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June 29, 2021

Lawsuit over silo collapse

Source: https://www.castanet.net/, 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: https://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/, 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: 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 […]

March 25, 2021

Rate increases rife in A/E professional liability market

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, […]

March 12, 2021

Work halted on part of $9B Honolulu rail project due to incomplete design

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 […]

March 2, 2021

Lyons sues Honeywell, partners over wastewater plant construction

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 […]

February 10, 2021

Contractor on Upper Deckers Creek dam suing project engineer

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 […]

February 3, 2021

Greeley City Council authorizes staff to pursue possible lawsuit with contractor

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 […]

February 3, 2021

Life in NYC’s luxury residential skyscraper not so deluxe

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.

October 22, 2020

Defending Against Construction Delay Claims

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 […]

September 30, 2020

Blast that knocked down old Tappan Zee Bridge cost contractor extra $43M

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 […]

August 5, 2020

Engineering firm not entitled to coverage for pollution loss

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 […]

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