Most construction litigation cases involve a building enclosure defect as the primary source of damage or as a result of another failed system or component. McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. building enclosure breadth and depth of experience is complemented by a thorough understanding of the procedures involved in litigating defective building systems and components.

Our Construction Defect Litigation Support begins with a robust Building Enclosure Investigation Process. Since MCA’s investigation process is based in building science, the data collected becomes valuable evidence to support the effort of identifying the failure modalities of a system or component. With this evidence, our clients and attorneys are well informed in moving the case toward a proper outcome.

When called, MCA will participate in settlement conferences, depositions and arbitration or trial testimony. We will provide necessary evaluation services and documentation, including Preliminary Defect Reports, Claims analyses, Remedial Construction Costs and Damages analyses, Allocations analyses, as well as develop a viable remedial design if necessary to correct any defect. Whether working for the plaintiff or the defendant, we provide the objective information required by attorneys and clients to realistically assess and litigate their case.

Our Projects

MCA has assisted in several construction defect litigation cases and provides honest and thorough support to our clients.


Our Services

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. is highly experienced in providing the following services for the building enclosure:

Construction Documents

Peer Review

Construction Defect Litigation Support

Construction Contract Administration

Historic Preservation

Third-Party Independent Observation

Property Condition Assessment

Remedial Architecture

Building Enclosure Investigation

Government-Mandated Inspections

Building Enclosure Commissioning

Field Quality Control Testing

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