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Volume: 6, Issue: 26 - 06/30/2017

 

By Bruce Jervis

 

The cynical view of contractor licensing requirements is that they are intended to generate revenue and restrict competition. The broader view – and official public policy – is that licensing schemes protect consumers and project owners. And, the statutes are effectively enforced through provisions that make it impossible for an unlicensed contractor to sue for payment for its work. Read more.


 

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

 

  • OSHA’s “Water. Rest. Shade.” Campaign
  • New Bills Could Boost FAA Construction Grants
  • Robotic Builders on the Job Site

 

Read more.


 

If all goes according to plan, The Jeddah Tower will open in 2020 and become the world’s tallest building. Check out this video of a tour group starting at the 56th floor and being lowered to the ground from a materials hoist by a crane. It’s an amazing view and the building is only one-quarter complete.

 


Volume: 6, Issue: 25 - 06/23/2017

 

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. 

 

 


Volume: 6, Issue: 24 - 06/16/2017

 

By Bruce Jervis

 

A settlement agreement, as most contracts, can be crafted narrowly to apply to very specific matters. Or, it may be a broad, comprehensive resolution of all disputed matters. Either way, an essential element of a settlement agreement is a waiver and release of claims. Read more.


 

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

 

  • How Can Construction Companies Stay on Schedule?
  • 7 Construction/Engineering Companies Ranked on Fortune 500 List
  • U.K. Construction Firm Bans Workers from Having Beards

Read more.


 

A recent Construction Junkie blog posting reported that a bomb from World War II was found at a construction project in Birmingham, West Minster. While bombs have been found buried at other sites, this bomb had to be detonated. Watch this video.

 

 



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