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Water 101 – Contractor’s Introduction to the Properties of Water

Senior Principal Lonnie Haughton presents this introduction of fundamental ‘real-world’ aspects of the properties of water.

The Perils of Poor Rim Joist Closure Construction

Despite widespread recognition by modern designers and consultants of the importance of “air barriers”, our firm continues to see litigation claims….

Exceeding the Bounds of Expert Reason and Credibility – Case Studies

In construction defects litigation, opposing parties often present widely divergent assessments of the nature, cause, and extent of purported deficiencies.

Below-Grade Waterproofing Failures – Case Study

In order to highlight fundamental design and construction errors, this paper briefly reviews our firm’s litigation-related evaluation of below-grade waterproofing

Tiled Shower Walls Are Comparable to Clad Exterior Walls

In many ways, ceramic-tiled shower walls can be investigated and evaluated in the same manner as clad exterior walls. Both rainwater and plumbed interior water have the same

Case Study: “Value-Engineered” Waterproofing Errors

In theory, “value engineering” should embody a multidisciplinary application of technical knowledge, specialized expertise, and common sense directed at identifying and

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