Criterium-Bennett Engineers' expertise in building systems is often requested when clients need someone to determine the cause and origin of a failure, determine how best to remedy the problem, develop estimates and contract documents, manage the repair, and provide court testimony. We do not decide whether defects are covered by insurance but render an opinion as to what caused the problem and what can be done about it.
Typical defects relate to:
Site and Structure- e.g. subsidence, cracking, drainage problems, water penetration
Mechanical Systems - e.g. comfort concerns, indoor air quality, energy costs
Electrical Systems - e.g. capacity, safety
Our initial report documents our findings and will provide opinions as to the suspected cause. Additional investigation may be required, or a design repair may need to be produced. Expert witness services are also available.