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American Institute of Architects Releases 2017 Contract Documents

by Lane Powell PC on

Lane Powell strives to help our clients stay ahead of the curve on all matters concerning construction law. This is a quick note to let you know that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its 2017 Construction...more

The Risky Business of Warranties

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Owners and contractors beware! The warranty you get may not be what you bargained for. Many construction contracts, including widely used industry form contracts, contain two distinct warranties, a general warranty and a...more

Standard is Not Always Fair - Six Questions Owners Should Answer Before Entering a Construction Contract

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Construction documents, whether for a new building project or for a build out of tenant improvements, can be quite involved and perhaps a little daunting to an owner presented with “standard” American Institute of Architects...more

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Finds Public Owner Waived Written Change Order Requirement By Conduct

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Coast Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. v. N. Allegheny Sch. Dist., 111 A.3d 220 (Pa. Commw. Mar. 6, 2015). - North Allegheny School District (“Owner”) hired East Coast Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. (“Contractor”) to pave...more

Schools And Municipalities–Don’t Make These Construction Contract Mistakes

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

School districts and municipalities often accept form agreements provided by their design professional or consultants, or use a standardized set of construction contract documents (such as the American Institute of Architects...more

Design & Construction Practice: 2012 Year in Review

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

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

Although Unlikely to be Immediately Adopted Elsewhere, A Recent Tennessee Decision Regarding an Owner’s Liquidated Damage Claim...

A Tennessee Court of Appeals recently held that liquidated damages under an AIA Contract (A201 -1997 Gen. Conditions) are neither automatic nor self-executing. RCR Building Corp. v Pinnacle Hospitality Partners, 2012 WL...more

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