BERT HOWE
  • Nationwide: (800) 482-1822    
    industrial building expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska parking structure expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska production housing expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska townhome construction expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska custom home expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska multi family housing expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska landscaping construction expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska institutional building expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska low-income housing expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska retail construction expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska condominiums expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska structural steel construction expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska concrete tilt-up expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska custom homes expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska casino resort expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska high-rise construction expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska mid-rise construction expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska office building expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska Medical building expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska Subterranean parking expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska tract home expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska condominium expert witness Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska
    Arrange No Cost Consultation
    Construction Expert Witness Builders Information
    Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses, Alaska

    Alaska Builders Right To Repair Current Law Summary:

    Current Law Summary: HB151 limits the damages that can be awarded in a construction defect lawsuit to the actual cost of fixing the defect and other closely related costs such as reasonable temporary housing expenses during the repair of the defect, any reduction in market value cause by the defect, and reasonable and necessary attorney fees.


    Construction Expert Witness Contractors Licensing
    Guidelines Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska

    Commercial and Residential Contractors License Required


    Construction Expert Witness Contractors Building Industry
    Association Directory
    Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association
    Local # 0240
    PO Box 6291
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
    http://www.sealaskabuilders.com

    Northern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association
    Local # 0225
    9085 Glacier Highway Ste 202
    Juneau, AK 99801
    http://www.seabia.com

    Kenai Peninsula Builders Association
    Local # 0233
    PO Box 1753
    Kenai, AK 99611
    http://www.kenaipeninsulabuilders.com

    Home Builders Association of Alaska
    Local # 0200
    8301 Schoon St Ste 200
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    http://www.buildersofalaska.com

    Home Builders Association of Anchorage
    Local # 0215
    8301 Schoon St Ste 200
    Anchorage, AK 99518
    http://www.buildersofalaska.com

    Mat-Su Home Builders Association
    Local # 0230
    609 S KNIK GOOSE BAY RD STE G
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    http://www.matsuhomebuilders.com

    Interior Alaska Builders Association
    Local # 0235
    938 Aspen Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    http://www.InteriorABA.com


    Construction Expert Witness News and Information
    For Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska

    Florida Property Bill Passes Economic Affairs Committee with Amendments

    EPA Threatens Cut in California's Federal Highway Funds

    #12 CDJ Topic: Am. Home Assur. Co. v. SMG Stone Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75910 (N. D. Cal. June 11, 2015)

    White and Williams Recognized by BTI Consulting Group for Client Service

    California Department of Corrections Gets Hit With the Prison Bid Protest Blues

    State Farm to Build Multi-Use Complex in Dallas Area

    My Top 5 Innovations for Greater Efficiency, Sustainability & Quality

    Ambiguity Kills in Construction Contracting

    The Contingency Fee Multiplier (For Insurance Coverage Disputes)

    HB24-1014: A Warning Bell for Colorado Businesses Amid Potential Consumer Protection Changes

    Bad Faith Jury Verdict Upheld After Insurer's Failure to Settle Within Policy Limits

    Contractor Owed a Defense

    New York Bridge to Be Largest Infrastructure Project in North America

    Surety Bond Now a Valid Performance Guarantee for NC Developers (guest post)

    Summary Findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment

    Waiving Workers’ Compensation Immunity for Indemnity: Demystifying a Common and Scary-Looking Contract Term

    Nailing Social Media: The Key to Generating Leads for Construction Companies

    Massachusetts Judge Holds That Insurer Breached Its Duty To Defend Lawsuit After Chemical Spill

    Insurers' Communications Through Brokers Not Privileged

    Texas School District Accepts Settlement Agreement in Construction Defect Case

    Dump Site Provider Has Valid Little Miller Act Claim

    Lockton Expands Construction and Design Team

    HUD Homeownership Push to Heed Lessons From Crisis, Castro Says

    Association Insurance Company v. Carbondale Glen Lot E-8, LLC: Federal Court Reaffirms That There Is No Duty to Defend or Indemnify A Builder For Defective Construction Work

