“Contractors in court over construction of Groton-Dunstable High School”: Construction on the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School in Groton, Massachusetts, is almost complete, but courtroom battles between contractors who worked on the $35 million job have seemingly just begun. Subcontractor Barlite Construction, of Smithfield, Rhode Island, recently sued contractors Littleton Environmental Services, surety United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, and C.R. Klewin Northeast, of Norwich, Connecticut, for $38,000 in uncompensated work, according to court documents.
“Group taking aim at abortion clinic’s planning contractor”: Following up on letters reminding local construction interests that it can be unprofitable to work on abortion clinics, a Houston pro-life group has posted on its Web site the name of an architectural firm advising Planned Parenthood about expanding its facilities. But an executive of Gensler Architecture, Design and Planning Worldwide issued a statement Tuesday saying information posted on the Houston Coalition for Life’s Web site was “misleading and incorrect.” Gensler’s current contract for programming services to help Planned Parenthood assess future needs expires September 29, but Gensler hasn’t said if it will absolutely refuse to do further work for Planned Parenthood if requested.
“Ballpark cost hit by steel prices; Whataburger Field will cost city at least $1.5 million more”: The Great Game and future home of the Corpus Christi Hooks are not immune from rising steel prices. This concerns a minor-league baseball park being built in Corpus Christi, Texas.
“Two construction workers killed in sewer main”: In Cordova, Tennessee yesterday afternoon, Shelby County authorities say two sewer construction workers have died after being overcome by fumes deep inside a main. The sheriff’s department didn’t immediately identify the victims or the contractor they worked for. A department spokesman said the men lived in West Tennessee towns.