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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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Beyond Repair? Your Duty to Preserve Evidence Ahead of Construction Defect Litigation

By: Brandon Rutledge, Associate, Peckar & Abramson, P.C. If a dispute over a subcontractor’s defective work escalates into a lawsuit, the seemingly innocuous act of proactively repairing defects may jeopardize…

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Buy American Under President Trump: What to Know and Where We’re Heading

By: Jamie Oberg, Associate, Peckar & Abramson, P.C. On January 31, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects, placing continued emphasis on the…

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CGL Policy Coverage Doesn’t Cover General Contractor Despite Allegation of Damages to Property of Others

By: William L. Baggett, Jr., Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Introduction A very recent case by West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals highlights coverage issues that often arise for…

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ConsensusDocs Contract Language Inspires Congressional Legislation

By: Jordan Howard, Director of Federal and Heavy Construction Division, AGC of America Congressmen Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 2344, that will require…

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Dispute Review Boards for Real-Time Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

By: Neal J. Sweeney, Esq., Jones Walker LLP The use of dispute tribunals generally referred to as Dispute Review Boards or DRBs on major projects has matured. Use of a…

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Doing Business in Civil Law Countries – What to Know to Avoid Major Pitfalls and Key Areas of Concern During the Negotiation Process

By: Olivier Larzul, Special Infrastructure Counsel, and Olesya Sidorkina, Associate, Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Globalization of the construction industry is a reality and one that may afford many U.S. contractors significant profit…

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Effectively Managing Project Closeout: It Ends Where It Begins

By: William E. Underwood, Associate, Jones Walker LLP Project closeout is sometimes one of the last things on a contractor’s mind at the beginning of a project, but project closeout…

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Five Contract Clauses Altering Payment That Every Contractor Must Understand

By: Shoshana E. Rothman, Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP The contract is king in the construction industry, and although many contract forms are similar, disputes arise over the variances…

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