VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 30   NOVEMBER 18, 2009


The binding arbitration of disputes on private construction projects has become commonplace in recent decades. While arbitration has its critics (and there are some valid criticisms), its popularity demonstrates its appeal as an expeditious means of resolving disputes. Statutes and case law leave little doubt regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses and arbitration awards. But mandatory arbitration can present some interesting twists for the parties to those agreements.


Design-build real estate developer Opus Northwest LLC, together with architectural partner LMN Architects, has announced completion of the first phase of the $33 million, 67,000-square-foot city hall and civic center for Shoreline, Wash.


This article compares cost estimating in building information modeling (BIM) to the traditional process of cost estimating. Professional estimators know there is more to cost estimating in BIM than simple automation of estimating from objects to spreadsheets.





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