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Elliott Dudnik + Associates is a full-service architectural firm with additional engineering and planning expertise providing forensic analysis and litigation support based on our extensive experience involving numerous and varied building projects. Established in 1969, we regularly serve as expert witnesses and technical consultants in cases related to building design and construction, structural or construction failures, building codes, architectural practice and contracts, handicapped accessibility, and construction-related injuries or damage

As forensic specialists, we have conducted investigations, prepared detailed analyses and reports, and testified on numerous topics, projects, accidents, failures, and conditions including:

• Building, Zoning and Life Safety Code Interpretation, Analysis and Compliance
• Building Defect Investigation and Failure Analysis and Remediation
• Technical Investigations and Development of Repair Methods
• Handicapped Accessibility Analysis and Design
• Design and Construction Errors and Omissions and Standards of Care

Our expertise is based on the wealth of professional experience gained from the design and construction of numerous commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and governmental projects encompassing new construction, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation.

Elliott Dudnik, PhD, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CSI, ICC, ASTM, NFPA, the firm principal, holds degrees in architecture, structural engineering and urban planning with more than fifty years of professional experience as both an award-winning architect-engineer and university professor with a lengthy record of technical publications, research grants, fellowships and public lectures in the US and abroad. He has served as a technical consultant to several public agencies and as an expert witness in more than 135 building construction, building failure or defects, accessibility and building-code related cases.

Education & Licenses

Ph.D. (Urban Planning), MS (Structural Engineering), B. Architecture
Licensed Architect - Illinois, Wisconsin, NCARB Certificate, LEED AP