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Building Information Modeling (BIM): Construction Disputes

By Mark T. Sullivan, AIA, NCARB, CDT, CXLT
Expert Overview

This article provides an introduction to the basics of Building Information Modeling (BIM), design and project delivery methods and is a primer to the construction disputes found when utilizing BIM.…

Concrete Reinforcement (Rebar) Impalement Hazards

By Jeffrey A. Tedder, P.E.
Expert Overview

The installation of reinforcing bars for concrete construction, or rebar, is a specialized construction activity that is inherently dangerous not only for the craftsmen engaged in the actual rebar…

The Hazards of Concrete Pumping Operations

By Jeffrey A. Tedder, P.E.
Expert Overview

Concrete pumping operations present a number of typical mishaps that can lead to personal injury. Many of these hazards are associated with the forces and energy exerted by the pump and should be…

Dissecting the Construction Project Schedule

By Catherine Peterman, AIA, NCARB
Expert Overview

A construction project schedule is typically a graphic representation of how a construction project is completed and constructed. For example, a contractor’s bid estimates costs to build the…

Resolving Construction Cost Disputes for Extra Work on Highway Projects

By Michael J. Tuttman, P.E.
Expert Article

Accurately estimating construction costs requires a thorough understanding of project specific criteria, including the scope of work, project plans, applicable specifications, scheduling, project…

Land Development Challenges That Can Lead to Litigation

By C. William Brewer, P.E.
Expert Article

Land development can be described as a process of altering land uses and/or physical conditions of real property. Site Construction, also commonly referred to as “Civil” or…

Construction Drums in Roadway Work Zones

By Kevin V. Gorman, MSCE, P.E., CCM
Expert Article

Drums, cones, tubular markers, vertical panels and barricades are all channelizing devices used on and around roadways during construction, maintenance and utility projects. The Highway Construction…

Investigating Owner-Architect Disputes in the Project Design Phase

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

Architects are tasked with providing a solution to their client’s unique building requirements. This demands an open and transparent interaction between the client and architect, particularly…

Night Work: New York City Highway Construction

By Michael J. Tuttman, P.E.
Expert Article

In this article, Civil Engineer, Highway & Bridge Engineering Expert, Michael Tuttman, P.E. discusses the unique challenges involved in performing construction projects in a busy metropolitan…

Construction Claims & Disputes

By Michael J. Tuttman, P.E.
Expert Article

In this article, Civil Engineer and construction expert Michael J. Tuttman explores how the essential questions of “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How” are as important for construction…

Construction Administration and the Submittal Process

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

This article discusses the purpose and importance of the submittal process. The construction experts at Robson Forensic are frequently retained to provide expert witness investigations relevant to a…

Transitions in Construction Claims

By William E. J. Martin, AIA, NCARB
Expert Article

In this article, architect and construction expert, Will Martin discusses the role of “transitions” in the investigation of construction claims. Will explains how shortcomings at the…

Architect Error and Omission Change Orders

By Catherine Peterman, AIA, NCARB
Expert Article

In this article, experts from the architectural practice at Robson Forensic provide an overview of error and omissions change orders. The discussion includes an explanation of change orders, the…

Document Authentication in Construction Disputes

By Mark Songer, M.S.F.S.
Expert Article

In this article, Forensic Document Examiner, Mark Songer discusses the role of document examiners within the context of construction disputes. The article highlights examples of “cut and…

Building Enclosure Defects

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

This article provides an introductory lesson on building enclosures, including the components of the enclosure, common defects, and how forensic experts investigate these issues. Building Enclosure…

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