California's new building code, CALGreen, went into effect on January 1, 2011. While it might be the champion of green building codes, it carries with it considerable risk of raising construction costs. Why it might be a good…more
This week, a Washington federal judge dismissed an action filed by the BIAW to strike down Washington's new energy-efficient building code. The ruling was a big win for green building proponents, and a big loss for building…more
Whether you have heard about Williams v. Athletic Field, or not, you will be enticed by the Supreme Court's review of this dandy. Williams was a lawsuit to evaluate the sufficiency of a construction lien filed in Washington…more
Have you ever received a standard form Notice of Construction Defects (RCW 64.50.020) from one of your customers? Many Washington contractors have, or will, at some point.
A customer cannot file a lawsuit until forty-five…more
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 18.27.040)…more
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