BERT L. HOWE & ASSOCIATES, INC. NATIONWIDE: 800.482.1822





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BHA Anaheim

CORPORATE OFFICES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

5415 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
714.701.9180
BHA Vegas

LAS VEGAS

3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy
Suite 500
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169
800.928.1822
BHA phoenix

PHOENIX

2375 East Camelback Road
Suite 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
800.305.6440
BHA Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY

2150 South 1300 East
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
800.482.1822
BHA Sacramento

SACRAMENTO

2520 Venture Oaks Way
Suite 435
Sacramento, California 95833
916.569.8400
BHA San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO

17806 IH 10
Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas, 78257
210.540.9017
BHA San Diego

SAN DIEGO

402 W. Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, California 92101
619.890.7782
BHA Denver

DENVER

4600 South Syracuse
9th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80237-2719
800.248.4096
BHA Houston

HOUSTON

800 Town and Country Blvd.
Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77024
713.264.8221
BHA Miami

MIAMI

1688 Meridian Avenue
Suite 600 & 700
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
800.783.1822

CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

FORENSIC INVESTIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION -
CONSTRUCTION DEFECT AND CLAIMS EXPERTS


Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc., is a full service construction claims and litigation support firm focusing on construction defect claims, construction expert witness testimony, general construction investigation and dispute resolution. The experts group at BHA is comprised of credentialed construction professionals and includes recognized experts in the fields of repair cost estimating, forensic architecture, civil/structural engineering, roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope systems. BHA provides nationwide construction-related expert support services to the nation's most recognized construction litigation practitioners, Fortune 500 builders, commercial general liability carriers, owners, construction practice groups, and a variety of state and local government agencies.

Matthew J. Nardella
Architect

Forensic Architecture, Construction Claims Evaluation, Construction Consultant

Mark Chapman
Civil Engineer

Construction & Design Consultant General Building Contractor

John D. Tolman
General Contractor

Construction Cost Standard of Care Expert, Certified Professional Estimator (ASPE)

John M. Springman
Architect

Construction and Design Forensic Analysis,Construction Defect & Claims Expert

Donald MacGregor
General Contractor

General Construction Investigation Builders Standard of Care Expert

Alan D. Sturm
General Contractor

Cost Estimating Expert, Fire, Flood, & Catastrophic Loss Specialist

Jerry Miles, P.E.
Civil Engineer

American Concrete Institute - Associate
Licensed Professional Engineer (CA,TX)

Matt Stiefel, P.E.
Civil Engineer

Licensed California Geotechnical Engineer,
Licensed Professional Engineer (CA,NV)

Brian Vann
General Contractor

Water Infiltration, Mold, & Catastrophe Claims Specialist Construction Standard of Care Expert

David L. Suggs
General Contractor

Construction Claims Specialist Certified Professional Estimator (ASPE)

Charles M. Miller
General Contractor
Mechanical Engineer

ICC Certificated Building Inspector ICC Certificated General Contractor AAPM Certificated Project Manager

Bradley W. Hughes
General Contractor

Standard of Care Expert, Roofing & Waterproofing Claims Specialist

Kirk Guesnon
Construction Specialist

Data Support Specialist, Construction Claims Evaluation, Certified Building Inspector

Leo Barana
Certified Building Inspector

Insurance Claim Expert, Construction Claims Evaluation

Jorge Porter
Certified Building Inspector

Construction Standard of Care Expert, Construction Estimator

Angelica Flores
Civil Engineer

Data Support Specialist, Construction Estimator, Scheduler

Robert Brockway
Senior Construction Project Manager

Construction Estimator, Scheduler, Construction Risk Management

Jeannette Arakaki Hotta
Architect

Construction Estimator, Scheduler, Insurance Claim Expert

John Matthies
Associate Consultant

Registered Architect, Construction Standard of Care Expert

Terry Ingo
General Contractor

Cost, Construction Standard of Care Expert, Certified Estimating Systems Trainer/Consultant

Chris Lopez
Inspection Specialist

Construction Claims Expert, Data Support Specialist

BHA PROJECT GALLERY

Eckstein Residence

A $1.7 million home in Paducah, Kentucky. Allegations of water intrusion and mold.

Firman Residence Chino Hills

Firman Residence Chino Hills, California

Mann Residence Santa Monica, California

Mann Residence. Santa Monica, California

Creamer Residence, South Carolina

Creamer Residence, South Carolina

Altezza at Newport Coast HOA

Altezza at Newport Coast HOA, California

Los Angeles Custom Home Beverly Hills, California

Los Angeles Custom Home Beverly Hills, California

Selby Residence

Selby Residence

Vasquez Residence Anaheim Hills

Vasquez Residence Anaheim Hills, California

Glassman Residence Newport Beach

Glassman Residence Newport Beach, California

Amburn Residence

35,000 sf home, located in Mount Pleasant, SC. Alleged defects include failure of the EIFS exterior cladding causing water intrusion and substantial damage to framing materials.

