When a project owner directs a reduction in the scope of work, the owner is entitled to an equitable reduction in the fixed contract price. This is reasonable – if there is less construction work to perform, there should be less compensation. The difficulty is calculating the amount of the reduction, or credit. Read more.
Chinese engineers have built a bridge girder erection machine that cantilevers itself out to drop girders on pre-constructed supports. Recently, we found a video of a radio-controlled (RC) model of the machine. Read more.