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Green Building Geography Across The United States: Does Governmental Incentives Or Economic Growth Stimulate Construction?, Darren Prum, Tetsuo Kobayashi 2014 SelectedWorks

Green Building Geography Across The United States: Does Governmental Incentives Or Economic Growth Stimulate Construction?, Darren Prum, Tetsuo Kobayashi

Darren A. Prum

As green building activity continues to rise across the country, some state governments decided to create incentives that would motivate developers to voluntarily pursue third party certification for their real estate projects in order to assist in meeting sustainability and environmental goals. Despite the growing number of studies in green buildings, the geography of green buildings and sustainable construction only includes a few studies, which emphasize the lack of green building research from the spatial perspective and their relevance to public policies the lack of green building research from the spatial perspective and their relevance to public policies. This study ...


New Trends In Construction Dispute Resolution In Peru: Implementation Of Dispute Boards, Juan Jonnathan Bravo, Jaime Gray, César Guzmán-Barrón, Rigoberto Zúñiga 2014 SelectedWorks

New Trends In Construction Dispute Resolution In Peru: Implementation Of Dispute Boards, Juan Jonnathan Bravo, Jaime Gray, César Guzmán-Barrón, Rigoberto Zúñiga

Juan Jonnathan Bravo

“...in recent years the Peruvian State has been contracting steadily, with ever larger numbers of infrastructure works that have stimulated the economy and added value to the country. However, the economy is not the only thing to grow with increased construction activ-ity; so too do the problems that arise during execution of contracts..."


Standard Project Alliance Agreements, Chris Slocombe 2014 Bond University

Standard Project Alliance Agreements, Chris Slocombe

Public Infrastructure Bulletin

Alliancing, as a project delivery model, has come a

long way since its beginnings in the North Sea oil &

gas industry, and its subsequent uptake in Australia in

the mid 1990s. Now, almost 20 years after the Wandoo

Alliance, Australia’s first alliance project, alliancing has

created for itself a place in the project delivery model

armoury of most procurers of significant works, both

public and (to a lesser extent) private. Between 2004

and 2009, the total value of alliance projects in the road,

rail and water sectors in New South Wales, Victoria,

Queensland and Western Australia was $32 billion ...


Can We (Anti)Trust Leed?: An Analysis Of The Antitrust Implications For The Green Building Movement, Jessica Alfano 2014 Boston College Law School

Can We (Anti)Trust Leed?: An Analysis Of The Antitrust Implications For The Green Building Movement, Jessica Alfano

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Sustainable construction and energy efficient structures are en vogue, and a “green building movement” has produced buildings all over the country and the world that are constructed from sustainable, energy efficient materials meant to minimize the building’s impact on the environment. A leader in this movement is the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private, non-profit organization that stresses sustainability in all areas of construction. The USGBC’s flagship work is a rating system called Leadership in Environmental Design (LEED) that measures and endorses the sustainability of a building. The success of this movement in general and the ...


A Tale Of Two Codes: The Influence Of Albuquerque And Washington On Green Building, Jeffrey Pike 2014 Boston College Law School

A Tale Of Two Codes: The Influence Of Albuquerque And Washington On Green Building, Jeffrey Pike

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Green building has become an increasingly important piece of the American economy. Two cases from the past five years addressed this burgeoning field: Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute v. City of Albuquerque and Building Industry Association of Washington v. Washington State Building Code Council. As a result of these decisions, legislators would be wise to explicitly evidence their desires when updating or enacting local buildings codes to guard against the potential for severability in the event that the federal Energy Policy and Conservation Act preempts part of the code. So long as they do so, legislators should be able ...


