Defect Remediation

Poor design and / or poor workmanship can lead to work being carried out that is not in accordance with the contract requirements. Our experts have provided expert witness services in relation to the cost of remedying defective works on projects ranging from museums to television studios.

Defect Remediation examples

  • Multi-storey City Centre Building

    Analysis of complex refurbishment of multi-story, city centre building.

    Assessed delayed associated with the refurbishment of a multi-story hotel into high-end residential accommodation in a prime city centre location. Works involved demolishing the existing roof and top-level structure and adding two new steel framed timber floors. The facade was to be retained, and a live business on the ground floor was to remain unaffected throughout the works. Issues included complex design issues, steel design and unknown existing structural defects.

  • Television Studios

    Structural steelwork issues resolved at new TV studio site.

    Appointed to perform expert services associated with defective steelwork on a newly-built television studio in the north of England. Works on the 3.25-hectare plot were procured on a Construction Management basis with the Employer appointing the design team, consultants and trade contractors separately. Delay and quantum reports identified critical path activities and traced specific costs of each party resulting from defective steelwork design, discovered whilst works were in progress.

  • Sewer Replacement

    Quantum analysis on remedial works on a section of sewer.

    Instructed to produce a independent expert report assessing the costs incurred as a result of sewer replacement works owing to a concrete blockage that occurred when installing a retaining wall to protect nearby cliff-side properties from rock falls.

  • Residential Development

    Report on the reasonableness of the costs incurred in substantial residential building development.

    Investigation and report on the reasonableness of the costs incurred in repairing alleged defects as well as costing alternative remedial works that had been suggested. The development comprised 18 new build luxury apartments, split between two blocks, where various design defects were alleged in both the roof and various balconies.