VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 76   OCTOBER 07, 2010


Submittal, review and approval of shop drawings, descriptive literature, samples and other information is an inherent part of construction. For contractors, the process poses the risk of delay. Sometimes the contractor cannot proceed with the work without a response from the project owner or its representative. How much time should be allowed before it becomes a compensable delay?

Construction contracts seldom stipulate the amount of time allowed for turn-around of submittals. This is understandable because submittals vary greatly in their complexity. Most contracts simply state a standard of reasonableness. The AIA documents refer to “such reasonable promptness as to cause no delay to the Work.” Other contract forms use similar language.


The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) last month signed a cooperative agreement at Fort Belvoir, Va.


The organizations believe that their missions share a mutual commitment to excellence in learning and strategic collaboration for the best training. The training builds on the expertise of both communities in terms of estimating, cost engineering, scheduling and earned value management, collectively known as "project controls," within the U.S. Department of Defense and industry. The agreement formalizes an ongoing relationship with the objective of continuing to support each other's efforts by leveraging the best practices of both government and the contracting community to provide first-class training and education.


Radley Corp. intends to introduce a new inventory module in the first quarter of next year, David Barks, vice president of the company's Data Collection Division in Grand Rapids, Mich., told CPC/BIM.


Established in 1974, Radley incorporated a best-of-breed approach to provide a complete Supply Chain and WorkForce Productivity Software Solution Suite. Radley's Supply Chain Productivity (EDI) solutions are based at its headquarters in Southfield, Mich. Radley's Data Collection Division, located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with additional offices in Phoenix, and Madison, Wis., provides packaged data-collection-based solutions that use "identical and proven" architecture throughout and "seamlessly" integrate enterprise bar code labeling functionality. The company said it has enabled manufacturers of all sizes to productively manage their enterprise data. "Through the development, distribution, and continued support of innovative, fully-integrated, business-to-business EDI and automated data collection solutions, we continue to address today's critical business needs across a wide range of industries."


Rules and regulations to implement Rhode Island's Green Buildings Act (2009-S 0232B) are scheduled to take effect in October. Rhode Island is the first state to adopt the International Green Construction Code (IGCC).


The measure, signed into law late last year, identifies the IGCC as an equivalent standard in compliance with requirements that all public agency major facility projects be designed and constructed as green buildings.


"I think that we are very fortunate in being a smaller state in that we can move things along a little quicker than other states," Rhode Island State Building Code Commissioner John Leyden said. "We adopt the other I-Codes, and so it fits in nicely."





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