Areas of Expertise

Project delivery breakdowns can affect the most iconic of designs. Pictured here, Antonio Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was started in March of 1883 and remains as of today, incomplete and over budget.

In addition to designing scores of buildings involving all of the issues listed below, Mr. McGinty has been employed on hundreds of cases wherein he provided research and qualified expert testimony regarding the following subjects:

The standard of care for architects:

    • Pre-Design and Programming
    • Schematic Design and Design Development
    • Cost estimating
    • Bidding and negotiation
    • Value engineering
    • Construction Documentation
    • Contract Administration
    • Coordination of Consultants

The construction delivery process; its effect on the standard of care:

    • Design-Bid-Build
    • Design-Build
    • Bridging
    • Construction Management; Advisor and At-Risk
    • Program Management

Contract documents:

    • AIA Industry Standard Documents
    • AGC ConsensusDocs
    • Project Specific Documents

The roles and relationships of the parties to a construction project:

    • Owners
    • Managers
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Consultants
    • Constructors
    • Sureties

Technical issues:

    • Moisture migration
    • Water infiltration
    • Indoor air quality, mold
    • Foundation performance
    • Intellectual property
    • Systems and materials

AAA certified arbitrator on complex construction disputes.