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Forensic Architect: Plaintiff and Defendant™

As a Forensic Architect, I will share practical knowledge regarding built environments with both professionals and property owners who may gain insight from the lessons learned and trends I’ve witnessed in my work with forensic architecture plaintiffs and defendants. Please feel free to leave a comment, or send me your questions and comments in a private email to: dchase@chaseforensicarchitect.com

Part 2 – Reasonable Standard of Care

Setting aside for a moment the art and science aspects of Architecture, with the entrepreneurial role and responsibility to its Clients, all Architects encounter both risks and rewards which are measurable. From my eighty (80) or so design and construction dispute case assignments, as Expert Witness, Mediator and /or Arbitrator, it has been my experience […]

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“International Style” in Palm Beach is Alive and Well

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach offered a public exhibit to highlight fifteen recent examples of “Contemporary Modern Architecture in Palm Beach”. The time period of these works ranged from approximately 1954 through to 2015. Although some residences have as of yet been constructed, this sampling of designs represented the characteristics of the International Style […]

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BOMA 2017 Updates – “Standard Methods of Floor Measurement”

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Initially developed in 1915 with an “Office Measurement Standard”, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) has continued over time to establish a uniform industry process model to measure spaces within a variety of building designs and tenant amenities. Architects, Interior Designers, Building Owners, Appraisers, Contractors, Brokers and many other professionals benefit […]

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2017 Florida Legislature Refines “Latent Construction Defects Statute of Repose” Language

In Florida, there are currently two (2) key benchmark periods for claims to be made against parties regarding construction defects and an Architect’s reasonable Standard of Care. 1-Statute of Limitations– §95.11(3)(c); Imposes a four (4) year term that “patent”, obvious construction defects and deficiencies can be claimed, based on the following criteria: Actual possession by […]

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