Professional Liability and Defective Construction

Engaging an experienced consultant to evaluate the design and construction of a distressed project and offer opinions regarding causation and liability, the suitability of plans and specs, professional design practice, and standards of reasonable care can be crucial to achieving a reasonable outcome in the dispute resolution process. Ankura has a specialized team of seasoned architects and engineers with over 230-years in industry, holding over 40-licenses, and national certifications, positioned to meet the needs of design firms, owners, governments, constructors, insurers, sureties, and their counsel challenged with professional liability and design/construction defect disputes at a global level.


Ankura consultants are poised to review, document, assess, and report findings and conclusions on a variety of design and construction concerns. Our services include:

    • Constructability review of contract documents
    • Progress and performance monitoring
    • Assessment of conformance with plans and specs
    • Change order entitlement review
    • Change order and scope growth mitigation
    • Contractual and industry expectation
    • Inter and intra disciplinary design coordination
    • Errors, omissions and deficiencies
    • Suitability of plans/specifications
    • Request for information (RFI)
    • Design delegation and procurement
    • Water infiltration and intrusion
    • Testing protocol, oversight and assessment
    • Repair protocol review and cost reasonableness
    • Monitoring of repair
    • Betterment allocation
    • Forensic analysis
    • Code Assessment
    • Copyright review
    • Dispute resolution and claims mitigation
    • Expert testimony

Our experts have the requisite experience and are successful in communicating our findings in expert reports and multimedia technical presentations in mediation environments, before dispute resolution boards, arbitration panels, and in open court before juries. Our professionals can assist in contemporaneous and after-the-fact evaluations of project close-out and cost reconciliation issues, including change order entitlement and quantum evaluations, reasonableness of punch list and inspection content, and evaluation of defective work and remedial repair protocols.

Project Type Experience
  • Mixed Used Residential / Retail / Offices
  • Multi-Family Residential /Condos
  • Exhibition / Archival
  • Assembly / Stadia / Performance
  • Government / Courthouse / Corrections
  • Healthcare / Assisted Living
  • Hotel / Resort / Gaming
  • Education / University
  • Industrial / Infrastructure / Transit
What Sets Us Apart

Ankura’s team consists of highly skilled consulting professionals and technologists with deep experience advising clients in complex, high-profile matters requiring a strategic fact-driven approach to provide technology enabled insight. Our professionals have experience across the resolution and advisory landscape with expertise in a variety of evaluations, analytics, and solutions. We leverage a diverse set of technical skills and robust analytical tools that drive a creative and flexible approach to our clients most critical issues and challenges.

Ankura is a consulting firm and does not Practice Architecture or Engineering.

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Robert W. Davenport
Senior Managing Director
Christopher Nutter
Christopher Nutter
Senior Managing Director
Frank J. Gatlin
Managing Director
David A Pogorillich
David A. Pogorilich
Managing Director