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40-Year Building Recertifications

On the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast, host Paul Beers and his guest James LaGreca discussed everything you need to know about that looming 40-year building recertification date, demystifying the process with some solid information and good advice. James LaGreca is Director of Operations for DSS Condo, a subdivision of Development Services Solutions, a leading construction management firm in Florida. James has a Master of Architecture degree and also teaches Structural Systems at Florida International University.

By | June 7th, 2017|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Glazing Inspection, Building Maintenance, Construction, Construction Law, Engineering, Quality Control, Roofing, Windows|Comments Off on 40-Year Building Recertifications

Importance of Expert Litigation Support

Unfortunately, not all construction projects result in buildings that perform according to the owner's expectations. Because of the complexity and countless variables in materials and labor that are involved in a typical construction project, it's possible that something may go wrong. Proper diagnosis of the problem after the fact, and developing a reasonable resolution, is [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Claims Analysis, Construction Law|Comments Off on Importance of Expert Litigation Support

What happens when building specifications conflict with the code, targeted building certification or owner’s wishes?

When specs conflict with code, building performance requirements, or the owner’s wishes, who is ultimately responsible for an incorrectly installed product? "Allocating responsibility involves balancing contract documents, applicable codes and good building practices," according to a recent Glass Magazine article written by Matt Johnson of The Gary Law Group. Read the rest of the article. If [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|Building Codes, Construction Law|Comments Off on What happens when building specifications conflict with the code, targeted building certification or owner’s wishes?