VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 143   JANUARY 27, 2012


By Bruce Jervis


On virtually every construction project, public or private, the contractor deals directly with a designated representative of the project owner. The owner’s rep provides information, answers questions and conveys directives. The representative seems to act with considerable authority and autonomy. That impression, however, can be misleading. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


There are plenty of ways that the Obama administration can better promote green buildings without having to wait for Congress to pass new legislation, according to a new report that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and other advocates released earlier this month. The report suggests nearly three dozen actions Obama should take through 23 executive agencies to bolster his program for sustainable structures. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


Austin, Texas-based Software Advice’s survey of construction professionals about their estimating practices has yielded some “surprising” preliminary results, according to Houston Neal, the company’s marketing director. In an email interview with Construction Project Controls and BIM Report, he disclosed the following early findings of the survey, which can be taken by clicking on the following link: http://software-advice.polldaddy.com/s/construction-estimating-benchmark-survey. ... Read more.





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