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Commercial Real Estate Consulting Services: How We Can Help

Those of us who develop or own buildings, seeing the property utilized to its fullest and contribute to the community is a satisfying feeling. While there is often a financial benefit to maximizing the use of a property, in the big picture, buildings and property ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Real Estate Developer, Commercial Real Estate Broker/Agent, real estate advisory

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Why Civil and Structural Forensic Engineers Can Be Invaluable in Construction Litigation

Crime dramas and police procedurals have taught people how essential forensic science can be for solving crimes. But the field of forensics goes far beyond fingerprints, DNA, ballistics and tool imprint analysis. With exception of a handful of cases, forensic ...

Topics: Construction Forensics

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How to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls at Work

Fall-related accidents are associated with high-risk industries such as roofing and construction, but they can also occur in other work environments that aren’t normally associated with workplace accidents. While most jobs don’t require working on elevated ...

Topics: Walkway Auditing, Risk Management, Facilities Management, Property Condition Assessment

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Situations That Can Lead to an Owner Caused Delay in Construction

The construction process involves many moving parts and a diverse team of professionals working together. With this era’s shortage of skilled labor, the process is fragile, so complications can easily create delays or even total standstills in the construction ...

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Densification, Parking and Future Planning in San Diego

San Diego isn’t Manhattan or San Francisco and never will be. But, it can be built out with higher-density building product that will accommodate a broad range of buyer and renter types.

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research

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Architect Kirk O’Brien Returns to Xpera Group

Kirk Obrien 2019We are pleased to announce that Kirk O’Brien, an award-winning architect and past president of the AIA San Diego Chapter, has ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Los Angeles, Kirk O'Brien, Water Intrusion Investigation, Architecture Design Defect Analysis

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Standard of Care: What Would a Reasonably Prudent Construction Manager Have Done?

At the core of most construction-related lawsuits is the plaintiff’s burden to establish the failure of the defendant to exercise reasonable care, resulting in actual damages to a person or entity that the defendant owed a duty of care.

Topics: Standard of Care Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert

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The ABCs of eDiscovery

Strategies for achieving better outcomes and saving costs in high-stakes legal disputes

Topics: Computer Forensics, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Brian Hill, Construction Claims, Construction Legal Issues

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From Our Case Files: General Contractor vs. Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Subject: General Contractor vs. Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, From Our Case Files, Construction Defect Claims

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SB721 Balcony Bill Is Law: Now What?

As many of you are aware, California Senate Bill 721 is an issue we have been following closely here at Xpera for the last couple of years. Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last September and made effective January 1, 2019,

Topics: Construction Safety, California, Brian Hill, Law, Balcony, Steve Grimes

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