Do we really need more new buildings?

A radical concept that think deserves further consideration: There was nothing all that special about the generic campus of low-slung boxy offices and parking garages that Google first leased and then acquired in 2006. It was renovated and adapted with stimulating new interiors by Clive Wilkinson, alongside office landscape specialists DEGW, that reflected what was then an unusually nonhierarchical … Continue reading Do we really need more new buildings?

Consulting Fees and Uncertainty are directly related

The concept of Uncertainty Arbitrage is something Victor Cheng wrote about for consulting career prep website, Case Interview. The reason clients pay consulting firms seemingly enormous fees is directly proportional to:1) What's at stake for the client if they make the wrong decision2) Their dislike for uncertainty.The greater the uncertainty and the greater the consequence … Continue reading Consulting Fees and Uncertainty are directly related

Just wear your damn mask, and other risk management strategies

The last post I published here at AECforensics.com was a recap of the 2019 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. As I write this in the last days of June, it makes me a little sad to think about the conference we should have had this year in May, but obviously could not. For me … Continue reading Just wear your damn mask, and other risk management strategies

Report: Natural disasters and smart home risks on the rise, insurance coverage on the decline

For 26 years, West Coast Casualty has been hosting the biggest (and best) gathering of professionals in the construction defect litigation industry. The 2019 seminar was held in May at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, and once again, my colleagues and I from Xpera Group were on hand as sponsors. As I've done many times … Continue reading Report: Natural disasters and smart home risks on the rise, insurance coverage on the decline