As most designers and constructors eventually learn, litigation is a reality of business and the only two parties that really ever win are the lawyers and experts. And while crooked lawyers and hired-gun experts make the headlines, ethical attorneys and experienced, ethical forensic experts are critical to fair resolution of construction disputes. Construction and construction litigation can be complex and few technical aspects of construction are as frequently blamed for poor building performance as poor foundation performance. As specialists in geotechnical engineering, Paradigm is prepared to provide analyses and develop conclusions based on solid engineering and scientific theory coupled with sound, consistent, and thorough logic. Similarly, construction-materials issues – low-strength and cracking of concrete, slab moisture and moisture-sensitive floor coverings, improper waterproofing – are also frequent causes of construction disputes and Paradigm can assist with evaluation and explanation of problems, responsibilities and assist with resolution.