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Having grown up in a construction family, being a third generation constructor, Dan earned his strips working with a shovel in hand and trowels and bullfloats out. He knows the value of real-world experience and expertise. Having grown up in small town America, it allows a perspective of the working people while bringing in the perspective law and politics. Involved at the local, state, and national level. Dan is able to give a voice to the small contractor, homeowner, governments, and parties interested in construction.
We feel we have a duty to the community to give back in a way that helps to keep locals local, and contributes to society’s well-being. We believe that a way we are able to do this is to actively support and recruit qualified candidates from the Construction Technology Department at Cuesta College. We feel that society teaches that a four-year degree is the only way to success in modern life. We believe that the Construction Technology Department at Cuesta College is filling the gap by teaching general studies and hands-on skills that students can take to an employer to be successful and break the myth that four-year college is the only way to succeed.
Construction: Site & Foundation Work, Structural Remodels, Finish Work, & Remodel, Underground & Utility Services, Public Works, Agency Interface & the Building Process Law Practice: Area of Practice: • Business • Civil • Construction • Expert Witness • Land Use • Real Property/Real Estate Expert Witness Column Expert Witness Areas Include (But Not Limited To) : Residential • Construction Defect • Both Consulting and Trial • General Engineering Contractor Standard of Care • General Building Contractor Standard of Care • Plumbing Contractor Standard of Care • SB 800 Reasonability and Feasibility Opinions • Foundations • Retention Walls • Site Drainage • Vertical Construction Opinions • Underground Construction Opinions • Habitable and Constructive Eviction Opinions Process
I can honestly and wholeheartedly endorse Dan Knight after almost a year of working alongside each other. He shows genuine integrity, intelligence and a strong work ethic in everything he does. If you ever have a chance to work with Dan, you will understand what I am talking about.
Erik Wright, LEED AP, Construction Manager & Cost Estimator
Daniel is one of those rare people that you know will always be honest and open in business settings. He takes great pride in his work, and it definately shows both in his process and in the finished product. Daniel is constantly pushing himself to learn more, and this guarantees that he will always make accurate and relevant recommendations to those he chooses to work with. He is a great example of doing business the right way.
Kevin Campbell, Financial Advisor
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I had the pleasure of having Mr. Knight in two classes that I offered at the Santa Barbara College of Law: Environmental Law and Business Associations. Daniel was a first-rate student who was able to not only understand complex issues, but to articulate them in reasoned and comprehensible manners.
Jim Scafide, Principal, Scafide Law Firm, PC

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1103 Johnson Ave. #H
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: 805.316.1180

Web: www.NerdContractor.com

We do more than construction…

We draw on decades of experience to provide you with the information you need to understand where your case or project stands as in relation to construction defects. Having built, remodeled, moved, and manipulated countless structures, we have the real life experience that just isn’t possible from a company that only focuses on design work. We build and repair based on tested design methodologies and systems, and know from real life what works and what doesn’t.  

In addition to writing reports about the failures or defects in a case, we work closely with design professionals who design the fix, to make sure the solution is practical and will solve the problems you’re faced with. We save our clients time, money, and headaches by aiding design professionals with constructability reports and suggestions.

At the end of the day, DKC&P has a duty to maintain the integrity of the building profession. We take this duty seriously and ensure construction is done right the first time. We give the needed information to rectify construction issues when issues arise and make sure that builders who constructed the faulty work are held accountable

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We work with the design professionals who design the fix in order to make sure the solution is practical and will solve the problems you’re faced with. We often save our clients time, money, and headaches by aiding design professionals with constructability reports and suggestions.

At the end of the day DKC&P has a duty to maintain the integrity of the building profession. We take this duty seriously and want construction to be done right the first time. When it is not we give the needed information to rectify it and make sure those that constructed the faulty work are held accountable. 

CALIFORNIA EVIDENCE CODE SECTION: 720

720. (a) A person is qualified to testify as an expert if he has special knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education sufficient to qualify him as an expert on the subject to which his testimony relates. Against the objection of a party, such special knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education must be shown before the witness may testify as an expert. 

FEDERAL RULES OF
EVIDENCE: RULE 702

A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if:
(a) the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue;
(b) the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data;
(c) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and
(d) the expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case. 

LEGAL CONSULTATION

Foundations
• Cracking
• Settling
• Shifting
• Replacement
• Constructability

Retention Walls

Drainage
• Site Drainage
• Foundation Drainage
• Retaining Wall Drainage

The Structure
• Remodeling Defects
• Residential Defects
• Plumbing Defects
• Structural Defects
• Building Defects

Contractor Standard of Care
• General Engineering Contractors
• General Building Contractors
• Plumbing Contractors

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The posts and the content of this site are meant solely to be informative. NOTHING in these posts are meant to create an attorney-client relationship, or otherwise, in any way engage Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing or The Law Offices of Daniel J. Knight or NerdContractor.com. Nothing in this site shall be construed to create a partnership with any party. Opinions offered are opinions and are not applicable to individual situations until and if at all, engagement as an expert and a formal agreement in writing has been made. Daniel J. Knight is a licensed Attorney in the State of California, a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California, and a Licensed California Contractor in the State of California only. Statements or opinions expressed are meant to be interpreted and used within the State of California and transmission across state lines is not intended and should only be used for entertainment purposes and not relied on in any way, there is not purposeful availment to other states intended. As a condition should a dispute arise by using this site you are agreeing to San Luis Obispo, CA as the jurisdiction having control and the body of law thereof being the interpretation used. Daniel Knight is available for Western United Sates opinions though this site is not a means to secure that service.
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