By Bruce Jervis
It is a common scenario. A party to a construction contract agrees to binding arbitration of disputes. There is a dispute, and it is submitted to arbitration. The party is unhappy with the result and suddenly wishes it was not binding. ... Read more.
By Steve Rizer
One of the key components of a successful integrative project management (IPM) approach to sustainable construction is ongoing training, Triple Green Building Group Principal Kelly Gearhart told a group of construction professionals attending a webinar that WPL Publishing recently held. When executing this ongoing-training component, it is important to mitigate risk and ensure transparency, she said, addressing a target audience of public and private owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, architects, engineers, and facility and property managers. ... Read more.
By Steve Rizer
Use of building information modeling (BIM) has skyrocketed among those construction professionals that Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has been surveying. Firms reported using BIM technology in 35 percent of their projects last year, up from 8 percent in 2010. More than 1,300 firms, primarily from among the 20,000 general contractor or specialty subcontractor members of AGC, completed the most recent survey, which Computer Guidance Corp. helped conduct over the final three weeks of 2011. ... Read more.