BERT HOWE
  • Nationwide: (800) 482-1822    
    condominium expert witness Claflin Kansas multi family housing expert witness Claflin Kansas landscaping construction expert witness Claflin Kansas custom homes expert witness Claflin Kansas Medical building expert witness Claflin Kansas mid-rise construction expert witness Claflin Kansas casino resort expert witness Claflin Kansas production housing expert witness Claflin Kansas institutional building expert witness Claflin Kansas retail construction expert witness Claflin Kansas high-rise construction expert witness Claflin Kansas tract home expert witness Claflin Kansas Subterranean parking expert witness Claflin Kansas industrial building expert witness Claflin Kansas office building expert witness Claflin Kansas structural steel construction expert witness Claflin Kansas custom home expert witness Claflin Kansas housing expert witness Claflin Kansas hospital construction expert witness Claflin Kansas townhome construction expert witness Claflin Kansas parking structure expert witness Claflin Kansas low-income housing expert witness Claflin Kansas
    Claflin Kansas expert witness structural engineerClaflin Kansas expert witness windowsClaflin Kansas multi family design expert witnessClaflin Kansas construction project management expert witnessClaflin Kansas testifying construction expert witnessClaflin Kansas structural engineering expert witnessesClaflin Kansas defective construction expert
    Arrange No Cost Consultation
    Construction Expert Witness Builders Information
    Claflin, Kansas

    Kansas Builders Right To Repair Current Law Summary:

    Current Law Summary: HB 2294 requires a claimant to serve a written notice of claim upon the contractor prior to filing a lawsuit. The law places deadlines on the contractor to serve notice on each subcontractor (15 days) and provide a written response to the claimant (30 days). It permits the claimant to file a lawsuit without further notice if the contractor disputes the claim, does not respond to the notice, does not complete work on the defect on a timely basis or does not make a payment in the time allowed.


    Construction Expert Witness Contractors Licensing
    Guidelines Claflin Kansas

    No state license for general contracting. All businesses must register with the Department of Revenue.


    Construction Expert Witness Contractors Building Industry
    Association Directory
    McPherson Area Contractors Association
    Local # 1735
    PO Box 38
    McPherson, KS 67460
    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10

    Home Builders Association of Salina
    Local # 1750
    2125 Crawford Place
    Salina, KS 67401

    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10

    Lawrence Home Builders Association
    Local # 1723
    PO Box 3490
    Lawrence, KS 66046

    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10

    Topeka Home Builders Association
    Local # 1765
    1505 SW Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka, KS 66604

    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10

    Kansas Home Builders Association
    Local # 1700
    212 SW 8th Ave Ste 201
    Topeka, KS 66603

    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10

    Home Builders Association of Hutchinson
    Local # 1720
    PO Box 2209
    Hutchinson, KS 67504

    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10

    Flint Hills Area Builders Association
    Local # 1726
    2601 Anderson Ave Ste 207
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Claflin Kansas Construction Expert Witness 10/ 10


    Construction Expert Witness News and Information
    For Claflin Kansas


    Property Damage Caused By Construction Next Door Covered as Ensuing Loss

    Home Builders Wear Many Hats

    Homebuilding on the Rise in Nation’s Capitol

    Tishman Construction Admits Cheating Trade Center Clients

    Economist Predicts Housing Starts to Rise in 2014

    A Survey of Trends and Perspectives in Construction Defect Decisions

    David M. McLain, Esq. to Speak at the 2014 CLM Claims College

    Rhode Island Examines a Property Owner’s Intended Beneficiary Status and the Economic Loss Doctrine in the Context of a Construction Contract

    Record-Setting Construction in Fargo

    Is It Time to Revisit Construction Defects in Kentucky?

