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6
Jan
New law bars LEED energy...
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The Defense Department is barred from using any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or Platinum, under a law President Obama signed Dec. 31. Those ratings are the two highest from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program — which the Defense Department and other agencies use to measure

6
Jan
E1680 Standard Test Metho...
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E1680 Standard Test Method for Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Metal Roof Panel Systems has been revised to E1680-11

2
Dec
TIPS Fidelity & Sure...
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TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Members, This is a reminder to register for our upcoming live audio webinar taking place next Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern. Entitled Keys to Managing Green Construction Risks, Liability and Litigation,

28
Nov
George DuBose, VP, Libert...
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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Keys to Managing Green Construction Risks, Liability and Litigation Sponsored By the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee TIPS Audio Webinar December 8, 2011 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Follow this link http://bit.ly/vApxHM for more information and how to register.

15
Nov
C1193 Standard Guide for...
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C1193 Standard Guide for Use of Joint Sealants has been revised to C1193-11a

31
Oct
Taking the Rose-Colored G...
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By Leslie Guevarra Published October 06, 2011 Tags: Building Design, Energy Efficiency, More… There’s a difference between a green revolution and a green party, and many in the sustainability movement have been mistaking the latter for the former. That was one of the key messages that New York Times columnist, author and three-time Pulitzer Prize

28
Oct
E1732 Standard Terminolog...
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E1732 Standard Terminology  Relating to Forensic Science has been Revised to E1732-11

24
Oct
WPL Publishing Co. Announ...
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WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of Construction Claims Advisor and Construction Advisor Today, announces a valuable new interactive webinar: The Hidden Risks of Green Building Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT Presented by: James K. Bidgood, Jr., Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP George H. DuBose Liberty Building Forensics Group FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19
Oct
PERSPECTIVES: Seven Strat...
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This article by Jody Wright of Lockton Cos. provides a good overview of how contractors can mitigate and manage the risk of construction defects. Mr. Wright appropriately brings to the forefront in his STEP FIVE that contractor should avoid new components and technologies. Here is the exact quote:

14
Oct
C1577 Standard Specificat...
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C1577 Standard Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Monolithic Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers Designed According to AASHTO LRFD has been revised to C1577-11

11
Oct
10/11/2011 – George...
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• October 11, 2011, 12:30-1:30 P.M. (EDT)  The National Society of Professional Engineers hosts this teleconference that will provide real solutions for some of the greatest risks that have emerged with the issuance of new green codes.

5
Oct
7 Transformative Leaders...
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Transforming Leadership:  How seven women made their mark on the corporate legal profession.

27
Sep
Portland Invests in Green...
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By Sun Joo Kim | September 26, 2011, 7:25 PM PDT Portland’s city council approved plans for the Oregon Sustainability Center last week. The city and its project partners hope the Center will be the world’s first and tallest mixed-use office building to achieve Living Building status…