A Chat with Casey Blake, Project Superintendent at BNBuilders

Establishing, maintaining successful working relationships on the jobsite By Chris Maday Schmidt Casey Blake is a project superintendent with BNBuilders and 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Much of Blake’s experience has been in the construction of large corporate headquarters, life science, healthcare, education and commercial construction projects. He has extensive experience with contract negotiations, estimating, building codes and regulations, materials purchasing and site management. Join Construction Superintendent as Blake shares what’s new in the industry, key takeaways about Lean and green and the attributes that make up a quality super. (Q) What is the biggest difference you … Read more

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Avoiding, Mitigating Contract Disputes with Awareness on the Jobsite

Spotting, addressing red flags that lead to construction disputes By Roy Cooper A new global study notes an emerging trend: When superintendents recognize and address certain red flags, they can avoid or mitigate the costs of construction disputes. Best practices in daily management, from monitoring time and record keeping, to hiring and selecting the right workers, to mediating conflict, support the critical role superintendents play in reducing the harm caused by disputes. The report, published by Arcadis, finds human factors are driving disputes. The patterns from previous years’ reports are similar, indicating that while the industry has developed better contracts, … Read more

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Skanska to Expand Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden

Skanska has signed a contract with Locum to rebuild and expand Saint Görans Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The contract is worth about SEK 1.3 billion (USD $153 million). The project includes rebuilding the existing hospital buildings and two completely new buildings that will contain facilities for care and treatment, delivery and reception. The preliminary size is about 29,000 square meters (approximately 312,100 square feet) of new construction and about 5,000 square meters (approximately 53,800 square feet) of conversion. The refurbished and new buildings will increase the capacity with about 6,000 visits, which corresponds to an extension of 62 ward units, … Read more

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World’s Longest Cross-Sea Bridge Nears Completion

BEIJING, China – Construction on the main portion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’s The Cross Harbor Tunnel has been completed. It is the world’s longest, deepest-buried tunnel in the seabed, and the most comprehensive, technically difficult immersed tube tunnel. The bridge will have a traffic permit at the end of 2017. After an official ceremony, reporters, along with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge builder, traveled the tunnel in a battery car. Along the open-air tunnel, the battery car traveled up to 15 km per hour, from west of the artificial island entrance to the east of the island exit, about 20 minutes. … Read more

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