VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 144   FEBRUARY 03, 2012


By Bruce Jervis


Expert witnesses frequently have a lot to offer. Their specialized expertise can assist the finder of fact, be it judge, jury or administrative board, in understanding factual evidence or resolving a fact that is in question. But expert testimony can also be misused. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


The Pennsylvania House last week passed a bill (H.B. 193) that would require all state building projects to achieve a federal Energy Star rating of at least 75. The High-Performance State Standards bill would apply to state–owned or state-leased buildings and state-owned construction projects where the building exceeds 20,000 gross square feet. In addition to Pennsylvania, legislators in at least eight other states have taken recent steps to promote green buildings. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


Building information modeling (BIM) expert Finith Jernigan had plenty to tell construction professionals attending a recent WPL Publishing webinar about the types of information that owners want and need. The webinar, “Data, Collaboration and the Cloud: Prepare for Design-Build Practices of Tomorrow,” took place Jan. 26 and focused on his recently released book, entitled "Makers of the Environment: Building Resilience into Our World One Model at a Time." ... Read more.





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