Why BIM hasn’t become too much of a factor in construction claims and disputes, so far…

RICS, the UK Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, is ramping up their focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its impact on the building industry. I found this recent article interesting: The adoption of BIM and the subsequent BIM revolution, continues to have a major impact on every element of the construction industry – changing … Continue reading Why BIM hasn’t become too much of a factor in construction claims and disputes, so far…

Canada: Crumbling & cracking concrete cladding causing concern

Vancouver, British Colombia played host for a couple decades to a dramatic uprising of concrete-clad condos that permanently altered the city's skyline. Developers rushing to sell units to (oftentimes  foreign) investors and empty-nesters cut corners, leading to years of litigation followed by tougher standards and improved oversight — particularly regarding the building envelope. Despite the … Continue reading Canada: Crumbling & cracking concrete cladding causing concern

How to manage the increasing complexity of today’s Construction Claims and Disputes

Last week I was honored to once again have the opportunity to write a guest post for Virginia construction lawyer and mediator Chris Hill's Construction Law Musings. The title of the post: Hard to Handle. The subject: How to manage the increasing complexity (and costs) of today's construction claims and disputes. While I certainly encourage … Continue reading How to manage the increasing complexity of today’s Construction Claims and Disputes

Colorado Supreme Court rules in favor of developer over arbitration clause

Denver Post's John Aguilar reports on a recently decided case that will set a precedent for how condominium associations in Colorado address construction defect issues with the developer of a given project: The Colorado Supreme Court gave builders a reason to cheer Monday, ruling that a homeowners association in Centennial was wrong to ignore a … Continue reading Colorado Supreme Court rules in favor of developer over arbitration clause

25 of the most embarrassing design and construction failures

Only by analyzing the failures of our past can we learn how to prepare for a better future. This is one of the core principles behind forensic science, and candidly, it is what personally drives me forward every day. InterestingEngineering.com compiled a list of "25 Extremely Embarrassing Architectural Failures," although I would like to clarify … Continue reading 25 of the most embarrassing design and construction failures