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From Our Case Files: San Diego County Wildfires (2007)

An ongoing series exploring cases involving Xpera Group’s team of experts.

Subject: Property loss evaluations for hundreds of properties destroyed or severely ...

Topics: Cost of Repair, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Cost Estimating, From Our Case Files, Property Loss

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Understanding Delay: Looking Beyond the CPM

First, the basics. The Critical Path Method, or CPM, is the most commonly used scheduling technique in the construction industry today, designed to minimize delays and enhance accountability, so that projects can progress most effectively and efficiently.

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Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims

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Xpera Selected for Roofing & Waterproofing Project at U.C. Irvine

In Fall 2017, Xpera’s Building Envelope Group began consulting work for the University of California, Irvine. Our team is providing roofing and building envelope waterproofing expertise for two capital ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, News, Featured Project - BE

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California Balcony Bill Moving Forward Despite Opposition

California Senate Bill 721, which would mandate the inspection of elevated exterior elements (EEEs) for all multi-family projects with at least three units, is moving forward.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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New California Law Roundup

The State of California is known for many great things, including sunny weather, proximity to the ocean, an incredibly robust economy, technological innovation, leadership in sustainability initiatives, and some of the best real estate on the planet. For better or ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, California, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Law

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Project Profile: Sweetwater Springs Fiscal Impact Study

Xpera Group recently provided the Douglas Wilson Companies with an interesting fiscal impact study for its Sweetwater Vistas project in Spring Valley. The 218-unit townhome project will be built on land formerly planned as part of The Pointe master-planned ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, CM/Development Services, San Diego, Market Research, Feasibility Study

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Remembering Bill Kopperud

It was with heavy hearts that we bid farewell in December to our friend and colleague Bill Kopperud, who passed away after an off-road accident.

Topics: Specialty Experts, Building Envelope

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In the Community: Habitat for Humanity

The Xpera team was thrilled to once again work with San Diego Habitat for Humanity on a recent affordable housing project in our community.

Topics: News

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Mock Deposition: Jay Penland - General Contracting & Fenestration

Jay Penland, Xpera's construction expert in General Contracting and Fenestration, recently sat down on camera for a mock deposition. This short video gives an introduction to Mr. Penland's background and experience as a custom home builder, renovation ...

Topics: Fenestration, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Jay Penland, Mock Deposition

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How to Choose the Best Expert Witness for Forensic Building Investigations?

 When a case requires forensic building investigations for finding construction defects, how do you find and choose the expert witness to work with?

Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction Defect

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