If by any chance you've visited AECforensics.com lately, you might not have noticed anything new for a period of nearly a year and a half. It isn't that I didn't write anything or somehow gave up writing about the latest trends impacting quality and risk management in the built environment. In fact, I've written several … Continue reading And we’re back… Time sure flies when you’re doing billable work!
Ever since the horrible tragedy involving the fatal collapse of a balcony at an apartment complex in Berkeley, CA in 2015, my team and I have been following news related to the aftermath. On September 17, 2018, Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 721 into law, thereby mandating the inspection of hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading California passes balcony inspection law
Each May, over 1,000 of the world's leading attorneys, insurance professionals and experts in the world of construction defect litigation descend upon the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California to discuss the latest trends, laws and precedent-setting cases affecting litigation. This year, once again, I was able to capture some observations furiously typed over the course … Continue reading WCCCDS 2018: Effective Use of Expert Witnesses
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
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