When a construction defect is found we seek to stay involved for the duration of the project to work alongside our clients during every step of the process. Starting with the destructive testing investigation, analysis and reporting of non-compliant conditions, expert meeting representation, mediation assistance, repair scope development, and ultimately the construction defect resolution.  Once the resolution is achieved we continue to stand with our clients and walk them through the next phase of final project scope preparation, bid acquisition, contractor selection, and owners’ representation during the repair portion with continuous project oversight services and quality assurance for the duration of the repairs to ensure all contractual obligations are met, all installation meet manufacturers’ requirement’s, all warranty’s are met and that our clients get exactly what they paid for.   Architects, contractors, facility and property managers, homeowners and attorneys rely on BEAR to provide trusted solutions and customized recommendations appropriate for their project scope and budget.
BEAR works as an integral part of your team’s legal strategy and provide expert services and claim support to owners, contractors, attorneys, and property managers related to construction defect issues.

Multi Family  Consulting

Protecting your real estate investment starts with collecting the most complete and usable data sets, being realistic, and reviewing all the potential options.  This demands timely and accurate identification of potential problem locations. Once potential issues are discovered then honest prioritization can begin.  Working within a team with a strategic unified goal creates trust and keeps lines of communication open between all members. Bear Consulting Services believes in this transparent team approach and has been serving customers in the Northwest and around the country with amazing results. We work with our clients and partners to deliver the highest level of quality control during the initial inspection period,  design, build or remediation process. Our services include:

  • Capital Needs Assessment
  • Reserve Analysis / Replacement Schedules
  • New construction plan review
  • Building envelope evaluation
  • Moisture intrusion analysis
  • Annual and construction warranty inspections
  • Invasive investigations and destructive testing
  • Litigation support
  • Construction defect evaluation and resolution
  • Remediation plan development and construction bid analysis
  • Product and materials research and specification
  • On-site construction quality assurance and inspection
  • Construction consulting and solutions for unforeseen field conditions

Construction Consulting for Single Family Homes

For many years, BEAR has been the guiding hand when construction problems threaten the integrity of your home. Whether you are concerned about leaks in windows, moisture in walls, or need an evaluation or design recommendation on a new home, BEAR investigates, evaluates risk and offers proven solutions. Our homeowner services include:

  • Building envelope evaluation
  • Moisture intrusion analysis
  • Construction defect evaluation and resolution
  • Invasive investigations and destructive testing
  • Damage mapping
  • Scope of repair reporting to detail what repairs are needed
  • Remediation plan development and construction bid review
  • On-site construction quality assurance and inspections

Construction Litigation Support

Construction litigation relies on expert investigation practices, thorough document review, expert code and installation requirement knowledge, and reliable analysis and prioritization of all specific field conditions related to the building. In order to provide this level or expertise we rely on the following systems:

  • Building envelope investigations
  • Photo / video documentation
  • Construction defect and damage mapping
  • Digital reports
  • Final repair evaluation reports
  • Constructability and cost analysis

Insurance Coverage

While most property owners carry insurance policies for fire and flood coverage we look at insurance policies as a potential source for project funding.  Of course your policy has to include specific verbiage related to the physical building and may include terms like “wind driven rain” or “eminent collapse”. We have partnered with attorneys to help our clients find any potential claim recovery if it exists. 

Warranty Claims

All states have passed a “Condominium Act”, and many of them provide additional coverage to the unit owners that provides certain warranties like good workmanship or adherence to building codes etc. These warranty periods can extend up to 10 years. Claims for warranty violations can result in coverage to fix the problems. Our invasive inspections will reveal if your warranty was complied with or not. Once you have our report, we will work with you and your attorney to strategize any reasonable approach that is to the benefit of the property and the HOA.