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Category Archives: Construction Law

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Legal Issues in Construction Procurement

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Public construction continues to be a huge source of revenue for many general contractors in the construction industry. The processes that local and state governments use are governed by regulations. Therefore, as compared to private contracting, public projects tend to take a more orderly and procedural path. All the same, public construction can be… Read More »

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Consequences of Not Obtaining a Construction Permit

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Florida and all U.S. states operate on a system of notifying counties and cities about impending construction projects.  Each state has its rules governing when a permit is required depending on the size and magnitude of the project.  The permit informs the local or state government and acts as a monitoring tool. The process… Read More »

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Legal Relief for Construction-Related Drainage Issues

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Construction law applies to occurrences that take place even after the project has long terminated. In some instances, defects arise during the construction of a structure. The structure that is built as a result of the construction project is all subject to defects whereby responsibility can pass to the contractor.  Defects can include water… Read More »

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What is Covered and What is Not Covered Under Your Construction Insurance Policy?

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When commencing a construction project every contractor or owner has to obtain insurance coverage for both the people working on the building and the building itself.  Other additions to the insurance policy can ensure that all parties involved in the construction and those who are likely to come into contact with the construction are… Read More »

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Government Condemnation Actions for Public Constructions and Your Rights

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A government condemnation action is when the state or the federal government offers to pay the owner of property for the government to take over ownership for public construction purposes.  This right of the state and federal government stems from the U.S. Constitution and it is only valid where the government offers just compensation… Read More »

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Florida Senator Calls for Reversal of International Construction Code Action

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson recently called for the reversal of legislation that passed in the Florida legislature permitting the state legislature to strip off the International Building Code standards.  This legislation will make it easier for the governing body to chip away at universally agreed upon standards by permitting periodical review. Much controversy surrounds… Read More »

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Crane Crashes Into Orlando Home: The Importance of Insurance & Safety on Construction Sites

By Sweeney Law, PA |

On September 4th, a construction crane crashed into an Orlando, Florida home.  News reports claim that the roof was under construction when the accident occurred.  The long arm of the crane crashes into the two-story home, splitting the last floor in half. The tip of the crane extended through the house   Luckily, the house… Read More »

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Two Important Statutes Governing Construction in Florida

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There are laws on the book governing how construction claims are handled in Florida.  Some of these laws are unique to Florida, and others are common to a few states.  Contractors and owners, who do not regularly build in Florida, are well served to familiarize themselves with these laws.  Among these construction laws is… Read More »

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My Neighbor Built a Fence on my Property

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Encroachment A normal home improvement project can turn into a huge construction and real estate matter.  Fence builders must be well versed in locating property lines to avoid encroachment.  This is especially the case where homes are built in close proximity.  Encroachment is the building of a structure partly or entirely on a neighbor’s… Read More »

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Three Fundamental Construction Contract Terms

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Given how the construction industry operations, parties must craft construction contracts with clarity and use terms, language that encompasses the multiple eventualities that may occur during the course of the construction project.  There are certain terms to which a drafter should particular pay attention.  These terms dictate the direction of the construction project depending… Read More »

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