    Construction Defect Risks Shifted to Insurers in 2013

    California Supreme Court Rules Developers can be Required to Include Affordable Housing

    Housing Starts Surge 23% in Comeback for Canadian Builders

    Thieves Stole Backhoe for Use in Bank Heist

    Just a House That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy Than Yours, That's All

    California Court Forces Insurer to Play Ball in COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Suit

    Big Changes and Trends in the Real Estate Industry

    No Coverage for Alleged Misrepresentation Claim

    Florida District Court Finds That “Unrelated” Design Errors Sufficient to Trigger “Related Claims” Provision in Architects & Engineers Policy

    Judge Rejects Extrapolation, Harmon Tower to Remain Standing

    Unbilled Costs Remain in Tutor Perini's Finances

    Loss of Use From Allegedly Improper Drainage System Triggers Defense Under CGL Policy

    Basement Foundation Systems’ Getting an Overhaul

    Contractor's Agreement to Perform Does Not Preclude Coverage Under Contractual Liability Exclusion

    Forecast Sunny for Solar Contractors in California

    The Great London Property Exodus Is in Reverse as Tenants Return

    Appraisers’ Failure to Perform Assessment of Property’s Existence or Damage is Reversible Error

    Insurer's Withheld Discovery Must be Produced in Bad Faith Case

    Chicago Aldermen Tell Casino Bidders: This Is a Union Town

    Toll Brothers Faces Construction Defect Lawsuit in New Jersey

    Public-Employee Union Fees, Water Wars Are Key in High Court Rulings

    Trial Court's Award of Contractual Fees to Public Adjuster Overturned

    UK's Biggest Construction Show Bans 'Promo Girls'

    New Safety Requirements added for Keystone Pipeline

    Insurer Cannot Abandon Defense Agreement on Underlying Asbestos Claims Against Insured

    Despite Misapplying California Law, Federal Court Acknowledges Virus May Cause Physical Alteration to Property
    Corporate Profile

    FORENSIC ARCHITECT EXPERT WITNESS ROOFING MEMBRANE EXPERT WITNESS FORT YUKON ALASKA ALASKA ALASKA OSHA EXPERT WITNESS CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESSES ALASKA CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS
    DIRECTORY AND CAPABILITIES

    With over 4500 construction claims related expert witness designations, the Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses, Alaska Construction Expert Directory provides a streamlined multi-disciplinary expert retention and support solution to construction claims professionals concerned with construction defect, scheduling, and delay claims. BHA provides construction related consulting and expert witness support services to the nation's leading construction practice groups, Fortune 500 builders, general liability carriers, owners, as well as a variety of public entities. In connection with in house assets comprising building envelope experts, forensic architects, professional engineers, credentialed construction standard of care consultants, the firm brings regional experience and local capabilities to Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses and the surrounding areas.

    Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska architecture expert witnessForensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska structural engineering expert witnessesForensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska civil engineer expert witnessForensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska slope failure expert witnessForensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska building code expert witnessForensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska architectural engineering expert witnessForensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses Alaska building envelope expert witness
    Construction Expert Witness News & Info
    Forensic architect expert witness Roofing membrane expert witness Fort Yukon Alaska Alaska Alaska OSHA expert witness construction construction and engineering expert witnesses, Alaska

    Top 10 OSHA Violations For The Construction Industry In 2023

    February 26, 2024 —
    Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes their top violations in the construction industry. And typically, the most common violations are consistent year after year. What separates 2023 is the number of citations involving Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Ladders, and the failure to use personal protective equipment (PPE) or other life safety equipment (LSE). The following is the list of the Top Ten OSHA violations for 2023: (10) Toxic and Hazardous Substances. There were 382 citations issued for “hazardous communication” and improper warnings issued to construction employees. (9) Excavations. There were 395 citations issued for failure to provide proper and specific excavation requirements and instructions. (8) Scaffolding – Aerial Lifts. There were 481 citations issued for improper lifting equipment and supports for building scaffolding. Reprinted courtesy of Dominic Donato, Kahana Feld and Jeff Miragliotta, Kahana Feld Mr. Donato may be contacted at ddonato@kahanafeld.com Mr. Miragliotta may be contacted at jmiragliotta@kahanafeld.com Read the full story...

