The role of the architect sits at the heart of the construction industry. In many projects, the architect is responsible not only for the design of a building, but also for the coordination and management of that design and the large team of consultants engaged by the client. Understanding this role can often be key to understanding why a defect exists in the completed building.
Our analysis can help insurers, building owners, and legal advisers determine the cause, effect, and liability for defects in the design and construction of the built environment.
The team has a wide knowledge of construction techniques, sectors and building contracts, and is experienced in using the latest technology, such as Building Information Modelling. In addition, we are able to draw on the experience of Hawkins' team of in-house technical experts in a wide range of disciplines, including civil, structural, geotechnical and fire engineering.
We use a combination of site inspection and document review to:
Our architects are experienced in evaluating the complex information surrounding construction projects and are able to clearly explain their analysis to clients.