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Tips for Filing and Pursuing CDA Claims Against the Federal Government

By: Lori Ann Lange, Partner Peckar & Abramson, P.C. As construction contractors know, claims and disputes are common on federal government construction projects. However, as is typical of government work,…

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Tips On Declaring A Downstream Party In Default And Termination

Parties do not typically enter a construction contract planning for failure. The goal is to build a successful project but, as industry participants know, there are obstacles during project execution…

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To Pay or Not to Pay: When Payment and Withholding Rights Collide

Many states have laws (both in the form of statutes and court case decisions) governing the form and timing of payments to contractors and subcontractors. However, many states also have…

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Touchdown! – The Construction Industry’s Winning Audible to the COVID Blitz

By: Bill Shaughnessy Partner, Jones Walker, LLP. COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, play football, and build. As with all of society (and our football leagues and teams),…

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Trends in Project Delivery Methods in Construction

The three key measures of a construction project’s success are cost, quality, and time (delays). The project delivery method that the owner of the project selects can affect each of…

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Two New Proposed Rules Signal Big Changes for Cybersecurity in Federal Contracts

The United States faces increasingly sophisticated cyber campaigns that threaten the public and private sectors’ security and privacy. The public and private sectors have been rocked by vulnerabilities. Such examples…

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Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Progressive Design-Build Webinar

Progressive Design Build (PDB) differs from traditional design-build and has grown in popularity, especially for bigger projects. PDB allows an Owner to quickly select a design-builder based upon qualifications or…

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Unfair Risk Allocation on Design-Build Projects

By: Brian Perlberg, Executive Director of ConsensusDocs Coalition & AGC Senior Counsel. The AGC annual convention included a session entitled “Who’s on the Hook for Design Defects in Design-Build Projects.” Fox…

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United States Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Rule

On January 10, 2024, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long awaited final rule, Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards…

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