Real Estate Agents Claims

Acoustic Engineer

Insured is an acoustic engineer contracted to provide
recommendations on steps necessary to ensure that tunnel
reverberation noise did not exceed the maximum levels for a rail
tunnel in Sydney.

Absorption panels were recommended throughout the tunnel but
the contractor (claimant) did not follow the recommendation,
seeking a lower cost solution.
Tunnel noise breached allowable level and significant remediation
work required; cost $18 million for which client is being sued.
Litigation will involve resolution of dispute regarding appropriate
measurement methodology; causation and quantum.

Will undoubtedly proceed to trial and defence costs will be BIG.