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building failures at intersections of scopes of workThe building owners may get paid easily from their insurance companies after a failure occurs, but subrogation of the case by the insurance company often becomes a complicated, prolonged mess. This means the insurance company takes on the owners’ rights, assuming the difficult role of tracking down all players involved leading up to the building failure and proportioning costs to the various (often elusive) responsible parties. Failures usually happen at the intersection of scopes of work, meaning more than one party is to blame, and that is when having the necessary skill and expertise comes into play.

Responsible parties make many excuses as to why they should not be responsible. These range from “you bought the building as is, so it’s not my problem”, to “their product was not compatible with ours”, “the other guy’s work failed, not mine”, “we met code so don’t blame us”, and “my work was first, not my issue”.

LBFG brings expertise in deconstructing complex, moisture-related subrogation claims (especially those related to massive moisture damage) and apportioning consequential damages to the appropriate parties. Our experts look into the nuances of what causes such failures to gain a heightened awareness of how to prevent them in the future.

LBFG’s experience includes over 30 years of successfully assisting the Disney Corporation in completing over 500 highly complex construction projects worldwide; as well as successfully resolving the largest moisture/mold problem in the last 20 years and recovering $60MM+ in repair costs for the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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