How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?

Over at the Xpera blog, my latest article just went live on the topic of Big Data Analysis for the Construction Industry. Here is an excerpt:

The key—and this is truly one of the biggest challenges our industry faces right now—is how do we extract important and valuable information from the data?

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New Steel Reinforcing and Post-Tenioning safety requirements coming to CA in 2018

Retrofit Magazine shared the following major construction safety news announcement: The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) has voted to adopt the Iron Workers (IW) safety standard updates for reinforcing steel and post-tensioning activities. California is the first state-approved OSHA plan to work with the IW to reform existing safety standards. The IW … Continue reading New Steel Reinforcing and Post-Tenioning safety requirements coming to CA in 2018

Guest Post: Why Mediate? Because You Run a Business

Christopher Hill (no relation to yours truly) is a longtime construction law attorney and mediator practicing out of Richmond, Virginia. His blog, Construction Law Musings, has always been one of my must-read sources of news and insight pertaining to construction law ever since he started it in late 2008. Be sure to follow @constructionlaw on Twitter for the latest updates from a true thought leader in the art and science of resolving construction disputes. Without further ado, I am proud to present Mr. Hill’s guest post on a topic that I couldn’t agree with more — the business case for why the mediation process is so critical to the A/E/C industry.

First of all, thanks to Brian for his invitation to discuss a passion of mine, mediation, at his great AEC Forensics blog.  I read it regularly and so should you. Continue reading “Guest Post: Why Mediate? Because You Run a Business”

Paint manufacturers in hot water with FTC once again over VOC content

Stuart Kaplow posted an update at Green Building Law Update on a settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and four paint manufacturers over "unsubstantiated" claims regarding paint products marked as free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Per California law, paints sold for residential application must meet stringent requirements regarding VOC content, and as is … Continue reading Paint manufacturers in hot water with FTC once again over VOC content

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. 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

In Colorado, construction defect litigation reform is a piecemeal process

Denver Post’s Brian Eason writes: Declaring that the measure “will help make our housing more affordable,” Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed into law one of the most hard-fought compromises of the 2017 session — a bill that will make it more difficult to sue builders for shoddy condo construction. Business leaders for years have … Continue reading In Colorado, construction defect litigation reform is a piecemeal process

Liveblogging WCCCDS 2017: Why Women Matter in Construction Claims and Risk Management

Once again, West Coast Casualty Service is hosting their annual construction defect seminar at the Disneyland Hotel. As I have done in past years, I decided to liveblog some of the topics featured. One of the panels scheduled that I did not want to miss was a topic on the evolving role of women in the construction claims and risk management industry.
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