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December 14, 2021

Houston Bridge’s Revised Design Adds $300M to Price

Source: https://www.enr.com/, December 1, 2021 By: James Leggate Officials in Texas have settled on plans to replace a flawed design for the new Houston Ship Channel bridge project over safety concerns, with an added build cost of nearly $300 million on top of the original $962 million price. The new design for the 4.1-mile bridge, […]

November 1, 2021

Design Error Leads to Building Settlement

Design build contractor responsible for 11-story dormitory for University housing.  Deep foundation package was a design-build subcontract.  Geotechnical study was commissioned and subcontracted by the design build contractor.  Differential settlement was specified to be no more than ½”.  Construction of the rammed-aggregate pier system completed with no apparent issues.  Installation of the building cast-in-place concrete […]

November 1, 2021

Surveyor Sued After Erroneously Plots Points for Construction

Design build contractor responsible for surveying activities of a coastal commercial property in Florida.  Surveyor plots the points for the construction of the building and foundation.  The foundation is laid with sub-terrain electrical and plumbing complete. The contractor discovers that the surveyor failed to take into account the required municipal 2 feet setback and construction […]

October 20, 2021

Design-build pitfalls for owners, contractors & design pros

Source: https://neworleanscitybusiness.com/, October 19, 2021 As projects become more and more complicated, owners often look to simplify the building process by hiring a single firm to handle both design and construction. This is perfectly legal and commonly known as the “design-build” delivery method. A design-build project has many advantages. There is only one point of […]

October 13, 2021

Engineer provides updated explanation for NOLA Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Source: https://www.wbrz.com/, 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, […]

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 23, 2021

Why a $10-million limit did not apply to mitigation of loss in this professional liability policy

Source: https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/, February 22, 2021 By: David Gambrill B.C.’s Court of Appeal recently confirmed that a $10-million coverage limit did not apply to mitigation of loss coverage in a professional liability insurance policy, in part because the policy grouped mitigation of loss coverage together with other types of damage that require a third-party claim to […]

February 17, 2021

Cambria settles lawsuit against engineer for $1.75 million

Source: https://calcoasttimes.com/, February 17, 2021 By: Karen Velie After years of issues with their water treatment plant, the Cambria Community Services District settled for $1.75 million with the engineering firm CDM Smith which designed and build the facility and the evaporation pond that was later decommissioned by state regulators. Since the $13 million emergency water […]

February 11, 2021

Tappan Zee Constructors sues New York State Thruway on $4B bridge project

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, February 10, 2021 By: Kim Slowey Tappan Zee Constructors, a design-build team that includes Fluor, American Bridge, Traylor Bros and Granite Construction, has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority seeking $961 million for extra costs associated with bad weather, a crane collapse and interference from another design-build team in […]

January 27, 2021

Lane Construction sues I-4 Ultimate partner Skanska for $132M

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, January 27, 2021 By: Kim Slowey Lane Construction has filed a lawsuit against Skanska USA Civil Southeast, its joint venture design-build partner on the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Florida, accusing Skanska of putting an affiliate company’s interests before its obligations to the JV. Lane is demanding $132 million plus costs […]

December 4, 2020

UMass lawsuit seeks nearly $3 million over alleged construction flaws

Source: https://www.gazettenet.com/, December 3, 2020 By: Scott Merzbach The University of Massachusetts and the UMass Building Authority are suing eight contractors for almost $3 million for their alleged role in the collapse of ductwork in kitchen exhaust systems at a refurbished dining facility on the Amherst campus. The lawsuit, filed in Hampshire Superior Court in […]

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