Peruta, The Home-Bound Second Amendment, And Fractal Originalism, Darrell A. H. Miller 2014 Duke Law

Peruta, The Home-Bound Second Amendment, And Fractal Originalism, Darrell A. H. Miller

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Toward A Jurisprudence Of The Civil Rights Acts, Robin West 2014 Georgetown University Law Center

Toward A Jurisprudence Of The Civil Rights Acts, Robin West

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

What is the nature of the “rights,” jurisprudentially, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act legally prescribed? And, more generally, what is a “civil right”? Today, lawyers tend to think of civil rights and particularly those that originated in the 1964 Act, as antidiscrimination rights: our “civil rights,” on this understanding, are our rights not to be discriminated against, by employers, schools, landlords, property vendors, hoteliers, restaurant owners, and providers of public transportation, no less than by states and state actors, on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality or disability. Contemporary civil rights scholarship overwhelmingly reflects the same conception ...


Liabilities For Design Defects In A Collaborative, Integrated, Digital Age, Juan Jonnathan Bravo, Jaime Gray 2013 SelectedWorks

Liabilities For Design Defects In A Collaborative, Integrated, Digital Age, Juan Jonnathan Bravo, Jaime Gray

Juan Jonnathan Bravo

The purpose of this article is to address the new challenges concerning liabilities arising from errors or defects in construction projects that employ new design methods and techniques such as BIM and new collaborative project delivery systems. Following an examination of some relevant legal issues, with particular emphasis on the Peruvian Civil Code, the authors propose that parties should clearly establish in their agreements the scope of work or services and the liability each of them should bear.


Presentation: Luke Beck, Under The Commonwealth: The Royal Succession And The Religious Tests Clause Of The Australian Constitution, After Williams Colloquium (University Of Southern Queensland Oct. 4, 2013), Citing Teachout-Tillman Exchange And Tillman's Interpreting Precise Constitutional Text, Seth Barrett Tillman 2013 SelectedWorks

Presentation: Luke Beck, Under The Commonwealth: The Royal Succession And The Religious Tests Clause Of The Australian Constitution, After Williams Colloquium (University Of Southern Queensland Oct. 4, 2013), Citing Teachout-Tillman Exchange And Tillman's Interpreting Precise Constitutional Text, Seth Barrett Tillman

Seth Barrett Tillman

Extract from Luke Beck, Presentation, Under the Commonwealth: The Royal Succession and the Religious Tests Clause of the Australian Constitution, After Williams [v Cwlth] Colloquium (University of Southern Queensland Oct. 4, 2013) (on file with author), citing Teachout-Tillman Exchange and Tillman's Interpreting Precise Constitutional Text.

[October 17, 2013]


Army Corps Of Engineers, U.S., Bert Chapman 2013 Purdue University

Army Corps Of Engineers, U.S., Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides an overview of how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has influenced historical and contemporary economic, environmental, and political developments in the American West.


Will The Construction Contracts Bill Improve Subcontractor Cash Flow?, Tony Cunningham 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

Will The Construction Contracts Bill Improve Subcontractor Cash Flow?, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

Cash-flow is very important to any construction business and its effective management is a key function of quantity surveyors, particularly those working in the contracting sector. Successful cash-flow management is challenging at the best of times, but takes on a heightened importance in times of economic difficulty. Irish contractors and, in particular, subcontractors are currently experiencing unprecedented financial difficulties in the wake of the banking and property market collapse. In an attempt to alleviate these difficulties and improve cash flow within the Industry, Senator Feargal Quinn introduced The Construction Contracts Bill 2010, (The Bill) in the Seanad. This study investigates ...


Arbitration, Women Arbitrators And Sharia, Mohamed Raffa Dr. 2013 SelectedWorks

Arbitration, Women Arbitrators And Sharia, Mohamed Raffa Dr.

Mohamed Raffa Dr.

So, can the Arbitrator be a woman? Omar, the third Khalipha in Islam after Prophet Muhammad, actually appointed a female judge. Today, across the various Muslim countries, there are female judges in almost every Muslim country except in Saudi Arabia. There are about 70 female Iraqi judges, 10 female judges in the UAE, 20 in Egypt female judges and Arbitrators, Nigeria recently appointed the first female Chief Justice in Africa as well as it has one of the largest National Associations of Women Judges; with more in other Muslim Countries including Indonesia and Malaysia.


