Caltrans Expert Witness Experience
H&K has provided expert witness consultation to Caltrans regarding contractors’ claims of differing site conditions during construction of highway improvements in El Dorado County, including presence of hard rock, unsuitable backfill, and unmarked utilities. We have also provided expert witness consultation regarding Notice of Potential Change for state highway interchange construction in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. Our services included reviewing project documents such as boring logs, site geology, contract specifications, and bid documents; and providing opinions and conclusions regarding subsurface conditions and the claim of changed conditions. Involvement with these types of projects enables H&K to maintain a state-of-the-industry approach and reduce future contractor claims by minimizing “gray areas” in project specifications.
Client Contact: Tony Hamamoto
State of California Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 942873, Sacramento, CA 94273