Dickens Senior Housing Project Sherman Oaks, California

Claims included water intrusion through roofing assemblies, stucco wall and window systems, and membrane waterproofing materials at public courtyards and walkways over the parking structure.

Duncan Residence, South Carolina

45,000 sf plantation home, involving allegedly defective EIFS siding. BHA provided an evaluation of defects and repair costs. BHA assisted in settlement of a $750,000 for less than $80,000.

Lish Residence Twinsburg, Ohio

EIFS exterior cladding, alleged window issues, and other building code deficiencies. BHA performed an evaluation of the plans, construction documents, and installation. BHA observed and documented removal and replacement of system.

Mission Ridge Apartments Las Vegas, Nevada

BHA was able to successfully allocate responsibility to multiple sources outside the insured's scope of work, resulting in a savings to the carrier in excess of 96% off the mediation demand.

University Of California Riverside V. Barnhard

A high pressure line break caused flood and erosion to UCR's new science building. Repairs required extensive excavation, recompaction, and repair to site and building.

Alta Mar Homeowners Association

Single family residential housing development.

KB Homes San Diego

KB Homes San Diego, California

Dominguez Hills HOA

Dominguez Hills, California HOA

Single family residential housing development.

Single family residential housing development.

Savannah Temecula, California

Multi-family residential housing development.

Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California

BHA was engaged to provide General Contracting and Architectural expert witness and trial support services relevant to multifaceted damage and defect claims asserted against the builder

Pepperdine University Malibu, California

A high pressure line break cased flood and erosion to UCR's new science building. Repairs required extensive excavation, recompaction, and repair to site and building.

California State University

Science Building - California State University, Fullerton, California

Fraternity San Diego, California

Fraternity Owners Association San Diego, California

Pepperdine University Malibu, California

Pepperdine University Malibu, California

Educational Facility Santa Barbara, California

Educational Facility Santa Barbara, California

101 Ocean Condominiums

101 Ocean Condominiums, California

701 Ocean Homeowners Association

701 Ocean Homeowners Association, California

City Front Terrace

City Front Terrace Homeowners Association San Diego, California

Forest City

Forest City California Residential Development San Diego, California

1018 Fourth Street

1018 Fourth Street Santa Monica, California

SSR Marlowe LLC

SSR Marlowe LLC Los Angeles, California

Bacara Resort

Construction defect and claims analysis - 73 acre five-star resort property with varied configurations of one, two, and four story villas, with spa, restaurant, convention halls and appurtenant guest and recreation facilities.

Georgian Hotels Group

Georgian Hotels Group

Las Vegas Club Hotel

A $5,000,000 remediation analysis of EIFS cladding and related exterior fenestration at the hotel tower portion of the casino. Specialized protocols were developed in order to accomplish exterior repairs without disruption of normal hotel and casino operations.

Skyline Wesleyan Church

Skyline Wesleyan Church

Holy Virgin Mary Church

Holy Virgin Mary Church

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California

Catholic Healthcare

Regional Medical Center Located in Southern California

Northern California Surgery Center

Northern California Surgery Center Turlock, California

California State Hospital Atascadero

Located on California's Central Coast, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) is a maximum security, forensic facility serving the entire state of California.

Hemet Valley Medical Center

The Experts Group at BHA provided site investigations, construction claims analysis, expert witness, and mediation support services in connection with complex multi-million dollar construction defect litigation.

San Bernardino Medical Center

Repair protocols developed by BHA were implemented resulting in substantial savings to insurers and continual, uninterrupted hospital operations during mold abatement remediation and repair.

Gilmore Farmers Market Los Angeles

Gilmore Farmers Market Los Angeles, California

International Coffee & Tea Los Angeles

International Coffee & Tea Los Angeles, California

Lady Footlocker

Lady Footlocker

Montalvo Shopping Center Ventura

Montalvo Shopping Center Ventura, California

Nadas Gas

Nadas Gas

Oxnard Unified School District

Oxnard Unified School District Oxnard, California

Coachella Valley Unified School Cochella, California

BHA services included, investigation and evaluation of alleged construction defect issues on behalf of general contractor.

Burns Pacific School, Southern California

BHA provided site inspections, claims analysis, construction expert, and cost estimating services in connection with claims asserted against the general contractor.

McFarland Unified School District

McFarland Unified School District

Ivycrest Montessori School

Construction defect and claims litigation involving a private Montessori school complex, library, auditorium and appurtenant structures.

Rio School District

Rio School District

Sage Hill School Newport Coast, California

A private coed college preparatory day school. BHA provided general construction investigation, expert witness/trial support services in connection with a complex construction defect litigation.

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