Saving troubled projects using TRI™

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2016 9:57:08 AM / by Mark McGivern, CSI, Aff. M. ASCE

You receive the call over a weekend. Your company’s chief financial officer says that she needs your help to assess the causes of excessive cost-overruns and delays occurring right now on your project in Florida.

The project was to be the crown jewel of the company’s portfolio: a mixed-use retail-office-residential property, two hotels, and the company’s new corporate offices near the dense, urban landscape of a thriving Central Florida city. The contract between the Owner and Contractor was fixed price, with a liquidated damages clause of $15,000.00 per day. The Project budget is $200 million and Opening Day is to occur in six months, in time for the grand opening scheduled for Thanksgiving Day weekend. You have a troubled project!

Now what? The CCA Group triages the project and creates a recovery plan. 

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Liability Limitations on the Construction Manager's Role

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2016 2:05:45 PM / by John Manning

When considering the use of a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), it is critical that an owner understands the limitations of liability that a CMAR has in regards to their design review services. As PretiFlaherty reported on September 3rd, the Massachusetts Supreme Court recently clarified the construction manager’s role.

"In Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane Building Company, the Court held that a construction manager who performed preconstruction services to assist in the development of plans and specifications did not waive the owner’s implied warranty as to the sufficiency of the plans and specifications."

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