Contractor Standard of Care: (numerous similar cases). General Contractor agreed to replace 3000 sf flat roof over existing residence with pitched roof with metal roofing plus extensive other renovations. Due to quality of work and lack thereof Homeowner terminates contract. Determine quality of work completed, work to be completed, cost paid to-date and cost to-complete. Settled in favor of Homeowner.
Condominiums / Townhomes: (Numerous similar cases) 85 townhomes, 20 buildings, with alleged construction defects including moisture intrusion at adhered masonry veneer, brick, decks, and roofs. Investigation and analysis of claims, review of Plaintiff cost estimates. Majority defense related.
Water Damage: A high end Lodge at the base of Jackson Hole Ski area with a 3rd floor infinity pool experienced leakage from the pool area damaging lower levels. Pool waterproofing contractor blamed; however, investigation proved other trades responsible. Settled favorably for waterproofing subcontractor.
Residential Mold: Custom 10,000 sf residence completed around 2008 experienced water leakage through stucco and cast stone façade. Owners employed contractor to undertake remediation prior to trial. Observed remediation efforts and extensive mold damage, and determined cause of water infiltration. 75% (approximate) of façade removed for repair work, costing in excess of $1 million dollars. Settled favorably for masonry subcontractor (client).
Construction Site Fall: Plaintiff (client) fell through roof opening during construction. Determination of party responsible for construction site safety. Settled favorably for Plaintiff.
Architect Standard of Care: 50,000 sf private school experienced severe ice damming shortly after completion (mountains east of Salt Lake City) resulting in water damage. General Contractor alleged design defects, notwithstanding significant changes made to roofing design without architect's knowledge. Settled in architect's favor.