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9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch

When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.

Topics: Brian Hill, Innovation and Technology, Trends, Residential Construction, Construction Management, Construction Safety, Commercial Construction, insurance, Construction, building science, Risk Management, Quality Assurance

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Hard to Handle: Managing Increasingly Complex Construction Claims

Through my work in construction forensics over the past 20 years, I have had a front row seat to over 1,000 construction lawsuits, claims and other disputes. From allegations over defective design, manufacture or installation, to claims of delay or cost overruns, ...

Topics: Construction Defect Claims, Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Trends, Construction Delay Claims, Publications

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Video: 2018 California Economic Outlook

Alan Nevin, Xpera Group's Director of Economic & Market Research, just published his 2018 Economic forecast for the United States and California. As one of the nation's top Real Estate Economists, Mr. ...

Topics: Alan Nevin, Economics, California, Trends, Video, Real Estate Development, Market Research, Housing Permits, News

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Digging for the Big Data Gold in Today’s Construction Projects

About a year ago, I had the honor of representing Xpera Group at Zweig Group’s annual Hot Firms conference, which celebrates the top architecture, engineering and construction consulting firms in the country. In her opening keynote address, Zweig’s director of ...

Topics: Brian Hill, Construction Forensics, Innovation and Technology, Trends, Publications

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Demographic Picture of the Industrialized World - 2017

Recently Alan Nevin took a dive analyzing the latest report by the Population Reference Bureau to see how the United States fares in comparison to the rest of the industrialized world. The major trend that is impacting the industrialized world's economy is the ...

Topics: Alan Nevin, Economics, Trends, United States, In The News

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Immigration and Babies: The Driving Forces Behind the American Economy

As most of my students and audiences have learned over the years, for an industrialized nation to prosper, it is necessary to have two children born for every mom and dad. If that birth rate falters, the economy of the nation cannot grow and prosper on a long-term ...

Topics: Market Research, Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, Publications, Trends

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Video: Alan Nevin's 2017 California and San Diego Economic Forecast

Our Director of Economic Research, Alan Nevin has just published his 2017 economic forecast for San Diego and California. As we begin another year, we look ahead at the market forces shaping the county and the golden state such as California housing ...

Topics: Alan Nevin, Economics, California, Real Estate Development, Trends, San Diego, *, Video, Housing Permits, Market Research

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Archtoberfest SMPS Event - A Glimpse of the Future of Architecture in San Diego

Something special happens in San Diego in October. More than two dozen organizations, local partners and non-profits come together in a collaboratively-operated initiative to create a fun month-long program called the San Diego Architecture and Design Month. ...

Topics: Architecture, Architecture / Engineering, Trends, LEED, San Diego, Innovation and Technology, Events, CM, BE, RE

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Construction Law and Insurance Trends for 2016 and Beyond

As part of the 23rd annual West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar (WCCCDS), a panel of longtime insurance ...

Topics: FS, West Coast Casualty's Construction Defect Seminar, Construction Defect, Construction Claims, Construction Forensics, Law, Brian Hill, Publications, Trends

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