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History and Backstories of California’s ‘1985 State Building Code’

This paper identifies key dates, specific legislative statutes, representative events, and underlying ‘backstories’ that collectively serve to provide a historical record…

Mechanically Driven Sources of Water Damage

Most moisture problems can be diagnosed by looking at the condition and asking how much water it took to create that problem. Solving the problem amounts to asking where that amount of water could have come from and where it should go.

IBC vs. CBC – Exterior Wall Fire-Protection Difference

Consider a three-story, fully fire-sprinklered, 1-hour fire-rated, wood-framed Type V Group R-1 hotel building constructed under either the International Building Code (IBC) or the California Building Code

The Anatomy of ‘Forensic Litigation’ Estimating ASPE June 2022

Sign up to join AVELAR’s Senior Construction Consultant Antony Mills speak at the American Society of Professional Estimators June meeting on June 29th, 2022 12p-1pm.

Meagan Svendsen Announcement

We are excited to announce that our director Meagan Svendsen has been elected as President of Westcon Construction Consultants Board of Directors. This is a proud moment for us and Meagan. The Westcon organization is a non-profit association of expert construction consultants with diverse backgrounds promoting

Bill Weber Announcement

Building CodesConstructionConsulting   |   Mar 14, 2022

With 46 years in business, AVELAR heavily invests in continuing education for our team to analyze and study the continued changes in this evolving field. We are so proud of Bill Weber, GC,CR,CIEC,CMRS, Principal & Senior Consultant, for recently earning his Indoor Environmental Consultant certification. (CIEC)

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