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Property & Infrastructure Damage

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J.S. Held provides support on projects ranging from daily residential claims to some of the most complex large losses around the world.

Our team is comprised of specialized experts in the fields of:

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Equipment
  • Forensic Accounting & Economics
  • Water & Fire Restoration
Builder’s Risk Services

We have consulted on and testified in complex matters involving buildings and infrastructure that have been damaged during the course of construction. Our team of experts calls upon decades of technical field experience working for many of the largest commercial contractors in the world. They have a background in estimating, repair cost monitoring, document review and analysis, and contract negotiation. We also have a dedicated team of scheduling experts with extensive schedule analysis knowledge.

Catastrophe Response

Timing is everything when a catastrophe occurs. We mobilize immediately and effectively in response to catastrophic events to provide unrivaled support to the insurance industry and public/private owners.

Damage Assessments

We are well-versed in assessing property damage, preparing loss scopes, developing estimates, and providing project scheduling support.


We use state-of-the-art estimating software, on-screen take-off, and detailed labor and material estimates to provide a detailed cost analysis.

Replacement Cost & Actual Cash Value Determination

Our experts are the industry leaders in determining actual cash value using the replacement cost minus depreciation method and the broad evidence rule. We have provided expert testimonies on numerous large, complex, and landmark cases.

Water & Fire Restoration

Restoring a building after a catastrophe is a science. Our certified restoration consultants have a wealth of knowledge to provide monitoring, auditing, and oversight on mitigation efforts necessitated by water, fire, and smoke damage.

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