Construction & Development Articles

These Construction & Development articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Construction & Development industry.

March 15, 2016 – 5,880 views
Glen L. Eaton - Eaton Contract Services, Inc
First, please be acutely aware of what this is, and is not. It is not authoritative legal advice. Only skilled construction attorneys are equipped to furnish such. However, construction, per se, and construction legal issues, are inexorably intertwined, increasingly more so as time passes. To prevail in an expensive owner-caused performance delay, for example, absolutely nothing replaces contractor early awareness of its legal entitlement. That turns on the facts at issue and how they apply to the specific theory of damages, which, in turn, permits entitlement to recover the damages. Full Story 
July 15, 2014 – 4,535 views
Daniel J. Deeb - Schiff Hardin LLP
The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Agencies) jointly announced on March 25, 2014 a proposed rule purportedly to clarify the Clean Water Act regulatory definition of “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”). Expressly offered in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s SWANCC and Rapanos decisions, the proposed rule posits that WOTUS are to consist of categorically included waters and certain other waters shown to, individually or collectively have a “significant nexus” to a categorically regulated WOTUS. Full Story 
June 27, 2014 – 4,945 views
With many states facing severe, dry and hot summers this year, there has been increased conversation about water rights systems and drought response. Many argue that the water right systems are necessary for drought response and water conservation. Some believe current water rights systems may not be the most effective way to combat water flow issues. Full Story 
June 27, 2014 – 2,691 views
Challenging economic times and a shaky housing market have exposed increasing numbers of contractors and subcontractors to the harsh reality of nonpayment. Because most contracts and subcontractors run their own businesses or run an exceedingly small operation, the loss of payment from work rendered can lead to substantial hardship. Full Story 
June 4, 2014 – 2,855 views
Association of Construction and Development
Before an excavation or construction company begins work that takes place on a slope, professionals must make sure that they follow certain guidelines provided by federal law. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines that every business must follow in order to promote a safe workplace for employees. OSHA slope regulations are aimed at protecting laborers from cave-ins, exposure to harmful substances and inhalation of dangerous fumes. The regulations also require companies to provide certain types of safety equipment and gear to workers. Full Story 
June 4, 2014 – 2,713 views
Association of Construction and Development
Time is money. Construction delays can be costly for all parties involved. Customers can suffer from loss of profits due to the late completion of a project, while sub-contractors may face extra expenses to cover the cost of equipment rentals and the payment of laborers. Attorneys for construction companies need to be prepared to face construction delays and should try to include provisions that allocate liability for losses in the event of a construction delay. Full Story 
April 15, 2014 – 2,369 views
Association of Construction and Development
Construction employers added more than 19,000 jobs to the sector in the month alone. It is the highest level the industry has reached since June 2009. Full Story 
April 14, 2014 – 2,287 views
Association of Construction and Development
The Obama administration announced on March 13 of its plans to issue an Executive Order by which the Department of Labor (DOL) will make changes to regulations that govern how the employees are eligible for overtime as per Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Full Story 

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