Forensic Architecture Services

Intrusive testing for Forensic Architecture Services by Fiebig Architecture

Forensic Architecture Services

Fiebig Architecture, PLLC provides thorough forensic architecture analysis to assist in the evaluation of problematic buildings and sites.

Our team has extensive experience providing testing, analysis and review of the causes and effects of construction defects. We provide detailed documentation and expert witness testimony for homeowners, property owners, contractors, architects, design professionals and others involved in legal cases where there is a need to prove the who, what, when and why behind the issue.

Construction Defect Identification and Mitigation Plan Experts

The team at Fiebig Architecture possesses in-depth knowledge of building design, code compliance and construction methods. We consult with both plaintiff and defense attorneys to provide litigation support where warranted by the facts of the case.

Detailed Documentation and Reliable Expert Witness Testimony

We back up our forensic services with detailed reporting, including photographic and written documentation. In addition to experience as an active architecture firm, our team includes EIFS and stucco siding experts and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.

Forensic Architecture Services

  • Intrusive and Performance Testing
  • Premises Liability Investigation
  • Standard of Care Analysis
  • Specific Building Component Analysis
  • Building Envelope Assessment
  • Peer Review and Expert Witness

Forensic Projects

Alleged Unsafe Stair

Alleged Unsafe Stair

Fiebig Architecture was hired to determine if a stair run upon which a person tripped and fell was constructed in a code-compliant manner.

Intrusive testing of wall failure

Missing Void Forms

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…

concrete landing without railing cause of slip and fall injury

Slip and Fall on Concrete Landing

Expert Opinion During the course of our investigation, we used a combination of historical photos as well as an inspection of the current premises. Our documentation concluded that the property owner’s failures to comply with the jurisdiction’s property maintenance code contributed to a dangerous and unsafe condition that caused the fall and resultant injuries.