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Independent Reporting and Expert Witness Services

Litigation within the construction and building services industries is a growing trend in Australia.

PJ Wright & Associates has a long-standing and a well-regarded reputation for providing independent reporting, forensic analysis, and investigative reporting. Our clients include architects, builders, insurance companies, legal firms, strata managers, and corporations.

Systemic failures of plumbing and hydraulic service installations result in costly repair and maintenance costs. Where these failures continually reoccur, property managers and insurance companies are required to investigate the failure to establish the probable cause and remedial actions that must be undertaken.

PJ Wright & Associates are conversant with the current legislation, industry research and technologies. We can provide an unbiased and thorough assessment of the installation, the service design and advice on non-compliance issues found and outline options for rectification or replacement.

PJ Wright & Associates has extensive experience in the investigation, assessment, and reporting. This experience and knowledge have allowed us to develop a comprehensive product and resource library that includes a database of current and past standards, codes and legislation applicable to plumbing and hydraulic services.

Whether you are the owner of a failed system or you want to confirm that the hydraulic building services installed comply with all relevant acts, regulations, codes, and standards, we can provide a detailed, comprehensive report to satisfy your requirements.

Our areas of expertise include;

• Material Failure
• Systemic Failures
• Rainwater and Stormwater damage
• Hydraulic Services Design inadequacies
• Installation faults
• Fault finding
• Remedial and/or rectification works
• Non-compliant Installations
• Water quality and its resultant effect on materials and systems
• Health and Environmental Impact

PJ Wright & Associates adheres to a strict internal Code of Conduct for all matters requiring Independent Reporting and Expert Witness Services. We respect the confidentiality of the client in all aspects of our services and above all believe in transparency throughout the investigation and reporting process.

Our reports are complete and thorough addressing all matters instructed under the client brief. By undertaking an initial inspection, we can provide advice to our clients as to the extent of investigation required and probable areas of concern that may need to be included in the brief.

In addition, PJ Wright & Associates can provide an expert witness service in a court or tribunal for any matters related to hydraulic and plumbing services.

Our expert witness service:

• Is in accordance the District Court of Western Australia “Code of Conduct - Expert Witness” ;
• Is in accordance the Federal Court of Australia Practice Note CM 7 - “Expert Witness in Proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia”;
• Is in accordance with the “Guide for Experts giving evidence in the State Administrative Tribunal”;
• Has personnel experienced in sitting in the State Administration Tribunal (SAT) as Expert Witnesses; and,
• Is registered as an Expert Witness in hydraulic services and fire services field, with Unisearch Expert Opinion Services, a national online database for Expert Witness Services based at the University of NSW.

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Hydraulic Services Design

PJ Wright & Associates specialises in plumbing and hydraulic services design and understands the importance of being able to provide our clients with a comprehensive hydraulic engineering consultancy service. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality design package.

PJ Wright & Associates understand the needs of the ‘end user’are paramount when developing plumbing and hydraulic design solutions. This ensures that our designs are functional as well as cost effective.