We all find ourselves in legal disputes from time to time. When this happens, the aggrieved party hopefully still has a good business relationship with the other party(ies) who were involved, and can also rely on discussion, a warranty, or a contract, for example, to resolve the matter, but we typically retain an attorney; hopefully one who specializes in the particular issue.
In addition to their legal expertise and possible skills in some technical specialty, attorneys often retain professionals who can expertly address subtleties of the dispute. An architect or engineer is the right person to evaluate structural design and aesthetic issues, among others. As a professional remodeler with a unique academic background and skills, The Artisans Group can address: general construction issues and techniques; applications of products & materials; project management, estimating, planning, and risk management; safe demolition; damage evaluation, and rules and regulations. As a result, we can effectively document standards of practice that will show that the "contractor" did actually perform professionally, or perhaps, that he failed to comply with the architect's specifications.
Depending, of course, on the issues at hand, your construction expert should: examine all construction documents, relevant building code, and land use law; perform a thorough site visit; be/become familiar with products' manufacturers' specifications; review facts of the case versus any regulatory agencies. This is only a sample of the factors that the expert should review. The expert's agreement may include a report, court appearances and/or depositions, and require a fee for each.
Presumably, our legal colleagues would agree that we cannot absolutely prevent legal problems, but we can reduce the risk of landing in a construction dispute:
Wayne Baruch, is a skilled and accomplished Designer, Craftsman, and Project Manager with a long track record of successful on-time, on-budget completion that achieves win-win client and vendor relationships. His company, Artisans Group, LLC, is a full-service Remodeler that specializes in Older Buildings (from the late 1700's), Repairing Structural, Bug and Water Damage.
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