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October 13, 2021

Engineer provides updated explanation for NOLA Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Source:, October 13, 2021 By: Paula Jones This week, a structural engineer who helped demolish New Orleans’ partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in 2020 provided officials with updated information on the cause of the building’s collapse, according to WWL-TV. The news outlet says Walter Zehner was hired by the owner of the Hard Rock project, […]

October 1, 2021

Court says DC isn’t liable for severe structural issues at a Ward 8 town house project it helped fund

Source:, October 1, 2021 By: Will Schick On a Friday afternoon in early September, Britney Bennett, a single mother of two children aged 6 and 13, sat on a blue couch in Davina Callahan’s living room and sighed. “They’re not even telling us what’s going on with our homes — or what’s going to […]

September 28, 2021

Residents whose homes were damaged file suit against Margate, city engineer, contractor

Source:, September 28, 2021 By: Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Residents whose homes were damaged when a road construction project went awry on Amherst Avenue have filed a lawsuit in Atlantic County Superior Court and are asking for a jury trial demanding judgement against the city, its engineer and the contractor and any sub-contractors who performed […]

September 27, 2021

New York City’s ‘Billionaires’ Row’ residents say their 96-floor building sways, floods, and traps families in elevators, according to new lawsuit

Source: Business Insider, September 24, 2021 Posted on: Residents in one of New York City’s most expensive buildings are suing the developers for $125 million over a bevy of complaints, including flooding, unbearably loud noise when the building sways, and faulty elevators. Dissatisfaction with the pricey building on “Billionaire’s Row” has been brewing for […]

September 24, 2021

Condo board at luxe NYC skyscraper sues over 1,500 design flaws

Source:, September 24, 2021 By: Will Feuer A condo board representing the residents of one of the tallest and ritziest buildings on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row have sued the developers of the ultra-luxe building, alleging that over 1,500 design flaws have led to flooding, electrical explosions and “horrible and obtrusive noise and vibration.” The board accused the developers […]

September 24, 2021

Hammond Stadium upgrades continue

Source:, January 7, 2016 By: David Dorsey After receiving $48.5 million in government funding to renovate their spring training home, the Minnesota Twins achieved their wish list of improvements in 2014-15 and wanted to take advantage of money left over for one more item. When pitchers and catchers arrive next month, and when fans […]

September 24, 2021

JetBlue repair work hits $1.9M; Fort Myers firm hired to fix it

Source:, August 10, 2020 By: Bill Smith Fort Myers-based Wright Construction Group has been awarded a $1.6 million contract for repairs to JetBlue Park. The spring training home of the Boston Red Sox will also see repairs in the eight-year-old building’s cracking concrete structure and remedies for problems that developed in its roof. Read more.

September 24, 2021

Lee County in deal with contractor to fix problems at both its spring training ballparks

Source:, September 21, 2021 By: Bill Smith The company that oversaw construction of two spring training baseball parks built by Lee County along the Daniels Parkway corridor has agreed to pay part of the cost to fix problems that have developed at JetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium in the past few years. The problems […]

June 29, 2021

Lawsuit over silo collapse

Source:, June 17, 2021 By: Brent Richter North Vancouver’s Fibreco Export Inc. is suing the firm that designed and built its new McKeen Avenue grain terminal, alleging shoddy engineering caused one of the silos to collapse last year. The suit filed in Vancouver Supreme Court on June 4, which names AG Growth International, its […]

April 21, 2021

Design errors boost costs at Lake Country’s community centre

Source:, April 20, 2021</span A new activity centre in Lake Country could cost $400,000 more than expected, town council will hear tonight. Municipal staff will recommend the shortfall be covered using gas tax money returned to Lake Country by the government. Construction of the multi-generational activity centre and related upgrades to municipal infrastructure began […]

April 9, 2021

Companies to pay $36M in settlement over water project

Source:, April 8, 2021 By: Isabella Alves Two companies involved in the construction of the Buckman Direct Diversion Water Treatment Project will pay $36 million as part of a settlement agreement with the Buckman Direct Diversion Board, which sued them and others over the design and construction of the water system that serves city […]

March 25, 2021

Rate increases rife in A/E professional liability market

Source:, March 24, 2021 By: Bethan Moorcraft The US construction industry remained resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling many insurers that provide architects and engineers (A/E) professional liability insurance to achieve varied premium growth in 2020. However, deteriorating claims experience and significant uncertainty heading into 2021 is prompting insurers to seek larger rate increases, […]

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