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Strategic Design: How architects can utilize Market Research to ensure project success

Architects design places where people live, work and play, but their creative process isn’t done in a vacuum. It relies on input from the developer and other stakeholders, as well as their own design knowledge and experience. However, for a building project to be ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Architecture, Market Research, Feasibility Study, Valuation, Publications, Residential Construction

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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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PCBC 2019 Highlights

This spring, the Xpera team was pleased to join many of our clients, colleagues and friends at the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Topics: Events, Production Homebuilder, PCBC, Trends

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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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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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