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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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How Contractors Can Avoid Some Types of Construction Claims

Construction contractors live with risk every day, both in workplace safety and a whole slew of financial risks and legal disputes. It’s no secret that many private-owned construction companies end up closing shop in less than a decade, smaller contracting firms ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Risk Management, Construction Claims, Breach of Contract Claims, Construction Defect Claims

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Substantial Completion vs Final Completion: Learn the Difference

Construction projects usually have a clearly defined start date – it normally occurs days after the Notice to Proceed date – yet when you ask the project manager when the project will be complete, the answer may sound ambiguous. That is because there are different ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Claims, Risk Management, Construction Claims, Breach of Contract Claims

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Alan Nevin Interviewed on Wealth Legacy Group's Podcast

Last month, Alan Nevin was a guest to Wealth Legacy Group's podcast with R.J. Kelly. The discussion went into a wide variety of economic topics such as car and home sales, how millennials are going to impact the wider economy, demographic shifts occurring ...

Topics: Economics, Events, Alan Nevin, In The News, real estate advisory

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

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

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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 Development, Asset Valuations, Real Estate Asset Management

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

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