VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 155   APRIL 20, 2012


By Bruce Jervis


Accelerating the planned pace of construction work can be expensive. The contractor may add personnel and equipment. The contractor may incur overtime wage rates. Supervisory and administrative expenses go up as well. It is no surprise that contractors seek compensation for these increased costs. But a contractor’s acceleration of the pace of its work does not necessarily mean the project owner is responsible. This was illustrated on a recent federal construction project. ... Read more


By Steve Rizer


There are many online tools currently available in cyberspace that may prove quite helpful when undertaking a project to bolster a building’s energy performance, Kelly Gearhart, founder and principal with the international consulting firm Triple Green Building Group LLC, told a group of professionals attending a webinar that WPL Publishing hosted April 10. During her presentation, she provided a list of 20 website addresses that could come in handy for such a project. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


Most participants responding to a recent Fiatech survey believe that smart devices either are “valuable” or “very valuable” in construction applications. For each of the six major construction categories -- design and specifications, project controls, quality, safety, material management, and project delivery, at least 60 percent of respondents, representing various construction classifications, indicated that the use of smart devices is beneficial. More than 250 professionals took the survey, which was administered to Fiatech member companies to identify the need for using smart devices during various construction activities. ... Read more





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