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ABBAE Agenda:

There is a 10-year implied warranty on new campus bond projects, but identifying and resolving construction defects within that timeframe can be problematic and expensive. 


This seminar helps attendees understand common construction defects we are observing in newer academic buildings and how to resolve them before the implied warranty expires. This seminar will include case studies of public projects that had construction problems, common types of defects to be on the lookout for, and best practices for performing in-house facility assessments. We will also cover how to invoke the performance bonds and insurance to get repairs completed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the 10-year implied warranty for major items and statute of limitations for defect litigation

  • Understand how to recognize common issues in new construction including:

    • Windows fogging, noise, leaking, finish and other glazing issues 

    • Air conditioning system issues

    • Roofing and waterproofing issues

    • Stucco/façade related issues

    • Fire suppression system issues

    • Plumbing issues like hot water delivery

  • Learn how to conduct your own inspections to recognize and document issues (and what is involved in a third-party building inspection).

  • Learn how to approach the developer/builder to resolve problems.

Northern California Seminar

Postponed, Date TBA

Main Event: 4:30-5:30pm


Registration: 4:15pm - 4:30pm

Presentation: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Wine & Cheese: 6:00pm -7:00pm

Allana Buick & Bers’ Palo Alto Office
990 Commercial Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(Seats are limited to 45 Attendees)

RSVP by April 10, 2020

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