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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 […]

August 10, 2020

SIENA GETS LONG-AWAITED FIXES AFTER SUIT SETTLEMENT

Source: https://www.montclairlocal.news/, August 8, 2020 By: Jaimie Julia Winters The Siena was touted as one of Montclair’s most luxurious condominium buildings when it opened in 2008. Developed on the former Hahne’s Department Store property, the building’s owners quickly sold all but eight of its 101 units as buyers sought what the builders termed an “enclave […]

August 10, 2020

‘Horrible sequence of mistakes’: How bullet train contractors botched a bridge project

Source: https://www.latimes.com/, August, 10, 2020 By: Ralph Vartabedian A series of errors by contractors and consultants on the California bullet train venture caused support cables to fail on a massive bridge crucial to the project, triggering an order to stop work that further delayed a project already years behind schedule, the Los Angeles Times has learned. […]

February 5, 2020

Construction Defects Claimed at 537-Unit Doral Condo

Source: https://www.globest.com/, 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: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, 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, […]

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 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 31, 2019

How San Francisco's Salesforce Transit Center, dubbed the 'Grand Central of the West', went from the 'safest building in the world' to a $2.2billion construction debacle six weeks after it opened when workers found cracked steel beams

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk, October 29, 2019 By: Megan Sheets When the Salesforce Transit Center and Park opened last fall, the $2.2billion architectural marvel promised to revolutionize commuting in the Bay Area as the cornerstone of an expanded and improved network of trains, buses and streetcars. Six weeks after a triumphant ribbon-cutting at the so-called ‘Grand Central of […]

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 […]

October 23, 2019

NTSB: Errors by FIGG Led to Fatal Bridge Collapse

Source: https://www.enr.com, October 22,2 2019 by: Scott Judy and Tom Ichniowski Multiple design errors by FIGG Bridge Engineers and its engineer-of-record were the primary probable cause of last year’s Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, the National Transportation Safety Board announced Oct. 22. In a more than three-hour presentation of its findings, the three-member board pointed to […]

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