VOLUME 4   ISSUE 7   FEBRUARY 20, 2015

 

By Bruce Jervis

 

Expert opinion is almost always required to prove professional malpractice on the part of an architect or engineer. It is impossible to show that a defendant failed to meet the standards of care of the profession without establishing those standards and the defendant’s deviation from the standards. A recent case from New Jersey, while not addressing the admissibility of expert opinion at trial, considered the related issue of establishing the merit of a malpractice claim against an architect. Read more...

 

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It is important to be “very, very careful” when choosing a forensic scheduling methodology because once the choice is made, there may be no going back. The choice that the forensic scheduling analyst makes at the outset may be an irrevocable choice, especially if you’re working on a contract that’s covered by the federal government or one of the state false claims acts. That is because changing the method during the claims analysis, or during the process of a dispute, rather, may lead to different conclusions, and it may cause the owner, if they’re a government agency on the other side, to file a false-claim allegation against your client. Read more...


 

This past January, ConstructionPro Network ran an article about photos for project documentation and claims support. (See Construction Photography Best Practice: Progress Photos – The Ultimate Expert Witness.) We received several comments and have since conducted more research in trying to locate specifications that address specifics of photos. Here’s what we uncovered: Read more...


 

This past Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued proposed new rules for drones that will loosen up current restrictions on commercial use. Currently, companies that want to take aerial photos of a project are required to get an exemption. Read more...


 

 

 

 

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