I was working in our Virginia office this past week and was amazed at the amount of highway construction at and around Tyson’s Corner.  What also caught my attention was the progress of the 495 Express Lanes project, which includes the construction of high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes that will operate on the I-495/Capital Beltway.

Where’s Waldo?  The real question is, Where’s Matt?  If you’ve wondered where I have been the past few days, try looking in Texas and North Carolina.  I have been preparing to speak at two construction law conferences in two different states.  Look closely and you might find me.

On Thursday, I will be speaking at

As you may be aware, one of the greatest risks on a construction project involves the payment process. Particularly in these economic hard times, a contractor and its subcontractors and suppliers expect to be paid on a timely basis once the work has been performed.
Continue Reading Fourth Circuit Concludes that “Pay if Paid” Clause is Unambiguous and Enforceable

Released in 1968, the lyrics from Steppenwolf’s psychedelic rock song blare out: "I like to dream, right between my sound machine…"  Yep, you remember … the Magic Carpet Ride!

Ready for a Magic Carpet Ride?

The Maryland Court of Appeals recently decided a construction case based upon a set of pre-contract discussions that Judge Harrell described as a "complicated series of events from

Budgets are being cut left and right.  Our family "eating out" budget … gone!  Our community organization "summer party" budget … gone!  I see non-profit organizations struggling to keep pace with last year’s donations, while attendance at professional industry conferences are shrinking.

Construction Industry Rebound? Is that a Bull?

You can imagine my surprise when I read a press release from CADD Microsystems