Florida’s construction laws will require modification of certain construction methods and documentation

It’s been a busy year for construction legislation, with new regulations and statutes putting more and more obligations on contractors and suppliers.  The national trend continues with the new legislative changes in Florida, which require modification of certain construction methods and documentation. We suggest that anyone involved in the construction industry in Florida review these […]

To appeal, or not to appeal: good faith settlement determinations

In our continuing search for interesting articles, we came across an article by Seth Reagan of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Though we do not normally discuss issues relating specifically to litigation, this article on good faith settlement determinations seemed interesting and relevant to decisions owners and construction companies need to make more often than they’d like. “In […]

EPA Announces Delays in Post-Construction Stormwater Runoff Regulations

The long anticipated post-construction stormwater runnoff regulations have incurred yet another delay. The EPA announced that it is taking more time to consider and draft the regulations, which originally had a deadline of September 2011.  The new deadline was supposed to be April 2012, but but that date also came and went.  The EPA just announced that it will […]

Filing Your New York Lien

Lien Filing in the Empire State Who can file: As is the case in most states, contractors, as well as subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers who have a contract with a general contractor or a subcontractor can file a New York mechanics lien.Prenotices: New York is one of the few states that does not require a preliminary […]

Competitive Bidding Showing Signs that the Construction Economy is Finally Improving?

The $46 million school renovation project of Dracut High School in Northeastern Massachusetts may provide signs that the construction economy is finally improving. Since the 2008 financial crisis, governments have found great deals for their construction projects.  With construction companies vying for work, public projects let out for bid have generally received numerous bids, often times well over […]