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May 13, 2020

City sues Sixth Street road project contractor

Source:, May 12, 2020 The city of Ashland is suing the contractor that rebuilt Sixth Street West and others involved in the project after years of disagreements over the quality of the work. The city claims road contractor James Peterson Sons and its bonding company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. didn’t fulfill terms of their […]

May 11, 2020

UCF receives $1.4 million in football stadium defect suit

Source:, May 8, 2020 By: Annie Martin The University of Central Florida has received $1.4 million from the architect and some of the contractors involved in building its football stadium, which suffered from defects, including problems with rust. More than two years after the university filed a suit alleging the steel structure was wearing prematurely and […]

May 7, 2020

Illinois Sues Developer, Contractors Over Coal Plant Implosion

Source:, May 7, 2020 The Illinois attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a developer and two contractors for the release of contaminants during the implosion of a smokestack at a defunct Chicago power station. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its general contractors, MCM Management […]

April 30, 2020

OSHA cites engineer, 10 contractors in deadly Hard Rock New Orleans collapse

Source:, April 7, 2020 By: Kim Slowey After a months-long investigation, OSHA has cited and fined 11 firms in connection with the October 2019 partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans. The agency has proposed fines totaling $315,536, and all companies have 15 days to contest the monetary fines and citations. […]

April 30, 2020

Engineering review of $1B, FIGG-backed Houston bridge identifies design issues

Source:, March 17, 2020 By: Kim Slowey HNTB is providing construction management services for the project, and the joint venture of Zachry Construction Corp. and Traylor Bros. Inc. is building the bridge. FIGG is the engineer of record. The HCTRA stopped construction on the main pylons of the cable-stayed portion of the bridge in […]

April 30, 2020

$1B US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis construction issues include 2-year, $21M leak exposure fix

Source:, March 3, 2020 By: Kim Slowey In a joint statement issued on Feb. 28, M.A. Mortenson Co. and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced that several designers, engineers, contractors and their insurance companies have reached a mediated agreement as to outstanding construction issues at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The work, which […]

April 8, 2020

Hard Rock New Orleans: Multiple Failures Led to Deadly Collapse

Two bodies of construction workers who died in the Hard Rock New Orleans’ hotel collapse on Oct. 12, 2019 remain in the rubble of the crumbling structure six months later. Workers were vocal about the project prior to the collapse of the 18-story hotel at 1031 Canal St. They questioned health and safety measures as […]

February 19, 2020

Ivy Quad condos in South Bend tangled in legal fight and accusations of sloppy construction

Source:, February 17, 2020 By: Ed Semmler It was supposed to be a little slice of heaven for well-heeled alumni, faculty and even students at the University of Notre Dame. The Ivy Quad development along Twyckenham Drive, across from the Eck Tennis Pavilion, is an easy walk from the many activities on campus, as […]

February 5, 2020

Construction Defects Claimed at 537-Unit Doral Condo

Source:, February 4, 2020 By: Lidia Dinkova The homeowner association for a Midtown Doral condominium claims construction defects, including leaky plumbing with erratic water pressure, rooftop pools of rainwater on the roof and exposed rebar in cracked concrete. A member of the development partnership maintains all issues will be worked out and stands by […]

February 3, 2020

Insurer must defend contractor in arbitration

Source:, January 30, 2020 By: Judy Greenwald An insurer is obligated to defend a contractor in arbitration over a construction project under a provision in its commercial general liability policy, says a federal appeals court, in affirming a lower court ruling. Construction of a luxury apartment complex was plagued with problems from the start, […]

January 30, 2020

Cantrell: Owners have sole responsibility for Hard Rock project

Source:, January 28, 2020 By: Danny Monteverde Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Tuesday said she disagrees with the Hard Rock Hotel developers that they are not to blame for the collapse that killed three people and injured dozen more. “The sole responsibility of this project, of its construction, is the ownership of the site, and […]

December 23, 2019

U. sues architecture firms for $10.7M over Andlinger Center construction

Source:, December 21, 2019 By: Zachary Shevin The University has filed a $10.7 million lawsuit against firms involved in the design and construction of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The Trustees of Princeton University are suing Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA), a New York-based firm that provided architectural services related to the […]

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