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Pete Fowler

One Minute Summary

Pete Fowler is a construction consultant, professional cost estimator, and President of Pete Fowler Construction Services, Inc. (PFCS), a licensed general building contractor in California and Oregon. Pete received a B.S. in Construction Management from CSU, Chico. He has held certifications from AAMA, ASPE, ICBO, and others. Mr. Fowler has published articles in national magazines, and has been invited to speak by the most important groups in the construction industry (ASTM, BETEC, CAI, ICC, NIBS, RCI, etc.). Pete has experience with successful expert witness testimony, including Federal Court.

PFCS is a team of building experts and project management professionals who help clients make smart, informed decisions about buildings and property. PFCS is a consultancy focused on delivering SOLUTIONS for those who own, or work in the building or buildings business, by applying expertise in (1.) building performance analysis, (2.) building economics, and (3.) construction management. Services include inspection and evaluation of building projects, reports, specifications, cost estimating, contracting for and managing construction, and verifying quality. PFCS current clients include property owners & managers, developers & contractors, product manufacturers & suppliers, insurers and lawyers. Every year PFCS works on projects as widely varying as single-family residences, multi-family projects, mixed use developments, commercial, institutional, industrial, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction. PFCS staff are often called to consult and testify in claims and litigation and PFCS has been hired to consult by the lawyer or insurance company for every major party in the building industry, including every major sub-trade.

Testimonials

"He is a straight shooter. I know he will tell me his opinion regardless of my goals. He will work with me to make sure I understand his opinion" - Past & Current Client
"Mike & Pete do a great job. I have enjoyed working with them as experts." - Past & Current Client

Case Studies

Publications

  • Common Construction Defects - Published in the October 1998 edition of The Journal of Light Construction, the premier publication for contractors building and developing residential and light commercial construction projects with a national distribution of more than 66,000.
  • New Developments in CA Construction Law - by Peter D. Fowler, David H. Heemann and Paul Stephen Viau. Published in January 2003 for members of ASTM committee E06.51.11. Subsequently distributed to members of the Codes and Regulatory Affairs Committee of AAMA at their National Meeting in January 2003.
  • Dangers of Mold – An article published in the April 2003 issue of Window & Door Magazine, developed for use by the building industry, which summarizes the important aspects of dealing with mold in the built environment.
  • Managing Construction Projects in Oregon – I co-authored this manual with Allan Berry, PE; Paul Holma and Kevin Shuba. Published June 30, 2006 and available on amazon.com, this manual is for anyone who wants to plan and execute construction or large scale property maintenance projects.

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Areas of Expertise

CATEGORIES OF EXPERTISE

  • Construction Management, Contracts & Contracting
  • Construction Cost Estimating & Budgeting 
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Construction Quality
  • Building and Property Inspection, Testing & Evaluation
  • Building Codes & Standards
  • Expert Witness, Mediation & Testimony

SPECIFIC TRADES AND BUILDING ELEMENTS

  • Foundations
  • Basement Construction
  • Waterproofing
  • Concrete Structure & Reinforcing
  • Masonry
  • Structural Steel / Metal Framing
  • Wood Framing & Hardware
  • Exterior Enclosure including Wall Flashing & Sheet metal, Joint Sealants
  • Stucco / Plaster
  • Siding & Trim        
  • Insulation
  • Exterior Wall Accessories & Decorative Metal
  • Windows & Doors
  • Storefronts, Curtain Walls & Exterior Glazing
  • Exterior Coatings (Paint)        
  • Roofs, Flashing, Trim & Accessories
  • Gutters & Downspouts 
  • Waterproof Decks
  • Interior Construction & Finishes    
  • Counters    Incl. Tile, Stone, Laminate, etc.    
  • Cabinets, Finish Carpentry & Architectural Woodwork
  • Stairs (Interior and Exterior)
  • Gypsum Wallboard (Drywall) & Interior Plaster
  • Interior Paint, Wall Covering & Finishes
  • Tile & Stone Assemblies (Incl. Showers)
  • Floor Finishes including Tile, Wood, Resilient, and Carpet        
  • Ceiling Finishes
  • Mechanical Services including Plumbing, HVAC, Fire Protection & Electrical
  • Demolition and Hazardous Components Abatement (Mold, Asbestos, etc.)    
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Sitework including Earthwork & Grading, Site Improvements, Parking Lots & Fine Grading & Drainage
  • Pedestrian Paving
  • Fences, Gates and Walls including Retaining Walls
  • Fountains & Swimming Pools
  • Landscaping
  • Health & Safety Requirements (Site Accidents)
  • Project / Construction Management
  • Project Quality Requirements
  • Regulatory Requirements (Codes & Standards)
  • Design Coordination including Architectural, Specs, Interiors, Automation, Energy, Efficiency (Green Building), Engineering, etc. 

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