The lawyers at Jones Day have published a three-part white paper series analyzing potential impacts of the global pandemic on not just the construction industry itself, but also on the disputes that so often result from it. Here is an overview: Part I sets out an overview of some of the recurring issues facing construction … Continue reading Jones Day on Covid-19’s impact on construction projects and disputes
Construction Dive published an article recently highlighting the measurable decrease in construction costs. Based on the Turner Building Cost Index, it would appear that nonresidential building construction costs dropped 1.01% from the first quarter of 2020 compared to the second. This means that there are more companies than usual bidding on each available project, which … Continue reading Winter is coming: First decrease in construction costs in a decade
The last post I published here at AECforensics.com was a recap of the 2019 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. As I write this in the last days of June, it makes me a little sad to think about the conference we should have had this year in May, but obviously could not. For me … Continue reading Just wear your damn mask, and other risk management strategies
Regardless of the industry, electronic information is the medium of life in the modern world. While paper still matters, business is largely conducted and documented through exchanging electronically stored information, or ESI.
Here's the introduction from an article I wrote for the Xpera blog on the 9 Building Industry Innovations to Watch: When people think about design, construction and real estate, “innovative” and “forward-thinking” probably aren’t the first words that come to mind.Many building industry professionals working today began their careers at a time when computers were … Continue reading Top 9 tech trends that will shape our built environment