Ohio architect Karlsberger Inc. will pursue a claim for $1.3 million in unpaid fees on a $1-billion hospital project at Ohio State University, Columbus, despite a Dec. 6 ruling by a state claims court judge that dismissed the firm’s suit against the school. Karlsberger, also in Columbus, seeks compensation for work completed after the university terminated its contract on the one-million-sq-ft Project ONE cancer care and medical center. The firm was replaced in its role on the project by HOK, the job’s master planner. Sandra J. Dickinson, Karlsberger’s corporate secretary and in-house counsel, says the claim for fees “was not
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.