Legal Forensics

Forensic Architecture Services from the Experts

As part of our vast architectural services and expertise, ArchBoutant provides forensic architecture investigation, consulting, and litigation services.

As a forensic architect, owner Eric Parnell, specializes in analyzing and investigating building failures for legal cases. Our investigations include problems found in both the interiors and exteriors of commercial property buildings due to a variety of technical and natural occurrences.


Building failures can be caused by a number of conditions and most commonly affect the roof, exterior walls, interior walls, and foundation of a building. As forensic architects, we investigate the architecture, engineering, and structural components of the property to determine the cause and nature of the building’s failed performance.

Common Causes of Failures Include:

  • Weathering
  • Improper Sealing
  • Deferred Maintenance
  • Construction Defects
  • Weather Catastrophes
  • Faulty Filtration Systems
  • Material Failures
  • Thermal Problems
  • Improper Repairs
  • Water Infiltration
  • Fire Damage
  • Design Flaws
  • Odor Migration

Building failures can have multiple consequences that range from serious injury to daily inconveniences for those affected by the problem. At ArchBoutant, we identify the true cause of the problem using building sciences and developed architectural investigative techniques used within the industry.


Consulting and Litigation

Avoiding building failure should always be the first priority which is why ArchBoutant offers architectural consulting. When your building is in the early stages of construction, we can provide knowledge on construction and design aspects that will better protect you from building failures as the building ages. Whether you are a construction company, another architectural firm, or building owner, we can provide consulting services to better ensure the property’s structural integrity.

When a situation does occur, ArchBoutant can provide eyewitness testimony based on the findings of our investigation. For insurance companies, architects, and construction companies, we are able to identify and testify to the true nature of the building failure.

When you need forensic architecture services, call ArchBoutant for expert investigations, consulting, and litigation.