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1202 Greenacre Avenue
West Hollywood, California 90046-5708

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MPGroup is a Los Angeles County based collaboration of architects, engineers, contractors and other technical experts specializing in consulting, forensic expert witness, litigation support and mediation services for the legal, insurance and business communities since 1962.


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 Controlling Quality Construction - Part 3

The following, is a recommended check list that should be followed by the Project Superintendent and Special Inspector for STRUCTURAL STEEL AND WELDING INSPECTIONS:

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 Controlling Quality Construction - Part 2

The following, is a recommended check list that should be followed by the Project Superintendent for MASONRY INSPECTIONS:

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 Controlling Quality Construction - Part 1

This article is intended to give the reader a thumbnail sketch of how Quality Control relates to the project Superintendent on the job site.

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 Legal-Ease for Mediators Symposium - Construction Syllabus

Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service DRS Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) CONSTRUCTION SYLLABUS March 7, 2009

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 What Are Construction Defects? - An ICBO Symposium

A Syllabus for the Orange Empire Training Academy 1997 Training Matrix, Sponsored by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Orange Empire Chapter Symposium on September 3, 1997.

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 What Are Construction Defects?

Since the "Building Boom" of the 1980's and the advent of the ten year cycle ( California Code of Civil Procedure, Section 337.15 ) for "LATENT DEFECTS" ( A latent defect is one that a property owner does not know about and would not be expected to discover through the exercise of reasonable care. ) construction defects claims and subsequent litigation has exploded into horrific proportions.

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 Construction Defects: Defending Against The Claims

The following article has been written, in part, by a Lawyer, Mr. Thomas M. Condas, with Attorneys and Insurance Professionals in mind and, therefore, contains case law citations. The information contained herein, is intended to be highly useful for all persons interested in its subject matter.

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 Construction Defects: What Often Goes Wrong And How the Contractor Can Avoid Defects Litigation

Webster's Dictionary defines the word defect, as: 1. lack of something necessary for completeness; shortcoming 2. an imperfection; fault; blemish. To some Plaintiff Attorneys, and their Experts, the word defect has an entirely different meaning. It could mean that the work was performed with less than absolute perfection, with the "Standard" being "Absolute Perfection".

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 Construction Defects Can Be Avoided!

In my previous article entitled "Construction Process Can Lead to Defects", I illustrated various aspects of how the construction process may well lead to defects.

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 Construction Process Can Lead to Defects

Webster's Dictionary defines the word defect: 1. lack of something necessary for completeness; shortcoming 2. an imperfection; fault; blemish. When relative to construction claims, the word defect also equates to financial disaster when it reaches litigation.

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