Architectural Engineering Expert Witnesses

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Architectural engineering expert witness candidates are typically professional engineers with degrees in archetectural engineering and backgrounds and expertise in structural engineering, construction, and civil engineering. Cahn Litigation Services has been approached by numerous clients to locate expert witnesses, on behalf of either the plaintiff or defendant, that can support architectural engineering matters. Most often the expert witness chosen is member of industry organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Illuminating Engineering Society (IENSA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and/or the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

An architectural engineer uses scientific knowledge and technology to design buildings. The structural safety of buildings and the quality of the air inside of them are designed by architectural engineers. Architectural engineers work closely with architect teams, structural engineer teams, civil engineer teams, and construction teams, and are responsible for the overall planning, design, construction and operation, environmental systems (i.e., HVAC, plumbing, lighting, fire protection, acoustics), structural systems, and building materials.

Projects that require the expertise of an architectural engineer include building reconstruction, forensic engineering, or construction defect cases. Equipped with specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, corrosion, ventilation, mold, suspended ceilings, interior partitions and structural issues, architectural engineers are sought after for construction ethics issues, civil court litigation, contract disputes, product liability cases, warranty disputes, and related regulatory issues.

Litigation support by an architectural expert witness could include an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an architectural engineer with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a qualified expert for pre-litigation consultant work.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Architectural Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Architectural Engineering landscape.