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Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 28

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411
    Once again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice.  This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting…
  • Jul 24

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction…
  • Jul 20

    Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

    Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing
    It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia…
Rank this Week: 366

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 637

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 615

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 671

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
Rank this Week: 930

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jul 12

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?

    Review Of Arbitral Awards: Where Is Sattva Taking Us?
    The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Creston Moly Corp. v. Sattva Capital Corp., 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) is a seminal decision in the review of arbitral awards. That decision apparently set a wide net of protection around…
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
  • Jun 14

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Generally speaking, damages for a non-financial loss are not awarded for the breach of a business contract. That is because those sorts of damages are not foreseeable. The breach of a business contract may give rise to anxiety and distress,…
Rank this Week: 847

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 879

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jul 23

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco

    Presidio Parkway Opens in San Francisco
    The long-awaited Presidio Parkway opened for the first time to Bay Area motorists on July 12th, ahead of schedule and to local and national praises. The $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway replaces Doyle Drive – an outdated and seismically…
  • Jul 21

    Toll Road Use on the Rise

    Toll Road Use on the Rise
    Drivers in the U.S. are seeing the benefits of toll roads, according to a new report published by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).   The 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States (June 30, 2015),…
  • Jul 17

    Procurement Issues: One-on-One Meeting Procedure

    Procurement Issues: One-on-One Meeting Procedure
    Experience with innovative procurements indicates that holding one-on-one meetings with proposers is beneficial whenever selection is based on a “best value” evaluation of competitive proposals—whether the procurement…
Rank this Week: 973

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Jul 28

    EME Homer Returns to the DC Circuit Court

    EME Homer Returns to the DC Circuit Court
    In EME Homer City Generation, L.P., v. EPA, 696 F.3d 7 (2012), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2 to 1 decision, vacated the 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (aka the Transport Rule).  The U.S.…
  • Jul 28

    Environmental Case Law Update (March – June 2015) ~ Part II

    Environmental Case Law Update (March – June 2015) ~ Part II
    This is Part II of VII of a brief recap of some the significant environmental law and administrative cases decided in the past few months: E. Fourth Circuit 1. Court of Appeals On July 1, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
  • Jul 28

    Environmental Case Law Update (March – June 2015) ~ Part I

    Environmental Case Law Update (March – June 2015) ~ Part I
    This is Part I of VII of a brief recap of some the significant environmental law and administrative cases decided in the past few months: I.  FEDERAL COURTS A.  Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 29, 2015, in a 5 to…
Rank this Week: 1174

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

Covers construction litigation in Colorado. By Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC.

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1137

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

http://www.builderscounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 1248

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
  • Jul 22

    Design-Build Contracts: The Latest in Project Delivery Method

    Design-Build Contracts: The Latest in Project Delivery Method
    In the traditional design-bid-build context, the owner provides a contractor with a set of design specifications that “set forth in precise detail the materials to be employed and the manner in which the work is to be performed ……
  • Jul 15

    The Confluence of State Taxes and Construction Law

    The Confluence of State Taxes and Construction Law
    There are many state and local tax implications on Washington State construction projects.  Two areas of particular importance for construction contractors are sales taxes due on work performed, and business and occupation taxes…
  • Jul 8

    Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions – Flow-Down Provision

    Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions – Flow-Down Provision
    This is the sixth post in our “Top 10 Construction Contract Provisions” series, which covers the topic of “flow-down” clauses.  Please see our previous posts discussing:  Price and Payment, Liquidated…
Rank this Week: 1333

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1449

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
  • Apr 2

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple
    A mechanic’s lien is a last-resort measure used by construction procurers to obtain payment withheld by a client. In this day and age, however, many clients harbor valid concerns about fraudulent liens, especially considering…
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
Rank this Week: 1344

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1523

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign
    On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Reed v. Town of Gilbert that an Arizona town’s sign ordinance unconstitutionally regulated the content of speech posted on signs within the town. Like so many modern…
  • Jul 8

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2
    Part 1 of this piece can be accessed here. Specialty Improvements  As mentioned above, the law is evolving to place greater obligations on landlords with respect to maintenance and repair. The landlords strike back by including onerous…
  • Jul 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1
    Disputes over specialized tenant improvements or exclusive heating and air conditioning systems are common in commercial leasing. Landlords and tenants often argue over maintenance and repair obligations, or whether or not such specialized…
Rank this Week: 1659

