No claim is more difficult to quantify than one for lost labor productivity caused by delay and disruption. Delay may force work to be performed under more difficult conditions. It may be inclement weather. It may be a jobsite congested with multiple trades. Delay may also cause work to be performed in a start-and-stop fashion or out of sequence.
Three out of five surveyed International Facility Management Association (IFMA) members have reported that they are paying more attention to energy efficiency than they did a year ago. This finding and others indicating an increased emphasis on energy efficiency among executives and buildings owners who have a hand in energy management and investment decisions are included in the fifth-annual Energy Efficiency Indicator report that IFMA recently released.
BuildingSMART has unveiled a database of software applications that are compatible with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard, a move designed to provide an official reference resource for architecture, engineering, and construction industry software users. The database, posted on the organization’s website, lists more than 100 applications and will be updated.