Bid to Built is proud to offer our services as material takeoff expert witnesses. As an American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) member and boasting CPE’s (Certified Professional Estimator) on staff, we have the certifications and expertise you’re looking for. When you are dealing with litigation over inaccurate material counts and cost for your project, we can help go over the details so you can rest easy knowing professionals are on your side, with the latest software and technology to back you.
Call us today at 1-888-615-6390 for a free consultation and see if you may need a material takeoff expert witness.
Finding out whether or not a contractor is committing fraud or is simply subject to human error can be a long and arduous process. That’s why our CPE expert witnesses are invaluable to your project when determining if items or material provided by a contractor are purposefully inferior to contract specifications, if materials are missing from a project site, and more. From profit motives to simple human error, getting to the truth and protecting your interests is vital – and that’s why our expert witness services are here.
Our expert witnesses are trained and ready with the latest in software programs to help find an accurate breakdown of the cost and quantity of any material in any part of your project including:
- Structural Steel
- Walling and flooring
When construction agreements are made, all parties are agreeing to fulfill their obligations under the contract. Unfortunately, not all contractors and sub-contractors adhere to the specifications of the plans and contracts they agreed to. It’s an unfortunate reality that some unscrupulous contractors will try and cut corners as much as possible, especially costs that are out of their own pocket.
But doing so, and providing lower quality materials and equipment, can cause drastic affects across the entire project. Any construction project is only as strong as its weakest link and something like poor electrical wiring can easily cause problems with fire alarm systems and more. This puts people at risk.
The improved skills and knowledge our expert witnesses have thanks to their C.P.E. (Certified Professional Estimator) certification can cut through the uncertainty surrounding allegations of fraud and find the truth.
Our expert witnesses use Planswift 9, one of the most widely takeoff software packages in the industry. We utilize this powerful tool to create a color-coded breakdown of ever building component found on site. This breakdown can be then used to double check the site and takeoff using a visual audit. We then use RS Means Costworks and D4Cost databases to go over the costs of each component thanks to their extensive and reliable library of building construction cost models.
It is thanks to this that for expert witnesses, their certifications coupled with this comprehensive data give them an extensive base to work from on your behalf. Are the materials equal to, or greater, than the quality specified? Were these materials approved by the contractors? And was it a general contractor or subcontractor responsible for these materials? Questions such as these and others can be answered without uncertainty. Professionalism and accuracy is our goal and as American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) members, the goal is to “educate and mentor professional estimators for the sustainability of the construction industry.”
Construction litigation can be a serious threat, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us help you avoid costly legal fees and a damaged reputation by providing a material takeoff expert witness who can bring an accurate takeoff report and professional documentation to testify for you in court. This way you can get back to your project and business as quickly and painlessly as possible. The last thing you want is to go to court without an expert witness to testify on your behalf.
Call today at 1-888-615-6390 so we can help show you how to get the most accurate information and a free consultation.
Bid to Built is proud to be your material takeoff expert witness in all 50 states.