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Project Delivery - Featured Headline
As Long-Delayed Maryland Transit Hub Finishes, Project Litigation Starts
Owners and contractors now are enmeshed in a $166-million, 25-count lawsuit over allegations of design and project management flaws.

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A Hospital Job Dispute Reaches Fever Pitch
Do Turner Construction’s problems with Santa Clara County’s hospital expansion reflect risks associated with combination “design-build” and “design-assist” services?


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10/07/15 VA Receives Funds From Congress, But Loses Oversight Power

Congress' Sept. 30 approval of an additional $625 million to complete the bloated Veterans Affairs hospital project in Aurora, Colo., also came with a big stick: The VA must relinquish management-preferably to the Army Corps of Engineers-of all construction projects over $100 million.
09/03/15 India, Emirates Set Up $75-Billion Infrastructure Fund

An August meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan formalized the pact.
07/31/15 New Orleans Stops, Abruptly Resumes $145-Million Prison Project

The opening of New Orleans’ $145-million prison has been delayed multiple times, most recently due to an order from Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration to halt construction.
07/15/15 Construction Week: Developer Seeks Back Pay on Bahamas Resort; Builders' Software Use Survey

NISB modular survey underway and fallout continues from the bankrupt Baha Mar project.
07/10/15 Five Minutes with Jerry Brodsky on the Rio Olympics

Peckar & Abramson’s American Practice Group leader explains the dispute review boards set up for temporary structures at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
06/30/15 Google Will Adapt TVA Coal Plant Site for $600-Million Data Center

Technology firm will seek to use renewable energy sources to power its planned center in northern Alabama.
06/30/15 Rebirth Proceeds for Shuttered Baltimore Steelmaking Complex

Parsons Brinckerhoff is hired to create a master plan for industrial redevelopment of the 3,100-acre Sparrows Point site.
06/22/15 Apple Switching Contractor at Cupertino Headquarters Site

A Skanska-DPR joint venture is leaving its role as general contractor of Apple’s ring-shaped corporate headquarters under construction in Cupertino, Calif.
06/10/15 Integrated Project Delivery Can Work Well But Is Still No Utopia

IPD veterans are still hammering out the kinks in sharing risk and reward among designers and contractors
06/05/15 China Inks Silk Road Deals With Brazil, Russia and India

Leaders in BRIC laying Silk Road making moves to pave Silk Road.
06/01/15 Pankow Foundation Releases Free Owner's Guide for Maximizing Integrated Building Teams

Team integration and group cohesion, which increase building project success, are possible under various contracting scenarios, says guide
05/20/15 UK Infrastructure Projects To Have One-Stop Procurement Approach

Newest 'framework' award to Balfour Beatty allows direct contracting on projects without separate bidding each time.
05/18/15 UK Pushes Owner-Contractor Alliances To Finish Billions in Water Infrastructure

Preferred bidding approach shortens construction process for utilities.
05/12/15 Mr. Xi's Grand Silk Road Plan Leaves the Starting Gate

China's leader wants to improve his country's economy with a global infrastructure plan.
04/28/15 China BIM Users Find Business and Project Value, Says Analysis

Chinese architects and contractors say leading advantages are reduced design errors on projects and an enhanced firm image as an industry leader.
04/20/15 VA Seeks $830-Million Shift to Finish Troubled Colorado Hospital

Agency wants to tap account aimed at adding health personnel, building maintenance.
04/15/15 Design and Construction Culture is Biggest Barrier to Extreme Modular, Says NIBS Survey

17% of survey respondents say they have ever used permanent modular construction.
03/31/15 China Fears New Sri Lankan Government Could Alter Port Project in Colombo

Chinese contractor CCCC fears that the Colombo port project will be reopened to international contractors.
03/25/15 Construction Week: Dodge Starts Rise in February; Three Killed in Raleigh Scaffold Collapse

The start of a $3-billion energy project in Texas pumps up the nonresidential starts.
03/24/15 The VA's Aurora Hospital Project: How Did Things Get So Bad?

The department is scrambling to provide answers about the $1.73-billion price tag for its replacement hospital in Colorado.
03/19/15 Work to Restart on Modular Tower in Brooklyn; Dodge Starts Rise

Strong energy sector pushes up market.
03/13/15 VA Averts New Shutdown of Colorado Hospital Project

VA to transfer $43 million to Denver-area project from others in Seattle and Pittsburgh.
03/11/15 Fight Over Building Heights Puts Los Angeles Construction Projects at Risk

Recent legal judgements against developers have fueled community groups to challenge additional projects.
02/26/15 Owners Take Rap for Big Project Fails

Survey says the onus is on owners to prevent engineering errors that lead to a high failure rate of big industrial projects.
02/19/15 Integrated Building Teams Are Good for Projects, Study Says

Team integration is a better predictor of a building project’s success than any contracting method.
02/19/15 Which Project Delivery System Yields the Best Results?

New industry research shows that no single system offers a magic bullet, but integrated project delivery shows promise.
02/18/15 For $520M Convention Center Redo, Miami Beach Opts for 'Plan B'

After short-listed contractors dropped out of bidding for a design-build RFP, the city of Miami Beach is planning to re-bid the $520-million project as a construction manager-at-risk contract.
02/11/15 Apple Repurposes Arizona Plant Left by Failed Supplier

Buildings trades set to go in again and fit out a structure whose previous uses included photovoltaic panel file and specialized glass.
02/11/15 Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Up 5.8% for the Year; Rising Costs at Plant Vogtle

Dodge Momentum Index posts year-over-year gain, while delays could add $700 million to Plant Vogtle nuke project.
01/28/15 Construction Week: Dodge Starts End 2014 With a 7% Annual Increase

Construction starts totaled $575.3 billion in 2014, a 7% increase over the previous year, says Dodge Data & Analytics.
01/28/15 VA May Cede Lead Role in Hospital Construction Program

VA opens way to consider shifting major hospital construction to Corps of Engineers.
01/21/15 Arizona State Drops Plan for USA Basketball HQ

The deal fell through after the development team missed a series of closing deadlines.
01/19/15 Questions Remain Over Missing Redesign of VA Hospital

Why was a costly federal project never redesigned to meet its original estimated cost to complete?
01/14/15 Panama Canal Contractor Is Buoyed by Favorable Claims Ruling

But canal owner ACP disagrees with the dispute panel’s assertions and may appeal to Miami-based board by Jan. 27
01/13/15 AECOM-Led Team Is Out as UK Nuke-Site Cleanup Contractor

British government will retake huge site's control, citing technical challenges and slow progress.
12/23/14 Searching for a Better Way to Build Big Veterans' Hospitals

The VA’s foray into collaborative style building backfired, but should Congress strip it of major hospital construction?
12/22/14 Substantial Payouts End Harmon Hotel Legal Battle in Las Vegas

MGM Resorts will pay contractor Tutor Perini $153 million, a projected year-long trial will not happen, and the unfinished structure will be demolished.
12/11/14 Federal Ruling Halts Construction of Massive VA Hospital near Denver

Ruling says veterans' agency design is not buildable for Kiewit-Turner joint venture and contract is breached; shutdown threatens 1,400 jobs.
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