Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

Green Building Law Update

In a recent review of contracts involving green building construction projects, less than 20% had properly drafted provisions addressing green building matters. It is beyond dispute that the best way to mitigate risk in a sustainable project is a properly drafted contract.

Federal Infrastructure Plan Draft Leaked

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The Hill reports a leaked draft of the long awaited infrastructure plan sums up the Administration's proposed plans in six pages

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House Infrastructure Plan Draft Released

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The Hill.com reports Republican Representative Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released his draft of an infrastructure funding bill on Monday.

Leaked Draft of Administration's Infrastructure Plan

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The Hill reports a leaked draft of the long awaited infrastructure plan sums up the Administration's proposed plans in six pages

Drafting Views have an Origin

Revit OpEd

When we create a new drafting view we are presented with an empty view. We are free to begin our drafting exercise anywhere we see fit. As such I can''t help but wonder if we ought to be careful to keep our details near the origin of drafting views too.

Corps Issues Draft EIS for Controversial Alaskan Copper Mine

ENR Construction

The draft EIS comes to no conclusions, but owner says it clears the way for copper mine

International Construction Measurement Standards draft released


In November, the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) was released for public comment

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard Now Available

Construction Equipment

'The AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API (Application Programming Interface) Standard is now available to end-users, including contractors, fleet managers, rental managers and dealers/distributors, as well as OEMs, systems management firms and other interested construction/industrial and related industry professionals. '

USDA Forest Service extends comment period for draft regulations

Green Industry Professionals

For management of national forest and grasslands

Construction Classification Criticality – A Draft White Paper

Job Order Contracting

The post Construction Classification Criticality – A Draft White Paper appeared first on 4BT. Construction Classification Criticality. Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management, & Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment.

ASHRAE, others starting to draft new biomass requirements for green buildings

Contractor Magazine

Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) will draft new standards soon. After deciding to create a definition for what biomass is in the Green Building Standards, HPAC Engineering reported that ASHRAE , U.S.

Drafting Effective Cost Estimates

Construction Business Owner

Naturally, cost is one of the primary measures of a project’s success. From the outset, project and construction cost estimating is critical to ensure that the anticipated project and construction costs meet budget expectations. Cost management throughout the design phase helps to avoid cost overruns and maximize potential returns on investment. The cost estimate should provide the construction team with the information necessary to accomplish the following

Draft of AISC Structural Steel Seismic Retrofit Standard Out for Review

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Portions of the draft of an American Institute of Steel Construction standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), are available for public review until Nov.

Architectural Drafting Services: Custom Home Design

Green Home Design Architect

At the same time, they did not require full architectural services, only limited drafting services , but wanted to work with an architect to pull their design ideas together and make them work with their land’s difficult terrain and elevation issues.

Draft Facility Smart-Grid Standard Issued for Public Comment

ENR Construction

Facility Smart Grid Information Model draft standard issued for public review. Technology

ASHRAE releases Legionellosis Standard for fourth public review draft

Contractor Magazine

A fourth version of ASHRAE’s proposed legionellosis standard is open for public comment until November 10, 2014. read more. Best Practices

Draft Deal Restarts Work on Disputed $5B British Columbia Gas Pipeline

ENR Construction

Government pact with indigenous leaders may halt Canada-wide rail shutdown protests, but undisclosed details still leave Coastal GasLink route change issues unclear

EPA releases WaterSense draft specification for flushometer-valve toilets


Environmental Protection Agency''s WaterSense program has released a draft specification for water-efficient flushometer-valve toilets. The U.S. After the specification is finalized, EPA anticipates that each WaterSense labeled flushometer-valve toilet model will have the potential to save more than 5,400 gallons of water per year. That translates into more than $1,000 savings over the lifetime of the toilet. read more. Standards Codes and Standards

WaterSense releases draft spec for pre-rinse spray valves

Contractor Magazine

Environmental protection Agency’s WaterSense program in early February released a draft specification for commercial pre-rinse spray valves. WASHINGTON — Commercial kitchens will have an opportunity to save water. The U.S. The faucets are used to wash food residue off of plates and flatware before they are put in a dishwasher. read more. Plumbing Contractor

Forum Selection Clauses in Construction Subcontracts Require Careful Drafting

Construction Lawyer

17, 2013), demonstrates the difficulty faced by parties in drafting appropriate forum selection provisions in construction agreements. That party was Ryan Associates, since it was Ryan Associates — not Welch — that drafted Paragraph 24.3.3. An unpublished California opinion, Paul Ryan Associates v. Welch Marble & Tile, Inc. 1st App. Dist, Sept. Weisel, a California resident hired Ryan, a California corporation, to be the general contractor for a residence in Hawaii.

Oblique Drawing, Projection – its Types, Examples.


Drafting More oblique drawing oblique projectionIn this article, You are going to learn about the Oblique Projection, Oblique Drawing, Its Types, Dimensioning, etc. So, Let’s Get Started. Oblique Projection. This is such type of projection. Read more Oblique Drawing, Projection – its Types, Examples. The post Oblique Drawing, Projection – its Types, Examples. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Revit Beginners: Revit's Drafting Machine

Revit Beginners

Revits Drafting Machine. For those of you who remember using drafting machines mounted to a drafting table youll find a similar tool in Revit. Now any lines or walls that you draft will snap to the gridlines of your workplane. Marathon Drafting.

Orthographic Projection, Drawing: A Comprehensive Guide.


Drafting first angle projection orthographic drawing orthographic projection third angle projectionSo, Let’s Get Started. Orthographic Projection. This is such a type of drawing in which Parallel Projection is used for the preparation of the drawing of an object. These lines.

