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Got ITCs? How to Start Construction on Your Solar Project (Pre-IRS Guidance)

Solar developers are getting antsy about what is needed to show that they started construction on their 2020 (or later) projects by the end of 2019. The answer is not clear in the absence of solar-specific guidance from...more

Florida Court of Appeals Clarifies How the Statute Governing Indemnification Provisions in Construction Contracts Applies

by White and Williams LLP on

In Blok Builders, LLC v. Katryniok, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 1312, the Court of Appeals of Florida for the Fourth District considered whether Florida Statute § 725.06 applied to a contract for the excavation of various...more

O’Hare Express Train Showcases the Viability of P3s for Mass Transit

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Wednesday, the City of Chicago selected two finalists in its procurement process for the planned O’Hare Express, a mass transit system that will connect downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport within 20...more

Supreme Court Of Vermont Holds That Contractor Waived Its Right To Challenge The Validity Of Arbitration Agreement By Actively...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Adams v. Barr, 2018 VT 12, 2018 Vt. LEXIS 10 (VT 2018) - On February 24, 2016, Barr Law Group (“Barr”) filed a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association to recover $40,000 in unpaid legal fees from...more

Ohio EPA releases draft NPDES construction storm water general permit

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

On February 9, 2018, the Ohio EPA issued a public notice of its fifth-generation draft general NPDES permit for the statewide regulation of storm water associated with construction activities (Permit No. OHC000005). ...more

Tariff On Imported Steel Will Mean Increased Construction Costs

by Carlton Fields on

As you probably know, President Trump recently announced a tariff on steel and aluminum imported into the United States, to take effect March 23. Imports from Canada and Mexico will be exempted from the tariff. Other...more

Project Finance: Structuring for Success

This Practice Note considers the meaning of the term “structure” in a project finance transaction and identifies the key issues that may inform the approach to structuring such a transaction. It explains a “plain vanilla”...more

Contractor Licensing Requirements: Ignore at Your Peril

On March 9, 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals reaffirmed the applicability of Georgia’s contractor licensing requirements (Ga. Code, Title 43, Ch. 41) to residential and general contractors. In Baja Properties, LLC v....more

Under Construction - March 2018

by Snell & Wilmer on

Welcome to the spring 2018 edition of our Under Construction newsletter. We hope 2018 is off to a good start for you and your company. We start this issue with an article providing some practical solutions to common legal...more

Why Greater Boston Needs Transit-Oriented Development: Insights from Nutter's Mike Scott

Mike Scott, a partner and chair of Nutter's Real Estate Department, analyzed why Greater Boston needs to focus on transit-orient development in Nutter Insights. Mike discussed the current housing situation in Greater Boston;...more

Do Not Pass “Go” You Out-of-State, Unlicensed Contractor

by Burr & Forman on

I forgot how much fun it was playing family board games as a child. We recently dusted off some of the oldies like Sorry, Life and Monopoly to play with the kids. I laughed uncontrollably the first time I got to say, “Go...more

Public-Private Partnerships: The Only Road to Trump's Infrastructure Plan?

The basic outline for President Trump’s infrastructure plan was laid out in February, and this is its essence — $200 billion in federal funding will spur more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements. Direct...more

An Examination of Federal Permitting Processes: U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on the...

The United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (“Committee”) held a hearing on March 15th titled: An Examination of Federal Permitting Processes ...more

Client Alert: U.S. EPA Issues Policy Intended to Ease Pre-Construction Permitting Requirements for New and Modified Industrial and...

In what is now clear to be a series of policy changes to ease air permitting requirements for industrial and manufacturing facilities, U.S. EPA has issued its second memorandum entitled “Project Emissions Accounting under the...more

Dewatering During Construction and Post-Construction—Regulatory Paradigms and Options

Major construction projects, especially new office, residential and mixed-use buildings, often require dewatering to remove intercepted groundwater from subterranean areas. Intercepted water flows may continue even after...more

Potential Gaps in Indemnity Coverage

Indemnity agreements are standard in most construction contracts. These provisions generally require contractors to indemnify others for personal injury claims made by the contractor’s employees against other parties on the...more

No “Fake News” Here – Just the Facts on HVCRE

by Dechert LLP on

In case you’ve been too busy sifting through fake news to follow efforts to reform the High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) regulations that affect acquisition, development or construction (ADC) loans, here’s where...more

Payment limitation periods for works and services

by White & Case LLP on

In the recent case of ICE Architects Ltd v Empowering People Inspiring Communities [2018] EWHC 281 (QB), the English High Court considered whether the wording of the payment provisions in a contract rebutted the presumption...more

Government Violated Developer’s Bert J. Harris Act Rights by Denying Site Plan, Finds Florida 4th District Court of Appeals

by Bilzin Sumberg on

In a significant ruling, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in the case of Ocean Concrete, Inc. v. Indian River County ruled the government violated the developer’s Bert J. Harris Act rights by denying a site plan for...more

Alabama Home Builders Challenge Requirement to Use Architects on Townhouses

by Baker Donelson on

The Alabama Homebuilders Association of Alabama, Inc. (the Homebuilders) has sued the Alabama State Board for Registration of Architects (the Board) seeking to invalidate a regulation that requires an architect for the design...more

The End of the "Deemed Liability" Adjudication in Western Australia

by Jones Day on

The Problem: The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) contains a number of provisions that are to be implied into construction contracts that are silent as to those matters. These implied terms have been a steady source of...more

Trump Administration Signals Exemptions To Steel Tariffs Are A Long Shot

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Builders and manufacturers who rely on imported steel as a major input may want to rethink their procurement strategy in light of an executive domestic preference decree issued last week. Under President Trump’s Proclamation...more

Massachusetts Condominium Developers Have Increased Exposure

A recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision held that condominium developers cannot create a condominium that “makes it extraordinarily difficult or even impossible for the trustees to initiate any litigation...more

ICYMI: Federal Appeals Court Upholds New OSHA Silica Rule

A recent federal appeals court decision rejected a challenge to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s new rule for respirable crystalline silica (silica) exposure in the construction industry (the Silica Rule),...more

Limit of a General Contractor's Liability Under the Common Work Area Doctrine

by Clark Hill PLC on

The Court of Appeals, in the recent decision Cockfield v. Sachse Construction & Development Corporation, et al., has again analyzed the affirmative obligations a general contract has to ensure the safety of subcontractors’...more

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