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AGC-Endorsed ConsensusDocs Helps You Stay Ahead of the Curve

You can’t say “general contractor” without saying the word contract. While contracts are fundamental to proper risk management, they are often overlooked. ConsensusDocs, an industry- wide coalition of 40 organizations…

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ALERT: Federal Court in Georgia Enjoins Enforcement of Federal Contractor/Subcontractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

By: G. Scott Walters, Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP.  On December 7, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a 28-page order enjoining…

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American Arbitration Association (AAA®) Updates Their Arbitration Rules: New AAA Rules are Utilized in ConsensusDocs Standard Contract Language

Updates to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA®) Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures streamline processes and embrace technological advances in resolving construction disputes. Construction has a long history of…

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An Assault on the Spearin Doctrine – How AIA A201-2007 Shifts the Risks for Design Defects to the Contractor

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An Interview with a Lead Drafter of the Green Building Addendum

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An Overview of the Difference Between Indemnity Obligations and Obligations to Provide Additional Insured Coverage

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An Owner, General Contractor, and Subcontractor Walk into a Contract Negotiation Room and Agree on One Thing: ConsensusDocs is Extremely Helpful 

Builders assess their risk and set their prices accordingly. Don Gregory, legal counsel for subcontractors and other industry practitioners for more than 40 years, recommends that Subcontractors condition their bids…

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Anticipating Material Supply Chain Issues in Construction Projects

Recent news related to construction material escalation has been sobering. Today, general contractors face increased risks related to cost escalation of numerous construction materials, and it is expected that increased…

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Appeals of HUBZone Status Protests Shift to the SBA OHA

On Monday, April 10, 2023, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a final rule regarding appeals from protest determinations related to Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concerns. The…

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