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C.B. GOLDSMITH & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Providing independent and unbiased service since 1955.
A full service, veteran-owned, forensic architectural and consulting firm, specializing in the investigation, evaluation and design of new and existing building enclosure systems, as well as dealing with the technical aspects of problems in construction.

About Us

C. B. Goldsmith & Associates, Inc. (CBGA) is a full service, veteran-owned, forensic architectural and consulting firm, specializing in the investigation, evaluation and design of new and existing building enclosure systems, as well as dealing with the technical aspects of problems in construction. We have a broad scope of expertise related to roofing, painting, waterproofing, and building enclosure systems, and although a large percentage of our work relates to the analysis and correction of problems with existing construction, we are still a full service architectural design firm that utilizes it’s knowledge of the building sciences to address complicated detailing in order to create innovative design solutions.

Our scope of services also includes building enclosure commissioning, independent design/document reviews, and third-party quality assurance evaluations. These services follow a formal review process to support the architect's design criteria and concepts; to verify conformance with local building codes; to evaluate details for compliance with generally accepted local and national industry standards; to adhere to the Owner's performance requirements, and to address issues related to constructability.

It is our mission to provide the best possible solutions for our clients. We bring to this effort a dedicated team of architects and building science professionals with specialized knowledge and backgrounds to achieve this goal. Our ability to target and diagnose highly complex construction issues is informed by years of investigating product, design and workmanship defects, combined with industry knowledge and expertise established by our forensic consulting work in the legal arena. We are logical, thoughtful and creative in our approach to problem solving, dedicated and hardworking, and responsive to our clients’ needs. We are very proud of the reputation we've built over our many years in business.

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Featured Services

Our dedicated team of experts are ready to help.

  • Roofing and Waterproofing Consulting

    We provide the information you need to make the right decisions

  • Coatings Consulting

    Technical consulting, non-destructive testing and failure analysis related to protective coatings

  • Forensic Investigation

    The investigation, assessment and analysis of construction-related defects

  • Design/Document Review

    A third-party peer review of project design, details, and documents specific to the building enclosure

  • Building Enclosure Consulting and Commissioning

    Full service consulting to preserve and improve your property investment

  • Construction Litigation Support

    We provide expertise where it matters

RECENT PROJECTS
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Corporate Philosophy

Design solutions, not problems’
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."— Albert Einstein"
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.“— Voltaire (1694 - 1778)