Expert witness for construction defects
The definition of a construction defect often depends on the interpretation of the drawings and specifications and what is “current practice” in the industry. Disputes arise when the owner has a different interpretation than the contractor. In some cases the owner will attempt to use a claim of “construction defects” to avoid payment. In other cases the contractor will claim that the work meets “industry standards” when it may not meet the specifications. Lattey has over 40 years of experience in the field adjudicating these claims. He has written specifications and overseen many types of construction. He can examine a claimed construction defect and provide an opinion as to it’s validity and potential value.