Few complex construction claims are prosecuted or rebutted without the use of expert opinion. Through written reports and oral testimony, the claim consultant attempts to establish causation and quantify damages. These opinions are invariably a distillation of a great deal of empirical information and technical methodology. It is virtually impossible for any claim consultant to possess first-hand knowledge of all the facts or personal expertise in all the technical disciplines underlying a claim opinion.
Turner Construction Company is putting the finishing touches on the Morgan Mail Processing Facility's green roof for the United States Postal service, making it New York City's largest green roof. Plants, grasses and 14 wood benches, made from lumber certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council, adorn the 2.2 million-square-foot processing facility.
A newly released guide from ASHRAE on building information models and building information modeling (BIM) serves as a resource for professionals considering BIM tools and applications for their businesses.