Construction Dive published an article recently highlighting the measurable decrease in construction costs. Based on the Turner Building Cost Index, it would appear that nonresidential building construction costs dropped 1.01% from the first quarter of 2020 compared to the second. This means that there are more companies than usual bidding on each available project, which … Continue reading Winter is coming: First decrease in construction costs in a decade
Colleague, friend, and leading economist, Alan Nevin, wrote a fascinating article for the San Diego Daily Transcript on the relationship between apartment construction costs and rental rates. The analysis shows the difference in the costs of developing three different types of apartment projects in San Diego County. The three types are a three-story garden walk-up, … Continue reading Alan Nevin: The Rents Need to Justify Apartment Construction Costs
Another year, another conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA with about 1,500 of my colleagues who work in the construction defect litigation industry. Once again, Dave and Coral Stern put on an outstanding event that was jam-packed with information on how construction claims are being handled, as well as new approaches to resolving … Continue reading West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar for 2014 (WCCCDS 2014): Overview
AEC Quality .com Joins Mike Rowe's Trades Hub Many of you have heard of a show on television called Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe, the host, celebrates the "unsung heroes" of the work force, attempting to put himself in their role demonstrating just how difficult it can be for folks to put food on the table. Many of … Continue reading Improving Construction Quality Is A Dirty Job
The city of San Diego is poised Monday to give itself another three years for the 15-story City Hall to comply with a 1986 municipal ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in high rise buildings.The law has a built-in exemption for government buildings, b...