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
Rank this Week: 1950

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
Rank this Week: 1563

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 30

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium
    Orlando City Soccer will apparently purchase a necessary property to build its new soccer stadium rather than rely upon the City’s power of eminent domain. The City of Orlando previously was proceeding to acquire the property though the…
  • Jun 30

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law
    The PA House is considering a bill that would amend the PA Eminent Domain Code’s relocation statute.  That statute applies where a business or residence is forced to relocate due to a condemnation and is in addition to damages for…
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
Rank this Week: 1935

Texas Construction Law Blog

Texas Construction Law Blog

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texasconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)

    Implied Warranties: Part One (Goods)
    Texas law imposes certain implied warranties on the sale of goods, regardless of whether the warranties are mentioned in the contract.  In particular, Texas law creates the warranty of “merchantability” and the warranty that…
  • Dec 19

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner

    Filing a Lien When the Work is Done for a Tenant Rather Than an Owner
    Commercial landlords often allow commercial tenants to construct a buildout tailored to their business (e.g., retail stores, restaurants, redesigning office space, etc.)  Such tenants hire general contractors who in turn hire…
  • Dec 13

    How to Perfect and Enforce a Mineral Lien: Six Step

    How to Perfect and Enforce a Mineral Lien: Six Step
    If you furnish labor or materials to an oil or gas well and are not paid, then you should consider filing a mineral lien.  Below are the steps to perfect a mineral lien. 1.  Identify the well and the chain of contract. The best way…
Rank this Week: 1893

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    New Spanish Language Blog Captures Essence of “New Miami”

    New Spanish Language Blog Captures Essence of “New Miami”
    Bilzin Sumberg has launched Nuevo Miami, a Spanish language publication of the New Miami blog. Nuevo Miami focuses on sharing ground-level insights about the gateway city’s continually growing opportunities for foreign investors and…
  • Jul 20

    Hostel Takeover: Part One

    Hostel Takeover: Part One
    On our New Miami blog we often talk about Miami’s role as a trendsetting market for the hospitality industry. Over the last few years, Miami has been a popular launching point for luxury brands, such as The Thompson Miami Beach, Ian…
  • Jul 14

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3

    Miami-Dade County Proposed Budget Confirms Dedication To P3
    Last week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez introduced the County’s FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan. A review of the budget’s line items confirms the County’s dedication to the use of…
Rank this Week: 2035

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2834

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Jul 26

    IgCC will now be Powered by ASHRAE 189.1

    IgCC will now be Powered by ASHRAE 189.1
    Last Friday, the International Code Council and ASHRAE announced they signed an “agreement that the new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), .. scheduled to be released in 2018, .. will be powered by”…
  • Jul 19

    The First Green Building Litigation. The Rest of the Story.

    The First Green Building Litigation. The Rest of the Story.
    It was widely reported that the first green building litigation in the country was the 2007 trial court case of Southern Builders, Inc. v. Shaw Development, LLC, in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Somerset County, case no.…
  • Jul 12

    Lawyers' Opinion Matters in Green Building Transaction

    Lawyers' Opinion Matters in Green Building Transaction
    This law firm is increasingly called upon to give legal opinions that a green building is LEED certified, certifiable or otherwise ‘really’ a green building. The purpose of a legal opinion given in a commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 2037

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2311

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2531

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose

    State v. Perini: New Jersey Supreme Court Has Its Say on Statute of Repose
    By Denise N. Yasinow, Christopher A. Barbarisi, and Loly G. Tor, K&L Gates, Newark Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court shed some new light on an old question impacting construction claims, i.e., when does the statute of repose…
  • Jul 6

    Liquidated Damages in the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia

    Liquidated Damages in the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia
    By Harriet C. Jenkins, K&L Gates, Doha INTRODUCTION Liquidated Damages (LDs) are treated very differently across the Gulf region and from the position as understood within the English common law jurisdiction. The universal starting point…
  • Apr 29

    Independent evidentiary proceeding—A legal tool in Germany to avoid construction court proceeding

