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In Construction, Seeing is Believing

This article on extrapolation in construction litigation was originally written & published years ago by the author. The last republishing of the article was at the 2014 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. 

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Publications, Construction Defect Claims

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COVID-19 Construction Claims: 4 Steps to Ensure Successful Risk Mitigation

The impact of the COVID-19 has been far- reaching, not only on the health and well-being of society but also on different spheres of the business sector. The construction industry is no exception and has not escaped the havoc created by the pandemic. 

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Topics: Project Management Practices, Construction Delay Claims, Construction Management, Risk Management, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims, Hendrik Prinsloo

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Untangling the Knot: COVID-19's Impact on the Building Industry

By Ted Bumgardner, Justin Cox and Brian Hill

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Real Estate Development, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims, Publications

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Building Code Update: Energy Efficiency Design & Litigation Risk

For the AEC industry in California, 2020 will be a year of change. As of January 1, the 2019 California Building Standards Code (Title 24) is in effect for all new construction and renovation projects.

Topics: Architecture, Construction Forensics, California, Green Building, Energy, Title 24, Sustainability, Law, Publications

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When It Rains, It Pours: Navigating Cross-Lot Drainage Claims

Many of us are familiar with the terms “El Niño” and “La Niña” from our local weather reports. These periodic changes in surface temperatures over the Pacific create two distinct weather patterns in California. La Niña years are typically dry, and sometimes create ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Forensics, John O'Donnell, Residential, Property Loss, Water Intrusion Investigation

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How Better Daily Reports Put Construction Attorneys and Experts Out of Work

One thing that has certainly changed over the 30 years that I have been providing expert witness analysis and testimony on construction disputes has been the size of the files we work with. The unit of measure for case documents has evolved from the Banker’s Box ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Publications

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Notable Forensic Architect Bruce Bergman Joins Xpera Group

Xpera Group is pleased to announce the recent addition of Bruce Bergman, AIA, to our Construction Consulting and Real Estate Advisory division. He brings with him over 34 ...

Topics: Architecture, Risk Management, Construction Forensics, Construction Consultant, News, Sustainability, Member Spotlight, real estate advisory

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From Our Case Files: Federal Breach of Contract & Delay Claim Resolution

Subject: Federal Breach of Contract & Delay Claim Resolution

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction, From Our Case Files, Breach of Contract Claims, Featured Project - CS

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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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From Our Case Files: Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution

Subject: Sub-Contractor Claim Resolution
Client: Randy Finch and Andrea Petray, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP, San Diego, CA
Expert: Ted Bumgardner

Topics: Surety Claims, Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, From Our Case Files, Featured Project - CS

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