The 3rd annual ENR Construction Risk Summit is approaching, providing contractors, owners, sureties, attorneys, and other construction stakeholders a forum to discuss and debate industry risks. The event’s agenda promises to help all stakeholders better “manage costly risks to achieve project…Read More
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Construction industry participants are protected against the risk of nonpayment by the mechanics lien and bond claim process. Parties at the very top of the payment chain are primarily concerned with managing the risk associated…Read More
Construction contracts, like many contracts, can be lengthy and complicated documents. While these agreements form the foundation for the relationship between the signing parties, they voluminous, and therefore, are rarely thoroughly examined. Even if the contract is examined, if the…Read More
The payment structure in the world of construction projects is unique. The credit heavy nature, and potential lack of visibility throughout a project, make payment issues paramount for parties at both the top and the bottom of the payment…Read More
Doesn’t it seem like there are three phases to most construction projects? — (1) Pre-Construction, (2) Construction, and (3) Lawsuit?
Contractors, subcontractors, and specialty contractors are optimists. They bid jobs regardless of difficulty, location or size. And, when they come in with the…Read More
This guest post comes from friend of the blog, Robert Wise, a construction law attorney in Mississippi (Sharpe & Wise PLLC). Robert was influential in the drafting and passing of Mississippi’s 2014 mechanics…Read More
We recently discussed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds, Inc. v. Scott’s Development Co. and Laborers’ Combined Funds of Western Pennsylvania, et al., v. Scott’s…Read More
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case in which it examined the mechanics lien law, and parsed the definition of “subcontractor”, in order to determine if union workers were protected by the state’s mechanics lien scheme.
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When viewed in a vacuum, it seems odd that the lien rights of subcontractors and suppliers can be negatively impacted by the actions of third parties. It is easy to think that some rule of fair play is violated…Read More
Through the years, I’ve consulted with many companies who worked exclusively in a particular state or small region, and accordingly, knew the laws and landscape of that region reasonably well….Read More