difficult parties

Dealing with Difficult Parties on a Project

If you have been involved in the construction industry for any substantial amount of time, you have likely encountered an individual or an entity...
construction contract

Key Considerations in a Fixed-Price Construction Contract

Of the many concerns an owner must navigate during the pre-construction process, one of the most critical issues to be resolved is how the...
steel tariff

Mitigating the Impacts of New Tariffs

As most construction professionals are now certainly aware, on March 8, 2018, President Trump executed two Presidential Proclamations establishing a 25 percent tariff on...
contract changes

Have our Contracts Become too One-Sided?

Times have changed. We all recognize it. They have changed in the way we interact with people, in the way we do business, engage...
bid process

Navigating the Competitive Bid Process for Public Contracts

The bid process for a public construction project can be daunting for even the most sophisticated and savvy owners. Failing to adhere to state...
workplace delay

Recovering Delay Damages Despite Timely Completion

Construction projects frequently encounter delays to the work. A delay which is compensable to a contractor is one that was not anticipated when the...
Local Law 196

NYC Local Law 196: Coming to a Town or City Near You?

Local Law 196 of 2017 was enacted in response to the increase in fatalities on construction sites in New York City (NYC). It amended...
Time Is Money

Construction Law Recognizes That “Time Is Money”

A contractor’s ability to make a steady profit depends not just on the ability to complete projects, but on the ability to complete them within...

ASME B30 – Hoisting Your Crane Safety and Compliance Higher

OSHA will be the first to admit that its safety standards set forth “minimum” safety standards. In the most basic of terms, this means...

Do I Need An Expert Witness? How Do I Find One?

When contractors get involved in arbitration or litigation, a question that the contractor and its counsel will often have is whether an expert witness...