Removable Soffit Vents Offer Effective Solution for Balcony Safety and Inspection Law Compliance

If you have been following our series of articles about balcony inspection laws in California, you are well aware of the fact that water trapped inside unvented balcony soffits can result in damage to the interior wood structural components, which can lead to ...

Topics: California, Law, Scott Riffenburgh, Balcony, Water Intrusion Investigation

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From Our Case Files: Construction Dispute Involving Custom Luxury Home

SUBJECT: Construction Dispute Involving Custom Luxury Home

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, California, Steve Hill, Custom Homes, From Our Case Files, Custom Home Construction

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Contractors and Building Envelope Consultants: Allies in Quality Construction

Many contractors we work with have corporate bylaws or internal due-diligence protocols in
place that require a third party to oversee building enclosure QA/ QC aspects of a project. Even when architects or developers have their own consultant on board, many ...

Topics: General Contractor, Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Kirk O'Brien, Quality Assurance

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The Art & Science of Storytelling: What Sets Effective Expert Witnesses Apart

“The storyteller makes no choice
Soon you will not hear his voice
His job is to shed light
And not to master
Since the end is never told
We pay the teller off in gold
In hopes he will come ...

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Brian Hill, Construction Claims, Publications

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Service Spotlight: Surety Solutions

In 2020, when we announced that Xpera Group was acquired by The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) we told you that this move would allow us to ...

Topics: Surety Claims, vertex

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Despite Pandemic, Construction Is Booming In Downtown San Diego

The party scene in downtown San Diego may not be as vibrant as it was pre-COVID, but that has not stopped the construction industry from moving forward with vigor. We have recently updated our database of projects in downtown and remain somewhat amazed at how much ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research, Market, Commercial Construction, Residential Construction

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2020 Holiday Video Message

As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for joining us on this journey. We look forward to the year ahead and wish you and your ...

Topics: Announcements, News, Video

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Xpera Acquired by The VERTEX Companies, Expanding National Capabilities

As Xpera Group celebrates its 11th anniversary, we have some exciting news to share. Xpera has been acquired by The Vertex Companies Inc. (VERTEX), an employee-owned AEC firm headquartered in Weymouth, MA with offices throughout North America.

Topics: News

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COVID-19: Latest Economic Impact on San Diego

Here we are, months into the COVID-19 crisis and life goes on.

Topics: Economics, San Diego, Market Research

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Know Your EEE: Key Terminology in California’s New Balcony Inspection Laws

By understanding key terms in California’s balcony laws (SB721 and SB326), owners and managers can avoid being misled by less informed service providers – or worse.

When California first passed SB721, and later SB326, there were ...

Topics: California, Law, Balcony

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