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Room for Growth in Modeling for Building Envelope Contractors

Specialty trade contractors are getting increasingly involved in building information modeling (BIM), according to a new report. Dodge Data & Analytics recently released “SmartMarket Brief: … Continue Reading

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Point of Contract: Will Owners, Builders, Contractors and Designers Change?

Excerpt from an article from Builder Online: Construction companies are constantly searching for ways to improve project efficiencies and avoid cost and schedule overruns. A new method has been creeping into the narrative and demonstrating plausible success: integrated project delivery (IPD). Construction Dive staffer Emily Peiffer explores the new topic and shares insights from an International Builders Show session. Continue Reading

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Construction Corner: Is Smart Glass Prime Time Ready?

Excerpt from an article from Construction Informer: The idea of “smart” glass with the ability to change its opacity — the amount of light that it lets through — has been with us for a couple of decades, at least. Continue Reading

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Five Best Ways to Reduce Construction Equipment Theft

Excerpt from an article from Construction Informer: To reduce construction equipment theft you need to have a plan. Here’s the background on equipment thefts and a step-by-step approach for avoiding them. Continue Reading

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Managing Megaprojects: How Joint Ventures Help Companies Share the Risk and Reward

Excerpt from an article from Construction Dive: A $2 billion highway in Arizona, a $1 billion tunnel in Seattle, a $4 billion LNG liquefaction facility in Louisiana, a $2 billion light rail extension in Canada — all of these projects fall under the category of “mega.” Continue Reading

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Massachusetts Court Holds GC/CM Assumed the Risk of Design Changes on Public Works Contract – Part I

Excerpt from an article from Ahlers & Cressman PLLC: A recent Massachusetts Superior Court ruling spotlights the difference between contracts fashioned in the traditional design-bid-build protocol versus a negotiated general contractor / construction manager (GC/CM) type of procurement. Continue Reading

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California Bid Protests: Responsiveness and Materiality

Excerpt from an article from JD Supra Business Advisor: It can be a rough and tumble world out there. And in the case of public works construction in California, this includes bid disputes. Continue Reading

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DOJ and DOL Expand and Promote Worker Endangerment Initiative

Excerpt from an article from the National Law Review: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced an expanded national initiative to pursue criminal charges in cases involving worker endangerment. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates directed all 93 United States Attorneys’ Offices to participate in this effort. Continue Reading

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Double Damages? Ohio Court Allows Additional Recovery for Failure to Comply with Code

Excerpt from an article from the National Law Review: A recent ruling by an Ohio appellate court re-affirms the necessity for all general contractors to conform their work to requirements imposed by codes and ordinances, along with contractual requirements. Continue Reading

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As a New High Society Climbs in Manhattan, It’s a Race to the Top

Excerpt from an article from the New York Times: As recently as two years ago, only five towers in New York City topped 1,000 feet. Now, there are that many “supertall” towers in the works on 57th Street alone, and roughly two dozen either under construction or on the drawing boards across Manhattan and in Brooklyn. Continue Reading

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