Building Technology & Architecture
MKA International, Inc. (MKA) is well-equipped with experienced Architects and Building Technology Consultants. Our team’s forensic approach to Building Design, Construction, Technology, and Science services offers both realistic and practical solutions. Our Clients include Insurance Companies, Law Firms, Owners, Contractors, Developers and Designers and we specialize in identifying and characterizing problems in all phases of the design and construction processes as well as in providing root cause analyses.
These credentialed and qualified professionals have decades of experience in all building types, ranging from industrial to commercial and residential to institutional. Our extensive experience includes both low-rise and high-rise construction. We have also done assignments involving cause and origin investigations related to defective products and deficient workmanship or design. Typical services include analyzing defective conditions as they relate to performance representations, design, code and ordinance compliance, system compatibility and installation.
MKA has the capability and technical depth to perform all of the necessary investigation activities including intrusive inspections and subsequent materials testing. We not only perform many of the tests required to determine the cause but also utilize independent testing facilities. This benefits our Clients by providing choices of facilities that specialize in a particular field.
MKA provides Litigation Support in the form of Expert Testimony and Demonstrative Models. We also develop exhibits on projects that are the subject of Litigation or are in an Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. Our highly-skilled Experts provide testimony in both State and Federal Courts. We are capable of providing opinions on Professional Standard of Care, General Contractors Standard of Care as well as many of the Sub-contractors involved in the building process. Our Design Professionals opine on which parties bear responsibility for the deficient condition(s), and routinely prepare proportional fault analyses in both simple and complex cases. Monetary aspects, when requested, are often part of these analyses.
As part of a much larger group within MKA, our Building Technology Consultants & Architects work closely with complementary talent that is often needed, such as Civil/Structural Engineers, Construction Consultants, Construction Cost Estimators, Construction Schedule & Delay Consultants, Environmental & Restoration Consultants, Fire & Electrical Forensic Consultants, Geologists & Geotechnical Engineers, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Consultants, and Roof Consultants. These Resource Groups within our company are conveniently located in 25 fully-staffed offices in all major metropolitan areas across the United States.
MKA’s Clients rely on our Consultants as trusted resources for projects involving roofing, façades, fenestration, and waterproofing of vertical and horizontal components both above and below ground. Due to the availability and accessibility of our Architects and Building Technology Consultants have to these complementary professions, we are able to provide an efficient and comprehensive analysis of each assignment. We strive to find the most consistent and cost-effective solution for every project we do. This goal often requires the expertise of both a Design Professional and a Professional Construction Cost Estimator. We deliver both with consistent and proven results.