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September 12, 2017

Architects Must Be Careful About Legal Liability

Source: https://sourceable.net, September 12, 2017 By: Andrew Heaton Amid the Senate Inquiry Into Non-Conforming Building Products, issues associated with the use of materials which do not meet the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) have been the subject of considerable attention in recent years. Whether it’s faulty cables, exploding glass, roofing materials containing asbestos […]

September 8, 2017

When building materials fail, who’s to blame?

Source: http://www.constructiondive.com, August 15, 2017 By: Kim Slowey This summer, the world looked on in disbelief as fire consumed the 24-story Grenfell Tower residential high-rise in London. The building burned for more than 24 hours before firefighters could extinguish it in full. Reports have confirmed approximately 80 fatalities so far, but that number could still […]

September 6, 2017

Secret Bechtel Report Details ‘Significant’ Problems at V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

Source: http://www.enr.com, September 5, 2017 The doomed V.C. Summer nuclear project suffered from flawed construction plans, faulty designs, inadequate management of contractors, low worker morale and high turnover, according to a lengthy and long-secret report released Monday by S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s office. The report, completed by the Bechtel Corp. about 18 months before the […]

August 16, 2017

Professional Services Exclusion Bars Coverage Where Ordinary Negligence is Inseparably Intertwined With Professional Service

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com, August 14,2 017 In Energy Ins. Mutual Ltd. v. Ace American Ins. Co. (No. A140656, filed 7/11/17, ord. Pub. 8/10/17), a California appeals court found that a professional services exclusion barred coverage for wrongful death and other claims blamed on pipeline inspectors’ failure to identify and properly mark a gas pipeline that was […]

August 14, 2017

Non-toxic black mold found in Chico condos, 6 condos affected

Source: http://www.krcrtv.com, August 9, 2017 By: Jerry Olenyn Heavy rains expose design flaw in gutter system Six condominiums in the Doe Mill subdivision at East 20th and Hutchinson Streets are being cleaned, repaired and redesigned because of a design flaw in the gutters, after non-toxic black mold was discovered inside. Tom DiGiovanni, the president of […]

August 10, 2017

The trains are too long. The platform is too short. Bad news for the new station

Source: http://www.miamiherald.com, January 29, 2017 By: Alfonso Chardy The train is late out of the station. That’s because the station and the train have a size problem. Plans to open the new Amtrak station near Miami International Airport are behind schedule, Florida transportation officials say. Source of the problem: an engineering error in the construction […]

August 9, 2017

Town files civil suit against Burchfield building’s architects, engineers

Source: http://wivb.com, August 7, 2017 By: Ali Ingersoll The Town of West Seneca is moving forward, filing a civil lawsuit against the Burchfield designers — Louis Design Group and Nussbaumer & Clarke, inc. The town taking legal action after a consultant came in, looking at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, determining a man made […]

July 17, 2017

Settlement reached between Yeager, engineering firm in connection with hillside collapse

Source: http://wvmetronews.com, July 13, 2017 By: Carrie Hodousek Charleston’s Yeager Airport has entered into a partial settlement with an engineering firm it sued following the 2015 hillside collapse at the end of the airport’s main runway. Yeager’s Resolution Committee announced Thursday it has settled with Triad Engineering, Inc. for $900,000. “It releases the officers and […]

July 5, 2017

District Court Rules “Professional Services” Exclusion means Professional Services

Source: http://www.lexology.com, June 29, 2017 By: R. Bruce Wallace, Nexsen Pruet Recently, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina granted judgment in favor of an insurance carrier, finding the carrier did not owe a duty of defense or a duty to indemnify the insured in an underlying professional malpractice claim. In […]

June 30, 2017

County, architectural firm reach settlement following errors at Talon, judicial center

Source: http://www.meadvilletribune.com, June 29, 2017 By: Keith Gushard Crawford County has reached a financial settlement with its architectural firm for errors involving additional site work costs at the former Talon Inc. property and the county having to buy a high density file storage system for the new judicial center. County commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved an […]

June 8, 2017

The New York disaster that never happened: How one phone call from an architecture STUDENT saved the 915ft Citigroup skyscraper from crashing onto Manhattan during a hurricane

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk, April 21, 2014 By: James Nye New York City authorities and 2,500 Red Cross members prepared for the Citigroup Center to come crashing down on Manhattan in the summer of 1978 A catastrophic design flaw was uncovered when an architecture student phoned the building’s chief engineer He discovered that the building could not […]

May 18, 2017

Appeals court finds C.B. Engineering responsible in dispute over condemned Lake St. Louis home

Source: http://stlrecord.com/, May 17, 2017 By: Sam Knef A dispute between a homebuilder and engineering firm over who was to blame for a newly constructed home being condemned shortly after the owners moved in has been decided by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. In a decision handed down May 9, the appeals panel […]

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