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Member Spotlight: James Weber

James Weber joined Xpera Group as director of cost estimating in 2015. He is our “go-to-guy” for all things cost-related, including feasibility studies, forensic review, value estimating, expert witness testimony and estimating oversight.

Topics: Electrical, Cost of Repair, Cost Estimating, James Weber, Member Spotlight

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The Gold Standard: What Makes a Quality Assurance Program Effective

Having a Quality Assurance program with clear and well established procedures goes a long way in constructing a building that will stand the test of time. No matter how great the superintendent or professional workforce may be at their jobs, errors can happen. ...

Topics: QA, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Quality management

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Digging for the Big Data Gold in Today’s Construction Projects

About a year ago, I had the honor of representing Xpera Group at Zweig Group’s annual Hot Firms conference, which celebrates the top architecture, engineering and construction consulting firms in the country. In her opening keynote address, Zweig’s director of ...

Topics: Construction Forensics, Brian Hill, Innovation and Technology, Trends

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Construction Auditing: Finding Money on the Table

A penny saved is a penny earned. And a process for finding and preventing wasted dollars on major construction contracts is a worth its weight in gold.

Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Management, CM, Ted Bumgardner, CM/Development Services, Cost Estimating, Patricia Campbell, Construction Auditing

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Why Basis of Design Is Critical for Design-Build Projects

Design-Build has become a very popular project delivery method for both the private and public sectors within the construction industry. As a modernized take on the “master builder” model that has served mankind for millennia, the contract creates a single ...

Topics: Construction Management, CM, Ted Bumgardner, CM/Development Services, Construction Legal Issues, contracts

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Fires, Floods & Quakes: A Proactive Approach to Risk Management

The toll of natural disasters over the past several months has been shocking. While we watch the evening news with empathy for the victims of flooding, fires and earthquakes, I’m sure many of us are asking ourselves what would we do in similar circumstances.

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Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Risk Management, Construction Forensics, Property Loss

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Downtown San Diego: Action Central

Over the past few years, Xpera Group has become increasingly active in downtown San Diego, providing construction management and building ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate / Development, Real Estate Developer, Alan Nevin, San Diego

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Trial by Water: Building Envelope Performance Testing

Leaks are more than a nuisance. Damage caused by water intrusion is the single most costly driver of construction defect litigation, totaling billions of dollars over the last 20 years. That’s why it’s critical to ensure that a property’s building envelope systems ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Quality management

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[Video] Alan Nevin's Interview on The American Dream TV Show-June 2017

Alan Nevin was recently interviewed by Chad Dannecker on The American Dream TV Show, shown at Cox Channel 4 San Diego.

Topics: Economics, Real Estate / Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego

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Demographic Picture of the Industrialized World - 2017

Recently Alan Nevin took a dive analyzing the latest report by the Population Reference Bureau to see how the United States fares in comparison to the rest of the industrialized world. The major trend that is impacting the industrialized world's economy is the ...

Topics: Economics, Alan Nevin, In The News, United States, Trends

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