VOLUME 1   ISSUE 12   JULY 23, 2012

 

By Bruce Jervis

 

Construction contracts commonly call for the contractor to submit a planned schedule for owner approval and then update that schedule on a regular basis during construction. The updated schedule is a useful project control tool for the owner. It can also be an effective delay claim tool for the contractor. It is therefore surprising how frequently owners and contractors alike ignore the schedule updating requirement in their contract.

 

On a recent federal military project, the contract required the contractor to update the schedule monthly. “The Critical Path Method of network calculation shall be used to generate the project schedule and will utilize the Precedence Diagram Method to satisfy both time and cost applications.” ... Read more.

 

Featured in this week’s Construction Claims Advisor:

  • Delay Claim Hindered by Failure to Update Schedule
  • Surety Can’t Sue Construction Manager for Negligent Approval of Contractor Payment Applications
  • Only Licensed Electricians Allowed to Install Conduit

 

By Steve Rizer

 

Recent steps that congressional lawmakers have taken in support of Smart Energy legislation “bode well” for the proposal’s chances of being approved this year, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) President Kateri Callahan told ConstructionPro Week (CPW). Among other things, the latest version of the plan is designed to place the federal government in a leadership role in the use of energy-savings performance contracts (ESPCs), advanced metering infrastructure, and demand-response programs. The draft bill also seeks to reduce barriers to deployment of industrial energy-efficiency technologies. Click here for more details and comments that she provided about the proposal as well as summaries of 35 other green-building-related bills currently undergoing congressional consideration.


 

By Steve Rizer

 

A widespread lack of knowledge about building information modeling (BIM) standard form documents among construction professionals who participated in a recent WPL Publishing survey has surprised at least one official of an organization promoting the use of such documents. In the survey – which encompassed 136 architects, engineers, and others, -- approximately two in five respondents indicated that they are unaware of the existence of BIM standard form documents such as the AIA (American Institute of Architects) E202-2008 BIM Protocol Exhibit and ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum (ConstructionPro Week/CPW, July 16, 2012, “Lack of Knowledge about BIM Standard Form Documents Widespread among Construction Professionals Responding to WPL Publishing’s Latest Survey”). Click here to see what ConsensusDOCS Executive Director Brian Perlberg told CPW on the topic.


 

 

 

 

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