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

    Commercial and Residential Contractors License Required


    Construction Expert Witness Contractors Building Industry
    Association Directory
    Mat-Su Home Builders Association
    Local # 0230
    609 S KNIK GOOSE BAY RD STE G
    Wasilla, AK 99654
    http://www.matsuhomebuilders.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

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

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

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

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


    Construction Expert Witness News and Information
    For Northway Alaska

    Minnesota Supreme Court Dismisses Vikings Stadium Funding Lawsuit

    CSLB Reminds California Public Works Contractors to Renew Their Public Works Registration

    Late Progress Payments on Local Public Works Projects Are Not a Statutory Breach of Contract

    Georgia Supreme Court Limits Damages Under Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act

    Paris ‘Locks of Love’ Overload Bridges, Threatening Structures

    Locating Construction Equipment with IoT and Mobile Technology

    Do Change Orders Need to be in Writing and Other Things That Might Surprise You

    There Was No Housing Bubble in 2008 and There Isn’t One Now

    Newmeyer Dillion Announces Jason Moberly Caruso As Its Newest Partner

    New York Court Permits Asbestos Claimants to Proceed Against Insurers with Buyout Agreements

    Perovskite: The Super Solar Cells

    Need to Cover Yourself for “Crisis” Changes on a Job Site? Try These Tips (guest post)

    General Contractor/Developer May Not Rely on the Homeowner Protection Act to Avoid a Waiver of Consequential Damages in an AIA Contract

    Naughty or Nice. Contractor Receives Two Lumps of Coal in Administrative Dispute

    Construction Firms Complain of Missed Payments on Redevelopment Project

    Balfour Taps Qinetiq’s Quinn as new CEO to Revamp Builder

    Implied Warranty Claims–Not Just a Seller’s Risk: Builders Beware!

    Claims against Broker for Insufficient Coverage Fail

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- The Claim

    Lewis Brisbois Promotes 35 to Partnership

    Federal District Court Continues to Find Construction Defects do Not Arise From An Occurrence

    Design-Assist, an Ambiguous Term Causing Conflict in the Construction Industry[1]

    Delaware Settlements with Minors and the Uniform Transfer to Minor Act

    What Contractors Can Do to Address Rising Material Costs

    24th Annual West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar A Success

    Arizona Supreme Court Confirms Eight-Year Limit on Construction Defect Lawsuits

    Revised Federal Rule Regarding Class-Wide Settlements

    South Carolina Supreme Court Finds that Consequential Damage Arise From "Occurrence"

    Luxury-Apartment Boom Favors D.C.’s Millennial Renters

    Los Angeles Construction Sites May Be on Fault Lines

    Illinois Lawmakers Approve Carpenters Union's Legislation to Help Ensure Workers Are Paid What They're Owed

    White and Williams Announces the Election of Five Lawyers to the Partnership and the Promotion of Five Associates to Counsel

    Partner Yvette Davis Elected to ALFA International’s Board of Directors

    Congress Passes, President Signs Sweeping Energy Measure In Spend Bill

    Metrostudy Shows New Subdivisions in Midwest

    Safety, Technology Combine to Change the Construction Conversation

    Grupo Mexico Spill Sparks Public Scrutiny of $150 Million Mop-Up

    The Death of Retail and Legal Issues

    PA Supreme Court to Rule on Scope of Judges' Credibility Determinations

    District Court Allows DBE False Claims Act Case to Proceed

    Gen Xers Choose to Rent rather than Buy

    Know Whether Your Course of Business Operations Are Covered Or Excluded By Your Insurance

    Steel-Fiber Concrete Link Beams Perform Well in Tests

    Supreme Court of New Jersey Reviews Statutes of Limitation and the Discovery Rule in Construction Defect Cases

    Eighth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Bad Faith after Insured's Home Destroyed by Fire

    Ohio Court Finds No Coverage for Construction Defect Claims

    ASCE Statement on The Partial Building Collapse in Surfside, Florida

    Texas Court Construes Breach of Contract Exclusion Narrowly in Duty-to-Defend Case

    The Buck Stops Over There: Have Indemnitors Become the Insurers of First and Last Resort?

