8 Colormeter > Cooke Corp.’s cal-COLOR II calibrated precision colormeter provides measurements of
illuminance, correlated color temperature, and chomaticity and coordinates of a variety of light sources and
display areas. It uses filtered Si-PIN photodiodes.
turbed. The Consensus Documents are
different and require “immediate written
notice.” Depending on the circumstances,
“prompt” or “immediate” might be measured in hours, not days.
Partial releases of lien
9 Wind turbine and luminaire > Poleco’s viVentos Series systems use a wind turbine and
generator to convert kinetic wind energy into electricity. Systems can be engineered with either vertical-axis or horizontal-axis wind turbines depending on the user’s aesthetic, performance needs and budget
requirements. It has LRL Satellite Series LED fixture with output up to 7,900 lumens, is Dark-Sky Association-compliant and has deep-cycle VRLA Gel or AGM batteries.
Shop drawing approvals
In one contract, the architect was
required to act on the contractor’s submittals within 10 days of receipt. On the
surface, this time period may seem reasonable. However, if the architect took 10
days for every shop drawing submittal,
the job would be delayed.
I have discussed lien releases in other
articles. My purpose here is to note
that waiver and release language in
these partial lien-release forms may
waive any claims you have for a time
extension as well as for extra money.
Appropriate language should be added,
as an exception to each release, for any
pending time-extension requests or for
liquidated damages if that is the remedy
in the contract. The contractor’s primary defense to these claims is that he
had asked for time extensions. Given the
multiplicity of clauses in many contracts
affecting time and timing, an after-the-fact schedule analysis showing time
impacts may not overcome your lack of
“notice” under the appropriate clause.
10 soft Ware app > Bluebeam’s Revu iPad app enables business professionals to digitally access and redline
PDFs on the go with customizable markups, including photos taken with an iPad camera, save custom
markups in the Tool Chest for future reuse, track comments in the integrated Markups list, collaborate with
others in the cloud using the included Bluebeam Studio feature or retrieve and sync files through Dropbox,
Box and WebDAV.
First defense to an
owner’s delay damages
Certainly, it makes sense to put a
not-to-exceed limit on approval time in
your contract, but consider adding, “or
such lesser time as needed to support
the schedule.” Any delays in approvals
should cause you to send a delay notice
within the time required by contract.
If a contractor is late completing and has
no contractual excuses, he is in breach
of contract and liable to the owner for
actual costs relating to the delay, or for
You might think that the owner is as
aware of delay events as you are, but he
or she may not be. Keep in mind that,
even if the owner knew of the delays—or
had reason to know—it may not matter if
you did not give timely notice of the rea-
sons for the delay. Timely notice may also
keep your relationship with the owner
on a positive, businesslike foundation.
11 ConneCtor > Klein Tools’ Universal BNC compression connector—RG6/6Q has patented universal sleeve
technology and viewing windows in sleeve aid in proper seating. It fits most major brands of RG6 and RG6
quad shield cables and multishield and plenum cables. It is constructed of
solid brass with dark nickel plating. The “open sleeve” design easily
fits on all diameter variations within a cable series. It even fits multishield and plenum cables, which can be difficult to terminate.
I T TIG, of Ittig & Ittig, P.C., in Washington, D.C., specializes in construction law. He can be
contacted at 202.387.5508, firstname.lastname@example.org and www.ittig-ittig.com.
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