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November 1, 2023

Alexandria Settles Suit Over Coal Tar Pollution, Promises Potomac Cleanup

Source: https://dcist.com/, November 1, 2023 By: Jacob Fenston The city of Alexandria will clean up toxic pollution along the Potomac waterfront as part of a settlement announced today. The agreement settles a lawsuit filed against the city by the nonprofit Potomac Riverkeeper, alleging a city-owned site has been polluting the river for decades. The pollution […]

November 1, 2023

Design professionals see steady E&O renewals

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, November 1, 2023 By: Matthew Lerner The market for architects and engineers professional liability coverage has remained largely stable in recent years as other lines have seen price hikes and capacity constraints, but some projects and structures can still be challenging to insure. Major construction projects and condominiums can present particularly thorny challenges, […]

November 1, 2023

Cleaning Gone Wrong

Source Berkley Construction Professional A general contractor directed its flooring subcontractor to clean the project’s tile floor as it had a cloudy film despite several prior cleaning attempts. The subcontractor utilized a caustic substance that caused corrosion to metal furniture and HVAC system components. The owner demanded these items be replaced. Unfortunately, the general  contractor’s contract with […]

October 30, 2023

Maine sewer district files lawsuit over PFAS-contaminated wastewater

Source: https://waterfm.com/, October 30, 2023 Maine’s York Sewer District announced last week it has filed a lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other manufacturers for the presence of PFAS in the district’s wastewater. Representing York Sewer District is SL Environmental Law Group P.C., a New Hampshire-based law firm that focuses exclusively on representing public entities, water […]

October 30, 2023

Ocala couple sues developer over ‘improperly installed stucco’ system

Source: https://www.ocala-news.com/, October 27, 2023 An Ocala couple has sued the company that developed their home for allegedly building an “inadequately and improperly installed stucco system.” The lawsuit was filed by Rachel and Heriberto Villicana against D.R. Horton, Inc., a Delaware-based real estate development company, in the fifth judicial circuit court of Marion County on […]

October 30, 2023

Contractor for troubled 25th Street apartments in Ogden shuts down

Source: https://ksltv.com/, October 28, 2023 By:Mike Anderson The contractor behind a controversial apartment complex in Ogden has closed its doors. The developer, Summa Terra Ventures, now has a new contractor after getting word of the closing. They want to move forward and are working on plans to fix the safety concerns here. There hasn’t been any […]

October 27, 2023

Ensure Subcontractors Know the Code

Source: Berkley Construction Professional A general contractor subcontracted the installation of an HVAC system for an assisted living facility. The HVAC subcontractor submitted a value engineering alternative to the mechanical engineer who requested additional information before approving. The HVAC subcontractor did not provide the additional information and proceeded to order the equipment for the unapproved […]

October 27, 2023

Maryland river turns orange for alarming reason: ‘The pollution from this site is so bad you can see it from space’

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/, October 27, 2023 By: Tina Deines In Maryland, muddy runoff from a construction site seems to be suffocating a once-lush underwater prairie-like ecosystem, endangering fish and other aquatic animals. What’s happening?  Maryland’s Gunpowder River — part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed — was once home to lush submerged grasses that hosted a plethora of […]

October 26, 2023

Del. AG announces lawsuit against chemical companies for contamination of natural resources

Source: https://www.wmdt.com/, October 26, 2023 By: Sarah Ash Attorney General Kathy Jennings has announced that the Delaware Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against numerous chemical companies for allegedly causing contamination of Delaware’s natural resources. In the lawsuit, the State is alleging that 3M Company and other AFFF manufacturers caused damage to Delaware’s environment […]

October 26, 2023

Mercury spill evacuates Hazelwood USPS distribution center

Source: https://fox2now.com/, October 26, 2023 By: Joe Millitzer The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been called to investigate a mercury spill at the United States Postal Service distribution center in Hazelwood. The facility has been evacuated. The Environmental Emergency Response Team is on the scene. The Missouri DNR says that there is a report […]

October 26, 2023

Boston’s year-old $2.3B Green Line Extension needs repairs

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, October 26, 2023 By: Julie Strupp In an Oct. 19 press conference, Eng said the contractor should cover the expense of the repairs, but the agency has not yet determined the cost. An MBTA representative told Trains.com the agency will hold discussions with the builders as part of closing out their contract. “The problem is […]

October 25, 2023

Design Liability: Professional Liability Insurance

Source: https://www.irmi.com/ By: American Global Design liability will remain an important topic in the construction industry for the foreseeable future, particularly with respect to design-build projects. Our first article in this design liability series, “Design Liability: The Procurement Phase,” discussed the relationship between the contractor and the designer on design-build projects and the importance of […]


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