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Fire Up the Barbie: Australia is Coming to Southern California

Australia is now in its 28th consecutive year without a recession. The population of Australia is pushing 25 million, almost the same as the population of Southern California.

Why can’t we in Southern Californians emulate Australia?

Topics: Economics, California

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Land Development Expert Bill Kennedy Joins Xpera Group

We are proud to announce that William Kennedy, CPA, one of California's leading land development consultants, has joined the ranks of Xpera Group.

Topics: Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, News, Member Spotlight

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California closes Condo Balcony Inspection gap with SB 326

When we first reported on SB 721, California’s balcony bill requiring inspection of Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs), the draft included condos and other “common interest development” buildings. That provision was removed, however, in an amendment before it was ...

Topics: California, Law, Balcony

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Finding the Right Engineering Expert Witness in California

Experienced attorneys usually have go-to sources for construction and engineering experts. However, cases in construction litigation can be curve-balls, where the expertise required is different from initial expectations or the issues are complex and need deep ...

Topics: Civil Engineering, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction Legal Issues, Engineering, Construction Defect Claims

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From Our Case Files: Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Subject: Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution
Client: Randy Finch and Andrea Petray, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP, San Diego, CA
Expert: Ted Bumgardner

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

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The Future of Golf: A Golden Opportunity to Increase the Housing Supply

Over the past decade, more than 1,000 golf courses have closed across the country. In all honesty, many of them should never have been built. They were built solely to facilitate the marketing of new homes or new hotels, but never made economic sense. Between 2002 ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Market Research, real estate advisory

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Right Materials Vital to Ensuring Building Longevity

In this industry, we know quite well that Mother Nature can be tough on buildings, even in generally temperate regions like California. The main purpose of any built structure is to shelter us from the harshest of conditions, to act as a shield against cold, heat, ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Construction Forensics, Publications, Water Intrusion Investigation, Damage Assessments, Building Materials

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A Tale of Two Balcony Inspection Laws

Over the past couple of years, we’ve written extensively about how the proper inspection of balconies, decks and other exterior elevated elements (EEEs), can prevent unnecessary risks to the life-safety and health of building occupants. As you may know, ...

Topics: Construction Safety, California, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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Celebrating 10 Years of Xpera

You could say it was the party of the decade (for Xpera)!

Topics: Events, News

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Xpera Team Expands Across Multiple Specialty Groups

Once again, the Xpera Group team is expanding to serve the needs of clients in our various specialty groups.

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Construction Forensics, News, San Diego, Los Angeles, Quality Assurance

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