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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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9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch

When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.

Topics: Construction Safety, Construction Management, Risk Management, Brian Hill, Quality Assurance, building science, Construction, Innovation and Technology, Trends, insurance, Commercial Construction, Residential Construction

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Effective Use of Experts: Construction Defect Litigation Leaders Weigh in

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of West Coast Casualty’s annual Construction Defect Seminar. Prior to its acquisition by Xpera, Roel Consulting Group was a founding sponsor of this leading educational event and Xpera has proudly continued to support WCC ever ...

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Brian Hill, Construction Claims

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California Balcony Bill Moving Forward Despite Opposition

California Senate Bill 721, which would mandate the inspection of elevated exterior elements (EEEs) for all multi-family projects with at least three units, is moving forward.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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Digging for the Big Data Gold in Today’s Construction Projects

About a year ago, I had the honor of representing Xpera Group at Zweig Group’s annual Hot Firms conference, which celebrates the top architecture, engineering and construction consulting firms in the country. In her opening keynote address, Zweig’s director of ...

Topics: Construction Forensics, Brian Hill, Innovation and Technology, Trends, Publications

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Preventing Balcony Collapse: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How

Part 3: Industry Issues Series

Topics: Specialty Experts, Architecture / Engineering, Construction Forensics, Brian Hill, Balcony, Publications

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The Hidden Dangers of Wood-Framed Cantilevered Balconies - Part 2

This is Part 2 of our three part series. You can read from the beginning here and the last article 

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Apartments, California, Brian Hill, Building Codes and Standards, Balcony, Publications

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Xpera Group Earns Zweig Group’s 2016 Fast Growth Award

Xpera Group was once again recognized by the Zweig Group, this time with a ...

Topics: Events, BE, CM, FS, RE, QA, News, Press Releases, David Pallinger, Brian Hill

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LEED Platinum Certified Lofts on Landis Featured in SDGBC Green Homes Tour

This Saturday, November 12th, Xpera CM's project, Lofts on Landis was featured in San Diego Green Building Council's 2016 Green Homes Tour as a celebration of sustainability. It is the only multi-family affordable housing development to be on the ...

Topics: Events, CM, News, San Diego, Apartments, Chula Vista, Brian Hill, Affordable Housing, Green Building, Sustainability, SDGBC, Thor Kamban Biberman, LEED, 2016, Featured Project - CM

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Five Building Industry Organizations Join Forces To Establish A Single Green Standard

Note: This article was orginally published in August, 2014 at AECforensics.com and is reprinted below with full permission.

Finally, after ...

Topics: *, Brian Hill, Green Building, xg, International Code Council (ICC), building science, USGBC, Construction, AIA, ASHRAE, Construction Legal Issues, IES, feature, Building Codes and Standards, redirect

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