Steve A Norwood

Mr. Steve A Norwood

Norwood Architecture Inc.
901 Front Street, Suite 291
Louisville , CO 80027
Office: 303-664-1528
Fax: 303-664-1646
Introduction

Steve Norwood has over 24 years of experience in consulting, design and construction management, with a successful track record providing deposition and trial testimony as an expert witness. He specializes in forensic consulting and repair design for construction deficiencies and property casual claims. Mr. Norwood is a licensed architect in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is supported by a team of consultants with diverse backgrounds, including licensed professional engineers and experts in construction management, development, environmental design and civil engineering.

Norwood Architecture performs consulting and expert witness services in the following areas:

• Architectural Consulting and Repair Design
• Contract and Code Consulting
• Entitlement Analysis of Construction Claims for Additional Cost and Time
• Evaluation of Design and Construction Defects
• Forensic Architecture
• Lender Services
• New Design for Residential and Commercial Projects
• Owner Representation
• Property and Casualty Claims

Norwood Architecture, Inc.
901 Front Street, Suite 291
Louisville Colorado 80027
P: (303) 664-1528


Areas of Expertise
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Architect Liability
  • Architecture
  • Building Codes
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Safety
  • Disabled Access
  • Industrial Design
  • Metal Roofing
  • OSHA
  • Ramp & Stairs
  • Roofing
  • Structural Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Steve Norwood is a licensed architect in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The following list represents the degrees and licenses among Norwood’s group of experts:

• Master's degree in Architecture and Bachelor's degree in Construction Management
• Bachelor's degree in Architecture
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering
• Bachelor's degree in Wood Products Engineering and Construction
• Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design
• Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado with degrees in Civil Engineering
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: AIA
ABA-Colorado
NFPA
ASCE
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: When Construction Projects Go Bad, Building Envelopes: Common Errors and Solutions (Lorman Seminar)
When Construction Projects Go Bad, Fire-Related Assemblies: Common Errors and Solutions (Lorman Seminar)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Owner Representation
• Design and Specification Review
• Value Engineering
• Contract Review and Negotiation
• Quality Assurance
• Contractor Application for Payment Review
• Progress Reports
• Change Order Review

Architectural Consulting and Repair Design
• Preparation of Construction Documents
• Contract Negotiation
• Building Code Analysis
• ADA compliance

Forensic Architecture
• Design Agreements and Construction Contract Interpretation
• Interior and Exterior Visual Inspections
• Destructive Testing of Architectural Assemblies
• Analysis of Plans and Specifications
• Review of Manufacturers Installation Requirements
• Analysis of Building Codes
• Coordination and Review of Laboratory Testing of Building Materials

Lender Services
• Feasibility Studies
• Construction Contract Review
• Budget Review
• Site Observation
• Payment Request Review
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Norwood Architecture has been retained on behalf of plaintiffs approximately the same number of times it has for defendants, give or take a few cases. The work is diverse.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Norwood Architecture has been retained on behalf of defendants approximately the same number of times it has for plaintiffs, give or take a few cases. The work is diverse.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: To ensure accuracy, please contact Norwood Architecture directly for this information.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: On average, our senior consultants have 20 years of experience. Steve Norwood, Principal, has over 24 years of experience.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Owner Representation
• Design and Specification Review
• Value Engineering
• Contract Review and Negotiation
• Quality Assurance
• Contractor Application for Payment Review
• Progress Reports
• Change Order Review

Architectural Consulting and Repair Design
• Preparation of Construction Documents
• Contract Negotiation
• Building Code Analysis
• ADA compliance

Forensic Architecture
• Design Agreements and Construction Contract Interpretation
• Interior and Exterior Visual Inspections
• Destructive Testing of Architectural Assemblies
• Analysis of Plans and Specifications
• Review of Manufacturers Installation Requirements
• Analysis of Building Codes
• Coordination and Review of Laboratory Testing of Building Materials

Lender Services
• Feasibility Studies
• Construction Contract Review
• Budget Review
• Site Observation
• Payment Request Review
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Varies by the consultant(s) retained. Please contact Norwood Architecture directly for details at 303-664-1528.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Varies by the consultant(s) retained. Please contact Norwood Architecture directly for details at 303-664-1528.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Varies by the testifying expert(s) retained. Please contact Norwood Architecture directly for details at 303-664-1528.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Varies by the testifying expert(s) retained. Please contact Norwood Architecture directly for details at 303-664-1528.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact Norwood Architecture directly for details at 303-664-1528.

References

References upon request.