VOLUME 6   ISSUE 25   JUNE 23, 2017


By Jim Zack


Construction claims are becoming increasingly prevalent and expensive. It is key that owners and contractors work together to keep the project on schedule and communicate any deviations from plan.


The key to successful projects is communicate, communicate, communicate! Whether you are dealing with a partnering situation or a normal construction project, it is imperative to openly communicate early and often.


In reality, in construction, we often stifle communications for fear of liability. But, bad news delivered early is useful information. Bad news delivered late is a disaster!

The article reviews such possible aspects of project communication as partnering, pre-construction audits, delegation, project trending, document trail, use of technology, log and schedule submittals and more. Read more.


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


  • New 3D Printer Will Create Buildings in a Matter of Days
  • Passive House Projects

Read more.


The 821 foot city skyline consists of 145 residential condos that were designed to look like individual homes stacked on top of each other, giving the building its “Jenga-like qualities.” See time-lapse video of construction progress from 2012 to late 2016. 








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