VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 152   MARCH 30, 2012


By Bruce Jervis


Maintaining job site safety is an extremely important function. It is also a role no one wants. Assignment of that responsibility under the contract documents is viewed – and rightly so – as a lightning rod for litigation. Someone needs to coordinate safety on the overall project, but at what cost in liability exposure? ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


Implementation of the document that will administer the National Fenestration Rating Council’s new (NFRC) Independent Verification Program (IVP) is set for next January. The program, which is designed to fulfill U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements for certification bodies, is intended to verify that Energy Star-qualified and NFRC-rated fenestration products sold in the marketplace are consistent with information listed in NFRC’s Certified Products Directory. ... Read more


By Steve Rizer


A slew of steps can be taken to minimize problems associated with inefficiency in construction projects, Trauner Consulting Services Inc. Director Brian Furniss told professionals attending a webinar that WPL Publishing held last week. During the event, entitled “A Case Study: Documenting and Evaluating Inefficiency,” he offered a target audience of contractors, public and private owners, subcontractors, construction managers, owners’ representatives, architects, and others several pieces of advice for addressing inefficiency. Click here to see his suggestions.





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