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January 26, 2024

Burlington School Districts agrees to $880,000 settlement with Aldo Leopold construction manager for 2020 lawsuit

Source: https://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/, January 26, 2024 By: Brad Vidmar The Burlington School District has released the details of their recently revealed $880,000 lawsuit settlement with construction manager Carl A. Nelson and Company (CANCO) for issues related to construction work performed at Aldo Leopold Intermediate School. In September 2020, the district filed a lawsuit against CANCO, Des […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 30, 2022

Accessibility Complications

Source: Berkley Design Professional, https://www.berkleydp.com/ A local architect of record (AOR) worked together with an out-of-state design architect on a new university dormitory project. With construction about 50% complete, it was discovered that several bathroom types were not in full compliance with FHA accessibility regulations. The design architect had retained an accessibility consultant, and the […]

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 […]

June 10, 2020

Construction After COVID-19: Mitigating Design-Related Risk in a Post-Pandemic Paradigm

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 […]

December 19, 2019

CNA unit wins professional liability A&E ruling

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, December 17, 2019 By: Judy Greenwald Massachusetts’ top court affirmed summary judgment Monday in favor of a CNA Financial Corp. unit in a professional liability case in which its policyholder had refused to agree to a settlement. The unanimous ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts also held in Douglas M. Rawan and […]

November 21, 2019

Fla. Courts Continue to Expand Liability of Design Professionals on Construction Projects

Source: November 21, 2019 By: Charles E. Fombrun and Freddy X. Munoz Design professionals such as architects and engineers are exposed to significant risk and potential liability for errors and omissions in their designs and other work on construction projects. In addition to potential up-front design errors, many professionals participate in project administration, which includes […]

November 20, 2019

Florida bridge collapse | Catalogue of engineering errors revealed in final report

Source: https://www.newcivilengineer.com/, November 14, 2019 By: Sa,m Sholli A catalogue of engineering errors during design and construction led to the fatal collapse of the Florida International University bridge, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has ruled in its final report. The report concludes that design calculation errors made by Figg Bridge Engineers were ultimately […]

October 25, 2019

After the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse, lawsuits mount

Source: https://www.theadvertiser.com, October 24, 2019 By: Todd A. Price In the wake of the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site on Oct 12, 11 lawsuits have been filed by site workers, nearby businesses, bystanders and the children of two of the men killed. All but one of the lawsuits, filed in Orleans Parish […]

October 23, 2019

Miami bridge fall blamed on design, lack of oversight

Source: https://www.thesunchronicle.com, October 22, 2019 A Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year showed significant design errors and should have been more carefully monitored by the state government because of the project’s complexity, federal officials said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board members concluded that the design firm FIGG Bridge Engineers, […]

October 23, 2019

Design errors draw blame in collapse of FIU pedestrian bridge that killed 6

Source: USA today Online, October 22, 2019 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com A doomed design was the “probable cause” of the horrific collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami last year that killed six people and injured 10, the National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday. The 174-foot-bridge section, designed to connect Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater, was still under […]

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