    Building Recovery Comes to Las Vegas, Provides Relief
    Corporate Profile

    NORTHWAY ALASKA CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS
    DIRECTORY AND CAPABILITIES

    Through over four thousand general contracting and design related expert designations, the Northway, Alaska Construction Expert Directory provides a wide spectrum of trial support and consulting services to attorneys and construction practice groups concerned with construction defect, scheduling, and delay matters. BHA provides general construction investigation, trial and claims support services to the nation's leading construction practice groups, Fortune 500 builders, real estate investment trusts, risk managers, owners, as well as a variety of municipalities and government offices. In connection with in house assets which include construction standard of care consultants, registered architects, professional engineers, and credentialed building envelope experts, the construction experts group brings national experience and local capabilities to Northway and the surrounding areas.

    Northway Alaska consulting general contractorNorthway Alaska construction claims expert witnessNorthway Alaska building code expert witnessNorthway Alaska multi family design expert witnessNorthway Alaska construction safety expertNorthway Alaska construction forensic expert witnessNorthway Alaska expert witness roofing
    Construction Expert Witness News & Info
    Northway, Alaska

    Real Estate & Construction News Round-Up 04/06/22

    April 11, 2022 —
    A growing proptech startup aims to pre-emptively identify needed home repairs, 3D-printed homes could become a workable solution to the housing shortage, and more.
    • Concerns about a housing-market crash are growing as the Fed begins to hike interest rates, leaving industry experts to speculate on what’s next for the U.S. housing bubble. (William Edwards, Insider)
    • Real-estate sales in Manhattan topped $7 billion in the first quarter of 2022, with the average price of apartments jumping 19% over the previous year. (Robert Frank, CNBC)
    • Proptech startup DwellWell claims to have produced the first “check engine light” that can pre-emptively diagnose needed home repairs. (T.P. Yeatts, The Real Deal)
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Pillsbury's Construction & Real Estate Law Team

    A Riveting (or at Least Insightful) Explanation of the Privette Doctrine

    May 02, 2022 —
    “The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine” – Plutarch And grind they do . . . slowly. For long time readers of the California Construction Law Blog you may recall a case we reported on over three years ago in 2018 – Sandoval v. Qualcomm Incorporated – a rather sad case about a severely injured employee of an electrical subcontractor with an even more surprisingly ending. In Sandoval, the 4th District Court of Appeals affirmed a $7 million judgment against project owner Qualcomm Incorporated in which a jury found that Qualcomm was liable under the Privette doctrine for injuries sustained by the employee who was severely burned over one third of his body by an “arc flash” from a live circuit breaker. The Court of Appeals, in a surprising decision, upheld the verdict holding that Qualcomm was liable even through: (1) Qualcomm had informed the electrical subcontractor that certain live circuit breakers were energized; (2) Qualcomm had not authorized the lower-tiered contractor to remove a panel that resulted in the arc flash; and (3) employees of Qualcomm were not in the room when the accident happened. Fast forward three years to September 2021. Qualcomm attorneys petition the California Supreme Court for review of the Court of Appeal’s decision. And the Supreme Court granted review. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Garret Murai, Nomos LLP
    Mr. Murai may be contacted at gmurai@nomosllp.com

    The Connecticut Appellate Court Decides That Construction Contractor Was Not Obligated To Continue Accelerated Schedule to Mitigate Its Damages Following Late Delivery of Materials by Supplier

    April 11, 2022 —
    In United Concrete Prods. v. NJR Constr., LLC, 207 Conn. App. 551, 263 A.3d 823 (2021), the Connecticut Appellate Court has issued a decision that should be of interest to the Connecticut construction industry and the construction bar. The lawsuit arose out of the late delivery of materials on a construction project, which is a frequent problem on construction projects. In United Concrete Products, the defendant general contractor, NJR Construction, LLC (“NJR”) was retained by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to replace a bridge over the Hockanum River (“Project”). Id. at 555-58 (2021). The Prime Contract provided that NJR with an eight-week time-frame to perform the work, at which time the road would be closed to traffic. Id. The Prime Contract also provided for a bonus of $3,000 for each day the road was opened to traffic prior to the eight week deadline of August 8, 2016, and for liquidated damages of $3,000 for each day the road remained closed beyond the deadline. Id. NJR subsequently entered into a purchase order (“Subcontract”) with the plaintiff, United Concrete Products, Inc. (“United”), whereby United agreed to provide certain concrete components for the Project, including ten pre-stressed concrete beams. Id. The Subcontract required that United deliver the concrete beams by June 7, 2016, but, NJR did not actually schedule the delivery until June 29, 2016. Id. Nevertheless, even with that schedule NJR could have reopened the road by July 19, 2016, which would have allowed it to receive the full $60,000 incentive bonus. However, United did not deliver the concrete beams until July 26, 2016, which caused NJR to lose the incentive bonus, be assessed liquidated damages by the DOT, and to incur additional delay damages. Id. After deducting the amount of $179,500 in damages that it incurred due to United’s late delivery of the beams, NJR paid United the balance of $66,074.75. Id. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Robert M. Barrack, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
    Mr. Barrack may be contacted at rbarrack@grsm.com

