Let’s get ready to rumble! According to an ENR-Southeast article by Scott Judy, the road builders in Florida are preparing for another fight against legislators who have raided the state’s transportation trust fund. This is the second year in a row the Florida legislature has taken measures to raid the transportation funds for general
Last year around this time, I blogged about a new report indicating that half of the construction industry was using building information modeling (BIM) on their projects. Last week, the BIM community lit up in response to an article by Nadine Post, which was featured in both Engineering News-Record and Architectural Record.
A portion of my construction practice involves employment issues. You can imagine the types of employment-related questions that arise on the project site:
- Hiring, firing and layoffs
- Harassment and discrimination
- Wage payment and commission claims
- Employee policies, including computer use and social media
- On-the-job injuries and fatalities
- State and Federal OSHA requirements
- Prevailing wage laws,
In the weeks leading up to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, a number of construction attorneys and I were feverishly reviewing submissions for this year’s Construction Law Update. The document is a compilation of cases and legislation affecting the construction industry. The updates are provided throughout the…
Not a week goes by that I don’t receive a telephone call or a question from someone asking general bid protest questions. While a bid protest dispute will largely differ based on whether it is a local, state or federal project, here are some ways you can prepare:
- Be prepared to follow the rules.
A recent article in the Nashville Business Journal equated a joint venture on a construction project to a marriage: "Want a successful joint venture? Think seamless."
The article offered several points of what should be addressed in the joint venture agreement before pursuing work:
- Address potential consequences. Parties should address the potential consequences
As reported in the Nashville Business Journal and News Channel 5 (video), a non-discrimination bill passed on a second reading at Metro Council last week. The council voted 21 to 16 in favor of the bill that would add two new classes to the procurement code Metro contractors already follow. These companies would not be…
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?
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…