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16May, 2019

Never Underestimate the Importance of Contract Language

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A recent article in ENR described the setbacks associated with a public rail project.  There are problems with the schedule, concrete quality, including precast girders , panels and rail ties, and allegations of fraud.  In a nutshell--a mess.  But, I wonder if there are contract provisions that address these problems.  [...]

14May, 2019

Getting Paid is Important and the Prompt Pay Act Can Help

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Prompt Pay Act|Tags: |0 Comments

As this year’s construction projects are in full swing, it’s a good time to review your rights to payment.  Since 2014, the Prompt Pay Act has been a tremendous resource for contractors to recover retainage and interest from upstream contractors and owners for failing to timely pay on a project.  [...]

9May, 2019

So, You’ve Been Sued, Now What?  Tender–Quickly.

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Insurance coverage|0 Comments

If you or your construction company have ever been sued, you know it can be a stressful time.  You have deadlines, you have subcontractors clamoring to get paid or defended, and it’s a generally awful situation.  But, keep your mind on the prize--to make sure you have insurance coverage that [...]

7May, 2019

Construction Material Costs are Rising–Are You Protected?

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Escalation Clause|0 Comments

Construction material costs are rising, at least that’s what AGC, ABC, ACEC, ENR and the government are saying.  So, let’s assume that its true—construction material costs are rising.  What can you, as a general contractor or subcontractor do about it? Not surprisingly, it all comes down to your contract [...]

2May, 2019

The Importance of Confidentiality and Non-Solicitation Agreements

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Confidentiality, Construction Contractor Advisor, Noncompete|0 Comments

While this is not typically a topic of discussion on this construction blog, two recent construction related lawsuits filed in Nebraska highlight the importance of making sure your key employees do not walk away with your projects and employees. We all know the situation.  A long-term, faithful employee gets the [...]

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