    Biden Administration Issues Buy America Guidance for Federal Infrastructure Funds

    April 25, 2022 —
    As you know, late this past year Congress passed and President Biden signed the largest infrastructure bill since President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in 1933. The infrastructure bill provides $1.2 trillion in spending on the nations’ infrastructure over the next five years. On Monday, the Biden Administration issued Initial Implementation Guidance requiring that, beginning May 14, 2022, materials paid for with infrastructure bill funds be made in America. The Guidance, which implements the “Buy America” provisions of the infrastructure bill requires that: 1. All iron and steel used in a project be produced in the United States; Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Garret Murai, Nomos LLP
    Mr. Murai may be contacted at gmurai@nomosllp.com

    New York Philharmonic Will Open Geffen Hall Two Years Ahead of Schedule

    April 11, 2022 —
    After decades of setbacks, the New York Philharmonic will finally perform in a gut-renovated concert hall in October. “The key is—two years early—on budget and on schedule,” says a triumphant Deborah Borda, the president and chief executive officer of the New York Philharmonic, standing under a scaffold in what will be the completely revamped concert hall. A happy ending was by no means guaranteed. The venue, set at New York’s Lincoln Center, had problems almost as soon as its doors opened in 1962. Concertgoers and performers complained that the sound was muddy and deadening. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of James Tarmy, Bloomberg

    Alleging and Proving a Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) Claim

    December 13, 2021 —
    When it comes to construction disputes, a Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (known by its acronym “FDUTPA”) claim is not commonly asserted. A FDUTPA claim is a statutory claim under Florida Statute s. 501.201 en seq. This claim is NOT easy to prove, particularly in the construction context. Sometimes, a party will assert a FDUTPA claim to create a basis for attorney’s fees; however, that basis cuts BOTH ways, i.e., you can be liable for fees if you fail to prove the FDUTPA claim. In a construction dispute, a FDUTPA claim is one that really should be pled with caution after a party understands and fully considers what it MUST prove including the all-important consideration of how actual damages are determined under FDUTPA, which requires an actual loss. Nevertheless, it is good to know what you need to prove to support a FDUTPA claim in case you believe you have facts that can support a FDUTPA claim and actual damages under FDUTPA (known as benefit-of-the-bargain damages). Reprinted courtesy of David Adelstein, Kirwin Norris, P.A. Mr. Adelstein may be contacted at dma@kirwinnorris.com Read the full story...

    Congratulations to Nicole Whyte, Keith Bremer, John Toohey, and Tyler Offenhauser for Being Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers!

    February 07, 2022 —
    BWB&O is proud to announce that Partners Nicole Whyte, Keith Bremer, John Toohey, and Tyler Offenhauser have been named as 2022 Southern California’s Super Lawyers! We are also honored to share that Nicole Whyte is included in two of the top lists, Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California and Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County! Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. During the final selection process, only lawyers in the top 5% of the total lawyers in the state are selected to the Super Lawyers list. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Dolores Montoya, Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara LLP

    Energy Efficiency Ratings Aren’t Actually Predicting Energy Efficiency

    February 07, 2022 —
    There’s a secret dogging British buildings with some of the most coveted environmental ratings: On paper they’re green, but scratch the surface and they’re red hot. Buildings that have received the highest rating in the U.K. — an A Energy Performance Certificate — use more energy than some of their peers rated C, D, E or even F. This disparity between how buildings are designed and what their actual emissions are is widespread in the U.K., according to recent findings from the Better Buildings Partnership, which analyzed 2020 self-reported energy data provided for more than 1,100 commercial properties. It found that commercial buildings regularly use more energy than their sterling eco-friendly labels would suggest. In fact, the analysis finds, the ratings are so far off that the median energy intensity for all B-rated buildings is higher than for C-rated buildings. Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Ryan Hesketh, Bloomberg