CT Home Improvement Act Violations Allows Homeowner to Withhold Payment to Contractor

CT Supreme Court Holds Home Improvement Act Violations Relieve Homeowner of Payment Obligations Even if Work Was Performed. Home Improvement Acts (HIA) have proliferated across the country. The purpose of these acts is to protect homeowners from unscrupulous contractors taking advantage, taking money, and doing no work or terrible work. In some states, such as New […]

Proposed Mass Law Adds Prelien Notice For Private Construction Contracts

Notice of Identification Proposed by MA Legislature The vexing problem of owners not knowing who is providing labor, materials or services for their project is once again being addressed by the Massachusetts legislature. Massachusetts already has a requirement that a “Notice of Contract” be filed with the county clerk prior to the filing of any […]

Pricing Change Order Guidance from ASA

Pricing Change Orders Like a Pro Pricing change orders bedevils even the largest contractors. Since change order work is often an unexpected necessity, just the need for a change order creates immediate friction between the owner, the prime contractor, and any subcontractors and suppliers. The reasons for this are many: The owner feels he has […]

Consensus Docs Form Contracts Updated

Design-Build and Construction Management At-Risk Standard Documents Revised Form contracts are used throughout the construction industry. These standard contract forms provide predictability and consistency in the construction industry. While standard construction contract forms are meant to be modified to fit the specific project and terms for which they are used, most of the standard terms […]

Kansas Law Protects Subcontractors on P3 Projects

Bonding Necessary in Public-Private Partnership (P3) Agreements Construction, the backbone of the American economy, has been developing different techniques at a rapid pace over the last 100 years. Aside from the amazing strides made in the types of buildings being constructed, the construction industry has pushed itself to innovate in every facet. The constant change being […]