Busy, busy, busy! I have reviewed five new construction contracts in the past two weeks. If you are a contractor, there are a number of key provisions that you will want to be on the “look out” before you sign the agreement. Check out my series on the Top 20 Contract Issues for Contractors and
Top 20 Contract Issues for Contractors and Subcontractors (Part 4)
You probably thought you would never see the finish line to this series of posts on the Top 20 contract issues for contractors and subcontractors. Well, here we are, at the finish line.
In this final part of the four-part series, I share the last few areas of concern for contractors and subcontractors when…
Top 20 Contract Issues for Contractors and Subcontractors (Part 3)
My friend Melissa Brumback of Construction Law in North Carolina said that my post yesterday on construction contract issues was SCARY (…although I think she only wanted a shout-out…). In any event, I am glad that I am receiving good feedback on my list of Top 20 Contract Issues.
In this third part…
Top 20 Contract Issues for Contractors and Subcontractors (Part 2)
After yesterday’s post, I received an email from a reader saying that the post was SWEET. Thanks for the comment! (This picture is for you!) To start a SOUR trend, today I am going to address terminations and changes.
In this second part of a four-part series, I will share some of the contract issues…
90% of Construction Disputes Are Fact-Driven
Thanks for all inquiries and well wishes for our family. Yesterday, my wife was released from the hospital after a prolonged two-week stay. She has been ordered on bed rest for the near future, but we are on the road to recovery.
All the emails and phone calls from my friends and colleagues ("Matt…
Trouble with Terabytes? Tips for Construction Industry Going to the Cloud
The following headline caught my attention this past weekend as I was reading the April issue of the ABA Journal: "The Trouble with Terabytes: As Bulging Client Data Heads for the Cloud, Law Firms Ready for the Storm." It piqued my interest not only because I am a lawyer who follows technology, but…
Contractors, How Long Should You Keep Your Tax (and Project) Records?
I received an alert from my friends at KraftCPAs yesterday with the following subject line: "How long should your keep you tax records?"
The post by Morganne Keel contains some very basic, succinct and easy-to-implement ideas for document retention of tax records, including the following:
Keep at least three years, but…
The Four Stages of Documentation on a Construction Project
Last week, I was in Las Vegas speaking at the AGC National Convention and attending CONEXPO / CON-AGG, an international tradeshow featuring more than 2,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest in construction equipment, technologies and services. Later this week, I will share some thoughts about the tradeshow, including some of my favorite exhibits.
Digital Signatures in Construction Contracts: Are They As Good As the Real Thing?
A few months ago, I did a webinar on project documentation. At the end of the webinar, one of the participants asked, Are digital signatures as good as hard copy signatures?
I addressed this exact question in a feature article that I wrote for ABC’s Construction Executive magazine on the paperless construction project. …
Paper to Paperless on the Modern Construction Project
In a recent article that I wrote for ABC’s Construction Executive magazine, I shared some experiences and lessons learned from a paperless project. The construction industry needs to consider that “paperless” involves more than simply a different form of documentation, but also a debate about whether the benefits of a paperless endeavor outweigh the…