VOLUME 6   ISSUE 32   AUGUST 11, 2017


If a project owner extends the performance period for an early phase of the work, shouldn’t it follow that the project completion deadline would be extended commensurately? Not necessarily. A recent decision illustrates that the prior extension must involve work on the schedule’s critical path – the sequence of work on a project which will take the shortest time to complete. Read more.


Let’s be blunt; we’re all responsible for our own safety, right? Jobsite safety has a negative ROI, so project management really does not want to spend much time or money on it. Isn’t it just common sense to, for example, wear protective googles when using a nail gun? The workers, who are often pressured to complete the job in the shortest possible time, often don’t want to bother with it. Perhaps workers don’t want to take the time to look for the safety googles, or they’ve been doing this for so long that they don’t want to change. Read more.


This week in Construction Blog Highlights:

  • Case Study: Turner Construction Project Built with Pre-Fab Construction
  • Jacob Engineering to Buy CH2M Hill

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Thyssenkrupp recently introduced the world’s first rope-less and sideways-moving elevator system, MULTI. Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, the MULTI offers multiple cabins operating in a loop, like a metro system inside a building. The first building to use the MULTI elevators is The East Side Tower in Berlin.








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