ACI's Forensic Consulting Group is a multi-disciplinary team focused exclusively on the provision of expert, ethical and effective support services for design professionals, owners, contractors and other members of the construction industry involved in the resolution of disputes arising from technical failures to contractual issues.

We maintain a highly credentialed and experienced staff of architects; civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; and construction professionals with expertise in cost analysis, scheduling, jobsite safety and project management.


  • Building Condition Surveys
  • Due Diligence
  • Dispute Resolution Strategies
  • Exhibits and Presentations
  • Expert Testimony


Linda Porras-Pirtle, AIA is director of the Forensic Consulting Group. She provides building envelope consulting, building and energy conservation code consulting as well as third-party plan reviews and inspections.  Mrs. Porras-Pirtle is certified by the International Code Council as a Building Plans Examiner and an Energy Conservation Code Inspector. She is a member of the 2017 Building Enclosure Council and the Building Commissioning Association.  Mrs. Porras-Pirtle is a licensed Architect in the States of Texas.   She has over twenty years of experience in commercial architectural practice.  Mrs. Porras-Pirtle currently sits on The City of Houston Planning Commission and has for more than six years.  She is a graduate of the University of Houston – Magna Cum Laude.