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Construction Law is Highly State Specific with Varying Legal Interpretation

State construction laws and case law interpreting those laws dramatically impact your contract and, thereby, your risk profile on a project. Before you sign or bid on your next construction…

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Construction Super Conference November 29 – December 1, 2023

Don’t miss the excitement of Construction Super Conference 2023. Earn educational credits in the conference training classes led by industry experts and leaders. USE CODE EMRFCD15poff for a 15% discount through…

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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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Effective Strategies for Managing Subcontractor Enrollment in a Volatile Market

The subcontractor enrollment process for contractors can be time-consuming and has the potential to delay a project before it starts. From verifying credentials, to negotiating legal terms, to defining project…

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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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Going Green: Preparing Federal Contractors for Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosure Under Proposed FAR Rule

Last year, the United States federal government closed the commentary period for proposed regulation Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Case 2021-015.[i] Under this proposed regulation, large government contractors would be required…

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Going Nuclear: Termination for Cause Without an Opportunity to Cure

Termination for cause on a construction project is the equivalent of “going nuclear.” Construction is riddled with claims and litigation, and termination for cause litigation may be the costliest.[i] Construction…

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