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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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A Tale of Two Balcony Inspection Laws

Over the past couple of years, we’ve written extensively about how the proper inspection of balconies, decks and other exterior elevated elements (EEEs), can prevent unnecessary risks to the life-safety and health of building occupants. As you may know, ...

Topics: Construction Safety, California, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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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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California Balcony Bill Moving Forward Despite Opposition

California Senate Bill 721, which would mandate the inspection of elevated exterior elements (EEEs) for all multi-family projects with at least three units, is moving forward.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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New California Law Roundup

The State of California is known for many great things, including sunny weather, proximity to the ocean, an incredibly robust economy, technological innovation, leadership in sustainability initiatives, and some of the best real estate on the planet. For better or ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, California, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Law

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What Makes a Great Construction Expert Witness in California?

Merriam Webster dictionary defines expert as “having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience”. However, an expert isn’t always a good expert witness. And many can testify to the fact that a good expert ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction Legal Issues

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Why Basis of Design Is Critical for Design-Build Projects

Design-Build has become a very popular project delivery method for both the private and public sectors within the construction industry. As a modernized take on the “master builder” model that has served mankind for millennia, the contract creates a single ...

Topics: Construction Management, CM, Ted Bumgardner, CM/Development Services, Construction Legal Issues, Publications, contracts

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How did the Newhall Ranch case impact industry standards in California?

California has acted as America's spearhead in Greenhouse Gas reduction using a wide range legislative and executive mandates. While both institutions and the building industry create and follow methods to satisfy the mandates, sometimes they get ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, CM, San Diego, BIA, California, Construction Legal Issues, Sustainability, Publications

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Five Building Industry Organizations Join Forces To Establish A Single Green Standard

Note: This article was orginally published in August, 2014 at AECforensics.com and is reprinted below with full permission.

Finally, after ...

Topics: *, Brian Hill, Green Building, xg, International Code Council (ICC), building science, USGBC, Construction, AIA, ASHRAE, Construction Legal Issues, IES, feature, Building Codes and Standards, redirect

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Member Spotlight: Fay Lorraine Sueltz, AIA, CASI

The Xpera team of experts continues to grow to bring more specialized expertise to our clients. We recently welcomed our newest member, Fay Lorraine Sueltz, AIA, CASI, to assist clients with ADA ...

Topics: *, FS, RE, Fay Lorraine Sueltz, Accessibility, AIA, Certified Access Specialist (CASp), Construction Legal Issues, ADA

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