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Forensic Practices

Recommendations for the conduct of design professionals engaged for the resolution of construction industry disputes
It is the obligation of an expert to perform in a professional manner and serve without bias.

C. B. Goldsmith & Associates, Inc. (CBGA) follows rules and operating procedures based on the "Recommended Practices for Design Professional Engaged as Experts in the Resolution of Construction Industry Disputes," as published by ICED/ASFE and endorsed by the American Institute of Architects.

Commentary regarding our methods of working within this framework are outlined below.

  • COMMENTARY: Prior to accepting any project, CBGA interviews each potential client for possible conflicts of interest. If any of our associates are involved in the matter at issue or if they've ever had a relationship with any of the organizations or individuals involved, we reveal any such relationship to the client and/or clients' attorney to determine whether or not the relationship could be construed as creating (or giving the appearance of creating) conflicts of interest.

    CBGA will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one party for services on the same project, or for services pertaining to the same project, unless the circumstances are fully disclosed to, and agreed to, by all interested parties.