mc2 Consultants provides the professional and technology resources required to meet our clients' forensic consulting needs. Through our "unmatched total solution" program, mc2 creates an integrated coordination of experts and information. mc2 gathers, organizes, and analyzes project information providing recommendations custom tailored to our clients' project goals and objectives.
CONSTRUCTION RELATED CLAIMS AND LITIGATION
Construction Defect Consulting
mc2 represents owners, developers, and subcontractors in Construction Defect Litigation throughout the United States. mc2 consults on all aspects of construction defects and related post-construction issues related to assemblies and components.
Litigation Team Management
mc2 coordinates and manages consulting expert teams for residential, commercial, mixed use, institutional, public works, and hospitality projects to ensure professional, timely, and cost-effective results for the clients.
mc2 examines as-built conditions to determine if defects exist and, when necessary, provides repair strategies and cost of repair estimates.
mc2 physically inspects exterior and interior site conditions of post-construction projects in order to provide thorough and comprehensive analysis of the property.
Building Code Analysis
mc2 researches and analyzes the appropriate Uniform Building Codes (UBC) and applicable local requirements to determine if the project was built in compliance with all code specifications.
Cause and Origin Investigation
mc2 investigates construction claims to determine and understand the underlying basis of the claims.
mc2 determines destructive testing scopes, develops appropriate schedules, directs destructive testing crews, and collects the necessary field evidence from the destructive testing performed.
Cost of Repair Estimates
mc2 prepares detailed cost of repair estimates using itemized breakdowns and verifiable costs.
mc2 assists trial attorneys in preparing high-quality technical exhibits to explain complex concepts, augment presentations, and enhance trial testimony.
mc2 prepares scope of repair recommendations for defective or deficient conditions observed on projects using forensically trained general contractors and architects.
Construction Site Accidents & Injuries
mc2 investigates the cause and origin of the accident and provides opinions regarding whether the responsible parties properly met or failed to meet industry safety standards on job sites.
mc2 investigates product failures to determine the factors responsible for or contributing to the failure. mc2 also explores whether defective design, installation deficiencies, or other issues caused the failure.
First- & Third-Party Property Damage Analysis
mc2 assists owners by investigating and providing property damage analysis reports for residential, commercial, mixed use, institutional, public works, and hospitality projects. mc2 also assists owners, builders, and insurance carriers in the evaluation of third-party property damage claims.
Real Estate Non-Disclosure
mc2 represents real estate brokers and their agencies, purchasers, and sellers in disputes originating out of claims of non-disclosure for construction defects.
Mold Claim Investigation
mc2 performs cause and origin investigations to determine the source(s) of water triggering mold growth. Subsequent to the investigation, mc2 will prepare repair recommendations to eliminate the water intrusion and will manage the remediation and restoration of the project from start to finish. mc2 also collects evidence to assist attorneys in the recovery of damages from the mold claim.
Investigation and Analysis
mc2 is retained by insurance carriers to review coverage issues pertaining to causation, the manifestation date of the defect and whether the causation and resultant damage fall within the insurance carrier's "time on risk." mc2 also analyzes defect issues to determine the causation of damage and whether the defective work falls within the insured's scope of work.
Defense for Third-Party Claims
mc2 is retained by the insurance carrier of an additional insured to examine and challenge the evidence relied upon during the original investigation of the underlying case.
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Litigation Support for Construction Defect Claims
mc2 assists attorneys by preparing evidence and documentation for mediation, deposition, arbitration, and trial. Work may include reviewing, sorting, and cataloging photographs and information and/or analyzing information in preparation for mediation, deposition, and trial.
Presentation of Claims for First-Party or Recovery Claims
mc2 assists attorneys by investigating, documenting, and analyzing claims in preparation for presentation to the insurance provider or others.