VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 130   OCTOBER 21, 2011


Alteration of the contractual scope of work can result from a variety of factors. Unanticipated physical conditions at the site may necessitate changes. The original design may include shortcomings or oversights. The project owner may simply decide to expand or otherwise alter the definition of the work.


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has urged U.S. builders to prioritize wood in green buildings. He made the recommendation after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service concluded in a new report that using wood in building products yields fewer greenhouse gases than using common materials. The report and certain statements made in the wake of its release have not eluded criticism, as evidenced during an interview that Green Building Insider(GBI) conducted earlier this week with the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) president. 


For building information modeling (BIM) to reach its full potential around the world, governments will need to play a significant role in promoting the technology, according to WSP Group Plc. This conclusion is included in a new report that the global engineering design consultancy commissioned, entitled “10 Truths about BIM.”





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