As experts in construction management, Interface Consulting evaluates and analyzes a wide array of design and construction problems, including construction defects. Despite the best laid plans, construction defects typically occur. Interface Consulting has a long history of evaluating and analyzing construction defects for all parties involved in the construction process including, but not limited to, the following:
- Owners and developers
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Architects, designers, and engineers
- Vendors and material suppliers
- Insurance and bonding companies
- Banks and lending institutions
- Government and municipal agencies
Design and construction defects can and do occur due to a variety of problems, including the following:
- The owner chooses materials or hardware or provides owner-furnished material, which is not sufficient for the purpose intended.
- The architect/engineer specifies the incorrect material, or fails to specify the materials to be used.
- The contractor’s quality control and workmanship is poor or the contractor didn’t follow the proper construction/installation guidelines.
- The contractor/subcontractor uses substandard materials in an effort to reduce costs.
- The material supplier’s product is insufficient or defective.
All of the above, as well as many other design and construction defects, can lead to issues such as cosmetic defects, water intrusion/water infiltration, mold, structural instability, excessive foundation movement, code violations, etc. These can result in problems during construction, as well as claims and disputes after the project is completed.