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22Jan, 2020

Scheduling on Construction Projects

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Delay Damages|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The schedule on construction projects is often as important as the budget.  So, when I read an article that identifies significant problems with a project, but specifically notes that the general contractor says that the problems will not create any delays, I often wonder if the parties are being realistic.  [...]

15Jan, 2020

Construction Contract Basics—Scope of Work

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law, Scope of Work|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This year, every other blog post will address common construction contract clauses. My hope is that my readers will either find the content a good refresher or provide a new understanding of common construction clauses.  Today, I’ll address the Scope of Work provision. Some contractors and construction attorneys would argue [...]

7Jan, 2020

Terminated for Convenience—Now What?

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Termination|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Congratulations, you have just been awarded a big contract.  You have beaten out your competition and this project will show case your company’s talents and dedication to the industry.  You have mobilized your crew and you are ready to get to work.  Then you get the notice from the owner [...]

31Dec, 2019

The Vagaries of Litigation

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Litigation, Nebraska Construction Law|Tags: , |0 Comments

Over the past few years, I’ve posted blogs about the Seattle Viaduct project and the problems Bertha, the tunnel-boring machine, ran into on the project.  Not surprisingly, the parties sued each other.  And, Big Bertha’s problems continued into the courtroom. As some of you may recall, Big Bertha was launched [...]

17Dec, 2019

OSHA Inspections Continue to Rise

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Nebraska Construction Law, OSHA|Tags: |0 Comments

Earlier this month, OSHA released its final statistics for 2019 and they show a significant increase in the number of inspections.  But, OSHA also provided a record number of compliance training opportunities for employers. OSHA Inspections This past year, OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical [...]

10Dec, 2019

What is a “Waiver of Subrogation” in Construction Contracts?

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law, Subrogation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waiver of Subrogation clauses are contained in nearly every form construction contract.  Contractors sign them as a matter of course, but how often do you actually consider what it means to waive subrogation?  In this blog, we’ll discuss what subrogation is and why it’s usually a good idea to waive [...]

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