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23May, 2019

Construction Litigation—Battles on Many Fronts

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Litigation, Insurance coverage|0 Comments

When you are involved in construction litigation, you have battles on several fronts, including those against subcontractors, owners, insurers and the court.  Shoring up your defenses on each of these fronts is imperative, or you may lose the battle or, worse yet, the war. An opinion out of the Eleventh [...]

21May, 2019

Responsible Contractor Reform–a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Merit Shop|Tags: , |0 Comments

Employers in the construction industry have long known the value of apprentice programs, such as those offered by Associated Builders and Contractors.  But, did you know that having or participating in a qualified apprentice program may become a requirement to bid on government projects?  If organized labor gets it way through [...]

16May, 2019

Never Underestimate the Importance of Contract Language

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

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