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Design Professional Standard of Care Experts

This page is for clients in construction litigation seeking an expert to assess if the design professional’s performance met the applicable standard of care.

The question of whether or not the architect’s or engineer’s performance met the “standard of care” arises when errors occur, or when there is a failure of a constructed facility to achieve its intended safety, durability, serviceability or utility. The standard of care is not a fixed “standard” in the way other standards are, such as the standards for sampling and testing concrete. The standard of care of contractors, managers, architects and engineers varies with time, locale and circumstances, and depends on the specific practices being examined.


Holloway Consulting Group is most often retained by design professional liability insurance defense attorneys in litigation cases where suit has been brought by the owner against the contractor, manager, architect and/or engineer, or where the A/E and its insurer have been asked to address design-related claims made by the contractor. Holloway’s design and construction expert services has involved:

  • Assessment of whether the architect’s performance met the standard of care
  • Assessment of whether the architect’s performance caused schedule delays and damages
  • Architect Contract Administration/Construction Observation issues
  • Architect design errors and omissions
  • Change order causation
  • Claims rebuttal
  • Betterments, upgrades, and first-time costs causation.

Holloway Consulting determines whether the construction design professional standard of care has been met based on investigations, review of plans, specifications, reports and records, and/or opinions and work of other professionals performing the same or similar services at the time in question.

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The Holloway Consulting Group, LLC
Construction Managers, Consultants and Experts
12081 W. Alameda Pkwy., #450
Lakewood, CO 80228-2701
Denver Phone: (303) 984-1941
International : (888) 545-0666
Fax: (303) 716-0432

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