Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.

Construction Defect

Getting properties back on track

Knott Laboratory assists construction defect attorneys, property owners and construction companies with engineering reports and plans to get the client’s property where it was intended to be. We have a team of structural engineers that regularly provides expert testimony and analysis of the technical aspects of the construction project. This can include reviewing the design plans and specifications, inspecting the construction site, and analyzing the construction methods and materials used.

Our involvement in construction defect cases can be crucial to identify the technical aspects of the case and provide expert testimony that can assist in resolving the dispute and determine liability.

To discuss your case, contact Justin Bayer in Colorado and Texas, and Zach Miller in Arizona.

Related Services

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash

Structural Analysis

From a single broken rafter to a collapsed structure Knott Laboratory can perform a structural analysis in order to determine the cause and origin of the failure. Our engineers have inspected…

Facility Condition Assessments

From residential to commercial properties, these assessments identify issues and ensure that a building is fit for its designed loading over time.

Leaking ceiling

Moisture Intrusion

Moisture intrusion into the building envelope, also known as building envelope failure, can go undetected for years resulting in the major decay of structural elements. Moisture intrusion can occur…

Damaged foundation

Foundation Inspections

Knott Laboratory inspects foundations for damage as a result of expansive soils, soil settlement, ground water, domestic water, and construction defects. We are well familiar with the different…

Knott Laboratory kansas city power plant explosion recreation

Roof Investigations

The functionality of a building can be compromised if the roofing membrane is subject to weather related damage, mechanical damage, improper installation, manufacturer’s defects, lack of proper…

Man hanging from hundreds of feet up in the air requires a rope access structural assessment.

Rope Access Structural Assessments

Knott Laboratory utilizes mountaineering techniques to perform structural condition assessments of high-rise buildings, bridges, towers and steep roofs which are difficult to access via other…

Strucutral research and testing tools used to gather research data and solve cases.

Structural Research and Testing

Knott Lab is constantly performing the cutting edge research and testing on a variety of standards, materials, and industries. Since 1982, Knott Lab has published various reports and research data…

Knott Laboratory Interactive Community Map example

Interactive Community Mapping (ICM)

At Knott Laboratory, we have developed Interactive Community Mapping (ICM) to relay repair information, pictures, scheduling and construction details to home owners, property managers and…