Sampling of Expert Litigation Support Services
The Hamptons at MetroWest
The Hamptons at MetroWest, a 743-unit wood-framed condominium complex built in 2001 in Orlando, Florida, had such large-scale structural rot damage that the City of Orlando had threatened to condemn some of the buildings. Systemic defective installation of weather protection systems such as windows, roof flashings, and the exterior wall stucco, had contributed long-term water intrusion through the building envelope and into wood-framed wall and roof cavities, causing extensive rot damage to the buildings’ structural framing. Starting in 2008, Marcon undertook a forensic investigation to determine the causes of water intrusion, establish the extent of damage, prepare repair recommendations, and assist in a lawsuit against the builder. Ultimately the investigation amassed over 14,000 evidentiary photos. The lawsuit was settled in 2012.
The Grand Venezia at Baywatch
The Grand Venezia at Baywatch, a 336-unit wood-framed condominium project in Clearwater, Florida, suffered from damage to the buildings' structural framing. Defective installations of weather protective systems such as roofs, windows, and stucco, had resulted in water intrusion into roof and wall cavities that produced extensive rot damage. Starting in 2010, Marcon conducted a forensic investigation to determine the causes of water intrusion, establish the extent of damage, prepare repair recommendations, and assist in a lawsuit against the builder. The case was settled in 2013.
Contessa's Vineyard/Lavender Trails
Part of a development of single-family detached homes called City in the Hills, in Bakersfield, California, homes in the project had post-tensioned foundation slabs. Due to problems with the structural design and construction of the foundation slabs, many of the homes experienced vertical deformations along the slab perimeters of as much as 3 inches, causing walls cracks and pulling window and door frames out of plumb. Marcon was retained to assess the design and construction of the post-tensioned foundation slabs, and to assist in the formulation of repairs.
Central Park at Lee Vista
Central Park at Lee Vista, a 296-unit condominium project in Orlando, Florida, had extensive damage to the structural framing due to water intrusion. Marcon was retained to investigate the causes for the water intrusion, estimate the extent of structural damage, formulate repair recommendations, and provide litigation support. The case settled in 2014.