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Volume: 6, Issue: 30 - 07/28/2017


Contractors choose to operate as corporations or limited liability companies for a number of good reasons. One is to isolate financial responsibility at the company level, without recourse against the individual company owners. For this to be effective, however, the individuals must respect the integrity of the business entity. Read more.


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


  • OSHA’s New Electronic Injury & Illness Reporting
  • Drones in Construction
  • Nonresidential Construction Starts Down 13.7%

Read more.


 Scheduled to open in 2017, Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is the cornerstone of a new $278 billion cultural district on Saadiyat Island. Watch the video to learn more about the building including the massive dome that covers the museum.



Volume: 6, Issue: 29 - 07/21/2017


By: Robert D. Chesler and Allen R. Wolff, Anderson Kill P.C.


A New York appeals court has narrowed the conditions under which a party named as an additional insured can access the policyholder's policy for liability coverage. Businesses that make use of additional insured coverage -- as parties to construction projects generally do -- should take note. Read more.


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


  • Are High-rise Timber Buildings the Wave of the Future?
  • Caterpillar Invests $2M in Fastbrick Robotics
  • Help Is Coming to Women and Minority-Owned Construction Businesses in New York
  • Interview with College Student Promoting Women in Construction

Read more


Kite Bricks is introducing a new product that will change the way buildings are being built. According to Smart Brick’s website, the bricks offer high thermal control, full passage of pipes, wires, cables and the like, finishes for both indoors and outdoors, extraordinary strength, ease of construction, safety of materials and total application throughout a structure.


Volume: 6, Issue: 28 - 07/14/2017


Project owners have legitimate concerns regarding the subcontractors utilized by their contractors. Quality of work is an obvious concern. Issues of job site safety and security also arise. Public project owners have limited control over their contractors’ choice of subs. Private owners have broader discretion, but this authority is not foolproof. Read more.


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


  • Building to LEED Standards Raises Home’s Resale Value
  • 5 Ways to Grow Your Construction Business
  • Construction Podcasts

Read more.


 The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Project is an ongoing construction project that consists of a series of bridges, artificial islands and an undersea tunnel that connects Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta in China.


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