VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 36   DECEMBER 30, 2009


A subcontractor is rarely the party assigned overall responsibility for job site safety. The subcontract itself usually requires the sub to avoid creating safety hazards while performing its own scope of work. But that is it. Consequently, it was surprising when a subcontractor was sued by injured employees of the prime contractor for a hazard the sub did not create.


The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Fullmer Construction's Global Access Lot 1 in Victorville, Calif., Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

Lot 1 is a one-million-square-foot speculative industrial distribution facility. The LEED Gold certification qualifies the facility as the largest speculative green industry facility in the world and the first LEED-certified project in southern California's High Desert region, according to Fullmer.


Autodesk Inc. recently announced the availability of updates for the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. The online guide is designed to help architecture, engineering, and construction professionals make better informed decisions to achieve building performance goals.





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