Exponent’s team of construction consulting professionals includes many of the nation’s most qualified and highly regarded experts. Most have served for many years in their professional capacity as engineers, scientists, and industry practitioners. Our senior construction consultants have been qualified as experts on the topics of delay, acceleration, productivity losses, inefficiency, and disruption, CPM scheduling, claim damages and impact costs, and construction-related performance issues by state, district, and federal courts and various boards. They have extensive experience conducting technical investigations, preparing and writing experts, presenting their findings at mediation, testifying at trial and arbitration, and providing broad-based litigation support.
Exponent’s independent, objective, fact-based approach to claims analysis and preparation has proven successful with all types of claims, clients, and projects. Our methods of analysis are practical, defensible, and court-tested. Our expert reports provide a clearly written, fully documented presentation of our findings. We also often assist counsel with the development of interrogatory requests, deposition questions for experts, response to interrogatories, evaluation of expert deposition testimony, expert testimony outlines for trial, and lines of cross-examination.
Because the significance of technical issues and events on complex projects can be difficult for third-parties to thoroughly grasp from project documentation exhibits and written communications, Exponent makes extensive use of graphical exhibits to communicate our findings in a manner that is easier for the lay-person to follow and understand. We also utilize Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and 4D scheduling to help viewers understand how construction issues and project progress change over time and from different points of view.