Why BIM hasn’t become too much of a factor in construction claims and disputes, so far…

RICS, the UK Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, is ramping up their focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its impact on the building industry. I found this recent article interesting: The adoption of BIM and the subsequent BIM revolution, continues to have a major impact on every element of the construction industry – changing … Continue reading Why BIM hasn’t become too much of a factor in construction claims and disputes, so far…

Stan Luhr on what Liberty Mutual v. Brookfield means for SB800 and construction defect litigation in California

I won't lie. This is a can of worms, and a half. If you are even tangentially connected to the residential construction industry in California, this case will probably impact you. For those of us that are connected to the construction defect litigation community, expect to see this case featured in just about every conference … Continue reading Stan Luhr on what Liberty Mutual v. Brookfield means for SB800 and construction defect litigation in California

VE-ADR 2012: Emerging Strategies for Successful Construction Defect Expert Witnesses and Consultants

In July 2012, I attended LiMa Solutions’ Value-Engineered Alternative Dispute Resolution conference in beautiful Key West, FL. The goal of the conference: How to improve the construction defect dispute resolution process. Here is an overview of my observations at the conference. After the conference, I spent hours transcribing my notes into a spreadsheet, categorizing the … Continue reading VE-ADR 2012: Emerging Strategies for Successful Construction Defect Expert Witnesses and Consultants

Oregon construction lawyer on the role of experts in construction defect litigation

Justin Stark, an Oregon construction lawyer, has a great blog that I just discovered. The design is minimalist (perhaps even stark?) and makes effective use of typography. But enough about that - he wrote a great post that succinctly explains the role of experts witnesses in construction defect cases. Here is an excerpt: If construction … Continue reading Oregon construction lawyer on the role of experts in construction defect litigation

The Xpera Group acquires Roel Consulting Services – now San Diego’s largest forensic expert firm

Congratulations to my friends at both firms! Xpera Group, a Solana Beach construction services company, has agreed to acquire certain assets of Roel Consulting Services Inc. “This acquisition doubles the size of our company, making Xpera the largest and most comprehensive group of construction consulting experts in San Diego County,” said Ted Bumgardner, president of … Continue reading The Xpera Group acquires Roel Consulting Services – now San Diego’s largest forensic expert firm