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Sound Construction

USING FLOOR-TO-CEILING WALLS AND SOUND MASKING BY NIKLAS MOELLER K.R. MOELLER & ASSOCIATES LTD. Closed offices and meeting rooms are built with the intention of providing occupants with both visual and acoustic privacy. While the first goal can easily be achieved, the latter often proves more challenging. Some argue that this failure indicates poor design or construction. However, this position ...

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Relying on the CGL Policy to Protect You from Professional Risk is a Recipe for Disaster

BY KEVIN KING AND GREGORY PODOLAK The complex world of construction risk transfer is a hotbed of emerging and evolving issues, with critical issues constantly being shaped by case law and the practical realities of day-to-day business transactions. Among the numerous issues that we see, there’s been a noticeable increase in discussion about the need for professional liability insurance and ...

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How to Cut Construction Company Financial Reporting Compliance Costs with New GAAP Exceptions

BY CORY BENNETT BENNETT THRASHER LLP As construction companies deal with rising labor and material costs, many are looking at other areas of their business to keep costs in check. Fortunately, financial reporting is becoming less complex and costly for small, private businesses in construction and other industries. For many years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), which sets accounting ...

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Managing Design Changes from the Field with Confidence

BY DAN CONERY NEWFORMA At nearly every jobsite, interim design changes are behind many project delivery inefficiencies. Typically, after receiving a change document from an architect, a field engineer or project manager will manually mark up the official full-size set of paper drawings maintained in the job trailer. The affected section of each drawing is highlighted and cross-referenced to the ...

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Job Fulfillment is the Key to Retention

BY CHARLIE KIMMEL Employers worry about losing their best employees to higher bidders, but there are ways to fight back that don’t involve over-paying. You can stay competitive by discovering what your employees really want from their jobs and delivering on the intangibles. Employee retention continues to be a concern for many industries. Only 29 percent of American employees say ...

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Plan the Work, Then Work the Plan

COMMITMENT TO PROJECT EXCELLENCE LANDS GRUNLEY AN ALLIANT BUILD AMERICA AWARD By Katie Kuehner-Hebert The feat of transforming part of an historic hospital more than a century old into the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — ahead of schedule and under budget — has earned the St. Elizabeths Adaptive Reuse Phase 1B Project in Washington, D.C. ...

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