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Project Documentation: The Bad Little Email That Got Produced

by Burr & Forman on

Believe it or not, there are always a wealth of emails and other documents produced in litigation that help “make the case” for the other side. Take, for the example, the e-mail I found in the files of one superintendent...more

Federal Court in Alaska Holds Insurer Liable Under E&O Policy to Indemnify and Defend Construction Manager for Claims by...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

KICC –Alcan Gen. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Ins. Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37560 (March 16, 2017) - A Contractor/Construction Manager, KICC-Alcan General (“KICC”), entered into a subcontract with an MEP subcontractor,...more

Revealing NEC4 to South Africa – a welcome development for the public sector

by Dentons on

NEC contracts are used extensively in the South African public sector. The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Act and its standards for uniformity in construction procurement seek to bring about standardisation...more

The Innovation Test

by Adrian Dayton on

Richard Susskind once said, “It’s tough to walk into a room full of millionaires and tell them they are doing it wrong.” Just look at Kodak, one of the most profitable companies in the world for a time. ...more

Construction One-Minute Read: 4 Legal Issues With Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way construction projects are delivered. BIM is a process for creating and using three-dimensional electronic models to represent the physical characteristics of...more

Legal Project Management, The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread?

by Stinson Leonard Street on

We have all heard the expression the "greatest thing since sliced bread." It is believed that this phrase was first used by Wonder Bread® in 1930 to hype its new product of pre-wrapped, pre-sliced bread. We use it now in...more

I’m Not a Lawyer-I’m a Race Car Driver – P3 Stage 3: Perfect

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

I’m still not a lawyer, I’m still a race car driver. So let’s continue with the build out of our P3 theme (Plan|Perform|Perfect) by examining the last element: Perfect. OK, the race is over, car and driver have returned...more

How To Track Increased Construction Costs For Proving Claims

by Burr & Forman on

I previously blogged about the importance of using daily reports to prove construction claims. In addition to daily reports, the following records should be prepared and maintained in the normal course of business to...more

Eeeek! What To Do When You Find Bones or Human Remains On the Construction Site?

by Burr & Forman on

Last month, authorities in Suffolk, Virginia were investigating a construction site where human bones were found.  Forensic experts were called in to excavate the site and determine whether they were recent or from an old...more

The SBA’s New Mentor-Protégé Program: The Dilemma of Hiring Project Managers

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

On July 25, 2016, SBA released its long-awaited final rule creating the new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses. Many aspects of the new rule are very exciting and should be beneficial for the small business...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April 2016 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: - Postscript: Bill Campbell, 1940-2016 - He may not be the most globally famous person who passed away this week, but Bill Campbell’s quiet influence on...more

The Rise, and Risk, of Construction Drones

by Baker Donelson on

Drone usage on construction projects is ready to take off. With recent enhancements in performance and capability, it will soon be hard to imagine a large construction project without drones playing some role. Consider this...more

The Blueprint for CRM Success

by Chris Fritsch on

CRM success starts with a plan. Once you have invested the time to articulate the initial ideas for your new CRM home and have shared your thoughts with your CRM architect and key stakeholders in the organization, it’s...more

“Why” - A Word Not Just for Children

by McManis Faulkner on

Are you spinning your wheels and do not know why? Do you think you know how to begin a task but then find you are not entirely sure how to proceed? Try thinking like a child! This may seem like odd advice for a professional...more

Good Ol’ Tin Lizzie: The Automation and Streamlining of the E-Discovery Process

by Exterro, Inc. on

Early December must have been a good season for Henry Ford: on December 1st, 1913, the world’s first moving automotive assembly line started rolling at his Hyland Park factory, and just two years later on December 10th, 1915,...more

Managing Project Risk With Enforceable Indemnity Agreements

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Most contracts in the construction industry supply chain require the “downstream” project participant to indemnify those “upstream” against a spectrum of losses or claims relating to the project. Upstream participants, such...more

Risk or Reward? Using Drones on Your Construction Project

by Burr & Forman on

In this week’s issue of ENR, technology writer Luke Abaffy details the use of drones by Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to conduct bridge inspections....more

FERC Shares Best Practices for Stakeholder Outreach in Gas Project Permitting

by King & Spalding on

The dramatic increase in domestic energy production over the past several years has resulted in the involvement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a wide range of interactions with the public and other...more

Development Update: Maine DEP Proposes Site Development Rule Changes

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a hearing on October 15th to receive comments on three rulemaking changes to the state’s site location of development rules (“Site Laws”).  Additional public...more

Obama Administration Releases Infrastructure Permitting Guidance

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On September 22, 2015, the White House, through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), issued guidance to the heads of certain federal departments and agencies (the Agencies)...more

Construction Corner: Design-Build Project Delivery

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In the case of a design-build project, the owner enters into a single contract with a design-builder for both design and construction services. This is unlike Design-Bid-Build (“DBB”) and Construction Manager at Risk project...more

IT Project Disputes Management - Managing the Cloudy Skies

by DLA Piper on

In this issue: - Overview of Presentation - Prevention is better than cure - Fix problems in the design phase - Early diagnosis and treatment of problems - So what do you do? - Areas of major...more

Construction Corner: Design-Bid-Build vs. Construction Manager at Risk Project Delivery Method

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In a recent Construction Corner post, we discussed Design-Bid-Build (“DBB”) project delivery. In this post we will compare and contrast Design-Bid-Build and Construction Manager at Risk project delivery methods. As...more

Do You Have an E-Discovery Case Management Checklist?

by Exterro, Inc. on

A simple checklist doesn't exactly scream innovative solution to a complex problem but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. In fact, project managers will tell you that a checklist can do wonders to take an inefficient process...more

Construction Corner: Selecting an Architect for Your School Construction Project

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Last week, we discussed the importance of evaluating the capabilities of your initial project team to assess the need for a third party project manager. This week we will focus on selecting the architect who will best serve...more

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