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Common Construction Insurance Disputes

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Businesses in the construction industry engaged in construction projects are wise to carry construction insurance to protect it as well as their workers from risks. Obtaining construction insurance has become a routine occurrence as part of the construction process. Construction companies do not think twice as it is normal for owners to require it… Read More »

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Safety Standards and the Top Three Causes of Death in the Construction Industry

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates standards governing the safety and health of construction workers as well as the public. Not only do they regulate the industry, but they also monitor and administer regulations to ensure compliance. Periodically, OSHA releases health and safety guidelines governing broad areas of health and safety standards… Read More »

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Construction Bonds: How to Ensure Performance

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In the world of construction contracting, bonds are issued to one party of the contract as guarantee against any non-performance or the party’s inability to meet obligations as set forth in the contract. In other words, the bond is secured to ensure that the contractor completes the obligations stated in the contract. Bonds are… Read More »

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Common Disputes Over Construction Plans and Designs

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Disputes over construction specifications and designs encompass a large part of construction litigation. When it comes to these delicate aspects of a construction project, one must exercise the utmost clarity and diligence. Communication with general contractors and subcontractors must be comprehensible to ensure a seamless and timely process. Even with much diligence and clarity,… Read More »

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Contracting on Subrogation Issues

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Subrogation (Generally) Subrogation is the concept of taking on the legal rights of another party. It is often a concept present in insurance claims and creditor issues. Subrogation frequently occurs in the realm of litigation when one party takes another’s right to bring suit. For example, subrogation can occur when an insurance company pays… Read More »

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Construction Delays and Your Contracting Options

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When it comes to construction projects, delays are one of the most common sources of disputes between property owners and contractors. A construction delay is a foreseen or unforeseen stall in starting all or part of a construction project. A delay is of little or no consequence to the construction project or it is… Read More »

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4 ESSENTIAL STEPS IN ASSERTING LIEN RIGHTS IN FLORIDA

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This article examines the four essential steps that must be undertaken by a lienor on a private non-bonded job in order to protect their lien rights in Florida. Section 713.37, Fla. Stat., provides that the Florida construction lien law statute shall not be subject to any rules of liberal interpretation in favor of the… Read More »

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What to Do When a Lien is Recorded Upon Your Property

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Assume for a moment that you are the owner of a residence that recently had some renovations completed and one day you discover that a lien has been recorded upon your property. Or, alternatively, you are a general contractor and are required to indemnify the owner for any construction liens recorded against the project,… Read More »

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OSHA Regulations Governing Construction Sites

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA passes health and safety regulations that govern the workplace and it ensures state adherence on the local level. In addition, OSHA has a compliance division that audits and investigates employers for possible non-compliance. In the construction… Read More »

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Obtaining Federal and State Property Recovery Funds After Hurricane Irma

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Rebuilding After Hurricane Irma It is without question that Florida was one of the hardest hit states during the recent hurricane season. Hurricane Irma, a category four hurricane landed on the coast of Florida on September 10, 2017. It wreaked havoc in southern Florida leaving areas of the Keys, Miami, and Jacksonville in ruins…. Read More »

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