Written by Lyle Charles
Construction defects occur in some construction projects and can bring about lawsuits against general contractors, building owners, subcontractors, and buyers. Often many construction defects are due to incorrect steel structures. Hiring a steel contractor can give your project the practical and technical expertise needed to help reduce or eliminate such construction defects.
Most often structural steel failure will occur when contractors lack the experience or expertise to create and plan steel structures. A structural steel expert who is knowledgeable will be able to highlight areas of concern and the common problems that arise. Structural steel experts can also advise on fully and partly built buildings. In this instance, measures can be put in place to rectify or reduce future damage. However, once a building is complete, identifying structural damages can be more difficult and require a lot more time.
After assessing the building, the structural steel expert can name the source of the failure and provide an estimated cost. For companies that wish to file a lawsuit, structural steel experts can serve as an expert witness or a consultant. In this stance, it is best to speak to a construction claims consultant who can recommend a structural steel expert witness who will be best suited for your case. However, it is best to avoid structural steel failure and litigation by hiring a structural steel expert at the beginning of your project as this approach will save you time and money.
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