    Independent evidentiary proceeding—A legal tool in Germany to avoid construction court proceeding
    By Christoph Mank and Eva Hugo, K&L Gates, Berlin The dilemma A construction principal faces a lot of questions if material defects occur while a building is still under construction: he can decide to continue with construction in order…
Rank this Week: 2078

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2363

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
  • Jun 18

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute
    In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature passed M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B, known as the independent contractor statute, to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which would deny them benefits they would…
Rank this Week: 2415

N.C. Construction Law, Policy &…

N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News

Covers statutory, case law and other legal developments affecting North Carolina construction professionals. By Matthew C. Bouchard.

http://nc-construction-law.com/
Rank this Week: 2309

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 2397

Construction Law Info Blog

Construction Law Info Blog

Covers recent developments in Construction Law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.constructionlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2239

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor
    On November 25, 2013,  the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to incorporate a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.The new clause [FAR…
  • Sep 15

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement
    On September 6, 2013, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the "Michigan Fair and Open Competition in Government Construction Act" (PA 98 of 2011).  The act prohibits a city, village, township or other governmental…
  • Jan 14

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law
    The final days of 2012 saw a flurry of activity by the Michigan Legislature. Among the new legislation passed during an historic lame duck session was a significant legislative victory for contractors and design professionals.  Public…
Rank this Week: 2875

Newfoundland and Labrador…

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Law

Tracks construction law developments in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. By Adam Baker.

http://www.adambaker.net
  • Jul 5

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?

    Mechanics’ Liens – Part I: What is a Mechanics’ Lien?
    Modern usage of the word “mechanic” typically refers to the guy who fixes the engine in your truck. Prior to the rise of the automobile, though, the term was applied to any sort of skilled manual labourer, incuding carpenters and…
  • Jun 19

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS

    Case Comment: Provincial Fence Products v Town of CBS
    A new decision from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador revisits the classic issues of public bodies, cancelled tenders, privilege clauses, and allegations of bid shopping. In Provincial Fence Products Ltd. v Town of Conception Bay…
  • Sep 29

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It

    Not Ready to Settle: Never Commit Unless You Mean It
    If you’re ever been a plaintiff or a defendant, you know that a lot of lawyer time can be spent outside the courtroom trying to get to a settlement. Settlement negotiations can go south for a lot of reasons, but there’s one great way to…
Rank this Week: 2712

California Construction Law Update

California Construction Law Update

By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcconstructionlawupdate.com/
  • Nov 2

    Using ASTM Standard E2128-12 to Defend Window Leak Claim

    Using ASTM Standard E2128-12 to Defend Window Leak Claim
    Consider two typical scenarios in construction defect litigation:
  • Oct 23

    The Pitfalls of Acting as an “Owner-Builder”

    The Pitfalls of Acting as an “Owner-Builder”
    With the economy improving, many homeowners are beginning to perform previously delayed construction projects. However, finances can still be a major issue, which is one reason why some elect to forego hiring a general contractor and instead…
  • Sep 20

    Homeowner Bill of Right

    Homeowner Bill of Right
    California homeowners and the California housing market received good news on July 11, 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Homeowner Bill of Rights. Effective January 1, 2013, the new law extends homeowner protections…
Rank this Week: 2225

South Carolina Construction Law

South Carolina Construction Law

Discusses South Carolina construction law, including mechanic's liens, delay claims, and construction defect. By D. Ryan McCabe.

http://southcarolinaconstructionlawyer.com
Rank this Week: 2502

The Construction Contract Review

The Construction Contract Review

Covers Illinois construction law, contracts and litigation. By William J. Broderk.

http://www.theconstructioncontractreview.com/
  • Dec 30

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green
    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 By Preston | Topics: Lists, Technology |
  • Nov 30

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'
    In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. via…
  • Oct 7

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien
    Mechanic lien laws are highly technical, and they frequently change in unpredictable ways (see recent controversial example from Washington). We’ve expressed the sentiment a hundred times on this mechanics lien blog – it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 2658

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

Covers community associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3158

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Jul 28

    Get that Release

    Get that Release
    After a developer and a contractor had completed construction of a condominium building, they were asked back by the association to perform some warranty repairs to the exterior cladding. The building was experiencing water intrusion…
  • Jul 21

