Comprehensive standards for elements of Building Information Modeling were recently updated and published at http://www.nationalbimstandard.org/.  They propose a plan for everyone to agree on transmitting, preserving and updating information and a dictionary of nouns and adjectives for building elements. Even as participants unify on standards for terminology and BIM uses, a problem remains with contracts… Read More


Subcontractors can bring claims after their work is done in Massachusetts. Alert contractors will have a 30 day window to give a good response in writing.  Proper documentation of problems is more important than ever.… Read More


More and more states have passed laws prohibiting agreements that require someone to answer a claim entirely caused by the person seeking reimbursement or indemnity. It has been standard in construction to push risks onto other parties who then get insurance for those exposures. The new laws prohibiting these formerly common provisions, have created uncertainty… Read More