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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 […]

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 […]

April 25, 2019

Settlement reached in lawsuit over runway overrun collapse

Source: https://www.herald-dispatch.com, April 24, 2019 A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over the 2015 landslide that collapsed a runway safety overrun at Yeager Airport. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Yeager officials say the airport was awarded $14.8 million in the settlement that ends all legal wrangling stemming from the collapse. Of that, about $6 […]

April 25, 2019

University of Akron sues HNTB, others for $1M 'catastrophic' stadium defects

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com, April 24, 2019 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: The University of Akron in Ohio is suing design-build contractor HNTB Ohioand others who participated in the construction of InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field, alleging it has had to pay $1 million to fix “catastrophic” construction defects plaguing the 10-year-old football stadium. Other defendants include construction manager Welty Building Co., […]

April 18, 2019

City sues contractors over transfer station issues

Source: https://www.weatherforddemocrat.com, April 17, 2019 By: Joseph Brown Huntsville has authorized a lawsuit against three contractors in a bid to recoup repair costs for structural issues at the hub for the city’s trash. In January, city officials revealed that pavement for the driveway at the transfer station was cracking and crumbling, just 18 months after […]

April 4, 2019

Developer built unsafe leaning condo tower to cut costs: suit

Source: https://nypost.com, April 3, 2019 By: Priscilla DeGregory and Tamar Lapin Forget Pisa — New York has the leaning tower of South Street. A brand-new, 58-story condo in the Financial District is listing north like a drunken investment banker due to a faulty foundation — a defect that could cause bits of the tower to […]

April 4, 2019

Contractor Sues Fortis Over ‘Unsafe’ Leaning Condo Tower Near Seaport

Source: https://commercialobserver.com, April 2, 2019 By: Rebecca Baird-Remba Pizzarotti says it can’t finish the building at 161 Maiden Lane due to off-kilter foundation A Financial District condominium tower is leaning, and the contractor on the project claims the developer is to blame. The 670-foot-tall, 58-story apartment building under construction at 161 Maiden Lane is leaning three inches […]

February 22, 2019

Residents File Lawsuit Against Contractors, Verizon For 3-Alarm Gas Fire

Source: https://www.sfgate.com, February 20, 2019 Two San Francisco residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the construction company and contractors involved in a gas line rupture that caused a three-alarm fire earlier this month on Geary Boulevard. According to the suit, plaintiffs Carina Kouyoumji and Nora Wixom are suing Mastec Services Company Inc.; Mastec Renewables Construction […]

February 22, 2019

Naples-based Stock Development dealing with construction defects at Paseo in Fort Myers

By: Laura Layden Tony Conte is tired of dealing with construction defects at his part-time home in Paseo. While fixes have been made at his condominium, some projects have dragged out, leaving him frustrated. Planks of wood reinforce his second-story balcony — and the manager of the Fort Myers community told him that it’s unsafe to use and not to […]

February 13, 2019

Quake-damaged middle school has faced design questions since it was built in the early 1980s

Source: http://www.alaskastar.com, February 12, 2019 By: Matt Tunseth Engineers had serious questions about whether Gruening Middle School could withstand a powerful earthquake from the time the school was built, according to a collection of news stories written about the school’s troubled construction in the early 1980s. “A major earthquake would produce significant damage and a […]

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