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CFM Review: Does Construction Need Its Own Business Status?

Every Friday, we select a few articles from the week that we think are worth your time as a construction financial manager (CFM). We look for compelling articles not only about financial topics, but about business, technology, and life, that challenges you to think about your role as a CFM in different ways. We’d love […]

CFM Review: 5 Technologies to Increase Cash Flow

Spring is Here: 3 Ways Contractors Can Take on More Work With Little Cash

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Automation and Machine Learning for Credit Departments

  Jay Tchakorav will give a presentation at the CRF Forum & EXPO in Seattle, WA on August 11, 2015. His presentation is titled, “Five Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming and Automating Accounts Receivables.” zlien is visiting the CRF Forum & EXPO next week. In preparation, we’re brushing up on one of the topics that we’re […]

2015 CRF Forum & EXPO: Everything You Need to Know

CFM Review: Sales Tax for Construction Contractors

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When to send preliminary notice

When to Send Preliminary Notice [50-State Guide for Subcontractors]

Are you a prime contractor? View the Prime Contractor’s Lien and Notice Deadline Chart. Do I have to send a pre lien notice? Is my mechanics lien going to be invalid? Sound familiar? The quest to find pre lien notice (or preliminary notice) requirements and deadlines leaves many scratching their heads. To solve this problem, […]

What is a Subcontractor Lien Waiver? [FAQs and Forms]

The Project Completion Date: When It Matters And How You’ll Know

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Deceptive Attempts to Circumvent Liens by Subs

Can “Relating Back” Extend the Miller Act’s One Year Limitation Period?

Under the Miller Act, a party is limited to a one year period to file suit against a payment bond to recover payment. This one year period may be extended for very limited circumstances. The reason for these limited circumstances is because to allow an extension of the one year period alters the risk profile of sureties […]

Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures Revised

California Courts Push Right to Repair Act In The Right Direction

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Mechanics Lien Rules for Architects, Engineers, and Designers [Infographic]

  While most of the writing about construction payment and mechanics liens focuses on contractors and suppliers, there’s another group of people out there vital to completing (and even starting) any construction project. I’m talking about design professionals. Design professionals include architects, engineers, interior designers, and other licensed professionals. Without these guys and girls, buildings […]

Prove Your Price Or Your Mechanics Lien Could Be Worthless

Ohio Courts: Suppliers Must Prove Materials Used For Improvement

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Mechanics lien subordination

Subordination of Mechanics Liens: The New No-Lien Clause?

Lien waivers have an important, even critical, place in construction payment. The parties closest to the money are highly motivated to make sure the project proceeds free of any lien claims, for several reasons. Not only can mechanics liens potentially force double payment, they cloud the property title and can negatively impact bonding capacity and cash-flow, all of […]

How To Read a Lien Waiver

Taylor Swift and Prompt Payment

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