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October 22, 2019

Fort Bliss hospital cost rises to $1.4 billion as years of troubled construction near end

Source: https://www.elpasotimes.com, October 17, 2019 By: Vic Kolenc The most expensive U.S. military hospital project currently under construction is nearing the finish line — three years late and more than $629 million over the original contract awards. After six, troubled years of construction, the new, mammoth William Beaumont Army Medical Center complex in East El Paso is expected to be […]

October 17, 2019

Did Concrete Error Doom Florida Bridge?

Source: https://www.enr.com, October 16, 2019 By: Richard Kor,man and Scott Judy In their competing accounts of what went wrong before last year’s Florida pedestrian bridge collapse, both the contractor and designer agree on one point: The concrete was never “roughened” at locations where it was required. The process involves altering the material to promote mechanical […]

October 1, 2019

Leaks, Structural Issues at Root of Coral Rock House Court Battle

Source: https://www.law.com, September 27, 2019 By: Lidia Dinkova The historic Coral Rock House in Miami Beach was supposed to reopen as a cigar store and lounge but stands vacant amid allegations of major structural defects including corroded rebar, failing concrete and leaks. The tenant and building owner C&A Collins LLC, affiliated with New York-based real […]

September 16, 2019

Construction Group Seeks Defense Coverage for Hard Rock Stadium Claims

Source: https://www.lexology.com, September 10, 2019 By: Sergio F. Oehninger and Daniel Hentschel, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP In an insurance coverage action pending in the S.D.N.Y., Hunt Construction Group (Hunt) contends that Berkley Assurance Company wrongfully denied defense coverage for claims arising out of the renovation of Hard Rock Stadium (home to the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes football teams). […]

September 9, 2019

College of Marin appeal rejected in lawsuit over building project

Source: https://www.marinij.com, September 6, 2019 By: Gary Klien A state appeals court has rejected an appeal by the Marin Community College District in a failed lawsuit over a major construction project. The lawsuit involved the new Fine Arts Building at the College of Marin campus in Kentfield. The project was part of the facilities overhaul […]

September 3, 2019

Philadelphia sues to compel ‘incompetent’ developer to repair historic maritime building in Fishtown | Inga Saffron

Source: https://www.inquirer.com, September 3, 2019 By: Inga Saffron The six-month renovation schedule was ambitious for any building, but especially for one as old and fragile as the historic Edward Corner building in Fishtown. That didn’t stop Streamline, the fast-growing rowhouse developer, from setting a Christmas deadline for moving its corporate offices into the old warehouse on Delaware Avenue. […]

August 1, 2019

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers: Louis Berger Only Firm Not Yet To Settle Over FIU Bridge Tragedy

Source: https://www.enr.com, July 31, 2019 A year and a half after the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six and injuring at least eight, victims and their survivors have reached monetary settlements with all but one of the companies implicated in the disaster. Among those signing on to the deal announced in MIami-Dade circuit […]

July 25, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court: All Claims for Defective Construction or Design Must Be Brought Within 10 Years of Substantial Completion

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com, July 19, 2019 The Court’s decision in New Riegel Local School District Board of Education, et al. v. The Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc., et al.  [1] interprets Ohio’s Statute of Repose,  [2] which generally requires certain construction defect claims to be brought within 10 years of the date of substantial completion. At issue […]

July 2, 2019

Yakima School District files lawsuit against architects, builder over Ike blue wall

Source: https://www.yakimaherald.com, July 1, 2019 By: Janelle Retka The Yakima School District has filed a lawsuit against the design and construction companies responsible for the blue wall running through Eisenhower High School for alleged breach of contract leading to property damage and substantial repair costs. The lawsuit filed last month in Yakima County Superior Court […]

June 12, 2019

‘It cracked like hell.’ Feds say engineers didn’t heed alarms before FIU bridge collapse.

Source: https://www.miamiherald.com, June 11, 2019 By: Andres Viglucci and Douglas Hanks In a damning new report, federal work-safety investigators conclude that engineers in charge of design and construction of the ill-fated Florida International University pedestrian bridge should have shut down Southwest Eighth Street because of growing cracks in the structure, but failed to recognize the […]

June 3, 2019

Bitter Dunkin’ Donuts stadium construction lawsuit heads to trial

Source: https://www.hartfordbusiness.com, June 3, 2019 By: Greg Bordonaro A bitter lawsuit between the city of Hartford and the fired former developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park is finally coming to a head. The trial between the city and Centerplan Construction Co./DoNo Hartford LLC, which argues it was wrongfully terminated from the stadium development and is suing […]

May 30, 2019

Allied World must defend construction lawsuit: Court

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com, May 29, 2019 By: Judy Greenwald A federal court ruled Tuesday that an Allied World Assurance Co. unit must defend an engineering firm in a construction lawsuit, but held off ruling on whether it must also indemnify the company until underlying litigation is resolved. Richard Goettle Inc., a Cincinnati-based geotechnical engineering and construction […]

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