VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 18   AUGUST 27, 2009


When a contractor and its subcontractor each incur increased costs caused by the project owner, the contractor may employ a common settlement tactic with its sub. The contractor agrees to include the sub’s damages in the contractor’s claim against the owner and to pass through the appropriate share of any recovery to the sub.


The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has instituted a credentialing maintenance program (CMP) for LEED APs and Green Associates to ensure that LEED professional credentials will remain relevant and meaningful in a rapidly evolving marketplace.


Following on the heels of Wisconsin’s recent decision to integrate Building Information Modeling on state design and construction projects, Texas is now the second state to roll out mandatory BIM implementation. The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC), which oversees the state’s real estate developments and facility operations, made the announcement in mid-August, with an addition announcement that it would release standardized requirements and guidelines in the near future.





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