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Jim Borders

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Jim is an exterior enclosure and façade expert with over 25 years specializing in the curtain wall and glazing industry. He successfully managed and led teams on over $250 million and 2.8 million square feet of façade construction, a majority of which was completed while working at Harmon, Inc., a leader in the curtain wall industry.

Jim has experience in contract management and contract and claim negotiations, estimating, schedule development and analysis, façade design development, QAQC development and cost tracking and analysis, curtain wall performance mockups, design and incorporation of fire safing systems into curtain walls, and system failure analysis.

Since joining J.S. Held in 2017, has provided consulting and expert services for insurance companies along with plaintiff and defense law firms throughout the country. Jim has worked on over 80 builder’s risk, property damage and construction defect projects, most of which involved building facades.

Jim provides consulting services and litigation support on projects and disputes involving property damage and construction defects. Jim’s work consists primarily of cost estimating and analysis and expert litigation support. He is available for onsite project monitoring both nationally and internationally.

Jim’s expertise is founded upon his diverse experience in the design and construction of building facades and his involvement in other related disciplines. His construction experience extends throughout the United States and across numerous building types including commercial, multi-family residential, hospitals, research facilities, medical offices, hotels, governmental facilities, high-rise structures, and campus style facilities.

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