Contract Payment Provisions

Understanding Contract Payment Provisions

Payment terms and conditions are an important piece of every construction contract. Taking some time to understand your payment obligations will help...
Contractor’s Options in Response to Lower Tier Mechanic’s Liens

What Are the Contractor’s Options in Response to Lower Tier Mechanic’s Liens?

For a contractor, knowing how to record a mechanic’s lien to secure its own payment upstream is one thing. However, knowing what...
legal gavel

Unpreventable Employee Misconduct: Series on the Affirmative Defense

Part 1 of 4: Contractor Work Rules What is a contractor to do when, despite its best efforts and...
Navigating OSHA

Navigating OSHA’s Rules on Silica Dust Exposure

In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has promulgated regulations specific to the hazard of crystalline silica dust exposure....
OSHA Silica Enforcement

OSHA Silica Enforcement Gathers Momentum

The first full year of OSHA’s enforcement of its new crystalline silica standard has been completed for the construction sector, and data...
construction contracts

Building Blocks of Construction Contracts

This article highlights common, but often overlooked, terms routinely found in construction contracts. Understanding how each clause operates is critical to protecting...
minimizing risk

Contracting to Minimize Risk

Most sophisticated parties want to avoid lawsuits because they understand that such disputes may be detrimental to a project and end up...
BIM plan

A Detailed BIM Plan

Hstorically, the construction industry has been hesitant to embrace new technologies that move projects into the high tech/digitized world. This is so...
What Makes A Good or Bad Arbitrator?

What Makes A Good or Bad Arbitrator?

As a member of the construction industry, at some point during your career, you will likely engage in arbitration. Arbitration provisions are prevalent in...
Building Green

Building “Green”

The environmental “green” movement has infiltrated all aspects of daily life. The mantra “reuse, reduce, and recycle” has become commonplace … from schools to...