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Friday, June 18, 2010 01:42 am


Specifications - Change Orders

Appeal of: Skanska US Building, Inc., ASBCA No. 56339 (March 10, 2010)

A construction contract lacked specifics on wall height, but a contractor may have to bear the $18 million cost to correct walls it built too short to comply with requirements of a crime lab.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) hired Skanska US Building, Inc. (Skanska) to build an 88,000 square foot forensic laboratory in Georgia for $28 million.

The project specifications required Skanska to extend partitions from the floor up to either the underside of the solid structure above or, in certain cases, the underside of the suspended ceiling. The partition heights became a problem when the Corps issued a modification request that identified walls in 19 [...]

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