VOLUME 5   ISSUE 40   OCTOBER 14, 2016


By Bruce Jervis


It is common for construction contracts, particularly public works contracts, to require written notice of any claim for changed or extra work. The notice must be submitted within a stipulated number of days of the event giving rise to the claim and must itemize the increased costs the contractor expects to incur. Failure to give proper timely notice constitutes a waiver of the claim. Read More.


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


  • Construction Insurance - Are Temporary Employees Covered?

  • Kraus-Anderson Website - Informative and Tasteful

  • Inflated Lien Backfires



On September 24th, the nation celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Designed by David Adjaye and Philip Freelon, the project broke ground in February 2012 on the northeast corner of the Washington Monument grounds.  Read more.



To learn more about the museum, visit the Smithsonian website.  To learn about the building and its unique architectural features, click here.  The project included lowering a restored 77-ton Pullman car and a 21-foot penitentiary guard tower into the basement and finishing the project around them; learn more about the artifacts here





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