    Real Estate & Construction News Roundup (08/15/23) – Manufacturing Soars with CHIPS Act, New Threats to U.S. Infrastructure and AI Innovation for One Company

    September 25, 2023 —
    In our latest roundup, wildfires wreak havoc in Maui, JLL unveils an AI specifically for commercial real estate, the lasting effects of the CHIPS ACT, and more!
    • So far, 11,000 JLL employees have used the company’s new proprietary large language model that has generative AI capabilities specifically for the commercial real estate industry. (Lindsey Wilkinson, Construction Dive)
    • Since the enactment of the CHIPS Act, manufacturing activity has boomed with a nearly 80% increase from June 2022. (Sebastian Obando and Julia Himmel, Construction Dive)
    • Construction-tech-focused investors among others have poured $35 million into an Israeli startup that develops leakage detection technology using artificial intelligence to prevent water damage. (Sharon Wrobel, Times of Israel)
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Pillsbury's Construction & Real Estate Law Team

    Insurer Has Duty to Defend Faulty Workmanship Claim

    January 22, 2024 —
    The magistrate judge recommended a determination that the insurer owed a defense to the subcontractor sued for faulty workmanship. Hanover Lloyds Ins Co. v. Donegal Mut. Ins. Co., 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180877 (W.D. Texas Oct. 5, 2023). Poe Investments, Ltd. entered into an agreement with Jordan Foster Construction, LLC for construction of an auto sales and service facility ("Facility"). Jordan hired multiple subcontractors, including Texas Electrical Contractors, LLC ("TEC"). Subsequently, Poe sold the Facility to 6330 Montana, LLC ("Montana"). Montana filed suit against Jordan for breach of express warranties, breach of contract, and negligence. Jordon filed a third-party complaint against its subcontractors, including TEC. Jordan alleged that TEC provided "defective and negligent construction work" while carrying out the provision and installation of electrical and fire alarm systems at the Facility. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Tred R. Eyerly, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
    Mr. Eyerly may be contacted at te@hawaiilawyer.com

    Real Estate & Construction News Roundup (08/30/23) – AI Predicts Home Prices, Construction’s Effect on the Economy, and Could Streamline Communications for Developers

    October 17, 2023 —
    In our latest roundup, SV invests in a new green “mega-city” outside San Francisco, refunds are given to investors in fraudulent real estate deal, homebuyers are losing purchasing power, and more!
    • With major tech companies like Google and Amazon laying off workers, those with computer science and related degrees are looking to construction as a place to start or restart their careers. (Zachary Phillips, Construction Dive)
    • Although Silicon Valley is the haven for most tech startups, Israel has become a place where those in construction innovation can find support and funding. (Matthew Thibault, Construction Dive)
    • For those who may be concerned about the future price of their home, it may be possible for AI to look at a house and predict its price with “striking accuracy.” (Jacob Zinkula, Business Insider)
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Pillsbury's Construction & Real Estate Law Team

