David Neagley

P.O. Box 2265 La Jolla, CA 920382265

About the Expert

ConstructionTech.US provides over 30 years of architectural design, construction and forensic investigation experience, specializing in commercial and institutional buildings. Services include visual inspection, intrusive testing, construction issue analysis, defect reports, repair recommendations, cost allocation and construction expert services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Construction Claims

Expert's Profile

David Neagley, AIA, Architect and ConstructionTech.US offer over 30 years of architecture and construction experience.

PROJECT TYPES: Experienced with all building types, including educational, medical, R&D, corporate, commercial, custom residential, multi-family housing, military and industrial projects, totaling over 9.2 million square feet.

RECONSTRUCTION: Design, details and specifications focused on solving complex construction problems and developing effective repairs for commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction and repair design for roofs, decks, windows, exterior finishes, waterproofing, flashing, sealants and remediation of mold, wood rot, corrosion and structural damage.

FORENSIC SERVICES: Visual inspection, intrusive testing, construction issue analysis, defect reports, repair recommendations and forensic expert services for both plaintiff and defense parties. Forensic experience includes thousands of visual inspections and hundreds of intrusive tests for construction defect cases.

CONSTRUCTION EXPERT: Specialized knowledge of construction materials, industry standards, code compliance, waterproofing, vapor transmission, exterior finishes, corrosion, condensation, ventilation, mold, wood rot, suspended ceilings, raised floors, interior partitions, and exterior finish & weather barrier issues.

PROFESSIONAL FOCUS: Clarification of technical issues and case documents for complex, multiparty construction disputes involving large commercial and institutional projects.

CREDENTIALS: Registered Architect (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, NCARB), Master's Degree in Architecture, Licensed General Contractor (CA), CSLB Arbitrator, and San Diego Superior Court Mediator.

Personal Achievements


  • Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1984.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Literature, Minor: Architecture, Revelle College, UC San Diego, 1980.
  • Mold Remediation Certification, Environmental Testing & Technology, 2000.
  • Home Improvement Certification, California Contractors State License Board, 1997.
  • Environmental Control Systems Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, 1983-84.
  • Solar Energy Center, Eugene, Oregon, Director, 1982-84
  • Mediator Credential, National Conflict Resolution Center, 2001.
  • Construction Defect Mediation, Straus Institute for ADR, Pepperdine School of Law, 2001.
  • Legal Process for Construction Industry, Institute of Conflict Management, 2000.
  • Construction Mediation Certification, Institute of Conflict Management, 1999.
  • Construction Arbitration Certification, Institute of Conflict Management, 1999.
  • Dispute Review Board Chairing, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, 2003.
  • Dispute Review Board Administration, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, 2003.
  • Construction Dispute Review Board Certification, Institute of Conflict Management, 1999.


  • California Architect, #C19305, licensed since 1988.
  • California General Contractor, #B735426, licensed since 1997.
  • Washington Architect, #7639, licensed since 1999.
  • Arizona Architect, #37128, licensed since 2002.
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate #72812, since 2011.
  • Oregon Architect, #6177, licensed since 2012.
  • Nevada Architect, #7029, licensed since 2013.


  • American Institute of Architects, member since 1984.
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association, member, 2008-10 Board Member, 2009-10 Secretary
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association, San Diego Chapter, member, 2008-10 Vice President
  • Forensic Consultants Association, member
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), member 2009-10.
  • Building Industry Association, Construction Defect Litigation Reform Task Force, 2002-03.
  • Building Industry Association, Best Management Practices Committee, member 2003.
  • Precast Concrete Institute, member 2010-11.
  • California Contractors State License Board, Arbitrator since 2003.
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, San Diego Chapter, President 2002, Bd Member 2001-03.
  • Arbitration Mediation & Conciliation Center, panel member.
  • National Conflict Resolution Center, construction mediation panel member.
  • American Bar Association, associate member.
  • San Diego Bar Association, associate member.
  • Dispute Review Board Foundation, member.
  • 2009 DRBF Annual Conference Presenter: “Widespread Use of DRBs in Vertical Construction”.


  • Recipient of the American Institute of Architects Foundation Award in 1983.

Listed in the Following States

ConstructionTech.US is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, US Pacific Islands