By Bruce Jervis
The elements of “constructive acceleration” of the work are easy to state. The contractor is entitled to an extension of the performance period. The project owner refuses to grant an extension and insists on compliance with the completion deadline. The contractor incurs increased costs adding resources to the job in an attempt to meet that deadline.
Contractor recovery of acceleration costs begins with entitlement to an extension of time. The terms of the contract will be determinative. This was reflected in a recent New York case. ... Read more.
Featured in this Week’s Construction Claims Advisor:
- Insistence on Schedule Compliance Did Not Accelerate Work
- Low Bidder Did Not Violate Anti-Bid Shopping Law
- Specifications Not Rendered Ambiguous by Drawing Note
By Steve Rizer
What are the disadvantages of a new database that is expected to promote more energy efficiency in buildings and benefit contractors, building owners and managers, and others in the process? In an interview with ConstructionPro Week (CPW), National Institute of Building Sciences Director of the Consultative Council/Presidential Advisor Ryan Colker expressed some concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Buildings Performance Database (BPD). What are these concerns? Click here to find out.
By Steve Rizer
June 2013 Download Library Addition
As new webinar recordings are made available to the ConstructionPro Network free member Download Library on a monthly basis, ConstructionPro Week will provide a brief summary of each event for the benefit of its readership. Here is the summary for the June 2013 addition:
“Doing sustainable design and doing it out of BIM [building information modeling] is an evolutionary process and not a revolutionary one,” Eddy Krygiel, an architect with HNTB Architects, emphasized during “Improved Green Building Design & Construction through BIM,” a WPL Publishing webinar for which a recording recently was added to the ConstructionPro Network (ConstructionProNet.com) Download Library -- free of charge for members. This was the third webinar in a four-part series entitled “Green Building Best Practices.”
“You won’t step into sustainable design -- or into BIM -- and all of a sudden know how to do everything on the first project,” Krygiel told webinar attendees. “I’ve never had a project that’s ever capitalized on every feature available out there in [BIM] or in sustainability. It’s a process of continual improvement and of replication and of innovation.” ... Read more.