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.

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.

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

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

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.

Seattle Draft Building Code Out for Review - Djc.com

Nuts and Bolts

» Seattle Draft Building Code Out for Review. The second draft of the 2012 Seattle Building Code is now available for public review and comment and can be downloaded at: Draft 2012 Seattle Building Code. To comment on the draft code contact: Maureen Traxler, Dept. -->. « Water factor flows in construction. We aren’t out of the woods yet!

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

Seattle Draft Solid Waste Plan Released for Review - Djc.com

Nuts and Bolts

Safety & Tech Expo Debuts June 27th » Seattle Draft Solid Waste Plan Released for Review. The Preliminary Draft of Seattle’s Solid Waste Plan is now available for download and review at www.seattle.gov/util/SolidWastePlan. For a quick overview of the changes between the Preview Draft and the Preliminary Draft, scroll down to Appendix C: Public Involvement, and click on “Summary of Changes from Preview Draft”.

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard Now Available

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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.

Draft Facility Smart-Grid Standard Issued for Public Comment

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

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

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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.

Forum Selection Clauses in Construction Subcontracts Require Careful Drafting

Construction Lawyer Blog

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.

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

Post-Sandy Draft Report Flooded With Flood Protection Ideas

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

WaterSense releases draft spec for pre-rinse spray valves

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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

ASHRAE releases Legionellosis Standard for fourth public review draft

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

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

Construction Lawyer Blog

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.

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

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.

California approves rail plan that includes $77B bullet train

Construction Dive

The final draft acknowledges that there is not enough money to complete the high-speed train's initial San Francisco Bay-area route

Dimension Inline and Dynamo

Revit OpEd

of Wishes Dimensions Drafting Dynamo EvolveLabs Programmer Programming Standards(Edit: If you download and apply an update to his Rhythm package after 1/17/2018 you'll have this node too) From time to time I've heard people ask about putting the dimension value on the line (inline) instead of above the dimension line the way Revit prefers. The only way we can do it within Revit is to manually grip and drag the dimension value down to the line.

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Real Estate Development and Construction Contracts: What You Need to Know

Best Practices Construction Law

Using some of Siviglia’s tips in Courses on Drafting Contracts , 12 Scribes J. Legal Writing 89 (2008-09), here are a few items to think about when drafting contracts: A contract is about defining transactions and relationships.

DRAFT Article – Where Will We Find The Next Generation of Construction Managers? — Northern California Edition

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Below you will find a draft article that I am writing for Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Northern California Chapter Newsletter. I wanted to share it here and request any feedback that the readers of this blog might want to offer up. The article is a little lengthy when compared to the other posts; but, I hope you can give it a read: Where Will We Find The Next Generation of Construction Managers? By Michael J. Nelson.

My Kingdom for a Dimension.or Two.Three

Revit OpEd

of Opinion Dimensions Drafting Drawings Habits Opinion Process Standards ThoughtsA Friday thought. I've spent the last couple years doing a lot more modelling work than I expected to do. If you asked me in years before I'd have told you 80-90% percent of my time was dedicated to training and implementation activities. Much of the modelling I do these days is from the contractor's point of view, for them. I quite enjoy it. I learn a lot and it keeps me on my toes.

Dept. of Subtle - Views Can't be Blank

Revit OpEd

Might seem a little picky but you can't put an empty drafting view on a sheet. If you had the idea that you could block out a few sheets with placeholder drafting views in your template, sorry.not if they are empty. Warnings Drafting Views Dept.

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parker school renderings - fins architecture blog

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Posted by fins | Filed under architectural renderings | Sep 27, 2010 | Tags: parker school rough drafts , sketchup renderings | No Comments. These rough drafts were prepared using Sketchup modeling software. about. contact. projects. in print. green. parker school renderings. Final products is watercolor by hand. Leave a Reply. Click here to cancel reply. Name (required). Mail (required). Website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.

Protesters Target EPA Proposal on Powerplant Carbon Emissions

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Twelve states file lawsuit challenging the draft rule. Policy

EPA Faulted for Inaction in Flint, Failure To Update Lead Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a revised draft Lead and Copper Rule by Feb. 28 following a report from the agency’s inspector general on the EPA’s delay in responding to the Flint water crisis

Report: Louisiana Losing More Land

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Projects to protect and rebuild Louisiana’s coast would be accelerated under a draft update to the state’s coastal master plan

Trump Directive Calls for Revising or Revoking Water Rule

ENR Construction

The process of drafting a new proposal, taking public comments and issuing a final version is expected to be lengthy

Coalition of Experts Oppose Trump Order to Prop Up Coal, Nukes

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Revised Contracts Lay the Foundation for Successful Projects

ENR Construction

While no contract can guarantee a successful project, a contract that is well drafted is the first step to building a better project Contracts are the foundation of every project.

FEMA Turns Focus Towards Resiliency

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A newly released draft federal National Mitigation Investment Strategy stresses the nation must become more resilient through better agency coordination, stricter building codes and development of more natural features such as wetlands

Trump Bailout of Coal & Nukes Faces Heavy Opposition

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The Trump administration is reportedly drafting an order to force energy system operators to keep coal and nuclear plants operating for at least two years.

The Second Best Way to Mitigate Your Risk in Green Building

Green Building Law Update

The best way to mitigate risk in your green building project are properly drafted contract documents prepared by this law firm or by another attorney with green building experience. As I posted in this blog less than a year ago, Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts are Properly Drafted.

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