Lunch and Learn Real Estate Roundtable Series: Good Buildings Gone Bad
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with Jeffrey Luney of Brookwood Group, as he discusses Building Design and Construction Defects from his perspective as a Forensic Architect, expert witness and highly experienced real estate professional - ONLY 15 SEATS FOR
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 12pm to 1:30pm
Where: Brookwood Group Conference Room, Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 2910, San Francisco, CA 94111
Cost: Free, Bring Your Own Lunch
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Good Buildings Gone Bad
Jeffrey Luney, AIA, LEED AP will give an insightful presentation about his experience as a practicing Forensic Architect and member of Brookwood Group’s senior management team. His architectural practice focuses on various types of building design and construction defects, ranging from leaking windows and windows, inadequate structural load design analysis, dimensional errors and scheduling breakdowns. He will illustrate some of the leading causes of building design and construction defects using some case studies from his own experience. Topics to be covered include:
- What are the common triggers for design and construction defect claims?
- What are the common causes of construction and design defects and who is typically held accountable for them?
- How should one respond to Identified Defects?
- How insurers and their attorneys approach and respond to defect claims
- What about alternative dispute resolution?
- Future trends for construction and design defect claims
About Jeffrey Luney
Jeffrey K. Luney, AIA, LEED AP first joined the Los Angeles office of Brookwood Group in 1995 (when it operated under the name of Satulah Group). As part of Brookwood’s 1998 transaction with LaSalle Partners, Jeffrey became a LaSalle employee and, subsequently, served as Studio Director with Gensler and then Principal with (Matrix) IMA. Jeffrey has maintained a strong association with Brookwood Group leading to his re-joining the firm as a senior member of the organization as of January 2011.
Jeffrey Luney is also the founder and Principal of Abraxas Architecture, Inc., an architectural practice based in San Francisco specializing in forensic architecture and expert witness services. Mr. Luney has managed numerous building defect and professional design malpractice investigations and served as a testifying expert witness at deposition and trial in numerous cases. Prior to founding Abraxas Architecture, Jeffrey held several senior management positions during a career spanning over 35 years in architecture, real estate, financial services and facilities management fields, including several Fortune 500 companies and a major, global real estate enterprise. Jeffrey has managed the design, planning, construction, occupancy, maintenance and operation of office buildings, industrial facilities, civic buildings and housing located throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Jeffrey is a licensed architect in California and five other states.
Jeffrey co-authored Expert Witness: Construction Cases, along with Philip R. Croessmann, Peter L. Warren, Michael M. Pavlovich and Jeffrey Fuchs, P.E., published by West/Thompson Reuters in 2009 and currently published in its 2012 edition. This reference publication includes work product examples derived from actual forensic architecture investigations and expert testimony.
Jeffrey served as senior project manager for the comprehensive building clean up and repair following catastrophic First Interstate Tower structure fire in May 1988. He coordinated the structural survey and limited destructive testing by the consulting structural engineering consultant leading to recertification of the steel members in the fire damage zone. He also managed development of structural reconstruction plan, directed core and shell restoration, structural reconstruction, and interior architectural restoration for 5-1/2 floors completely destroyed by fire and 57 other floors damaged from smoke and water.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. He studied environmental law received a certificate from USC Law Center. In 2003, Jeffrey lectured at Stanford University at the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where he co-taught a class about architectural design for campus environments.