MHA staff have evaluated thousands of commercial, industrial, and residential structures from the inside out, aboveground and below. We help our clients understand the design, construction or product issue impacting the structure and how to address it. Our staff uses their experience, training, building codes, industry standards, and available product manufacturer’s data to determine the cause and subsequently, a reasonable repair method.


Types of Evaluations MHA Performs:

  • Construction Defect claims arising from product failures, foundation damage, structural cracks, faulty drainage, and building envelope issues such as moisture intrusion, roof system, waterproofing, exterior cladding or window failures.

  • Professional Liability claims arising from inadequate or faulty design or product selection.

  • Construction Delay claims arising from means and methods, faulty or inadequate design, or improper contract administration.

  • Building Code and Industry Standard Interpretations

  • Pre-litigation Consulting/ Expert Testimony

  • Vibration Damage claims

  • Construction Product Failure claims

  • Construction Document Review

  • Storm Damage claims

  • Cost to Complete or Repair

  • Scope to Complete or Repair

  • Salvageability

Following our investigation, we complete a concise report that another engineer will peer review to ensure an objective analysis.

Components We Evaluate:

Building Envelope

  • Air Barrier
  • Brick
  • Cast-in-place Concrete
  • Coatings
  • EIFS
  • Glass Curtain Walls
  • Insulation
  • Masonry
  • Metal Panels
  • Precast Panels
  • Siding
  • Stucco
  • Vapor Barrier
  • Weather Barrier

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Glazing Systems/Windows

  • Air/Moisture Leakage
  • Design Pressure Analysis
  • Insulated Glass Panel Failures


  • Asphalt
  • Concrete

Plaza Decks

  • Cracks
  • Drainage
  • Joints
  • Waterproofing


  • BUR
  • Copper
  • EPDM
  • Leak Detection
  • Low Slope
  • Metal
  • Moisture Survey
  • Spray Polyurethane Foam
  • Steep Slope
  • Thermal Imaging
  • TPO
  • Vegetative
  • Wind Analysis/Design
  • Wood Shake


  • Code Analysis
  • Damage Assessment
  • Masonry
  • Post-Tensioning
  • Sound Transmission
  • Steel Frame
  • Wood Framing


  • Blast/Impact/Vibration Damage
  • Drainage Design
  • Pools