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...
mine safety

Enforcement Begins on New Workplace Exam Rule

On October 1, 2018, enforcement began in earnest by the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) for its revised standard governing workplace examination requirements...
costs

Costs for the Contractor’s Acceleration of Work

Contractor delays may occur in maintaining the construction schedule milestones or in achieving the overall completion date, or more accurately, the date of substantial...
personnel

Who’s In Charge?

In planning a construction project, one of the first decisions an owner must make is deciding who should be hired to manage and oversee...
Texas Star Alliance

Why You Need Texas Star Alliance on Your Construction Team

Texas Star Alliance (TSA) understands relationships matter. Based in Austin, TSA is a boutique public affairs firm, backed by a trusted reputation and a...
The benefit of mediating

The Art of Mediation

Most modern construction contracts include some kind of dispute resolution provision. Because many in the construction industry favor arbitration in lieu of litigation, arbitration...