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From Our Case Files: Negligent PCA and Failing Balconies

SUBJECT: Negligent Property Condition Assessment Involving Failing Balconies

LOCATION: Seattle, WA

CLIENT: Jack Leer, Partner, Caldarelli Hejmanowski Page & Leer, LLP San Diego, CA

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Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Balcony, From Our Case Files, Property Condition Assessment, Pacific Northwest

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Dr. Hendrik Prinsloo Joins Forensics Team

We are pleased to announce the addition of a distinguished new member to Xpera Group. Hendrik Prinsloo, Ph.D., has joined our Forensics Group team as manager of scheduling and delay analysis.

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Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Delay Claims, Construction Forensics, News, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Hendrik Prinsloo

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Rami Chehabi Joins Xpera to Support Evaluation of California Wildfire Claims

Rami Chehabi has joined the Xpera Forensic Group, focusing on research and analysis to support the evaluation of thousands of property loss claims resulting from California wildfires. Chehabi has ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Claims, Construction Forensics, News, Property Loss, Rami Chehabi

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Forensic Architect Ron Tov Joins Xpera Team

Xpera Group welcomes Yaron (Ron) Tov, AIA, an architect with more than 25 years of experience providing forensic architectural services to property owners, builders, architects, contractors and other ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Architecture, Construction Forensics, News, Testifying Expert, Member Spotlight, Ron Tov

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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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