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Mississippi's New Construction Lien Law

On Friday, April 11, 2014, Governor Bryant signed Senate Bill 2622 and thus made that bill the new construction lien law, effective immediately, applicable to public, private and residential construction works in Mississippi....more

Establishing A Property’s Tax Valuation – Earlier is Better

Few developers think of spending precious time and resources on working with a municipality to determine the appropriate property tax valuation method and an estimated preliminary value of a real estate project during the...more

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

Do Construction Managers Need to be Licensed? A Case of Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines (or, perhaps, more accurately, its music video of models who appear to have forgotten to get dressed) seems to be this Summer’s anthem. Number 1 on the billboard charts, fodder for...more

California’s Prompt Payment Laws – Would You Like That With Non-Fat, Soy, Foam, No Foam . . . ?

California’s prompt payment laws are scattered throughout the state’s Business and Professions Code, Public Contracts Code and Civil Code, and their applicability varies depending on the type of project, the type of payment,...more

LEED Lasts in Latest NC Bill (news note)

As many of you may be aware, the North Carolina legislature was considering a bill that would effectively take away the option of LEED certification for public projects. In a misguided effort to protect the NC timber...more

Changes Taking Effect to North Carolina Lien and Bond Laws

The rules are changing when it comes to North Carolina lien and bond laws. And, the new provisions are substantially altering the way in which all parties involved in lien rights – from owners, buyers, and sellers to general...more

Design & Construction Practice: 2012 Year in Review

It was another memorable year for the construction industry in Massachusetts. As the economic recovery continued to take hold, commercial construction market activity continued to stabilize and public projects remained a...more

Construction And Procurement Law News- 2012 Fourth Quarter

In this issue: - Ninth Circuit: Underbids Can Constitute False Claims - State Courts Limit CGL Coverage for Property Damage Arising From Defective Construction - Construction Contractor Prevails in...more

Changes to North Carolina Lien and Bond Law – What You Need to Know

A number of significant changes to North Carolina’s lien and bond statutes were just signed into law. In part, these changes are in reaction to concerns from the title insurance industry about so-called “hidden” liens, the...more

actualiteiten bouw- en aanbestedingsrecht 2e kwartaal 2012

De volgende onerwerpen komen ondermeer aan de orde: defensieopdrachten moeten in beginsel met een aanbesteding in de markt moeten worden gezet. Bij aanbestedingen is het mogelijk om met milieucriteria te werken. Eisen aan een...more

Tennessee Legislature Amends Retainage Laws

Recent amendments to the retainage statutes, which take effect July 1, 2012, enhance the penalties for failing to properly withhold, deposit and release retainage on Tennessee projects. The changes also include new...more

Significant Changes to California's Mechanics Lien Law Coming July 1, 2012

Effective July 1, all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds in California will be repealed and replaced by updated statutes. In September 2010, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr....more

Construction & Land Use Newsletter - March 2012

In This Issue: - D.C. Jobs Bill Has Far-Reaching Implications for Contractors...Page 1 - Proposed Amendment to Virginia’s Constitution Could Limit Government’s Use of Eminent Domain...Page 2 - Meet Our Attorneys -...more

It's the End of Redevelopment as We Know It

When Governor Brown took office earlier this year, he was faced with a massive budget deficit – to the tune of $25 billion. While he considered a variety of measures to reduce California's glaring budget problem, Governor...more

actualiteiten bouw- en aanbestedingsrecht 4e kwartaal 2011

In het artikel komen onder andere de volgende onderwerpen aan de orde: voorstel van de EU commissie voor aanpassing van de richtlijn voor overheisopdrachten 2004/18/EG, de nieuwe drempels voor overheidsopdrachten,...more

New Regime in France for Roof-Mounted Photovoltaic Panels

The French Energy Regulation Committee (CRE) issued a set of rules on 1 August 2011 that outlines the terms and conditions of the new tender process applicable to certain roof-mounted photovoltaic projects in...more

Prevailing Wage Update: Projects with Public Funding of Infrastructure May be Required to Pay Prevailing Wages

The Second District Court of Appeal rendered a potentially significant decision impacting private projects that obtain public funding for public infrastructure associated with the private project. In the case of Azusa Land...more

How To File A Claim Against a Washington Contractor's Bond

This is an easy "How To" on filing a claim against a Washington contractor's bond. Washington contractors are obligated to register with the State Department of Labor & Industries and maintain a statutory bond (RCW...more

What You Need to Know about HUB for NC State construction projects

The NC Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) plays an important role in state construction projects....more

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