VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 121   AUGUST 18, 2011


If a project owner specifies the use of a proprietary product, a particular brand and model, the contractor may find itself dealing with a sole-source supplier. If that supplier proves unable or unwilling to deliver the product in a timely manner, who is responsible for the resulting delay? The project owner who mandated the product or the contractor who has contracted with the supplier?


Twenty-one states have adopted a residential energy code that is at least as stringent as the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), according to Green Building Insider’s analysis of energy-code information that DOE recently released. The status of each state’s energy-code policy for both the residential and commercial sectors can be accessed through the following link:http://www.energycodes.gov/states/state_status_full.php.


How useful has ASTM International’s standard on construction productivity (ASTM E2691) been since it was adopted early last year? In a recent email interview, MCA Inc. President Perry Daneshgari, a member of the subcommittee that developed ASTM E2691, addressed this question and others relating to the topic.





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