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SB721 vs. SB326: Inspection and Statistical Sampling Methods for Multifamily Balconies and EEEs

I was recently asked to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of California’s SB 721 and SB 326 as part of a rare joint event.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Building Codes and Standards, Balcony, Multifamily, Publications, Code Compliance Review, Residential Construction

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2021 Economic Forecast: A Fresh Start

To say that 2020 was a difficult year would be an understatement. From an economic standpoint, it was on par with the 2008 financial crisis. However, there are a couple of major differences.

Topics: Economics, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research, United States, Publications

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The Art & Science of Storytelling: What Sets Effective Expert Witnesses Apart

“The storyteller makes no choice
Soon you will not hear his voice
His job is to shed light
And not to master
Since the end is never told
We pay the teller off in gold
In hopes he will come ...

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Brian Hill, Construction Claims, Publications

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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 and the San Diego Economy

The impact of COVID-19 on our economy is unmistakable. Is it like 1929? I think not. Is it very serious? Absolutely. But, to accurately gauge the severity of the situation, we need to look at the national economy, first and ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego, California, Publications

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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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WYSIWYG: Understanding SB721 & SB326 EEE Compliance

In multi-family residential buildings, Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs), such as balcony decks, upper landings or walkways, must be evaluated as part of compliance under recently passed California laws,

Topics: CM/Development Services, Apartments, Condominiums, Brian Hill, Balcony, Publications, Construction Defect Claims

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Densification and Urbanization: Practical Solutions to Our Housing Shortfall

As a fairly new country (compared to, say, those in Europe and Asia), the United States started out with very few cities. In 1800, almost the entire population lived in rural areas. As industrialization took off, the economic shift produced the rise of ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, CM/Development Services, San Diego, Apartments, Affordable Housing, Publications

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Multi-Family Investments: Still a Safe Haven?

Multi-family investments have always been a safe haven for investment dollars. But, is this changing?

Topics: Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Apartments, Multifamily, Publications, Real Estate Asset Management, Bill Kennedy

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Best Documentation Practices to Mitigate Risk

ENR Webinar Recap

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, General Contractor Standards, Litigation, Construction Claims, Publications

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