VOLUME 6   ISSUE 21   MAY 26, 2017


 Claims do not magically appear during construction. The seeds of many disputes and many claims are planted prior to contract execution – as defective or incomplete design, a design that is not conforming to owner’s needs -- all are in the documents that go out to bid.


The most cost effective time to mitigate claims is prior to bidding.  Read more


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • 5 Tips for Attracting and Hiring Top Talent
  • OSHA’s July 1 Deadline May Be in Jeopardy
  • Can Recycled Plastic Help Build Strong Roads?


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Tower cranes are a common fixture at any major construction site. They're pretty hard to miss -- they often rise hundreds of feet into the air, and can reach out just as far. Read more.


From Previous Issues:
Volume: 6, Issue: 20 - 05/19/2017


Technological progress is advancing at rapid speed bringing new technology that will allow constructors to increase productivity, cut costs and possibly even help in dispute mitigation should contractors, owners, designers, project managers and engineers agree to adopt it.


Let’s review the latest technology entering the industry from the standpoint of construction claims. Read more.  


The intended purpose of a construction schedule is to assist with proper planning, coordination and managing of a project. Unfortunately, construction schedules are often used to help build claims against project owners. Read more.


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:

  • 12 Tips to Grow Your Construction Business

  • New Texas Rangers Stadium


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Atlanta’s traffic is always problematic, but consider how much worse it was when a bridge of a major highway recently caught fire which forced 243,000 people to find alternate routes for several months. Read more




Volume: 6, Issue: 19 - 05/12/2017


Government agencies at all levels are fond of publishing guides and manuals pertaining to construction materials and methods. They are usually detailed and precise. And, they are available, primarily online, to anyone with an interest. Read more


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • Partially Blinded Construction Worker Awarded $2 Million
  • U.S. No Longer Included in World’s List of Top 5 Tallest Buildings
  • Contractor Loses Termination Case Against Government

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The Salesforce Tower, near completion, rises 61 stories over the city’s Financial District, making it the tallest building west of Chicago that’s capable of being occupied. Click to learn more


Volume: 6, Issue: 18 - 05/05/2017


By Paul Levin


In a recent case in the state of Washington, the judge voided, as a matter of law, a $425,388 jury award to a subcontractor who computed his own lost productivity costs using the measured mile. Meanwhile, in another case where a contractor computed his own lost profit costs, the court allowed the method of calculation. What’s the difference? Read more.


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • Daily Job Reports
  • Construction Spending at Record Levels
  • Best Inexpensive Tablets for the Construction Industry

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MIT Media Lab introduces a new digital construction platform (DCP) that is a “robot arm that uses additive construction techniques to build large structures safely and quickly. Read more


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