Debra Rubin, of ENR, shares the sad news of the passing of an AEC forensics grandmaster: John M. Hanson, who, as president, helped guide the growth of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. into an industry-leading forensics and failures engineer and who led probes into high-profile collapses of the Kansas City Hyatt hotel walkway in 1981 … Continue reading Saying goodbye to a true architecture, engineering & construction forensics legend
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
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
Techno-Mart is a 39-story shopping mall located in Seoul, South Korea. On July 5, 2011, the building was evacuated due to significant vibrations experienced at upper floors. Originally, the cause of the vibrations was a mystery, as there was no seismic...