Peter Daly - Construction Defect Expert Witness

Areas of Expertise:

General Contractor, Concrete, Estimating, Work Place Safety

Peter has over 25 years of construction background, including 17 years of experience in dispute resolution.  He has built over $100 million of residential and light commercial projects.  He has extensive knowledge of wood frame construction, cast-in-place concrete structures, un-reinforced masonry structures and of the application of high-end materials and finishes.  He a has expertise in all aspects of the management of residential construction projects with particular expertise in the areas of bidding & estimating, scheduling, contract compliance, change orders, subcontract management, workplace safety and the standards of care.

Litigation Support
Peter provides construction defect investigative and reporting services to attorneys, owners, industry professionals and as a registered industry expert with the California CSLB. Services include:

  • site investigations
  • documentation and reporting
  • cost estimating
  • case development consultation
  • expert witness testimony

Peter has testified in arbitration and in trial and has been qualified as an expert in superior court in the areas of cost estimating and standards of care. Issues addressed include:

  • Contract Compliance
  • Code Compliance
  • Standard of Care
  • Framing and Structural Defects
  • Leaks and Waterproofing Problems
  • Workplace Safety

Alternative Dispute Resolution
As a certified arbitrator and mediator, Peter Daly has assisted in the resolution of over 700 construction, homeowner association, real estate, commercial, consumer and other disputes since 1991. He is a recognized authority on construction disputes through his articles in local and national publications and through his participation in industry organizations.


  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • Sonoma County Superior Court Panel of Mediators
  • California Department of Insurance
  • International Code Council
  • Association of Conflict Resolution (formerly SPIDR)
  • Northern California Mediation Association
  • California Dispute Resolution Council
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Greenbelt Alliance

Construction Expert PeterPeter Daly (v-card)
6495 Burnside Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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