Litigation Support & Expert Testimony

Construction claims are complex. This complexity requires finesse in breaking down an elaborate subject matter into easy-to-understand facts so that a jury will be able make an informed decision. We have provided our expertise on a variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Construction Claims and Defects
  • First Party Insurance Claims
  • Contractor Licensing
  • OSHA
  • Contractor Standard of Care
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Exterior Building Envelopes
  • Water Intrusion
  • Roofing Systems
  • Building Codes
  • Job Cost Analysis

Construction Claims and Defects

Construction defects are defined as a deficiency in, or a deficiency arising out of, the design, specifications, surveying, planning, supervision, observation of construction, or construction, repair, alteration, or remodeling of real property resulting from (a) Defective material, products, or components used in the construction or remodeling; (b) A violation of the applicable codes in effect at the time of construction or remodeling; (c) A failure of the design of real property to meet the applicable professional standards of care at the time of governmental approval; or (d) A failure to construct or remodel real property in accordance with accepted trade standards for good and workmanlike construction at the time of construction.

Our team of industry professionals is skilled in identifying construction defects and analyzing alleged defects for our clients. From navigating building codes and standards to interpreting detailed plans and specifications, our team’s experience brings a real-world knowledge base and understanding to our evaluation of each construction claim and defect.

Our team has provided expertise on a variety of construction defect issues including, but not limited to:

  • Sitework and Site Development Infrastructure
  • Foundations
  • Exterior Building Envelopes and Veneers
  • Masonry and Brick Assemblies
  • Window Systems
  • Roofing Systems
  • Stucco / EIFS
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems

First Party Insurance Claims

Whether it is a loss from a catastrophic event such as a hurricane or hail damage to a roof, our team of industry professionals can make site inspections, assess the damages, prepare repair protocols, and cost estimates to assist with claim settlement. Our team is highly experienced using the latest cost estimating systems including Xactimate and Gordian / RS Means.
Our team has provided expertise on a variety of first party insurance claims including, but not limited to:

  • Hurricanes
  • Windstorms / Thunderstorms
  • Rain Events
  • Floods
  • Sink Holes
  • Hailstorms
  • Fire
  • Plumbing and electrical systems

Contractor Licensing

The State of Florida’s licensing laws can be complex and are extremely strict. Our team, which includes a former chairman of the State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board, is experienced with the complex nature of the licensing requirements in the State of Florida and many other states.

Our team has provided expertise on a variety of licensing issues including, but not limited to:

  • Supervision by a Licensed Contractor
  • Unlicensed Contracting
  • Aiding and Assisting Unlicensed Contracting
  • Experience Required to Qualify for Licensure
  • Projects Required to Be Constructed by A Licensed Contractor
  • Subcontractor License Requirements

Boyette Zettle Mark
(850) 727-7511

7500 Bradfordville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309