VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 138   DECEMBER 16, 2011


It is self-evident that design-build contracts place much more responsibility -- and risk -- with the contractor than a traditional contract for construction only. The parameters of that risk continue to be defined in the courts. A recent federal case calls into question the ability of design-build contractors to recover for differing site conditions.


Washington, D.C. -- The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has taken what it considers a “first step” toward ensuring that high-performance buildings become the norm across the United States by releasing a report, entitled “Data Needs for Achieving High-Performance Buildings,” during its annual meeting, held here earlier this month in conjunction with the Ecobuild America conference.


Gehry Technologies (GT) intends to expand its building information modeling (BIM) consulting services and continue development of its design and project management technology, drawing upon $10 million in Series B financing that the firm recently secured. This round of financing, led by Autodesk with participation from Dassault Systemes and private investors, brings total funding to $15 million.





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