VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 41   FEBRUARY 04, 2010


Construction contracts frequently include a “notice of claim” provision. The contractor is required to provide the project owner or owner’s representative with a written notice of claim within a stipulated number of days of the occurrence giving rise to the claim. If the contractor was not aware of the occurrence, notice must be provided within a stated number of days of the contractor’s discovery of the event. Failure to give timely written notice operates as a complete waiver and release of the contractor’s claim rights.


The House recently approved a bill that would allow federal loan guarantees to be applied to energy efficiency projects funded through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds.


The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has announced the development of a document entitled "MEP Spatial Coordination Requirements for Building Information Modeling."


"The recent widespread adoption of building information modeling (BIM) and 3D modeling in the construction industry has necessitated the development of a well-defined, organized, consistent, and repeatable framework for spatial coordination of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire-protection systems," according to the report, created by the Specialty Contractor's Subforum of the AGC BIMForum.





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