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SB721 Balcony Bill Is Law: Now What?

As many of you are aware, California Senate Bill 721 is an issue we have been following closely here at Xpera for the last couple of years. Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last September and made effective January 1, 2019,

Topics: Construction Safety, California, Brian Hill, Law, Balcony, Steve Grimes

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QA Team Update: Cortney Schwarte Earns ICC Certification

Cortney-Schwarte-2019Our Quality Assurance (QA) team is always looking to up its game—including expanding and updating our skills and depth of ...

Topics: News, Quality Assurance

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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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New Leadership Roles for Steve Grimes and Ted Bumgardner

We have some exciting news to share about the Xpera leadership team as we kick off our 10th year in business in 2019.

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, News, Steve Grimes, Management Team

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Tall Wood: The New Steel and Concrete

Next generation of high-rise buildings might use advanced engineered wood for structural integrity and sustainability, but what are the risks?

Topics: Architecture, Brian Hill, Building Codes and Standards, US Green Building Council, Sustainability, Scott Riffenburgh, Publications, Commercial Construction, Building Materials

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Service Spotlight: Building Envelope Group

It’s no secret that water intrusion can spell disaster for a building. In fact, leak damage is the single biggest driver of construction defect litigation. As projects and regulations become increasingly complex, it is more difficult than ever to maintain quality ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Steve Easton

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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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The Time Has Come to Reconfigure Regional Shopping Centers

Once upon a time, regional shopping centers were king. They were the destination for everyone’s shopping. They had a real purpose.

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research, Real Estate Asset Management

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