If you work in the construction industry in California you’re likely familiar with mechanics liens.
But there’s one other type of lien available on construction projects in California: The design professional...more
The Florida Department of Transportation (“DOT”) hired Transportation Engineering, Inc. (“TEI”) to design, and D.A.B. Constructors, Inc. (“DAB”) to install, median guardrails along the Florida Turnpike. After the...more
Joseph C. Kovars and Christopher C. Dahl of Ober|Kaler's Construction Group recently authored the Maryland section of a 50-state survey of licensure requirements for architectural and engineering firms. The survey has been...more
Patents are often a company’s most important asset. Thus, when a company is contracting with the federal government, that company needs to proceed with caution to avoid loss of patent rights. Government contracts can cover...more
The newest version of the LEED ratings system, LEED v4, has officially been released. For a comparison of the major changes between LEED 2009 and LEEDv4, check out this downloadable form from the USGBC....more
Construction legislation in the 2013 session was much different from 2011. In 2011 many new construction related laws were passed including governance of indemnities and mechanic’s liens. In 2013 many significant...more
Of recent interest to architects, engineers and owners, Governor Scott signed into law an act relating to design professionals which limit their individual liability in certain circumstances. The new statute created by this...more
I have previously discussed the ABCs of Lien Laws for those making claims on a project (that is, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers) and the 123s of Lien Laws for project owners. Now, time to...more
In Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 13, 2012), a California court of appeal found that a homeowners association could seek damages...more
Eventually, most construction lawsuits of any size involve hiring experts to review the project. These experts then usually issue an opinion as to whether or not you, as the design professional, violated the professional...more
Originally published in SRR, on October 1, 2011.
Government statistics estimate that approximately every eight seconds another individual born during the baby-boomer generation passes the age of 55 – one step closer to...more
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