Evaluating Construction Trends From 2023 and Forecasting For 2024

Jason Feld and Dominic Donato | Kahana Feld As we begin 2024, it is informative to evaluate what transpired in 2023 in the construction industry, and especially the use of construction technology. 2023 ushered in a variety of newly implemented construction technologies including 3D printed entire houses, improved wearables that detect all aspects of the… Continue reading Evaluating Construction Trends From 2023 and Forecasting For 2024

Embracing Generative Risk Mitigation in Construction

Georgia Stillwell | Construction Executive Project delays have long plagued the construction industry, with risk often identified as the primary culprit. However, finding effective solutions to mitigate risk on complex projects has remained daunting. Traditional methods for simulating risk primarily focus on extending project timelines, overlooking the diverse range of opportunities available for risk mitigation.… Continue reading Embracing Generative Risk Mitigation in Construction

Acceleration of Construction Projects

Franco Mastrandrea | HKA Acceleration is increasingly on the agenda for construction projects. Its use for decades in the U.S in the form of constructive acceleration appears to continue unabated, and there is some evidence that the concept may be sought to be applied more broadly in other jurisdictions. Acceleration can be achieved in a… Continue reading Acceleration of Construction Projects

Déjà Vu for Federal Contractors with Salary History Ban?

Patrick R. Quigley, Aron C. Beezley and Anne R. Yuengert | BuildSmart On January 30, 2024, the Biden administration proposed a rule (the Salary Rule) that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to “prohibit contractors and subcontractors from seeking and considering information about a job applicant’s compensation history when making employment decisions for certain positions.” The… Continue reading Déjà Vu for Federal Contractors with Salary History Ban?

Subcontractors’ COVID-19-Related Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

Aron C. Beezley and Charles F. Blanchard | BuildSmart In the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) appeal of McCarthy HITT – Next NGA West JV, ASBCA No. 63571, 2023 WL 9179193 (Dec. 20, 2023), a contractor brought suit for a collection of COVID-19-related claims on behalf of three of its subcontractors. The government moved… Continue reading Subcontractors’ COVID-19-Related Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

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