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Annual Steve Penland Memorial Golf tournament! Registration opens on July 1, 2024!

Announcement   |   Jun 11, 2024

On October 21, 2020, we lost our dear friend Steve Penland after a brief but courageous battle with Amyloidosis. We celebrate and honor Steve with an annual memorial golf tournament….

AVELAR’s Library of Historic ‘Title 24’ Codes

AVELAR personnel provide unexcelled knowledge and expertise regarding historic, statewide construction standards originally published by the Building Standards Commission……

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…

‘Wheel Stop’ Tripping Hazards in Pedestrian Paths of Travel

Consider these commonalities at Photos 1, 2 and 3 below: A ‘wheel stop’ (serving no functional purpose) straddles a primary pedestrian route into a busy store; Even after multiple trip-and-fall incidents, management has not removed the known

Partner Promotion Announcement

AnnouncementSan Francisco   |   Feb 07, 2024

AVELAR is pleased to announce partner promotions, Mr. Antony Mills to Managing Partner and Mr. Tim Stauffer to Partner. We wish our new partners continued success in their careers at AVELAR. AVELAR is pleased to announce the elevation of Antony S. Mills to the Managing Partnership of the firm. Ms. Mill’s works with our litigation team…

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.

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