VOLUME 5   ISSUE 44   NOVEMBER 11, 2016


Success in winning delay claims begins with a few basic rules.  In addition to giving notice in accordance with the contract specs and maintaining proper documentation, there are generally accepted practices commonly used to demonstrate causation and quantity the duration of project delays.  According to Scott Lowe, principal of Trauner Consulting Services Inc., the use of reliable contemporaneous schedules when available provides the best chance of success, so basic rule number one is for contractors to submit timely monthly updates and follow through on having them reviewed and approved by the owner.  ... Read more.


On October 19 the BIMForum released the 2016 version of its Level of Development (LOD) Specification.  It can be downloaded free of charge from www.BIMForum.org/LOD


The LOD Spec is a language that describes where a model element is on the path from vague concept to fully specified.  This language enables concise definition, at the individual element level, of complex BIMs, providing for clear specification of models for milestones, information exchanges, deliverables and the like.  Read more.


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


  • Steel Back Your Specification

  • Prefabrication in Healthcare Construction

  • Construction Career Days



Engineers in Spain used a crawler crane to assemble a twin arch bridge as part of the new Southern Highway in Tenerife, one of Spain's Canary Islands.  In addition to the arches themselves, the massive crane lifted the pre-fabricated deck frames onto the pre-installed arch hangars.  Read more.






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