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Our expert forensic architects investigate issues involving building assemblies, roofing systems, building envelope, waterproofing and flashing, building materials, and other related components in construction claims and disputes.

We leverage our technical field experience and forensic architecture expertise to analyze claims and disputes related to architectural design and construction deficiencies, defects, and failures, in addition to performing property and infrastructure damage assessments.

Our architect expert witnesses have advised in litigation, multi-party and two-party mediations, adjudications, and international arbitrations across industries and global jurisdictions.

Our Services
  • Architect Expert Witness
  • Building Envelope Assessments
  • Cladding Assessment & Dispute Advisory
  • Code Upgrade & Compliance Services
  • Compliance with Building Regulations
  • Construction Defect / Building Defect Investigations
  • Construction Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
  • Contract Administration & Dispute Advisory
  • Forensic Building Analysis
  • Historical Building Surveys
  • Moisture & Water Intrusion Investigations
  • Property & Infrastructure Damage Assessments
  • Roofing Assessments
  • Standard of Care & Design Review
  • Storm & Flood Damage Assessments
  • Wind Damage Assessments
  • Wind vs. Water Assessments
  • Water Ingress Investigations
Our Professionals Include

Accredited Mediators (CEDR, CIArb)

Adjudicators (RIBA, CIArb and CEDR)

Architects Registration Board Members (ARB)

Chartered Arbitrators (FCIArb, RIBA)

Chartered Arbitrators (RIBA, CIArb, CEDR, and ABTA Panels)

Chartered Architects (RIBA)

Dispute Board Members (DRBF, FIDIC, RICS, CIArb)

Licensed Architects

National Council of Architect’s Registration Board Members (NCARB)

Sense Studio is Now Part of J.S. Held

London-based Sense Studio, a specialized Architectural Practice which provides expert architects for dispute avoidance and resolution, is now part of J.S. Held's global Construction Advisory Services Practice.

> Learn more about Sense Studio joining J.S. Held


Key contact:

Murray Armes | [email protected]

Senior Managing Director

London, United Kingdom

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