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Brian L. Hill

Professional Expertise:

As a Construction Consultant with Xpera Group, Brian Hill connects clients to the diverse range of experts, technical specialists, tools and other resources that the firm has to offer in order to solve complex building performance issues. With a deep background working with and on behalf of some of the top firms in the architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry, his broad skill base is in demand for high stakes claims, disputes and investigations. In addition, Hill is the editor and publisher of AECforensics.com, dissecting the latest issues impacting quality and risk management in the built environment.

Area of Expertise:

  • Construction Forensics Investigation & Analysis
  • Sustainability Risk Management
  • Building Envelope
  • Fire-Resistive Construction
  • Building Codes & Standards Research
  • Emerging Technologies in the Built Environment

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Over 18 years experience evaluating, analyzing and improving quality at thousands of buildings
  • Extensive litigation experience supporting many of the industry's leading experts and attorneys, playing an influential role in numerous high-stakes and precedent-setting cases
  • Recognized author and speaker on quality and risk management best practices for all phases of the building lifecycle, with an emphasis on sustainability
  • Diverse background and abilities cultivated from more than 25 years spent in a wide range of industries

Certifications / Licenses:

  • Certified Quality Assurance Practitioner (CQAP)
  • Certified Green Building Professional (CGPB)

Memberships / Affiliations:

  • San Diego Green Building Council
    • Green Assistance Program - Technical Advisor
    • Marketing Committee Co-Chair
  • Building Industry Association of San Diego
    • Member, Communications Council
    • Sustainable Buildings Committee
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Recent Articles:


The Hidden Dangers of Wood-Framed Cantilevered Balconies: Part 2

In our last newsletter, Xpera Group President/Founder Ted Bumgardner drew attention to the danger of wood-framed cantilevered balconies.  Read more

Xpera Group Earns Zweig Group’s 2016 Fast Growth Award

Xpera Group was once again recognized by the Zweig Group, this time with a 2016 Fast Growth Award. We were the only San Diego-based firm to earn the recognition and among the youngest to qualify....Read more

LEED Platinum Certified Lofts on Landis Featured in SDGBC Green Homes Tour

This Saturday, November 12th, Xpera CM's project, Lofts on Landis was featured in San Diego Green Building Council's 2016 Green Homes Tour as a celebration of sustainability. It is the only...Read more

Five Building Industry Organizations Join Forces To Establish A Single Green Standard

Note: This article was orginally published in August, 2014 at AECforensics.com and is reprinted below with full permission. Finally, after years of confusing and often conflicting standards for...Read more

Construction Law and Insurance Trends for 2016 and Beyond

As part of the 23rd annual West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar (WCCCDS), a panel of longtime insurance professionals hosted a lively discussion on the history of construction...Read more

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