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The Anatomy of ‘Forensic Litigation’ Estimating ASPE June 2022

Sign up to join AVELAR’s Senior Construction Consultant Antony Mills speak at the American Society of Professional Estimators June meeting on June 29th, 2022 12p-1pm.

Meagan Svendsen Announcement

We are excited to announce that our director Meagan Svendsen has been elected as President of Westcon Construction Consultants Board of Directors. This is a proud moment for us and Meagan. The Westcon organization is a non-profit association of expert construction consultants with diverse backgrounds promoting

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

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