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FORENSIC ARCHITECT

Bruce Bergman, AIA

Professional Experience:

Mr. Bergman is a licensed architect with over 38 years of experience including over 23 years as a forensic architect. His diverse architecture portfolio includes higher education, medical, institutional, commercial, retail mixed-use and residential buildings.

As a forensic architect consultant and testifying expert witness, Mr. Bergman provides expertise on many types of design and construction claims, including construction defects, building code standards interpretation and compliance, architectural standard of care, and issues relevant to green buildings.

His professional practice integrates forensic architecture, risk mitigation strategies, and sustainable design and construction.

Litigation Experience:

  • Provided analysis and support in over 100 cases
  • Designated Expert in over two dozen cases
  • Deposed five times
  • Testified in arbitration
  • Involved in mediations

Licenses / Certifications:

  • State of California Registered Architect (1985)
  • State of Nevada Registered Architect (2005)
  • State of Arizona Registered Architect (2006)
  • State of Hawaii Registered Architect (2018)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) (2001)
  • LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (2009)

Memberships / Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Member  (1998)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards - Member (2001)
  • San Diego Green Building Council (USGBC Chapter) - Member (2009)
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) - Fellow Member (2016)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic Architecture
  • Construction defects claims
  • Design defect claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Architectural standard of care
  • Architectural contract administration
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