From Our Case Files: Economist and Appraiser Team up for Winning Verdict

Subject: Property Valuation & Investment Strategy

Topics: From Our Case Files, Market Research, Asset Valuations, Real Estate Asset Management, Property Owner/Manager, Rental Property, Alan Nevin, Specialty Experts, Testifying Expert

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From Our Case Files: Construction Expert Proves Critical in Criminal Defense Case

Subject: Stair/Balcony Construction Analysis

Client: Matthew J. Speredelozzi, Esq, San Diego, CA

Expert: Stephen Wilson, Xpera Building Envelope Group

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Specialty Experts, Stephen Wilson, From Our Case Files, Construction Defect Claims, Building Codes and Standards

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Member Spotlight: Tony Fulton

We are thrilled to announce that Tony Fulton has joined Xpera’s diverse team of experts.

Topics: Construction Management, Finance, Architecture, Specialty Experts, Tony Fulton, Member Spotlight

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Navigating Modern Sustainability Certifications for Green Buildings

If you were to peruse a list of building awards over the past 10 years, you’d see that a sizable portion of the projects hold LEED and/or other sustainability certifications. There’s no doubt that more businesses are deciding to invest in sustainability for their ...

Topics: Sustainability, Building Codes and Standards, Code Compliance Review, LEED, Green Building, US Green Building Council, Energy Management Systems, Specialty Experts

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Testifying Expert in California: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

A testifying expert can be a tremendous asset to your case. Read on to find answers to the most common questions relating to expert witnesses in construction cases, but feel free to reach out to us if you’d like answers that pertain directly to your case.


Topics: Testifying Expert, Specialty Experts

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Remembering Bill Kopperud

It was with heavy hearts that we bid farewell in December to our friend and colleague Bill Kopperud, who passed away after an off-road accident.

Topics: Specialty Experts, Building Envelope

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How to Choose the Best Expert Witness for Forensic Building Investigations?

 When a case requires forensic building investigations for finding construction defects, how do you find and choose the expert witness to work with?

Topics: Testifying Expert, Specialty Experts, Construction Forensics, Construction Defect, Construction Claims

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

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Construction Auditing Services : Finding Money on the Table

A penny saved is a penny earned. And a process for finding and preventing wasted dollars on major construction contracts is a worth its weight in gold. It's called construction auditing. 

Topics: Construction Auditing, Cost Estimating, Specialty Experts, Construction Management, CM, CM/Development Services, Ted Bumgardner, Patricia Campbell

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West Coast Casualty Seminar 2017 Recap

In May, over 1,200 construction law professionals from across the United States gathered for West Coast Casualty’s 24th annual Construction Defect Seminar in Anaheim, CA. Numerous legal and insurance industry thought-leaders presented the latest developments in ...

Topics: Construction Defect, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Specialty Experts, Testifying Expert, Law

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