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Specialty Zoning Topics for Developers and Builders

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Last month, we delved into the fundamentals of zoning as they relate to developers and builders. Now, let’s take a deeper dive into specialized zoning topics that merit closer examination....more

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Supreme Court Narrows Local Governments’ Ability to Impose Impact Fees – A Potential Sea Change for California

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On April 12, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its much-anticipated ruling in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, U.S. No. 22-1074 (petition for certiorari granted 9/29/23) (Sheetz). The case concerned the...more

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US DOT Updates its Rules Regarding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

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On April 9, 2024, The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced numerous revisions to its in-place rules for administering its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The new rule follows a Notice of Proposed...more

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Biden Administration Sets Roadmap for Building Decarbonization

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The U.S. Department of Energy recently released the first federal blueprint to decarbonize the building sector, which accounts for over a third of the nation’s planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. This plan, developed by...more

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Unanimity Among Justices Rules the Day - SCOTUS Today

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Some commentators claim there are bitter divisions among the Justices, roiling the Court and its processes. Many of the same commentators were critical of the Court’s decision holding that former President Trump was not...more

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Supreme Court Holds that Legislative Impact Fee Programs Can Constitute a Taking

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Today, April 12, 2024, in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overruled more than two decades of California precedent, holding that legislatively established development impact fee programs must...more

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Will Construction Insurance Costs Kill Florida’s Real Estate Boom?

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The cost of construction insurance in Florida is having developers second-guess their willingness to invest in the Sunshine State, while business leaders are growing concerned that higher insurance costs may slow Florida’s...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Court Confirms Jury Verdict for AECOM in I-70 Construction Dispute with FlatIron

We previously blogged about the hotly contested dispute between AECOM and FlatIron involving the I-70 construction project outside of Denver. After an 18-day trial, the jury returned a verdict last month for plaintiff AECOM...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

The Site Report - Construction Industry Insights, Issue 4, April 2024

Welcome to our fourth issue of 2024 for our construction industry insights e-newsletter - The Site Report. In our Ask the Attorney segment at the bottom of this e-newsletter, we introduce you to Todd Biddle, Member in...more

Troutman Pepper

How Construction Attorneys Can Help Entities Benefit From California’s Newly Adopted Potable Water Regulations

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Like much of the western and southwestern U.S., California has experienced drought conditions on and off for decades. Fortunately, the regulatory landscape is starting to catch up with water treatment technology, paving the...more

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Real Estate & Construction News Roundup (4/10/24) – Hotels Integrate AI, Baby-Boomers Stay Put, and Insurance Affects Housing...

In our latest roundup, DOT’s major grant programs, proptech’s solution to climate change risks, mortgage-locked sellers put their homes on the market, and more!...more

Bricker Graydon LLP

New Guidance for Joint Purchasing Programs Under R.C. 9.48 Sets New Allowances

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The Ohio Attorney General (OAG) released an opinion in March 2024, Opinion No. 2024-003, to clarify the kinds of services that may be procured under R.C. 9.48. The March 2024 opinion specifically references an OAG opinion...more

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Project Delivery With Building Information Modeling (BIM): Challenges and Risk Mitigation – Part II

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Whether you are an owner, design professional, design consultant, construction manager (CM), general contractor (GC), or subcontractor, it is almost inevitable that you will encounter the use of building information modeling...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

No Double-Dipping Allowed: A Takeaway from the CBCA's Decision in BES Design/Build, LLC

A decision by the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (the "Board" or "CBCA") in BES Design/Build, LLC v. General Services Administration, CBCA 7587 (April 6, 2023), further defines what it means to submit a "timely"...more

Gray Reed

Broad Form Indemnities in Construction Contracts (UPDATED)

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Broad form indemnities are common in Texas construction contracts, even though indemnifying someone for their own negligence is a tough pill to swallow.  ...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Navigating the Waters Beyond Construction Law: Unveiling the Ties Between Construction and Maritime Liens

Construction law is a complex field that intersects with various other industries and legal fields, one being the maritime industry. In nearly twenty years of practicing construction law, I have often experienced the...more

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A Win for Contractors in Oregon: New Law Repeals Retainage Escrow Requirements

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Oregon contractors and subcontractors now may receive the full amount of their progress payments by posting a specified retainage surety bond with the owner and lender. On March 7, Gov. Tina Kotek signed HB 4006, an...more

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Proposed State Legislation Would Nearly Double the Statute of Repose under the Colorado Construction Defect Action Reform Act and...

While Colorado struggles with an ongoing housing supply deficit and potential buyers grapple with interest rate resistant prices and higher costs of borrowing, local and state governments are entertaining all kinds of...more

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Stormwater Discharge Permit Changes: What Property Owners in Eastern Massachusetts Need to Know

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Many currently unregulated commercial, industrial, and institutional properties in Eastern Massachusetts may soon require stormwater upgrades in order to meet the new rigorous Clean Water Act (CWA) stormwater discharge...more

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Prince George’s County Council Passes 2-Year Revision Extension for Zoning Ordinance

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In March, the Prince George’s County Council acted on zoning legislation that will influence the County’s development trajectory for years to come. ...more

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Orange County's AMI Jumps to $90,400 in 2024: What It Means for Affordable Housing

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the 2024 Area Median Income (AMI) and Rent Limits for counties statewide. These numbers are impactful on a number of levels, but are extremely important...more

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Public Call for Interest in Public-Private Partnership for Construction of Airport in Colombia

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Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura or ANI) launched the public call for the invitation of third parties interested in the project whose purpose is the financing, preparation of...more

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[Hybrid Event] 16th Annual Construction Procurement for Public Entities in Ohio - May 9th, Dublin, OH

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This full-day seminar, specifically designed for Ohio public owners, covers the project delivery methods available for public construction projects, as well as requirements and best practices for administering procurement...more

Hogan Lovells

Veille juridique DROIT PUBLIC / INFRASTRUCTURES du 4 avril 2024

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L’équipe de Droit Public du bureau de Paris vous propose de retrouver l’actualité récente française et européenne concernant le droit des contrats publics et le droit de la commande publique. Vous bénéficiez d’une sélection...more

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New limits to the transfer of ACE and superbonus receivables with Decree Law no. 39 of 29 March 2024

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On 29 March 2024, Decree Law no. 39 – introducing urgent measures concerning tax benefits in the field of construction and energy efficiency – has been approved. Such Decree Law provides, inter alia: (i) with reference to the...more

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