Hard to Handle: Today’s increasingly complicated construction claims

Over the past 20+ years, most of my client-facing work has been associated with some facet of resolving conflicts in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. This has given me a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of cases that have shaped risk management trends in the built environment. At the Xpera blog, I … Continue reading Hard to Handle: Today’s increasingly complicated construction claims

CA Balcony Inspection legislation moving forward despite pushback

I posted an update over at the Xpera blog on the proposed legislation that would require inspection of balconies and other elevated exterior elements: 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. The bill was introduced in … Continue reading CA Balcony Inspection legislation moving forward despite pushback

Legal Update: New Construction Laws for 2018

Every year, California ups the ante for the shear volume of legislation passed. New laws going into effect in 2018 number in the hundreds. Over at the Xpera blog, I put together a brief article highlighting a dozen of the more interesting laws that impact the built environment in the Golden State. Here are some … Continue reading Legal Update: New Construction Laws for 2018

Why haven’t there been more green building lawsuits? (Hint: Mandatory Arbitration)

Stuart Kaplow is still, in my humble opinion, one of the true thought leaders on the topic of green building legal issues. A recent post of his at Green Building Law Update sets out to answer the question of why there is so little litigation in green building. In essence, Kaplow opines that the reason … Continue reading Why haven’t there been more green building lawsuits? (Hint: Mandatory Arbitration)

How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?

Over at the Xpera blog, my latest article just went live on the topic of Big Data Analysis for the Construction Industry. Here is an excerpt: The key—and this is truly one of the biggest challenges our industry faces right now—is how do we extract important and valuable information from the data? One huge problem … Continue reading How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?