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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

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Right Materials Vital to Ensuring Building Longevity

In this industry, we know quite well that Mother Nature can be tough on buildings, even in generally temperate regions like California. The main purpose of any built structure is to shelter us from the harshest of conditions, to act as a shield against cold, heat, ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Construction Forensics, Publications, Water Intrusion Investigation, Damage Assessments, Building Materials

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Xpera Team Expands Across Multiple Specialty Groups

Once again, the Xpera Group team is expanding to serve the needs of clients in our various specialty groups.

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Construction Forensics, News, San Diego, Los Angeles, Quality Assurance

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Why Civil and Structural Forensic Engineers Can Be Invaluable in Construction Litigation

Crime dramas and police procedurals have taught people how essential forensic science can be for solving crimes. But the field of forensics goes far beyond fingerprints, DNA, ballistics and tool imprint analysis. With exception of a handful of cases, forensic ...

Topics: Construction Forensics

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Construction Management Standard of Care: What Would a Reasonably Prudent CM Have Done?

At the core of most construction-related lawsuits is the plaintiff’s burden to establish the failure of the defendant to exercise reasonable care, resulting in actual damages to a person or entity that the defendant owed a duty of care.

Topics: Standard of Care Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Publications

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The ABCs of eDiscovery

Strategies for achieving better outcomes and saving costs in high-stakes legal disputes

Topics: Computer Forensics, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Brian Hill, Construction Claims, Construction Legal Issues

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

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