Alleged Unsafe Stair
Trip and Fall on a Stair in Commercial Loading Area
Fiebig Architecture was hired to determine if a stair run upon which a person tripped and fell was constructed in a code-compliant manner.
Stair runs and their associated elements (risers, treads, handrails, landings, etc.) are all regulated by the building codes. Upon measuring and documenting the subject stair run, Fiebig Architecture concluded the stairs were built in conformance with the applicable codes, and were not the cause of the person’s trip and fall.
Fiebig Architecture was hired to determine the cause of water intrusion in a wood-framed commercial building with widespread leaks.
Fiebig Architecture investigated the brick anchoring on a commercial building suffering from widespread brick veneer cracking.
Expert Opinion Although the geotechnical report required 10-inch void forms under the concrete structural grade beams, no such voids were included in the architectural plan or actual construction. When non-compliant foundation drainage left the surrounding soils saturated, the resultant heaving pushed the grade beams from below. This pressure caused splitting of the concrete tilt-up walls…
Fiebig Architecture was retained to perform a construction defect investigation when a school building suffered leaks and interior moisture damage.