Homeowners retained a contractor to build a custom residence in Waianae, Hawaii. The residence was a large-scale structure, requiring steel framing. Due to a variety of complex issues that arose during construction, the partially completed house was ultimately demolished. The homeowners filed a lawsuit against the contractor. Before the case could go to court, the Design Claim Conciliation Panel requested that a decision be made regarding the “good faith basis” for the claim. Erickson Structural personnel were retained to opine upon the merits of the claim.
Erickson Structural personnel reviewed available documentation, correspondence, photographs, and construction documents, and performed literature research. Erickson Structural personnel then prepared a written letter stating opinions as they relate to the “good faith basis.”