that the majority of qualified (experienced and capable) builders try very hard to avoid as they end up costing money to correct and may reflect on their reputation.  Even the best builders will occasionally make a mistake that can lead to a construction defect.  Most qualified builders will own up to their mistakes and correct them...others won't.  I am available to help mediate and offer solutions for construction defect claims.  In extreme cases, where the builder is removed, I am available and qualified to step in and manage the project's completion.  

 

 

Unfair Trade Practices:


  1. Examine the work

  2. Provide cost estimates for construction related injury or damage

  3. Provide expert opinion on industry standard practice

If you think you've been treated unfairly, see...

 

MAINE CONSUMER LAW GUIDE  

 

Forensic Project Cost Analysis:


Forensic project cost analysis...the study and interpretation of cost evidence as it relates to a given project.

  1. Collect and analyze the evidence

  2. Analyze the evidence and form conclusions

  3. Provide expert opinion

If your construction project is based on anything other than a fixed price, lump sum agreement, and costs have exceeded the agreed budget, then you might wish to have independent look at why the project is over budget.  I have, from time to time, been called to review project costs and/ or re-cost projects to help determine why they had exceeded their respective budgets.

 

While there are many builders who are great craftsmen, unfortunately many also lack good job costing and bookkeeping skills.  Clearly there are times when a project runs over budget simply because the estimate was too low; but there are also times, for whatever the reason (too much work...to little time, inexperience, negligence, education, etc.), when there is a failure, or breakdown, in the job costing and billing system (accidental or willful) that allow labor and materials to be charged to the wrong job, billing that is not in accordance with the agreement, or other overcharges which go unnoticed.  Occasionally the problem is sufficient to warrant legal action, at which point a forensic cost analysis is recommended.  Only an experienced builder is capable of analyzing project cost evidence to uncover errors, discrepancies, and overcharges that even an experienced accountant would not be aware of.

 

 

    

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Last modified: June 13, 2011