Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks | 2018-03-18 | ENR

Each day brings another detail about how what was intended to be a charming, $14-million pedestrian bridge at Florida International University near Miami took only seconds to become a national tragedy. The partly completed structure’s sudden, catastrophic collapse at 1:47 p.m. on March 15 killed five motorists and one project worker. Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of … Continue reading Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks | 2018-03-18 | ENR

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Evidence of Prior Construction Defects is Admissible for purposes of a Punitive Award in South Carolina

With all the hype surrounding the Crossman decisions, it can be easy to miss other important opinions published by the courts in South Carolina. Recently, the South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld a punitive damage award challenged on the basis that evidence of similar defects at other projects developed, constructed, and sold by defendant Heritage … Continue reading Evidence of Prior Construction Defects is Admissible for purposes of a Punitive Award in South Carolina