We can provide a material takeoff expert witness to aid in litigation or investigation when allegations exist regarding the provision of material being inaccurate, incorrect or insufficient on a construction project. Our skilled professionals utilize the latest in software technology to accurately assess the specified types and quantities.
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Our expertise is invaluable in construction lawsuits and fraud cases involving contractors who provided items as inferior to the building specifications or not provided at all. The equipment or components may have been deliberately provided incorrectly, with profit as the motive or simply provided incorrectly or overlooked as human error. Determining that factor and whether or not the problem exists in the first place can be very taxing.
Our material takeoff expert witness is trained in using the latest software for determining accurate quantities and cost estimating for any area of a construction project.
The areas that we would cover include but are not limited to:
- Structural Steel
- Walls and flooring
Such specialized expertise is valuable in cases where the contractor who was awarded a particular job is brought into question as to whether or not he abided by the plans and specs. All contractors, be it the general or the sub contractors, are required to adhere strictly to the plans and specifications provided with the construction documents after the job is awarded. This does not always happen however.
The temptations are great for any contractor, in any of the trades, to provide equipment of lesser quality or amount to lower the out of pocket expense and raise the profit margin. This not only compromises the overall quality of the project directly but can have a domino effect against other areas of the construction. Poor plumbing can affect the fire alarm sprinkler, and insufficient electrical wiring can affect the HVAC system, for example.
As a material takeoff expert witness, we use Planswift 9, which is the most widely used and accepted takeoff software in the industry. The on screen takeoffs we provide will have a color coded legend for each building component we have counted, which provides a visual audit to the takeoff. They are labeled according to the construction drawings. So if it is colored, it is counted.
We use RS Means Costworks and D4Cost for cost validation assignments. Both are reputable cost databases for determining building construction cost models.
When our pros, who have utilized these estimating methods for years, are presented as experts, there is little room for doubt as to our qualifications. We are members of Roundtable Group Inc., an expert referral service for construction litigation.
A material takeoff expert witness provided by our company can determine beyond question if:
- All construction materials were accurately counted according to plans and specs.
- If all materials were equal to, or greater quality, than those specified.
- If the products provided were approved by the specifier by signing off on spec sheets.
- Was the job constructed according to the latest documents including all addendums issued after the initial estimate?
- Was any inferior product or shortage the fault of another contractor such as a sub contractor?
Let us provide a material takeoff expert witness for providing accurate on screen takeoff reports and supporting documentation, because construction litigation is not only a serious threat against your company's reputation but can prove to be extremely costly in legal fees, negating any profit from the project. Do not go to court without an industry professional to testify on your behalf.
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Total Takeoffs can provide a material takeoff expert witness for Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona, Orlando, Lakeland, Ocala, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, Ft. Myers, Naples, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami.