Vapor Intrusion

Contaminated Soil

Before selecting a contractor and breaking ground for a new structure, it is important for an environmental professional to conduct a Phase I Environmental...
clauses

Dispute Resolution Clauses Are Out of Control!

I am often called upon to review contract documents on behalf of my contractor clients. In doing so, I have noticed a trend lately for...

On the Right Track

Over the last three decades, there has been a dramatic shift in the sizes and types of machinery used in the construction industry—larger machines...
ELD

Compliant and Productive

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate continues to be a source of concern and frustration for many construction materials haulers, and even though the...

Strengthening the Jobsite Safety Climate

Management commitment is critical to improving the jobsite safety climate. Managers that “talk the talk” but do not “walk the talk” are poor safety...
Delay Claim Preclusion

Delay Claim Preclusion for Failure to Meet Contractual Notice Provisions— An Ominous Trend for...

When a contractor encounters delays on a project, one of the first prerequisites in response thereto is to determine the notice requirements under the...
digital technologies

Field Digitization and Data

While it’s been widely reported that construction has been slower to adapt to new digital technologies than most industries, it’s changing fast. Now it...

170 Points of Accuracy

Nordic PCL is the prime contractor on the Waiea tower, a 38-story structure that will be home to 171 ultra-luxury condominiums as part of...
Payment and Performance Bonds

Payment and Performance Bonds

As a matter of routine, on public projects contractors are required to obtain payment and performance bonds, often combined into one instrument, to guarantee...
resurfacing

Road Resurfacing Simplified

Traditionally, highway resurfacing projects have been a challenge, not only for the contractor, but the inconvenienced community through which the road passes. To collect...