May 27, 2014 Boston Society of Architects // BIM Roundtable  featured a talk by Construction Management project teams from Skanska and Consigli  who implemented a modularized MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)  system on a biopharma project for Novartis in Cambridge.   The system, ringing each floor supplied utilities in predetermined pathways. The HVAC ductwork, plumbing pipe… Read More


Construction teams are positioned on the frontier -leading the change in the way work gets done.  A capable Project Counsel can create the setting. Presaging changes coming to construction, Bill Drayton the founder of Ashoka gave a Stanford Business School podcast Here is my summary of his talk. On a team, there is not one person… Read More


P3’s and Beyond – the Next Decade of Construction Projects Report by Chuck Cobb on ABA Construction Industry Forum September 2013 Meeting Construction lawyers from around the US gathered for the ABA Construction industry forum’s meeting with presentations about P3’s or Public Private Partnerships.  Public owners are looking to ways to finance projects in an… Read More


A recent Vermont case found a Condominium Association in Stow trying to sue a builder for water infiltration and expenses for repair and remediation of the condos.  The builder, Engelberth Construction had its contract with the developer.  The builder got let out of the case because it had no contract with the Condo Association. The… Read More