When a subcontractor completes its work on a project, the prime contractor typically holds a significant portion of the subcontract amount. There is the accumulated retainage from each progress payment, as well as the unpaid requisition for the last performance period. At the same time, it is not unusual for subcontractor claims for additional compensation to remain unresolved. This raises some interesting questions.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved GreenGuard Environmental Institute's (GEI) Mold and Moisture Standard for New Construction. It is believed to be the first standard to focus solely on mold and moisture issues that can arise in the construction of new buildings.
Bluebeam Software has announced the immediate availability of a white paper that is expected to help design and construction firms develop greener communication practices based on PDF. "Paperless Construction Projects: Implementing New Technologies to Digitize Project Communication" outlines how project teams can implement PDF editing technology such as Bluebeam PDF Revu along with mobile and pen-input hardware solutions to create more efficient, electronic workflows.