Source: https://www.abqjournal.com/, 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 […]
Source: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/, 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, […]
Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, March 12, 2021 By: Zachary Phillips The lack of plans created a situation where money was being spent, but no work was getting done, Kahikina said: “You need to have the complete in order to go to the city to obtain permits before you can start work, so you’re just paying a contractor to […]
Source: https://www.greeleytribune.com/, March 2, 2021 By: Dan Mika The town of Lyons is suing Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and a group of subcontractors over what it alleges was a yearslong failure to properly install upgrades to its wastewater plant. In the suit filed Friday in Boulder County District Court, Lyons selected Honeywell and its […]
Source: https://www.wvnews.com, February 9, 2021 By: Kathy Plum The contractor on the Upper Deckers Creek Dam project is suing the project engineer. Triton Construction Inc. of St. Albans, filed suit in Preston County Circuit Court against Gannett Fleming Inc., a Delaware corporation that has offices in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Triton said GFI is liable for […]
Source: https://www.greeleytribune.com/, February 2, 2021 By: Cuyler Meade The Greeley City Council has authorized city staff to evaluate pursuing legal action against a contractor who did work on the 10th Street corridor, which the city believes was unsatisfactory. The firm, Jacobs Engineering, worked on the west 10th Street corridor in 2019, performing, per information found […]
Source: https://boingboing.net/, February 3, 2021 By: Rob Beschizza 432 Park Avenue, tallest residential tower on Earth when built, promised a life of modern luxury and leisure in the skies over New York City. It isn’t working out: the pipes leak, the elevators frequently malfuction, the walls creak ominously, and they’ve cancelled free brunch. Read more.
Source: https://www.law.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt Delays are inevitable in construction. They can also cause the project owner to lose a lot of money resulting from contractor claims, loss of use of the project, the cost of construction funding and other damages which are incurred when a project extends beyond the scheduled […]
Source: https://westfaironline.com/, September 30, 2020 By: Bill Heltzel Blowing up a section of the Tappan Zee Bridge in 2019 apparently cost the general contractor an extra $43 million. When the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened in 2018 – spanning the Hudson River between Tarrytown and Nyack – the old Tappan Zee, as part of […]
Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, August 4, 2020 By: Judy Greenwald A mechanical engineering firm cannot recover a pollution loss under its coverage because it filed its claim late, even though it was allegedly told by its insurer’s claims department to hold off filing a claim until a formal demand had been made, a federal appeals court said […]
Source: https://www.themountaineer.com/, June 11, 2020 By: Vicki Hyatt Just last week, legal issues surrounding the 41,000 square-foot creative arts building at Haywood Community College were resolved. After seven years of trying to get problems fixed that were first noticed within days of moving into the building, the college governing board signed off on a $700,000 […]
Source: https://iclg.com/, June 8m 2020 By: Faegre Drinker Among various other disruptions and turbulence that COVID-19 has brought to the construction industry, it has also introduced new concerns about the way we use and design public spaces. These insights provide new and distinctive opportunities — and risks. What design changes should professionals put in practice […]
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