VOLUME 5   ISSUE 15   APRIL 15, 2016


By Bruce Jervis


State mechanic’s lien statutes invariably stipulate a deadline for filing a notice or statement of lien in the public records. The filing period starts to run on the last date a contractor or supplier furnished labor or materials to the project. The purpose is to enable a prospective purchaser or lender to determine whether the property is encumbered by a lien, which would take priority. If there was no timely filing, the property is clear. Read more.


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This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:

  • Optimizing Your Crews Can Result in Significant Savings
  • Owner’s Guide to Maximizing Success with Integrated Project Delivery
  • Some Thoughts on What Construction in the Future will Bring



Although the project is a year behind schedule, this time lapse video of the 3,200-foot bridge over the St. Croix River can be watched in 2.24 minutes.  The project includes placement of pre-cast bridge segments and a truss scaffold section for the pier tables that can be lowered intact for disassembly.  Read more...



The Project Management College of Scheduling (PMCOS), an organization whose roots go back to 2003 when the organization was first formed under the auspices of the Project Management Institute, has announced its annual conference to be held in Chicago May 15-18. Click here for details.





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