The Next Green Issue: Considering Property Insurance For The Green Building, Darren A. Prum 2013 SelectedWorks

The Next Green Issue: Considering Property Insurance For The Green Building, Darren A. Prum

Darren A. Prum

As government policies across the country try to encourage more environmentally friendly buildings, the next green issue facing the owners of the completed structure is obtaining the proper insurance coverage to protect their investment. A typical property insurance policy covers the costs to reconstruct or replace property damaged as the result of a casualty, so the Insurance Service Organization and other carriers offer specific green building endorsements in an effort to augment the underlying property policy. However, these buildings maintain unique characteristics, which becomes relevant to the owner and policy underwriter as well as other stakeholders like the holder of ...


Greenbacks For Building Green: Does A Lender For Sustainable Construction Projects Need To Make Adjustments To Its Current Practices?, Darren Prum 2013 SelectedWorks

Greenbacks For Building Green: Does A Lender For Sustainable Construction Projects Need To Make Adjustments To Its Current Practices?, Darren Prum

Darren A. Prum

In the development of real property, the availability of money to secure construction resources becomes an important factor for success. The construction loan plays a central role in providing funds to erect a building on real property, but a lender faces numerous exposures that might result in a loss. In evaluating a project to determine its viability and to uncover any exposure it might present, a lender will conduct an extensive underwriting review process and will use mitigation techniques through the construction loan agreement and disbursement requirements to reduce the perceived risks to an acceptable business level, for those developments ...


The Riai Standard Form Of Contract 2012 Edition: A Review, Tony Cunningham 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Riai Standard Form Of Contract 2012 Edition: A Review, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

The RIAI ‘yellow’ and ‘blue’ Forms of Contracts have been recently amended and published as the 2012 edition. The yellow form where quantities form part of the contract is identical to the 2011 edition and has been republished as the 2012 edition. The 2011 version superseded the 2002 version. This paper reviews and synopsises the provisions of the 2012 RIAI ‘yellow’ form of contract and identifies the principle changes to the 2002 edition.


Las Voces Opacadas, Los Gritos No Escuchados: La Errónea Concepción Sobre La Represión De La Publicidad Sexista En La Normativa Peruana, Javier André Murillo Chávez 2013 SelectedWorks

Las Voces Opacadas, Los Gritos No Escuchados: La Errónea Concepción Sobre La Represión De La Publicidad Sexista En La Normativa Peruana, Javier André Murillo Chávez

Javier André Murillo Chávez

No abstract provided.


No Small Feat: Who Won The Health Care Case (And Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss The Boat)?, Randy E. Barnett 2013 Georgetown University Law Center

No Small Feat: Who Won The Health Care Case (And Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss The Boat)?, Randy E. Barnett

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this essay, prepared as the basis for the 2013 Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, I describe five aspects of the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius that are sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. (1) The Court held that imposing economic mandates on the people was unconstitutional under the Commerce and Necessary and Proper Clauses; (2) Whether viewed from a formalist or realist perspective, Chief Justice Roberts’ reasoning was the holding in the case; (3) The Court did not uphold the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate under ...


Injunctions Against The Opening Of Gas Storage Facilities, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther 2012 SelectedWorks

Injunctions Against The Opening Of Gas Storage Facilities, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

A recent decision from the Mexican Supreme Court, clarified the issued as to whether State Courts may issued injunctions against the opening of gas storage facilities related to the gas pipelines for the distribution of natural gas.


Interdictos En Contra De Contruccion De Ductos De Distribucion De Gas Natural., Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther 2012 SelectedWorks

Interdictos En Contra De Contruccion De Ductos De Distribucion De Gas Natural., Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

Se analiza la más reciente jurisprudencia de la SCJN, referente a los interdictos en contra de construcción de ductos para la distribución de gas natural.


Encontrar Las Diferencias: Ley De Contrataciones Del Estado Y Ley De App's, Jonnathan Bravo, Rodolfo Miranda 2012 SelectedWorks

Encontrar Las Diferencias: Ley De Contrataciones Del Estado Y Ley De App's, Jonnathan Bravo, Rodolfo Miranda

Juan Jonnathan Bravo

No abstract provided.


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