Free Hand Sketching; Its Methods, Instruments, Principles.


Drafting More free hand drawing free hand sketchingSo, Let’s Get Started. What is Free Hand Sketching? Free Hand Sketching is used to transfer the idea of an engineer’s abstract world to the real world in 2D and. Read more Free Hand Sketching; Its Methods, Instruments, Principles.


Building Drawing and Its Types. [A Comprehensive Guide].


Drafting More building drawing building drawing plan site plan type of building drawing types of building drawingIn Building Construction, building drawing plays an important role. If you don’t have the sufficient knowledge of drawing, then its almost impossible to construct a building.

Poor Contract Drafting Leads to Ambiguity as to Whether Arbitration Is Required

Construction Lawyer

Nordic PCL Construction , provides a lesson in how not to draft construction agreements. A Hawaii case, Safeway, Inc. The owner, Safeway, hired Nordic to be the general contractor for a Safeway store and retail shops. In early 2006, Safeway’s architect assembled a project manual consisting of standard forms prepared by Safeway and including a list of supplementary conditions. This manual was distributed to potential bidders, including Nordic. Nordic was selected to perform the work.

Isometric Drawing, Projection – Its Types, Methods.


Drafting More isometric drawing isometric projection isometric viewIn this article, you’ll learn Isometric Drawing, Isometric Projection – Its Types, Methods, etc. in details. So, Let’s Get Started. Isometric Projection. In an isometric projection, the plane is placed. Read more Isometric Drawing, Projection – Its Types, Methods. The post Isometric Drawing, Projection – Its Types, Methods. appeared first on CivilSeek.

From the razzle-dazzle of Las Vegas to Zoom conferences and cameras in basements… the 2020 NFL Draft will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before as richest sporting league in the world adapts to coronavirus crisis

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When you take the show to Vegas, the razzle-dazzle goes up a notch, even for one of sport’s most dramatised spectacles: the NFL Draft. . The 2020 NFL Draft was scheduled to be held in front of the Bellagio Hotel fountains in Vegas. TOP PICK DRAFT BETTING ODDS.

Perspective Projection, Drawing – Its Types, Objectives, Methods.


Drafting More methods of perspective drawing one point perspective drawing perspective drawing perspective projection types of perspective drawingSo, Let’s Get Started. Perspective Projection. This is such type of pictorial drawing in which the shape of an object looks same as its construction. The picture obtained in perspective. Read more Perspective Projection, Drawing – Its Types, Objectives, Methods.

Civil Engineering Drawing – Its Instruments. [A Complete Guide].


Drafting civil engineering drawing drawing instrumentsSo, Let’s Get Started. What is Civil Engineering Drawing? Drawing is such an Art through which expression of thoughts and imaginations is done with the help of lines forming various. Read more Civil Engineering Drawing – Its Instruments. [A A Complete Guide]. The post Civil Engineering Drawing – Its Instruments. [A A Complete Guide]. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Post-Sandy Draft Report Flooded With Flood Protection Ideas

ENR Construction

Recommendations post-Sandy abound, but no cost estimates yet. Infrastructure

Leaked White House infrastructure draft suggests private investment on track

Construction Dive

Details of the $1 trillion infrastructure spend were supposed to be unveiled this month, though reports have pointed to a possible overview being revealed during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address next week

CBCA Offers Potential Insight Into How Board Will Handle Claims Related to COVID-19


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Auxiliary View – Its Types, Methods. [A Comprehensive Guide].


Drafting More auxiliary view auxiliary view examples how to draw auxiliary view types of auxiliary viewIn this article, You’ll learn about the Auxiliary View – Its Types, Methods, and how to draw it. So Let’s Get Started. Auxiliary View. While drawing orthographic projection, such lines. Read more Auxiliary View – Its Types, Methods. [A A Comprehensive Guide]. The post Auxiliary View – Its Types, Methods. [A A Comprehensive Guide]. appeared first on CivilSeek.

First RFI's from First Draft Family Spec


We sent out 3 families specified using our new outline spec to a contract firm. We recieved their first pass at creating the families, and additional questions/clarifications. In general we are happy with what we have received. There are a couple of instance where they either did not carefully read the specification, ignored it, or mis-understood.

CEIR seeks public input on draft of PV racking and attachment document


The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR) has released the first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Low Slope Metal Panel Roof System Integration for an initial round of public comment. The document aims to enhance collaboration between key stakeholders from the solar and roofing industries and accelerate the deployment of rooftop integrated solar installations.

House Panel Clears $494B Highway-Transit-Rail Funding Bill

ENR Construction

After lengthy markup, package, drafted by Democrats, heads toward a floor vote, maybe by July 1

Dimensioning – Its Types, System, Principles. [A Comprehensive Guide].


Drafting More dimensioning principles of dimensioning system of dimensioning types of dimensioningIf you want to be perfect at the art of drawing, then Dimensioning is a must have topic you should learn. So, Let’s Get Started. Dimensioning. After preparing a sketch. Read more Dimensioning – Its Types, System, Principles. [A A Comprehensive Guide]. The post Dimensioning – Its Types, System, Principles. [A A Comprehensive Guide]. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Does a No-Damage-for-Delay Clause Also Preclude Acceleration Damages?


Acceleration Contract Drafting Damages Delay B.J. Ted R. Gropman Christine Z. Fan This article was originally published on December 3, 2019 on ConsensusDocs. It is reprinted here with permission.

Sketching Tangent Lines

Revit OpEd

This is same information but for the Revit drafting view exported to DWG. When I create an External Reference of the exported Revit drafting view it lands right on top of the native sketch. of Reviteristics Drafting Sketching Snapping Snaps Tangent Techniques Tips