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Why Construction Delays Cost Money

Aug 06, 2014

Why Construction  Delays Cost Money

Contractor makes claim against Army Corps of Engineers for delay damages. By Brian Morrow, P.E., Esq. Time is a critical resource in construction, as in “time is money.” In construction contracts, contractors must budget their resources, including labor, materials, equipment, supervision and ...

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Contractor’s dewatering claim for $24 million dismissed based on failure to follow contract disputes act

Jul 02, 2014

Contractor’s dewatering claim for $24 million dismissed based on failure to follow contract disputes act

In a recent case involving dewatering for the Army Corps of Engineers – Hanover Insurance Co. v. U.S. (U. S. Court of Federal Claims, May 27, 2014) – a federal court denied a contractor and surety’s claims for $24 million ...

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Unlicensed contractors on federal construction projects are entitled to payment under the Miller Act

Jun 13, 2014

Unlicensed contractors on federal construction projects are entitled to payment under the Miller Act

In a recent case involving the intersection of state and federal law – Technica LLC v. Carolina Casualty Insurance Company (U. S. Court of Appeals, 9`11 Circuit, April 29, 2014)  – a federal court held that a California law restricting ...

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Put It In Writing

May 07, 2014

Put It In Writing

Claims against the Georgia DOT for increased material costs are denied due to failure to comply with claim-notice requirements.  Contract provisions in most standard construction industry contracts include claims and notice procedures and requirements. These provisions often require contractors seeking a ...

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Unsteady Ground

Apr 12, 2014

Unsteady Ground

Corps of Engineers denies contractor’s Type 1 differing site condition claim on Iraqi project. Site conditions that differ from what the contractor expects — including subsurface soil conditions — is one of the biggest risks for many contractors. Soils conditions that ...

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