Daniel Frost

Daniel Frost

Snell & Wilmer

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What Happens When the Construction Contract is Not Signed and the Work is Underway?

Although it seems self-evident that participants to a construction project would not want to commence work without first obtaining signatures on a written contract, it happens all too frequently, even on big projects. At...more

6/23/2015 - Construction Contracts Construction Industry Contract Formation Contractors Draft Documents Subcontractors

Under Construction - June 2015

Letter from the Editor - Welcome to the summer edition of our Under Construction newsletter. In this issue, we highlight several hot topic items affecting the construction industry such as what happens when the...more

6/15/2015 - Amended Legislation Appeals Architects Construction Contracts Construction Defects Construction Industry Construction Liens Contractors General Contractors Liens Little Miller Act (LMA) Payment Bonds Performance Bonds Public Projects Service of Process Subcontractors Subcontracts

Executive Orders Impacting Construction in 2015

In 2014 Barack Obama issued over 30 executive orders as promised in his State of the Union Address. At least three of these orders are notable and will impact federal contractors and workers performing construction and...more

12/31/2014 - Barack Obama Construction Industry Contractors Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Minimum Wage OFCCP Sexual Orientation Discrimination Subcontractors

Recent Developments in Colorado Construction Law

Hot Button Issues in Colorado Construction - Liability for owners, developers, contractors and design professionals - A construction defects measure, which was introduced to the state legislature in the 2014...more

12/10/2014 - Construction Defects Construction Industry Contractors HOA Real Estate Development Subcontractors

Effective Planning and Management in Construction Project Scheduling

The successful execution of a construction program in terms of meeting time and cost objectives has always been dependent on effective planning. The increasing complexity and cost of today's construction programs highlight...more

9/9/2014 - Construction Contracts Construction Industry Project Management

Current Developments in Eminent Domain and Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction (Under Construction - March 2014)

On February 19, 2014, a Nebraska state district court judge invalidated a portion of a Nebraska law that had, until the decision, permitted an alternate, streamlined method of obtaining eminent domain authority for the...more

3/20/2014 - Energy Keystone XL Pipeline Oil & Gas Pipelines TransCanada

Effective Use of CPM Scheduling

In a relatively recent case, Metcalf Construction Co. v. U.S., 107 Fed. Cl. 786 (2012), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims once again looked to the critical path method (CPM) in determining the allocation of damages in a...more

12/13/2013 - Calculation of Damages Construction Disputes Damages Delay Claims

Under Construction - December 2013

Welcome to our final issue of Under Construction in 2013. We hope your year has been filled with health, happiness, peace and prosperity. We thank you for your readership, and we continue to appreciate the opportunities we...more

12/5/2013 - Anti-Indemnification Statutes Competitive Bidding Design-Bid-Build Foreclosure Mechanics Lien Mortgages

Under Construction - September 2013: Economic Loss in Colorado

The economic loss doctrine generally holds parties to the benefits, burdens and obligations set out in their contracts and bars tort claims such as negligence, misrepresentation and theft for purely economic loss when a...more

9/18/2013 - Construction Disputes Economic Loss Doctrine Misrepresentation Negligence Theft

Under Construction - September 2013

Welcome to the fall 2013 issue of Under Construction. In this issue, we focus on the economic loss doctrine and how the different courts in our firm’s footprint treat it similarly and differently. We hope you enjoy our review...more

9/17/2013 - Economic Loss Doctrine Indemnification Prompt Payment

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