Mitigating construction claims: Part three

Construction claims are becoming increasingly prevalent and expensive, and many are delay- or impact-related. This article, the third in a four-part series, delves into how the project manager can reduce claims by mitigating delays and monitoring project risk.
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Understanding the code evaluation process

To be approved for use in building construction, products need to be tested and evaluated to the requirements of building codes by appropriate third-party entities. In the rapidly evolving market for building materials, a manufacturer’s ability to demonstrate its products are code-compliant is critical to gaining approval for use...
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No time to waste

Construction—especially demolition operations—can generate an enormous amount of waste. However, up to 80 percent of this waste may be diverted from landfills with a thorough construction waste management plan. As a result, this step is now a requirement of many municipalities and sustainable design standards.
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Specifying HVAC equipment in critical environments

Cleanrooms present unique design challenges because they must meet specific requirements that go beyond what is encountered in a typical commercial space. When specifying HVAC equipment in a critical environment such as a cleanroom, engineers must consider the key issues of air filtration, humidity control, and pressurization.
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