    Building with Wood

    Building with Wood
    One of our readers brought something to our attention. He was intrigued with an article in Popular Science magazine describing how multistory buildings can be constructed with cross laminated timbers. With the first in London at 9 stories,…
  • Jul 14

    Repair Shop’s Right To Lien

    Repair Shop’s Right To Lien
    An equipment repair shop went about fixing a backhoe brought in for service. After completing its work, the shop returned the equipment to its owners along with a bill for repairs. When, in a few months the shop didn’t get paid, it…
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Florida Construction Law Update

Florida Construction Law Update

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionupdate.com/
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Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jul 25

    LABOR INEFFICIENCIES – DIFFICULT TO PROVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CONTRACT SHIFTS THIS RISK TO YOU

    LABOR INEFFICIENCIES – DIFFICULT TO PROVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CONTRACT SHIFTS THIS RISK TO YOU
    The case of Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Pike Co., Inc., 2015 WL  3453348 (D.Conn. 2015) demonstrates a court barring a subcontractor’s claim for labor inefficiencies based on the provisions of the subcontract.  Not only…
  • Jul 16

    CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY EXCLUSION IN CGL POLICIES AND “INSURED CONTRACT” EXCEPTION

    CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY EXCLUSION IN CGL POLICIES AND “INSURED CONTRACT” EXCEPTION
    Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies contain a CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY EXCLUSION (see adjacent picture). The contractual liability exclusion operates to BAR personal injury and property damage claims “which the insured is obligated…
  • Jul 12

    CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL

    CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING IS AN IMPORTANT TOOL
    Construction scheduling is an important tool for planning, managing, and forecasting the performance of work on construction projects.   Generally CPM (critical path method) schedules, or schedules depicting the project’s…
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Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    Why dedicated representation matters in construction contract

    Why dedicated representation matters in construction contract
    Every day, hundreds of construction contracts are inked across the nation, including right here in Florida. While many of the parties involved in these contracts -- developers, owners, suppliers, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties,…
  • Jul 10

    A closer look at the condo-conversion conundrum here in Florida -- II

    A closer look at the condo-conversion conundrum here in Florida -- II
    In our last post, we discussed how a state law permitting developers and investors to purchase foreclosed or otherwise empty condominium units in bulk and convert them to rental properties has become increasingly problematic. To recap, many…
  • Jun 25

    A closer look at the condo-conversion conundrum here in Florida

    A closer look at the condo-conversion conundrum here in Florida
    In the wake of the Great Recession, Florida found itself with a surplus of unwanted condominiums that had fallen into a state of general disrepair after their owners were foreclosed upon, as well as buildings that simply sat largely empty...
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Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

By the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Jul 23

    Homeowners: Watch Out For These Red Flags When Hiring Construction Contractor

    Homeowners: Watch Out For These Red Flags When Hiring Construction Contractor
    Hiring a contractor to perform serious renovation work on your home can be an unnerving prospect for many people. You want to ensure that you are getting the best work at a fair price, but if you choose a bad or unscrupulous contractor you…
  • Jul 14

    Florida Construction Defect Claims and Insurance

    Florida Construction Defect Claims and Insurance
    In construction defect claims, various insurance policies are often implicated.  In Florida, there are multiple triggers for determining whether property damage occurs during a policy period.  One trigger is manifestation (which…
  • Jun 19

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect
    By definition, a construction defect is a condition that reduces your home’s value. There are two primary categories of defect: “patent” defects, which can be spotted right away, and “latent” problems that…
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Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Jul 23

    Homeowners: Watch Out For These Red Flags When Hiring Construction Contractor

    Homeowners: Watch Out For These Red Flags When Hiring Construction Contractor
    Hiring a contractor to perform serious renovation work on your home can be an unnerving prospect for many people. You want to ensure that you are getting the best work at a fair price, but if you choose a bad or unscrupulous contractor you…
  • Jul 14

    Florida Construction Defect Claims and Insurance

    Florida Construction Defect Claims and Insurance
    In construction defect claims, various insurance policies are often implicated.  In Florida, there are multiple triggers for determining whether property damage occurs during a policy period.  One trigger is manifestation (which…
  • Jun 19

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect
    By definition, a construction defect is a condition that reduces your home’s value. There are two primary categories of defect: “patent” defects, which can be spotted right away, and “latent” problems that…
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Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
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Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

    Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called…
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
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