Matt Smith and Toby White founded Forensic Building Consultants in 2003. They responded to a need to assist with the repair of homes and buildings damaged by moisture intrusion, most often caused by defective construction methods and materials. In short order, they became known throughout the region for their skills and knowledge, and were often called upon to be expert witnesses in legal disputes. 

Demand grew, as did the company and its services, which now include pre-construction design services, construction quality assurance and sustainable building practices. Today, Forensic Building Consultants includes an extended team of building science specialists, working together to provide trusted solutions to architects, property managers, developers, facility managers, homeowners and attorneys.

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Awards & Accolades

#1 Construction Consulting Company - 2018 DJC Oregon Reader Rankings Poll

#1 Construction Consulting Company - 2017 DJC Oregon Reader Rankings Poll

AIA Portland Chapter - Mayor’s Award for Design Excellence - White Stag Building

1st Place - CSI 2015 Design Review Team Competition

Forensic Building Consultants are not just problem solvers. They are comprehensive solution providers. Firms are only as good as their technical staff, and as Forensic has grown as a company, the quality of their team members has remained exceptionally high
— Terry Taylor, Director of Facilities, Gresham Barlow School District