With backgrounds as architects, general contractors, cost estimators and code specialists — combined with extensive hands-on experience in the field — the team at RA&A is uniquely qualified to investigate, analyze and testify about deficiencies and damage to buildings of all types, and to provide the necessary services to implement repairs.

Construction Defect Investigation

The RA&A team has the comprehensive background, training and experience required to effectively investigate building defects and failures, and analyze the cause and extent of damage. Our services include:

  • Evaluation of as-built conditions to determine compliance with design and construction documentation
  • Field investigation, including visual surveys and destructive testing
  • Determination and allocation of responsibility for building component failures
  • Recommendations and estimated costs for remedial repairs
  • Clear, concise reporting which includes photographic evidence and graphic presentations that illustrate the construction defects, repair concepts and specifications
Construction repairing beam

Field investigation typically yields the underyling cause of a building defect or failure.