    Application of Frye Test to Determine Admissibility of Expert

    But Wait There’s More: Preserving Claims on Commonwealth Projects

    New Jersey Law Firm Sued for Malpractice in Construction Defect Litigation

    Defective Sprinklers Not Cause of Library Flooding

    Coverage For Advertising Injury Barred by Prior Publication Exclusion

    Thieves Stole Backhoe for Use in Bank Heist

    Potential Extension of the Statutes of Limitation and Repose for Colorado Construction Defect Claims

    Presidential Memorandum Promotes Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West

    Lumber Liquidators’ Home-Testing Methods Get EPA Scrutiny

    Housing Agency Claims It Is Not a Party in Construction Defect Case

    Boston-area Asbestos-Abatement Firms Face Wage and Safety Complaints

    Brenner Base Tunnelers Conquer Peaks and Valleys in the Alps

    New Jersey Court Washes Away Insurer’s Waiver of Subrogation Arguments

    Preparing For the Worst with Smart Books & Records

    Indemnity Provision Provides Relief to Contractor; Additional Insured Provision Does Not

    Couple Gets $79,000 on $10 Million Construction Defect Claim

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

    The Need to Be Specific and Precise in Drafting Settling Agreements

    New Index Tracking Mortgages for New Homes

    Despite Construction Gains, Cement Maker Sees Loss

    Can’t Get a Written Change Order? Document, Document, Document

    Construction Defect Lawsuits Hinted for Dublin, California

    Direct Contractors In California Should Take Steps Now To Reduce Exposure For Unpaid Wages By Subcontractors

    Indemnitor Owes Indemnity Even Where Indemnitee is Actively Negligent, California Court Holds

    Tokyo Building Flaws May Open Pandora's Box for Asahi Kasei

    These Are the 13 Cities Where Millennials Can't Afford a Home

    Are COVID-19 Claims Covered by Builders Risk Insurance Policies?

    Apartment Construction Increasing in Colorado while Condo Construction Remains Slow

    California Assembly Passes Expedited Dam Safety for Silicon Valley Act

    Mortgage Applications in U.S. Jump 11.6% as Refinancing Surges

    Bankruptcy on a Construction Project: Coronavirus Edition

    What Are The Most Commonly Claimed Issues In Construction Defect Litigation?

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017

    SEC Approves New Securitization Risk Retention Rule with Broad Exception for Qualified Residential Mortgages

    Pennsylvania: When Should Pennsylvania’s New Strict Products Liability Law Apply?

    Construction Problems May Delay Bay Bridge

    No Occurrence Found for Damage to Home Caused by Settling

    Constructive Change Directives / Directed Changes

    Colorado’s New Construction Defect Law Takes Effect in September: What You Need to Know

    Nevada Judge says Class Analysis Not Needed in Construction Defect Case
    Corporate Profile

    CLAFLIN KANSAS CONSTRUCTION EXPERT WITNESS
    DIRECTORY AND CAPABILITIES

    Leveraging from more than 7,000 construction defect and claims related expert witness designations, the Claflin, Kansas Construction Expert Witness Group provides a wide range of trial support and consulting services to Claflin's most acknowledged construction practice groups, CGL carriers, builders, owners, and public agencies. Drawing from a diverse pool of construction and design professionals, BHA is able to simultaneously analyze complex claims from the perspective of design, engineering, cost, or standard of care.

    Construction Expert Witness News & Info
    Claflin, Kansas

    Nevada OSHA Provides Additional Requirements for Construction Employers to Address Feasibility of Social Distancing at Construction Sites

    May 04, 2020 —
    When Nevada’s Governor identified construction as an essential business amid the initial directives of the COVID-19 state of emergency, the executive order required construction employers to “maintain strict social distancing practices to facilitate a minimum of six feet of separation between workers.” Now, nearly a month later, Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized that strict social distancing measures are not always practical or feasible among workers on an active construction site. On April 20, 2020, Nevada OSHA issued revised guidelines addressing ongoing construction activity when social distancing cannot practically be maintained. The guidelines continue to emphasize that safety and training meetings, tailgate talks, and similar gatherings must be restricted to 10 people or less. Additionally, the employer remains responsible for monitoring employees on lunch breaks, slack periods and in employee parking areas to ensure compliance with social distancing protocols. Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Aaron Lovaas, Newmeyer Dillion
    Mr. Lovaas may be contacted at aaron.lovaas@ndlf.com

    Ahlers, Cressman & Sleight PLLC Ranked Top Washington Law Firm By Construction Executive

