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October 23, 2019

NTSB: Errors by FIGG Led to Fatal Bridge Collapse

Source: https://www.enr.com, October 22,2 2019 by: Scott Judy and Tom Ichniowski Multiple design errors by FIGG Bridge Engineers and its engineer-of-record were the primary probable cause of last year’s Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, the National Transportation Safety Board announced Oct. 22. In a more than three-hour presentation of its findings, the three-member board pointed to […]

August 1, 2019

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: Louis Berger Only Firm Not Yet To Settle Over FIU Bridge Tragedy

Source: https://www.enr.com, July 31, 2019 A year and a half after the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six and injuring at least eight, victims and their survivors have reached monetary settlements with all but one of the companies implicated in the disaster. Among those signing on to the deal announced in MIami-Dade circuit […]

July 25, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court: All Claims for Defective Construction or Design Must Be Brought Within 10 Years of Substantial Completion

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com, July 19, 2019 The Court’s decision in New Riegel Local School District Board of Education, et al. v. The Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc., et al.  [1] interprets Ohio’s Statute of Repose,  [2] which generally requires certain construction defect claims to be brought within 10 years of the date of substantial completion. At issue […]

June 12, 2019

‘It cracked like hell.’ Feds say engineers didn’t heed alarms before FIU bridge collapse.

Source: https://www.miamiherald.com, June 11, 2019 By: Andres Viglucci and Douglas Hanks In a damning new report, federal work-safety investigators conclude that engineers in charge of design and construction of the ill-fated Florida International University pedestrian bridge should have shut down Southwest Eighth Street because of growing cracks in the structure, but failed to recognize the […]

June 3, 2019

Charleston ports agency settles with Leatherman Terminal contractor

Source: https://www.postandcourier.com, May 31, 2019 By: David Wren The State Ports Authority and an engineering firm that worked on the Leatherman Terminal in North Charleston have agreed to settle legal claims they had filed against each other. A jury sided with S&ME Inc. earlier this year in a case where the authority alleged the firm […]

May 7, 2019

Lawsuit seeks millions, alleges design flaws at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

Source: https://dailygazette.com, May 4, 2019 By: John Cropley Developer sues architect and engineer, alleges problems with water leaks and noise The developer of Mohawk Harbor is suing its designers, blaming them for water leaks and noise intrusion in some of the buildings and structures. The lawsuit filed April 26 in state Supreme Court in Schenectady […]

April 4, 2019

Developer built unsafe leaning condo tower to cut costs: suit

Source: https://nypost.com, April 3, 2019 By: Priscilla DeGregory and Tamar Lapin Forget Pisa — New York has the leaning tower of South Street. A brand-new, 58-story condo in the Financial District is listing north like a drunken investment banker due to a faulty foundation — a defect that could cause bits of the tower to […]

April 4, 2019

Contractor Sues Fortis Over ‘Unsafe’ Leaning Condo Tower Near Seaport

Source: https://commercialobserver.com, April 2, 2019 By: Rebecca Baird-Remba Pizzarotti says it can’t finish the building at 161 Maiden Lane due to off-kilter foundation A Financial District condominium tower is leaning, and the contractor on the project claims the developer is to blame. The 670-foot-tall, 58-story apartment building under construction at 161 Maiden Lane is leaning three inches […]

October 5, 2018

Developers of subdivision suing engineering firm for delays

Source: http://www.tribtown.com, October 4, 2018 By: January Rutherford The developer of Burkart Crossing Apartments in Seymour is suing an engineering firm for “poor” design and implementation of plans for a 104-lot subdivision on the city’s northeast side. Construction of homes has yet to begin in Redbud Meadows subdivision, located on about 60 acres of property […]

September 27, 2018

Cambria CSD sues company that built its water facility

Source: https://www.newtimesslo.com, September 27, 2018 By: Karen Garcia The Cambria Community Services District claims that it has accrued $3.5 million in damages and bad equipment due to faulty work by the construction company that helped build its emergency water supply facility. The lawsuit, filed on Sept. 21 against CDM Smith—a Boston-based construction and engineering company […]

April 18, 2018

Architect pays $1.6 million to settle lawsuit over Dayton school flaws

Source: https://www.daytondailynews.com, April 17, 2018 By: Jeremy P. Kelley Dayton’s school board on Tuesday approved a $1.6 million settlement agreement in favor of the school district and the state, addressing longstanding design problems at Wogaman and Louise Troy schools. DNK Architects, Inc. will pay $1 million to the school board and the Ohio Facilities Construction […]

April 17, 2018

Sickened Coal Ash Cleanup Workers Seek Justice From Tennessee Valley Authority Contractor

Source: http://www.truth-out.org, April 17, 2018 By: Sue Sturgis At the same time the Trump administration is seeking to roll back regulations designed to protect people and the environment from toxic coal ash, hundreds of workers who cleaned up the nation’s largest-ever coal ash spill and claim it sickened them are still waiting for their day in court. […]

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