Some of the most common questions asked about Construction Investigations, using Först Consulting Group, are answered here for your convenience.
What is a Construction Advocate?
A Construction Advocate is a loyal partner to the building owners, and bridges the knowledge gap between the contractor, architect, and owner. One role is to aggressively represent the owners, and to lend practical expertise to a project such as cost-saving alternatives.
When should I contact Först Consulting Group?
It is best to contact Först Consulting Group as soon as a problem is discovered.
What geographical region does Först Consulting Group cover?
Först Consulting Group covers the Northern Virginia area including the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William, Fauquier and Clarke. Först Consulting is also available for services nationwide.
What services does Först Consulting Group provide?
We provide consulting and construction advocate services; building and pre-sale inspections; contract review; project management; estate management; thermal, radon, noise and energy efficiency testing; detailed reports; expert opinion, advice and testimony; and construction injury investigation.
For whom does Först Consulting Group provide services?
We provide our services for homeowners, builders, contractors, architects, insurance companies, and attorneys. We cannot represent, however, two sides in the same case.
How can Först advocate for me as a homeowner?
We advise homeowners to pay attention during a construction project and question anything they believe is not correct. If you do not receive a satisfactory explanation from your builder or contractor, or believe that an error in construction has occurred, please contact us. We have a large variety of services that can help you resolve your construction issue.
Can I contact Först Consulting Services directly or do I need to go through an attorney?
You can absolutely hire Först yourself for most of our services. We are also hired by attorneys on legal cases where evidence and expert testimony is required for litigation.
Can Först help me build my defense as a builder or architect?
The task of building your defense is exactly why you need Först Consulting Group. We will consult with you to determine your best course of action, and can aid in preparing documents, gathering forensic evidence, and with mitigation or litigation expert testimony and support services.
Does Först Consulting Group provide fireplace and chimney inspections?
Yes, we do, and recommend a complete inspection at least once a year. We like to schedule them in the summer months. Get an inspection if you are thinking about purchasing a home, as well, to ensure the fireplace is safe to operate.
Disclaimer: Först Consulting Group is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice.