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Archive for May, 2011

Non-conforming shop drawings create trouble for everyone

Posted by Rob W on May 24, 2011

Non-conforming shop drawings create trouble for everyone – from prime contractors to subcontractors … architects to engineers … and EVERYONE in between. But, you CAN minimize your exposure – IF you know your way around shop drawing submittal and review….

To help you stay in control, , and out of trouble, two construction experts — attorney Hugh Anderson and engineer Jim Brown — have teamed up to help you steer your operations clear of any controversy. This 90-minute interactive program will provide you with important information concerning the contractual requirements regarding the submission and review of shop drawings including the obligations and rights of the parties, and will help you avoid the potentially devastating claims that can often arise over shop drawings.

This course will also explore:

  • Benefits and disadvantages of recognizing shop drawings as contract documents
  • Tips to improve practices and procedures relative to shop drawing preparation and review
  • Shop Drawings in Standard Contract Documents
  • What shop drawings should AND SHOULD NOT show
  • How shop drawings are reviewed by architects, engineers AND contractors
  • Claims arising from the shop drawing review process and techniques for minimizing
    your exposure to possible claims
  • Evolving issues, how Design/Build delivery and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    affect the shop drawing process
  • Recent cases concerning contractual disputes and liability resulting from problems
    originating from the shop drawing process

Register or find out more info here


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FTP and Sharepoint are obsolete – Balfour Beatty Construction

Posted by Rob W on May 12, 2011

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Creating Parallel Conduit Runs — AutoCAD MEP 2011

Posted by Rob W on May 9, 2011

Use a single conduit as a guide to create a parallel conduit run required for electrical systems. Create conduit routing preferences to satisfy unique conditions for different industry standards.

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Webinar: Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Field Examples

Posted by Rob W on May 3, 2011

Thursday on Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Field Examples & Case Studies. This seminar is approved for 1 PDH credit hour for Texas Professional Engineers.
Please see this weeks’ Product of the Week on adjustable pipe saddle supports designed for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation project in Florida.
PT&P designed adjustable pipe saddle supports fabricated from A240 Gr 304 stainless steel, for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation Project in Florida. The pipe saddles are stanchion type supports designed for 10″ and 16″ pipe sizes, and can be vertically adjusted +/- 3″ by turning the middle section of the seamless pipe.
sign up for the Webinar this Thursday at 10 am, or would you prefer 2 pm?

If you miss this they normally archive their webinars just search their site

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