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| | CONSTRUCTION LAW MUSINGS
OCTOBER 7, 2011 [Building Maintenance] BIM Legal Liabilities: Not That Different
where he teaches BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation as part of AGC’s Certificate of Management, Building Information Modeling program. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is exactly the kind of technology that raises this fear. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Scott P. Fitzsimmons. He is also a LEED AP and an instructor for AGC of D.C. license.
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DECEMBER 10, 2012 [Building Maintenance] China wants to slash scaffolding use by half
The policy was described by Mr Li Shoulin, a research fellow at the China Academy of Building Research, during the most recent meeting of the Work Safety Committee, the organisation created by US equipment manufacturers Terex and Oshkosh alongside the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham). The committee is lobbying for improved work safety practices in working at height and mining.
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 [Building Maintenance] Case Study: Saving Time (and Fines) with Virtual Logbooks
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) requires that wheelchair lifts in public buildings be tested weekly, with results recorded in an on-site logbook. That supervisor, in turn, could then notify building maintenance staff that the test was past-due. Even more challenging: Ensuring that a school district tests every single wheelchair lift each week.
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GREEN GODDESS [Building Maintenance] Want Austerity? It Already Exists
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
Mr. Carrillo’s and Mr. Williams’s meager salaries also underscore the straightforward choice we face as a nation: either we build
an economy in which most workers can earn enough to adequately support their families or we build
a government with the wherewithal to subsidize the existence of a lower class that can’t survive on its own. It did so by putting pressure not only on the building maintenance
contractors but also on the building
owners who hired them, often resorting to bare-knuckle tactics. Much is being made of this notion of Austerity. really do. MORE >>
BUILDERS COUNSEL [Building Maintenance] More Court Interpretation of Washington's Lien Removal Statute
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
As part of those talks, Harvey contacted a building maintenance
manager to make sure they had the plumbing drawings. After filing, they returned to the building
at the urging of the maintenance
manager to fix a water temperature problem. Yesterday, I discussed the Lien Removal Statute through a recently published case. In that case, the court failed to justify use of the removal statute. was sent another recent appellate case hours after I published and thought I would share with you all. Bourgette. In New Care Construction, LLC v. The court cited to Hopkins v. MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS [Building Maintenance] Green is Not Just A Color
| MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
Despite the downturn in the market Green Building
sells. but at what cost and is this just another form of luxury build
? That too must be taken into account when looking at green build
, upkeep and replacement value is inherently different and I rarely see that mentioned in any article on the value of green. From Eco Home Magazine they found that homes "certified" green sold faster and at higher rates. The study done by a Certification group - Earth Advantage is highly selective and flawed. But this is what they found. Certifications Green Buidling MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS [Building Maintenance] Jobs or Just McJobs
| FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
The study, commissioned by Wider Opportunities for Women, a nonprofit group, builds
on an analysis the group and some state and local partners have been conducting since 1995 on how much income it takes to meet basic needs without relying on public subsidies. Tara, a medical biller who declined to give her last name, said that she earns $15 an hour, while her husband, who works in building maintenance
, makes $11.50 The recent job report is out and over 200K in jobs were added. These are notoriously low paid and often sans benefits. This is where we are heading. an hour. MORE >>
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