    July 06, 2020 —
    ACS is proud to announce that in its review of the top 50 national construction law firms, Construction Executive has ranked ACS as the top 23rd national firm, and first among firms with a majority of their attorneys based in Washington. Now in its 18th year of publication, Construction Executive is the leading trade magazine about the business of construction. In its June 2020 issue, CE published a comprehensive ranking of The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ featuring breakouts and analysis accompanied by an article in which leading legal experts discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry. To determine the 2020 ranking, CE asked hundreds of US law firms with a construction practice to complete a survey. Data collected included: 1) 2019 revenues from the firm’s construction practice; 2) number of attorneys in the firm’s construction practice; 3) percentage of firm’s total revenues derived from its construction practice; 4) number of AEC clients; and 5) the year in which the construction practice was established. The ranking was determined by an algorithm that weighted the aforementioned factors in descending order of importance. Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Joshua Lane, Ahlers Cressman & Sleight Blog
    Mr. Lane may be contacted at joshua.lane@acslawyers.com

    Workers at Two NFL Stadiums Test Positive for COVID-19, But Construction Continues

    April 13, 2020 —
    Construction at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., and Allegiant Stadium outside Las Vegas—two new NFL stadiums scheduled to open in 2020—continue forward despite a worker at each location testing positive for COVID-19. Tim Newcomb, Engineering News-Record ENR may be contacted at ENR.com@bnpmedia.com Read the full story... Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of

    Newmeyer Dillion Attorneys Named to 2020 Southern California Rising Stars List

    June 22, 2020 —
    Prominent business and real estate law firm Newmeyer Dillion is pleased to announce that partner Eric Rollins and associates Jason Moberly Caruso and Richard Protzmann have been selected to the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. The attorneys will be recognized in the June 2020 issues of Super Lawyers Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. Eric Rollins, a partner in the Newport Beach office, provides legal counsel in a diverse array of practice areas with a focus on business, real estate, construction, insurance, and entertainment law. In his more than ten years at the firm, Eric has litigated and resolved hundreds of matters in both state and federal court through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial. This is his third year as a Rising Star honoree. Jason Moberly Caruso is an associate in the Newport Beach office. Jason's practice focuses on various aspects of "contaminated sites" environmental legal work, complex litigation, and appellate matters. This is the fifth consecutive year Jason has been honored. Richard Protzmann is an associate in the Newport Beach office. Richard's practice focuses on focuses his practice on areas of business litigation, eminent domain, environmental law, zoning and land use, and general real estate litigation. This is the first year Richard has been selected. 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 evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, resulting in a comprehensive, credible and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same selection process except candidates must be either 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or less. About Newmeyer Dillion For 35 years, Newmeyer Dillion has delivered creative and outstanding legal solutions and trial results that achieve client objectives in diverse industries. With over 70 attorneys working as a cohesive team to represent clients in all aspects of business, employment, real estate, environmental/land use, privacy & data security and insurance law, Newmeyer Dillion delivers holistic and integrated legal services tailored to propel each client's operations, growth, and profits. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with offices in Walnut Creek, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, Newmeyer Dillion attorneys are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©, and Super Lawyers as top tier and some of the best lawyers in California and Nevada, and have been given Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review's AV Preeminent® highest rating. For additional information, call 949.854.7000 or visit www.newmeyerdillion.com. Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of

    Daily Reports – The Swiss Army Knife of Project Documentation

    June 08, 2020 —
    Project “Daily Reports” are some of the most important, yet overlooked aspects of a construction project. These reports serve many beneficial roles such as holding parties accountable to their obligations, providing the basis for an as-built schedule, recording manpower, documenting site conditions, and recording any other important and relevant information that happened on the job site that day. Daily reports can also provide information to help with claims or disputes that may arise in the future, such as noting weather delays, providing backup for future delay claims, and providing information to dispute claims made against your company. Finally, daily reports also serve as a useful communication tool during the project and a source of real time information for parties that want to know how the work is commencing on a day to day basis. Because daily reports are the “Swiss army knife” of project documentation, it is extremely important that a contractor puts for its best effort when creating them. It is no secret that a construction project can become more chaotic as the schedule progresses. Unfortunately, when that is the case, the effort put into creating these reports drops off and sometimes the responsibility of creating such reports is thrown aside altogether. I can speak from experience. Prior to entering the practice of law, I was a project engineer for a general contractor in Atlanta. As an engineer in the field, one of my many responsibilities was to enter the daily reports. Based off this experience, below are some thoughts on how to prepare useful daily reports. 1. Check the contract. The contract you entered may set forth specific requirements for the daily reports, such as where to file them, the required format, and specific information that must be included. Complying with contractual requirements is necessary for a successful project. One word of caution for subcontractors, a subcontract will often incorporate the prime contract. If that is the case, be sure to check the prime contract for any specific language relating to daily reports. Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of Christopher A. Henry, Jones Walker LLP
    Mr. Henry may be contacted at chenry@joneswalker.com

