I predict that more entrepreneurial expert firms will be pursuing similar tactics. To become designated as an expert witness in construction defect litigation, one needs to have a really solid background in actual construction. But in order to improve the quality of the built environment, veterans of construction defect litigation need to bring some of their knowledge back into the realm of active construction.
Local Orange County construction consulting firm, Gentosi (http://www.gentosi.com/), has expanded to bring new services to clients. The new arm of the business aims to provide construction project management to commercial, industrial, and other operations. In this type of role, a member of the Gentosi team would take on representation of a building project owner and be involved in not only the day to day operations of the construction, but also in early phases of the development, such as with building design, budget creation, and contractor bidding. This new advantage will be complemented by Gentosi’s over fifty years of providing existing construction expert witness services for legal situations and consulting services for owners and contractors.