VOLUME 5   ISSUE 46   DECEMBER 02, 2016


By Bruce Jervis


“Flow-down” clauses in subcontracts are interesting creatures. These broadly written provisions purport to pass through to the subcontractor every obligation the contractor has assumed toward the project owner. If interpreted literally, the subcontractor would be responsible for constructing the entire project from the ground up. Read more.


In just a few short weeks, scheduling author and engineer Fredric L. Plotnick, Ph.D., Esq., P.E., will open his 7th annual Construction CPM Conference.  Starting Jan. 10 in Orlando, FL, this three-day multi-track conference features more than 60 sessions presented by construction management experts, consultants and vendors to explore all aspects of construction scheduling. Tracks include best practices in schedule development and management, schedule analysis, claims support, earned value, schedule risk, case studies, training sessions, and clinics. More than one dozen providers of scheduling applications and utilities will be on-hand to answer questions and provide demos.  Read more...


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


  • Advanced Analytics and Digital Transformation in Construction and Infrastructure

  • What Will Infrastructure Funding Look Like Under Trump?

  • Superfast Arbitration Clause



It's been a little over 1 year since we posted our first videos of the new Apple campus.  The extensive complex has made significant progress since then and is now slated for completion in 2017. Here's the short version video: Read more.






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