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St. Pete Tiny Home Festival Brings Good News for Hopeful Tiny Home Owners: Construction Approval Will Get Easier

Date: 02 Apr 2018 /
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The homes we’re showcasing may be tiny, but this year’s St. Pete Tiny Home Festival will be anything but small. The festival will take place April 7-8 at the SPC Allstate Center, and Ivy Group’s Sustainable Living Foundation is thrilled to be co-organizing it along with LocalShops1. Festival goers will be able to tour and […]


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2018 Construction Law Institute Photo Roundup

Date: 13 Mar 2018 /
Posted by: Clarissa Clarke /
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CLI 2018 is behind us, and as always, we enjoyed talking shop with construction attorneys from across Florida and hearing presentations on the latest developments in construction litigation.        


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Real Excited about Real Property Construction Law: Construction Law Institute (CLI) 2018

Date: 26 Feb 2018 /
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As expert witnesses specializing in construction litigation, the Ivy Group Consultants team looks forward to connecting with construction attorneys at the upcoming 2018 Construction Law Institute (CLI). Sponsored by the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of  The Florida Bar, this year’s event will take place March 8-10 at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes in Orlando, Florida.Friday’s speaking agenda is […]


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The Evolution of Building Code and Standards

Date: 18 Oct 2017 /
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How to meet building code isn’t something you Google.Staying in compliance with building standards and regulations can be challenging for builders and architects. You know that evolution is inevitable, but how do you keep up with the changes?When Ivy Group President Bob Bitterli opened Bitterli & Associates Architects, Inc. 30 years ago, the building code he worked […]


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Transatlantic Connections at Advanced Building Skins Conference

Date: 08 Oct 2017 /
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Bob Bitterli, AIA, President/CEO of Ivy Group Consultants, recently attended the Advanced Building Skins Conference at the Kursaal Bern in Bern, Switzerland. According to Bob, it was “a compendium of state-of-the-art thinking on applications for building skins.” Over two days, there were 220 speakers in four separate tracks, covering a range of topics from natural […]


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Building Envelope Science 101: Missing Paint and Escargot

Date: 18 Sep 2017 /
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By Mitch Wright, RWC, IACT, and Bob Bitterli, AIA, NCARBAn old tale goes that you can set out a small dish of beer to catch and rid your garden of snails, but you may attract local vagrants as well. What does this have to do with Building Envelope Science?It was a large multi building apartment […]


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AIA Florida Annual Convention Highlights

Date: 28 Aug 2017 /
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Bob Bitterli, AIA, President/CEO of Ivy Group Consultants, recently attended the American Institute of Architects’ 2017 AIA Florida Convention and Trade Show, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.The theme of this year’s convention was “Communicating Value,” and the experience was “insightful of architects’ positive impact on the world, the management of their […]


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St. Petersburg’s Tiny Home Movement

Date: 07 Aug 2017 /
Posted by: Clarissa Clarke /
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The St. Petersburg Tiny Home Festival, sponsored in part by Ivy Group’s Sustainable Living Foundation, was a huge success. Over 1800 people flocked to St. Petersburg Eco Village to attend tiny home workshops and tour the 10 tiny homes on display.The event raised $10,000 that will be used to further tiny home and alternative housing […]


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NIBS Conference Highlights Keys to Improved Construction

Date: 19 Jun 2017 /
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This year, Ivy Group’s Roofing, Waterproofing, and Coatings Specialist, Dave Griffiths, attended the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Building Innovation Conference in Washington, DC.The conference offered 18 seminars, with topics ranging from Building Information Management (BIM), to hospital design, building codes, and more.“The conference was extremely beneficial,” Dave said. “I was exposed to new […]


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Ivy Group Active in Forensic Expert Witness Association

Date: 13 Jun 2017 /
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In May, Bob Bitterli, Ivy Group’s president and CEO, was accepted into the membership of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), with affirmations of excellence from five attorneys who specialize in construction defect cases and claims.“I have worked with Mr. Bitterli for over 10 years on numerous complex construction defect cases. He is without question […]


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