Friday / April 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Cooperative Forensic Investigations of Building Enclosures in Litigation Cases


Forensic investigations in litigation support projects have special requirements which typically result in little communication and no collaboration between expert consultants representing opposing parties.   When the litigating parties agree to allow their expert consultants to cooperate in the investigation of the root causes of the defects and the development of repair and restoration solutions, compromise negotiations and the mediation process can proceed amicably, and repairs can be expedited.  This presentation will use a case study to illustrate the advantages of cooperative building enclosure investigations and compromise negotiations regarding repairs in a litigation project.

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Speaker: Matthew Filippini, AIA, M.ASCE, Filippini Consulting Architects, PLLC, specializes as a forensic architect and building envelope consultant. His practice focuses on the forensic investigation of building defects, including roof, wall, window, curtain wall, flooring, and foundation systems, for the purposes of litigation support and/or rehabilitation design. Prior to starting FCA, Matt had 25 years of experience at architectural, structural engineering, design/build contractor, and forensic expert firms.

Hosted By

Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

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