Professional Liability Expert Consulting

IEI offers considerable skills in design errors & omissions consulting

IEI’s professional liability expert consulting includes reviewing and analyzing the design work of HVAC, plumbing, energy management, piping and control systems. With experience in design, engineering and construction, our design errors and omissions consultants determine whether or not the designer met the standard of care.

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Who Hires Us

Our design errors and omissions consultants are often retained by law firms, insurance companies, contractors, facility owners, associations and design professionals. We perform calculations, site inspections and review the records that relate to the design of the project specifications or in design administration. Allegations of errors in design administration may include decisions or guidance provided by representatives of the design professionals during construction.

Design Errors & Omissions Claims

Design errors and omission claims may result from allegations of inadequate performance of a building system, process or product; or from injury, property damage or fire. Construction contract disputes, in the form of claims for additional compensation, often contain elements related to the quality or timeliness of the design documents or administration by the design professional.

We Investigate Design Build

With design build, where the contractor performs the design and construction, there may be less or no detail in the plans and specifications. The as-built construction may be the only evidence of the design and the only basis available to determine if the design was done properly or not. For these engagements, IEI professional liability experts will inspect the project or review records or other information that document the as-built conditions.

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We Help Settle Design Related Disputes

Disputes also arise during construction, which provide another demand for professional liability experts and consultants. For example, when system performance or failure problems are discovered during start-up or commissioning, the contractors and designers are often at odds. The designer may point a finger at the contractor and the contractor may blame the designer. In this case, Ivey Engineering is often retained by a neutral party to determine the cause of the problem, which party is at fault and how to remedy the problem. This sometimes results in a follow-up engagement to provide design documents (plans and specifications) and construction administration to repair the system or building.

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