Forensics

Project Description Client
Kapalua Bay Villas
Lahaina, Hawaii
Limited scope structural engineering consulting services relating to 2-story buildings built in 1977, including investigation and overall structural condition assessment and report for remedial actions. AOAO Kapalua Bay Villas
AOAO Puamana Condominium Structural Assessment
Lahaina, Hawaii
Structural engineering consulting services relating to examination and assessment of structural conditions at the building complex consisting of 97 units due to concerns of sitework activity at an adjacent site causing vibrations. AOAO Puamana Condo c/o Brooks Tom Porter & Quitiquit LLC
Mauna Kea Beach Resort Peer Review
Kohala, Hawaii
Structural engineering consulting forensic witness services limited to review of Wiss, Janney, Elstner & Associates structural drawings and other documents for the Primary Structural System relating to the October 15, 2006 earthquake. Affiliated FM Insurance Company
Hilton Waikoloa Village Monarchy Ballroom
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Inspection of existing rigging points and their connections to structural elements to determine general current condition, and evaluate load capacity of structural beams and attachments of rigging hardware connected to primary system. Hilton Waikoloa Village
Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park
Kapolei, Hawaii
Structural condition review and report of eight significant buildings and thirteen ride structures. The Village Roadshow
5140 Makena Road
Wailea, Hawaii
Structural engineering consulting forensic witness services relating review of existing construction drawings, site investigation to establish pertinent issues, evaluation and preparation of report, and deposition and testimony. Recovered $3.2 million for plaintiff.  Paul John Park & Niles, Attorneys at Law
Serrao v. Smith, et al Civil No. 02-1-0790-3 Structural engineering consulting forensic witness services relating to alleged damage to an adjacent property during grading of the Smith home site. Motooka Yamamoto & Revere, Attorneys at Law
Hawaii Convention Center Plaza Investigation
Honolulu, Hawaii
Analysis of the rooftop terrace deck to ascertain the cause(s) of the cracking distress manifested in the concrete slab. Rider Hunt Levett & Bailey
Waikiki Landmark Garage Fire Investigation
Honolulu, Hawaii
Physical inspection to assess condition of 7th and 8th floors concrete slabs of the parking structure subjected to a vehicle fire. Hawaiiana Management
AOAO Napili Villas
Island of Maui, Hawaii
Independent evaluation of ground settlement issues of Building 3. John Mullen Company, Inc.
AOAO Country Club Village, I v. Schuler Homes, Inc.  Motooka Yamamoto & Revere, Attorneys at Law
99-1265 Halawa Valley Road
Aiea, Hawaii
Evaluation of structural related arbitration claim primarily involving visually apparent building damage and its possible causes. Group 70 International
Abing v. City and County of Honolulu Civil No. 00-1-3485-11
Honolulu, Hawaii
Structural engineering consultation and expert witness including rendering opinions, interviewing, discovery participation, records review, research, and examination and investigation. City and County of Honolulu Department of Corporation Counsel
AOAO Moanalua Village v. Red Hill Associates, Inc. etal Civil No. 97-1796-05
Honolulu, Hawaii
Provide structural engineering consulting forensic witness services. Kuniyuki & Chang, Attorneys at Law
Old Lahaina Luau Accident 1287 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii
Provide structural engineering consulting forensic witness services for evaluation and analysis of compliance with standards applicable to design and construction of exterior lighting utility poles. Lowenthal and August, Attorneys at Law