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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 7, 2019

Lawsuit seeks millions, alleges design flaws at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

Source: https://dailygazette.com, May 4, 2019 By: John Cropley Developer sues architect and engineer, alleges problems with water leaks and noise The developer of Mohawk Harbor is suing its designers, blaming them for water leaks and noise intrusion in some of the buildings and structures. The lawsuit filed April 26 in state Supreme Court in Schenectady […]

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