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Standard of Care Analysis in Construction Claims

In construction litigation and construction claims one term gets brought up time and time again: standard of care. Standard of care analysis is often used when there’s a delay, the building(s) have construction defects or when a party alleges that someone breached ...

Topics: Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Building Codes and Standards, Standard of Care Claims, General Contractor Standards

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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, Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Ted Bumgardner

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

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

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Lawyer Lunch & Learn: Construction Delay Claims

In April, the Xpera team had the opportunity to give a presentation to the San Diego Defense Lawyers group on the subject of construction delay claims.

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

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

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Xpera Exhibits at West Coast Casualty Seminar 2018

Xpera Group is proud to exhibit once again at West Coast Casualty’s Annual Construction Defect Seminar in Anaheim. This highly anticipated event, now in its 25th year, brings together well over 1,000 of the nation’s top construction attorneys and insurance ...

Topics: Events, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Law, Construction Forensics, News

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From Our Case Files: San Diego County Wildfires (2007)

An ongoing series exploring cases involving Xpera Group’s team of experts.

Subject: Property loss evaluations for hundreds of properties destroyed or severely ...

Topics: Property Loss, Cost Estimating, Testifying Expert, Cost of Repair, From Our Case Files, Construction Forensics, Ted Bumgardner

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Understanding Delay Claims: Looking Beyond the CPM

First, the basics. The Critical Path Method, or CPM, is the most commonly used scheduling technique in the construction industry today, designed to minimize delays and enhance accountability, so that projects can progress most effectively and efficiently.

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

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Mock Deposition: Jay Penland - General Contracting & Fenestration

Jay Penland, Xpera's construction expert in General Contracting and Fenestration, recently sat down on camera for a mock deposition. This short video gives an introduction to Mr. Penland's background and experience as a custom home builder, renovation ...

Topics: Testifying Expert, Mock Deposition, Construction Forensics, Jay Penland, Fenestration

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