    Evaluating Construction Trends From 2023 and Forecasting For 2024

    February 12, 2024 —
    As we begin 2024, it is informative to evaluate what transpired in 2023 in the construction industry, and especially the use of construction technology. 2023 ushered in a variety of newly implemented construction technologies including 3D printed entire houses, improved wearables that detect all aspects of the construction worker from location to temperature to heart rate, increased use of modular construction for entire apartments, hotels, and condominium projects, and eco-friendly and conservation minded technologies to minimize carbon footprint, water preservation and sustainable construction methods, to name a few. 2023 also identified some significant issues in the construction industry. First and foremost, the labor shortages and hiring of skilled and qualified workers continued to be an issue resulting in increased delays, construction accidents, and project mismanagement. The skyrocketing interest rates, decline in commercial/office projects, supply chain issues, material price fluctuation and increase changes in scope of projects all negatively impacted the construction industry in 2023. There is also the demand for renewable and infrastructure projects put strain on construction resources as the projects became “mega” with larger and more complex construction leading to multi-party, high dollar, and more complex claims. Finally, there is a growing trend of construction claims and litigation being financed by third party litigation funding sources for personal/bodily injury claims and construction defect claims. Reprinted courtesy of Jason Feld, Kahana Feld and Dominic Donato, Kahana Feld Mr. Feld may be contacted at jfeld@kahanafeld.com Mr. Donato may be contacted at ddonato@kahanafeld.com Read the full story...

    Haight Celebrates 2024 New Partner Promotions!

    January 22, 2024 —
    Haight is celebrating new partner promotions in 2024. Congratulations to Gary LaHendro, Melvin Marcia and Philip McDermott! Gary LaHendro became a member of the California State Bar in December 1993. He is a member of the Risk Management & Insurance Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Gary’s clients include carriers within the United States and London Markets for whom he has provided coverage advice on various lines of coverage, including commercial general liability, excess, errors and omissions, auto, and representations and warranties. Gary also monitors the defense of insureds with respect to third-party lawsuits. In addition to coverage work, Gary has over 20 years of litigation experience as lead defense counsel on cases involving soil and groundwater contamination, professional liability, construction defect and personal injury cases. He is also a skilled appellate attorney and Certified Mediator. Melvin Marcia became a member of the California State Bar on June 1, 2016. Melvin is a member of the firm’s Transportation Law, General Liability, Product Liability and Fire Litigation Practice Groups. His practice focuses on litigation of high value cases, ranging from catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, business disputes, product liability, uninsured/underinsured arbitrations and subrogation matters. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

    You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. But When it Comes to the CalOSHA Appeals Board, They Can Say it Any Way They Please

    January 08, 2024 —
    We lawyers do a fair amount of reading. Documents. Court decisions. Passive aggressive correspondence from opposing counsel. As well as statutes, regulations and administrative guidance. And you might be surprised how often words can be ascribed very different meanings depending on who is reading it. Such, I suppose, is the nature of language. When it comes to public agency interpretations of its own regulations, however, you would be well to heed that authors are often the best interpreters of their own works, or at least that’s how the courts tend to view it, as in the next case L & S Framing Inc. v. California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, Case No. C096386 (July 24, 2023). The L & S Framing Case Martin Mariano, an employee of L & S Framing, Inc., suffered a brain injury when he fell from the “second floor” while working on a single family house. What, exactly, this “second floor” was, was a point of a contention in the legal case that followed. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Garret Murai, Nomos LLP
    Mr. Murai may be contacted at gmurai@nomosllp.com

    Roni Most, Esq., Reappointed as a City of Houston Associate Judge

    November 06, 2023 —
    Yesterday, Roni M. Most, Esq., was reappointed as an Associate Judge for the City of Houston. Mr. Most is the Managing Partner of Kahana Feld’s Houston office, chairs the firm’s Corporate Compliance & Transaction group, and heads the Texas division of Kahana Feld’s National Appellate Strategy & Advocacy group. Mr. Most was first appointed as an Associate Municipal Court Judge of the City of Houston in 2012 and he continues to serve in this position. The Most name has been a fixture in Harris County courts, with Judge Most being a third-generation attorney, his family has advocated for their client’s causes for over five decades. Mr. Most received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to graduate with his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law in 2000. Upon graduating, Mr. Most started The Most Law firm, and then went on to become one of the founding partners of Gerber & Most, PLLC. Mr. Most joined Kahana Feld as a Partner in January 2021. He brings over 20 years of experience in general civil litigation (property & casualty) and appeals, state and federal corporate litigation, collections, construction law, and real estate, as well as providing general business counsel. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Linda Carter, Kahana Feld
    Ms. Carter may be contacted at lcarter@kahanafeld.com