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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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Effective Use of Experts: Construction Defect Litigation Leaders Weigh in

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of West Coast Casualty’s annual Construction Defect Seminar. Prior to its acquisition by Xpera, Roel Consulting Group was a founding sponsor of this leading educational event and Xpera has proudly continued to support WCC ever ...

Topics: Testifying Expert, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims, Brian Hill, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar

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Hard to Handle: Managing Increasingly Complex Construction Claims

Through my work in construction forensics over the past 20 years, I have had a front row seat to over 1,000 construction lawsuits, claims and other disputes. From allegations over defective design, manufacture or installation, to claims of delay or cost overruns, ...

Topics: Construction Defect Claims, Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Trends, Construction Delay Claims, Publications

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

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

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Digging for the Big Data Gold in Today’s Construction Projects

About a year ago, I had the honor of representing Xpera Group at Zweig Group’s annual Hot Firms conference, which celebrates the top architecture, engineering and construction consulting firms in the country. In her opening keynote address, Zweig’s director of ...

Topics: Brian Hill, Construction Forensics, Innovation and Technology, Trends, Publications

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Preventing Balcony Collapse: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How

Part 3: Industry Issues Series

Topics: Balcony, Construction Forensics, Specialty Experts, Architecture / Engineering, Brian Hill, Publications

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

This is Part 2 of our three part series. You can read from the beginning here and the last article 

Topics: Building Codes and Standards, Balcony, Apartments, California, Brian Hill, Ted Bumgardner, Publications

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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 ...

Topics: Green Building, xg, International Code Council (ICC), building science, USGBC, Construction, AIA, ASHRAE, Construction Legal Issues, IES, feature, Building Codes and Standards, redirect, *, Brian Hill

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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 ...

Topics: FS, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Construction Defect, Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Law, Brian Hill, Publications, Trends

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