Forensic facility assessment and independent discovery assignments largely grow into expert litigation support engagements for ADG requiring expert testimony in deposition and trial.
The distinguished CFC designation, carried by Mr. Aiello, contributes to the weight of testimony a forensic professional presents and helps substantiates the validity of the evidence presented, the application of specialized knowledge to support the facts in a case, and the relevance of the evidence.
Following discovery of the matter-at-hand is initiated, Aiello meets with the litigation team to report the findings and examine the likely causes and effects discovered. Among the alternatives to consider - that may include a construction defect, deviations in contractual obligations, a design team peer review or any of a hundred other potential costly concerns – he draws on decades of involvement in the design and construction industries as his contribute to the team and support for a favorable conclusion.
Along with having an understanding of the means, methods and techniques of the construction process, the “forensic architect” becomes the “analyst” of information discovered during the investigation. While seizing and decrypting discovery data, the analyst must distinguish between reality and the weaknesses and biases of one’s thought process.
Generally, human thought tends subconsciously to perceive that for which one is searching...finding the obvious. That pattern of fulfilled expectations may lead to an incomplete or incorrect conclusion of the evidence ...hereby missing what is important or how to accurately interpret what was found. The analyst must establish a mindset that predisposes thinking in certain ways that may affect the way one incorporates new information into the mix. Over decades as a consulting expert, Peter Aiello has become acutely aware of ambiguity and contradiction, continuously schooling himself to question the obvious, to consider alternative hypotheses, opposing scenarios and "makes the call", most often in high-stakes situations.
TYPES OF LITIGATION SUPPORT / TECHNICAL EXPERT ASSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED BY MR. AIELLO
• Administrative Law Matters
• Alternative Dispute Resolution Support
• Building Code Violation Investigation and Resolution
• Condominium Association / Creation / Dispute Resolution
• Construction Defect Litigation Support
• Construction Delay Analysis / Valuation
• Contract Disputes
• E&O Professional Design Disputes
• Expert Testimony at Deposition and Trial
• HOA Matters
• Land Use / Entitlements / Unilateral Agreement Matters
• Material Science Investigation and Resolution
• PEX / Plumbing Litigation Investigation Protocol
• Public Utility Matters
• Property / Project Acquisition Analysis
• Real Estate Development Dispute Matters
• Standard of Care Review – Design Professional Peer Review
• Toxic Torts in Construction
• Waterproofing Design Consultation
• Wind / Earthquake / Lateral Forces Litigation Investigation Protocol