This past May the Construction Claims Advisor summarized a Washington Court of Appeals case against an engineer for faulty design and a contractor for faulty construction. Although no damage, or economic loss occurred, the building was subject to failure from seismic activity, and thus posed a safety risk. The Home Owner's Association successfully sued to recover all costs for the necessary repairs. Read more.
In last week's issue I penned an article about schedules, trying to make the point that there are schedules that may not conform to best practices but still serve the purpose of helping a contractor to effectively plan and manage a project. While some people might call non-conforming schedules "bad," I would prefer to consider them as useful but still have room for improvement. AACE President and Navigant Consulting Managing Director John Livengood posted a comment... Read more.