    Congress Relaxes Several PPP Loan Requirements

    June 15, 2020 —
    On June 3, 2020, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act ("Act") which does exactly what it means to do: provide flexibility for PPP loan recipients. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law within the week. The Act extends the "covered period" for Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans from the original eight weeks to 24 weeks or December 31, 2020, whichever is earlier. This extension provides much needed reprieve to small businesses who can utilize these funds to weather the economic effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic through 2020. The Act also revises the limitations on how small businesses utilize their PPP loans. While the CARES Act originally required 75% of the PPP loan to be used for payroll costs, this number has now been reduced to 60%. This means that up to 40% of the PPP loan can be used to cover mortgage obligations, rent, and other covered utility payments. The PPP loan payment deferral period has also been extended to align with the date on which the PPP loan's forgiveness amount is remitted to the lender. This should provide more certainty to small businesses on their payback obligations, if any. Recently, the Small Business Administration also released loan forgiveness applications to assist a business in calculating their loan forgiveness. While the SBA will likely revise it with the Act's passing, small businesses should look at the application's framework to prepare for submitting their loan forgiveness requests in the future. Newmeyer Dillion continues to follow COVID-19 and its impact on your business and our communities. Feel free to reach out to us at NDcovid19response@ndlf.com or visit us at www.newmeyerdillion.com/covid-19-multidisciplinary-task-force/. Reprinted courtesy of Greg Tross, Newmeyer Dillion and Michael Krueger, Newmeyer Dillion Mr. Tross may be contacted at greg.tross@ndlf.com Mr. Krueger may be contacted at michael.krueger@ndlf.com Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of

    Online Meetings & Privacy in Today’s WFH Environment

    May 25, 2020 —
    As a result of the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the Coronavirus) pandemic, remote working arrangements have become the new norm. For those working from home (WFH), the software program “Zoom Meetings,” has found a substantial increase in demand and popularity as a means to facilitate meetings online rather than meeting in person. There are also a number of other similar platforms available for online meetings such as Skype and Teams (from Microsoft), Go to Meeting (from LogMeIn) and WebEx Meetings (Cisco). Best Practices for Businesses - Privacy and Security Protocols With these platforms becoming a necessity for businesses, there are a number of best practices that should be considered to safely conduct online meetings and teleconferences as well as protect information. These include the following:
    1. Upgrade to the most recent version of the program or application;
    2. Use passwords, especially with recurring meetings;
    3. Protect all passwords as well as personal meeting identifiers used in Zoom and other platforms;
    4. Carefully moderate meetings and ask meeting attendees to identify themselves at the beginning of a meeting;
    5. Consider allowing only authenticated users to participate in meetings;
    6. Use the Waiting Rooms feature in Zoom; and
    7. Enable features available only to meeting hosts.
    Reprinted courtesy of Heather Whitehead, Newmeyer Dillion and Joshua Anderson, Newmeyer Dillion Ms. Whitehead may be contacted at heather.whitehead@ndlf.com Mr. Anderson may be contacted at joshua.anderson@ndlf.com Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of

    Prevent Costly Curb Box Damage Due on New Construction Projects

    May 11, 2020 —
    For new construction projects in areas with acidic soils, keeping curb boxes in good working order is critical to avoid compromised water service, angry customers, and costly repair and replacement. Traditionally, a curb box is composed of a metal tube that connects the cast iron base to a cast iron lid/cap. It is necessary for water line repairs and shut off in case of flooding. Typically, they are buried six to eight feet below ground, beneath the frost line. Curb boxes are found on every water line that connects a building to a city water main. One major challenge is that many areas across the United States—including the East Coast, South, upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest—have acidic soil that rapidly corrodes cast iron infrastructure, including curb boxes. Soil with a pH of six or less is considered acidic. Reprinted courtesy of Bob Welker, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved. Read the court decision
    Read the full story...
    Reprinted courtesy of