Construction Defects Assessment at Residential Apartment Complex

Location: Charlotte, NC
Project Type: Educational, Residential
Services: Construction Claims Review, Construction Defects Assessment
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Claims review, construction defects assessment, and related construction consulting services related to a 5-building, 189-unit student apartment complex with structural issues.

The associated project consisted of the construction of five new buildings containing a total of 189 apartments. These apartments are used primarily for student housing. During a large party in one of the units, the ceiling began to sag and it was discovered there were deficiencies in the wooden structural trusses.

Beacon's Role

Beacon was retained to review the claims, construction documents, expert reports, and repair cost estimates. Our report categorized the $15M in repair costs into the following categories: “Get-to Work,” “Repair of Defects,” “Resultant Damage,” and “Out of Scope” work. In addition, Beacon performed an independent estimate of the construction costs using RS Means industry pricing. We identified that portions of the alleged repair costs were either excessively priced or outside the scope of the noted deficiencies.