By Bruce Jervis
Arbitration offers several advantages for resolving construction disputes. Many construction professionals consider it faster and more expeditious than court litigation. But a party that contractually commits to binding arbitration of disputes may not be allowed to change its mind. The party can be compelled to participate and will not be allowed to take the matter to court. ... Read more.
By Steve Rizer
There is no need to be alarmed by the initial findings of a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) review to determine how best the federal government can meet its goals for maintaining and constructing more sustainable and efficient buildings, agency spokesperson Adam Elkington told ConstructionPro Week. At first blush, the following results of GSA’s review could give green building advocates cause for concern: only three certification systems out of more than 180 met the agency’s “screening criteria,” and none of those three building certification systems were found to cover all federal building requirements for new construction, major renovations, or existing buildings. ... Read more.
By Steve Rizer
So what does Software Advice consider the most surprising finding in its recently concluded construction estimating survey? It was the discovery that top estimating priorities do not align with top estimating challenges, representatives for the Austin, Texas-based company told ConstructionPro Week (CPW). While less than 25 percent of companies consider bid accuracy to be a top challenge, 75 percent of them reported that improving accuracy of bids and estimates is a top priority for this year. Click here to read more results of the survey.