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 building industry (AAMA, APRA, ASPE, 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.
"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
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.
Building Inspection & Evaluation Series, 1996-2014
Building Lifecycle Management Series, 2014
Construction Claims, 2000-2015
Construction Defect Series, 1998-2013
Construction Fundamentals, 1996-2014
Construction Management, 1998-Present
Construction Management 101, July 2017
Analyzing & Monetizing Construction Claims, January 2018
Construction Defects from the Plaintiff Perspective, February 2018
Reserve Funding Series with Dave Schwindt, 2014
Areas of Expertise
CATEGORIES OF EXPERTISE
Construction Management, Contracts & Contracting
Construction Cost Estimating & Budgeting
Construction Defect Claims
Building and Property Inspection, Testing & Evaluation
Building Codes & Standards
Expert Witness, Mediation & Testimony
SPECIFIC TRADES AND BUILDING ELEMENTS
Concrete Structure & Reinforcing
Structural Steel / Metal Framing
Wood Framing & Hardware
Exterior Enclosure including Wall Flashing & Sheet metal, Joint Sealants
Stucco / Plaster
Siding & Trim
Exterior Wall Accessories & Decorative Metal
Windows & Doors
Storefronts, Curtain Walls & Exterior Glazing
Exterior Coatings (Paint)
Roofs, Flashing, Trim & Accessories
Gutters & Downspouts
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
Mechanical Services including Plumbing, HVAC, Fire Protection & Electrical
Demolition and Hazardous Components Abatement (Mold, Asbestos, etc.)
Building Sitework including Earthwork & Grading, Site Improvements, Parking Lots & Fine Grading & Drainage
Fences, Gates and Walls including Retaining Walls
Fountains & Swimming Pools
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.