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New Leadership Roles for Steve Grimes and Ted Bumgardner

We have some exciting news to share about the Xpera leadership team as we kick off our 10th year in business in 2019.

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Steve Grimes, Management Team, News

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Tall Wood: The New Steel and Concrete

Next generation of high-rise buildings might use advanced engineered wood for structural integrity and sustainability, but what are the risks?

Topics: Sustainability, Commercial Construction, Building Materials, Brian Hill, Architecture, Building Codes and Standards, US Green Building Council, Scott Riffenburgh, Publications

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Service Spotlight: Building Envelope Group

It’s no secret that water intrusion can spell disaster for a building. In fact, leak damage is the single biggest driver of construction defect litigation. As projects and regulations become increasingly complex, it is more difficult than ever to maintain quality ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Steve Easton

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Property Conditions Assessments Critical When Acquiring Older Buildings

As construction professionals, we tend to focus a lot of our time on new buildings. It can be easy to forget that they represent a very small segment of the overall industry. Most people live and work in structures that were built decades ago, benefiting from the ...

Topics: Property Condition Assessment, Real Estate Asset Management, real estate advisory, Construction and Maintenance

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The Time Has Come to Reconfigure Regional Shopping Centers

Once upon a time, regional shopping centers were king. They were the destination for everyone’s shopping. They had a real purpose.

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

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2019 California Construction Law Updates

California is no stranger to introducing hundreds of new laws each year. 2018 proved to be even more ambitious than usual, with several areas of legislation impacting the construction and real estate industries.

Topics: Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Law, Real Estate Development, California

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Benefits of Asset Repositioning

Most properties do not stay the way they’ve been built. Shifts in the real estate market, demographics, and the way people live and work over the years play a major role in whether a building stays in high demand or is able to stay rented at a rate that keeps up ...

Topics: Real Estate Asset Management, Real Estate Development, Asset Valuations

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Standard of Care Analysis in Construction Claims

In construction litigation and construction claims one term gets brought up time and time again: standard of care. Standard of care analysis is often used when there’s a delay, the building(s) have construction defects or when a party alleges that someone breached ...

Topics: Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Building Codes and Standards, Standard of Care Claims, General Contractor Standards

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Xpera Project Earns 2018 AIA San Diego Design Award

The architectural world in November started with a bang with AIA San Diego's Design Awards ceremony, which celebrated the region's outstanding architecture and design. The event was held at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines, next door to the Farmer & The Seahorse ...

Topics: Events, Architecture, San Diego, California, Building Envelope, Sustainability

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9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch

When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.

Topics: Brian Hill, Innovation and Technology, Trends, Residential Construction, Construction Management, Construction Safety, Commercial Construction, insurance, Construction, building science, Risk Management, Quality Assurance

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