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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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Tragic Trifecta: Smart Home Risks, Natural Disasters and Dwindling Insurance Coverage

2019 marked the 26th anniversary of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar
(WCCCDS), which took place in May at the Disneyland Hotel. As we have done every year
since our founding a decade ago, Xpera was a sponsor of the event and many of our key ...

Topics: Defects Analysis, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Construction Claims, Construction Defect, Construction Defect Claims

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From Our Case Files: General Contractor vs. Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Subject: General Contractor vs. Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, From Our Case Files, Construction Defect Claims

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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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Hard to Handle: Managing Increasingly Complex Construction Claims

Through my work in construction forensics over the past 20 years, I have had a front row seat to over 1,000 construction lawsuits, claims and other disputes. From allegations over defective design, manufacture or installation, to claims of delay or cost overruns, ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims, Trends, Publications, Construction Defect Claims

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From Our Case Files: Construction Expert Proves Critical in Criminal Defense Case

Subject: Stair/Balcony Construction Analysis

Client: Matthew J. Speredelozzi, Esq, San Diego, CA

Expert: Stephen Wilson, Xpera Building Envelope Group

Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Stephen Wilson, Building Codes and Standards, From Our Case Files, Construction Defect Claims

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Construction Claims Management: Avoiding Claims

Given the complexity of construction projects, it’s understandable they are fraught with possibility of claims. Actually, at least one quarter of construction projects go through a claim. Claims equal delays, frustration, financial losses and strained or ruined ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Claims, Construction Claims, Breach of Contract Claims, Construction Defect Claims

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