Liability & Litigation en The Computer in Engineering: Tool or Time Bomb? <div class="field-byline"> By YIJUN “MELODY” WANG, CannonDesign, Boston, Mass. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Assessing engineers’ liability for failures resulting from computer-related errors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over the last few decades, engineers have become increasingly reliant on computer applications to avoid human error in the performance of complex calculations. Being overly dependent on computer programs may lead to errors itself and expose engineers to tremendous liability, however.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liability & Litigation Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:30:00 +0000 11011 at Rules for Challenging LEED Certifications Changed <div class="field-deck"> Green Building Certification Institute discreetly issues new policy manual </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has changed the way it handles challenges to certifications it issues under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liability & Litigation Mon, 01 Nov 2010 16:00:00 +0000 3485 at Appeal Raises Questions About LEED Certification <div class="field-byline"> By GINA VITIELLO, LEED AP, CHAMBERLAIN HRDLICKA, ATLANTA, GA. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Challenge shows certification requirements are open to subjective interpretation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has handed down its first decision with respect to a third-party challenge to a LEED certification. It involves an appeal of the certification awarded to Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, Wis. Now, we must figure out how the challenge and the USGBC’s response to it impacts the certification and decertification processes moving forward.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Liability & Litigation Archive Sun, 01 Aug 2010 16:00:00 +0000 3718 at