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October 21, 2022

Owner of evacuated student-housing development sues engineer over alleged design defects

Source: https://www.reporterherald.com/, October 14, 2022 By: Tommy Wood The owner of Union on Plum, the Campus West apartment complex that was shut down and evacuated because of structural issues last year, has sued the development’s architect and engineer for alleged design defects. The complaint was filed Oct. 7 in Larimer County District Court. Property manager […]

October 21, 2022

AG files suit over ‘shoddy design and workmanship’ at Zane State

Source: https://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/, October 19, 2022 By: Chris Cook Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing three companies for what it describes as “shoddy design and workmanship on a Zane State College building” according to a press release from Yost’s office. The suit alleges that falling debris has “created a danger to students” which necessitated the closure […]

October 17, 2022

Owner of evacuated student-housing development sues engineer over alleged design defects

Source: https://www.reporterherald.com/, October 14, 2022 By: Tommy Wood The owner of Union on Plum, the Campus West apartment complex that was shut down and evacuated because of structural issues last year, has sued the development’s architect and engineer for alleged design defects. The complaint was filed Oct. 7 in Larimer County District Court. Read more.

July 20, 2022

Supreme Court Says Condo Association May Pursue Insurer in Construction Defect Case, But Must Arbitrate

Source: https://www.law.com/, July 19, 2022 By: Colleen Murphy After obtaining default judgments for construction defects against a structural engineering firm and a construction inspection company, a New Jersey condominium association may directly sue those companies’ insurer, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled. At the same time, the court reversed the Appellate Division’s holding that those […]

June 14, 2022

Construction work of Elon University’s Park Place becomes subject of lawsuit

Source: https://www.elonnewsnetwork.com/, June 11, 2022 By: Miranda Ferrante One of Elon University’s student apartment complexes, Park Place at Elon, is at the center of a dispute in which Greensboro-based Samet Corporation is suing a subcontractor and architecture company hired to work on the mixed-use development for allegedly failing to provide services in a way that would have prevented […]

June 1, 2022

Engineer faces hearing over Canadian bridge that collapsed hours after opening

Source: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/, June 1, 2022 By: Catherine Kennedy A Canadian engineer will face a disciplinary hearing this month after a bridge he designed collapsed just hours after opening. The five-day hearing in front of a panel of the Discipline Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) will begin on 6 […]

May 24, 2022

Greeley threatens lawsuits over ‘defective’ $25M renovation of main water treatment plant

Source: https://www.greeleytribune.com/, May 21 By: Trenton Sperry The Greeley City Council on Tuesday gave City Attorney Doug Marek permission to pursue legal actions, including potential lawsuits, against the construction and engineering firms tasked with a $25 million renovation of the city’s Bellvue Water Treatment facility completed in 2020. Built in 1907 at the mouth of […]

May 16, 2022

Engineer who designed Sask. bridge that collapsed hours after opening facing disciplinary hearing

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/, May 13, 2022 By: Geoff Leo Regina engineer Scott Gullacher will face a disciplinary hearing next month over allegations that he broke the rules when he designed a bridge in rural Saskatchewan that collapsed just hours after it was opened to the public. On Sept. 14, 2018, the Rural Municipality (RM) of Clayton announced […]

May 12, 2022

Surfside Condo Families and Survivors Reach $1B Settlement with Insurers, Others

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, May 12, 2022 Families of the 98 victims of the 2021 condominium collapse near Miami Beach, along with injured survivors, could split hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts under a preliminary settlement agreement announced Wednesday. The settlement will top $997 million, the plaintiffs’ lawyer said in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, according to reports […]

April 1, 2022

Project Payment Reviews: Quite the Site to See

Source: Berkley Design Professional, https://www.berkleydp.com/ A large multi-discipline engineering firm working on a design-build project was retained by a general contractor to review payment applications for certification of the project to the owner and lender. Correspondence between the contractor and policyholder indicated that those reviews were to be “desktop reviews” only without a requirement for […]

April 1, 2022

You’re Blocking My View

Source: Berkley Design Professional, https://www.berkleydp.com/ A surveyor was retained by a general contractor to perform construction staking for a new multi-family residential development adjacent to a waterway. Negotiations had occurred with adjacent property owners to adjust the rear-yard setback of the new project to preserve open space views from the adjacent properties. The project’s site […]

April 1, 2022

Careless Contracting

Source: Berkley Design Professional, https://www.berkleydp.com/ A small civil/survey firm had a master agreement with a municipality to provide on-call engineering services and periodic site inspections. The firm’s individual projects were handled with a purchase order, not a contract. On a road improvement project a motorcyclist was severely injured when the driver lost control and crashed […]

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