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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2010/04/27 - In his recent landmark federal court ruling about the threats and liabilities posed by toxic Chinese-manufactured drywall, U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon recommended that contaminated houses be completely gutted. Why?.
And for the 65,000 American homes contaminated with Chinese drywall, what happens next?
Ronald E. Wright, P.E., chief operating officer at Buric and an expert in building diagnostics, can answer these questions. Wright – a professional engineer who analyzes how and why buildings fail and proposes remedies needed to address those failures – testified as an expert witness in the federal Chinese drywall case before Judge Fallon.
Judge Fallon cited Wright’s testimony, documentation and exhibits nearly 80 times in his 108-page ruling, “Chinese Manufactured Drywall: Products Liability Litigation. Judge Fallon awarded $2.6 million in damages to seven Virginia families affected by Chinese drywall.
Wright is available to discuss:
• How is Chinese drywall different from domestically produced drywall?
• How can homeowners determine if Chinese drywall has been installed in their homes?
• What questions should prospective buyers ask to ensure that their next home doesn’t contain Chinese drywall?
• How does Chinese drywall affect homes, including appliances and wiring?
• Why can’t homeowners simply replace contaminated drywall? Why must everything inside a contaminated home – including carpets, cabinets, countertops and even bathroom fixtures – be removed?
• How can a contaminated house be safely gutted? What does that entail?
• How might Judge Fallon’s ruling affect the construction industry overall?
To speak with Wright, please contact Erin Smith or Karen Stinneford at 919.833.9102.
Buric is the premier consultant to the world’s diverse construction industry. The firm’s work allows clients to successfully complete jobs while minimizing their risks and costs.
Established in 1968, Buric provides construction planning and critical path method scheduling; construction claims resolution, including forensic investigation, demonstrative graphics and expert witness capability; surety contract management; building diagnostics and rehabilitation; project management and control; and architectural and engineering services.
To learn more about Buric’s leadership in the Chinese drywall issue or to read Judge Fallon’s ruling in its entirety, visit Buric’s online Chinese drywall resource site.