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Delay Claims: Time is Money (But Not Always)

The old adage that “Time is Money” has never been more true than as it relates to the development and construction of revenue producing properties. Between the Owner’s debt service expense on multi-million-dollar loans, lost revenue and the Contractor’s ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims

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Construction Auditing Services : Finding Money on the Table

A penny saved is a penny earned. And a process for finding and preventing wasted dollars on major construction contracts is a worth its weight in gold. It's called construction auditing. 

Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Management, CM, Ted Bumgardner, CM/Development Services, Cost Estimating, Patricia Campbell, Construction Auditing

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Why Basis of Design Is Critical for Design-Build Projects

Design-Build has become a very popular project delivery method for both the private and public sectors within the construction industry. As a modernized take on the “master builder” model that has served mankind for millennia, the contract creates a single ...

Topics: Construction Management, CM, Ted Bumgardner, CM/Development Services, Construction Legal Issues, Publications, contracts

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Fires, Floods & Quakes: A Proactive Approach to Risk Management

The toll of natural disasters over the past several months has been shocking. While we watch the evening news with empathy for the victims of flooding, fires and earthquakes, I’m sure many of us are asking ourselves what would we do in similar circumstances.

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Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Risk Management, Construction Forensics, Publications, Property Loss, Damage Assessments

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Xpera CM: Getting from “Problem” to “Problem Solved”

“We have a problem.”  How many times have we all gotten that call?

Topics: Project Management Practices, Construction Management, CM, Ted Bumgardner, CM/Development Services, Construction Claims

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Balcony Regulation Changes At-a-Glance

This is a supplement of Part 2: Hidden Dangers of Wood-Framed Cantlilevered Balconies of our three Part Balcony Series. You can ...

Topics: Apartments, California, Building Codes and Standards, Balcony

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Why Does It Take So Long to Build a Custom Home?

If the Empire State Building took less than 14 months to construct back in the 1930s, why does it often take years to build a custom home?

Topics: Construction Management, CM/Development Services, California, Custom Homes, Publications

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Trends Watch: What’s Ahead for Construction Defect Claims Litigation

I’m a numbers guy.  Analyzing data helps me make sense of the world ...

Topics: Defects Analysis, FS, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Construction Defect, Publications

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The Danger of Wood-Framed Cantilevered Balconies: Part 1

This is the beginning of our Three Part ...

Topics: Waterproofing Systems, FS, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, QA, Balcony, Publications

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Avoiding Custom Home Construction Disaster

“Better to be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”  -  Aesop

Getting an education in the intricacies of managing a complex custom home construction project can be a very expensive ...

Topics: Standard of Care Claims, Construction Management, *, CM/Development Services, Construction, White Paper, Custom Homes, Publications

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