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    • CADmep Videos March 3, 2017
      Fist, if you are looking for Autodesk MEP Videos you can find them here CADmep    Playlist of beginner videos   Plumbing with Jeremy 1 Plumbing with Jeremy 2 CADmep Design Line Luciano    NavisWorks NavisWork 101 – Building Your Model NavisWork 101 – The Basic Tools You Will Be Using NavisWorks 101- Clash Detective NavisWorks 101- Navigation 
      Rob W
    • Navigating In NavisWorks Freedom March 3, 2017
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    • Construction Confidence Index April 29, 2014
      Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Confidence Index (CCI) is a diffusion index that reflects the nation’s construction contractors’ perceptions of the business environment over a six-month period, as well as the prospects for commercial and industrial construction spending growth in the months ahead. Source data are collected from ABC me […]
      Rob W
    • Fabrication CADmep Level & Size Blocks April 22, 2014
      Blocks with attribute definitions can be used to create custom Level \ Size Labels: – attributes for Levels for reference to the Top, Centre or Bottom of Objects – attributes for Size for Object Width, Depth & Diameter READ MORE
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    • AutoCAD Super-Duper Click Savers April 15, 2014
      Return on investment on the AutoCAD platform is all about saving picks and clicks and this class is all about exposing the super-secret tools in the AutoCAD platform. The biggest issue is that you don’t know what you are missing from release to release unless someone exposes these little secrets. In this class, we will […]
      Rob W
    • Bluebeam Takeoffs & Estimation February 25, 2014
      Revu includes all of the tools you need to prepare your next bid as much as 70% faster. In this session, you will learn how to useRevu’s built-in measurement tools for takeoffs, save custom measurements in the exclusive Tool Chest™, export measurements to Excel®, and use Custom Columns to add formulas to the built-in worksheet […]
      Rob W
    • Fabrication for MEP: Detailing, Costing, and Fabrication Integration February 21, 2014
      Come and learn about Autodesk® Fabrication software and how the individual systems integrate together to provide more seamless detailing, costing, and fabrication of MEP systems. This class builds on information about design line technology presented in the Go Beyond Design classes. This class will enable you to better understand how this technology, and the […]
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    • TSI Training Class Docs February 21, 2014
      Someone shared these with us a while back Its older info but some of it may help Download docs here 
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    • CADMep 2013 Plumbing with Jeremy February 20, 2014
      We had Jeremy who has been using CADMep train us on how to get started seeing that TSI or Autodesk does not have any documentation how to get started and training from TSI is only available in Texas or on site but it takes forever to get it set up. Part 1 Part  2 Rob […]
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    • Quickly Create a Structural Model with CADmep February 20, 2014
      There are times in the MEP modeling industry that we need to create a structural model and CADmep is a very good tool for this. So let’s take a look at how we can quickly and efficiently build our structural model. (For this example you will need a 2D structural drawing)1. Open your 2D structural […]
      Rob W

Subcontractor “Pass-Through” Claims Still a Matter of Controversy

Subcontractor “pass-through” claims, sponsored by a prime contractor against a public project owner, are both useful and controversial. A pass-through claim results from a claim liquidation agreement between the prime and the sub. The prime agrees to pursue the project owner, at the prime’s expense, for the subcontractor’s increased costs. The prime will pass through the recovery, if any, to the sub. In return, the sub agrees to accept only what the prime is able to recover from the owner and otherwise hold the owner harmless.

Pass-through claims have gained wide acceptance because they promote the settlement of claims and bring all the parties together in a single forum to resolve a dispute arising out of a single set of facts and contract documents. But pass-through claims are not viewed favorably in all circles. They expose public entities to liability to parties that never received a public contract. A recent Tennessee case held that pass-through claims are not allowed in that state . . . read more.

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