Construction Materials Jump In Price

ARLINGTON, VA – Prices of construction materials jumped nearly 20 percent in 2021 despite moderating in December, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data. Contractors rate materials costs as a top concern for 2022, according to a survey predicting the industry’s outlook. “Costs may not rise as steeply in 2022 as they […]

Supreme Court Ruling: CSC Community Reacts

WASHINGTON, DC – In a major ruling last week, the United States Supreme Court blocked a Biden administration vaccine mandate for large employers. As reported in the New York Times and elsewhere, the ruling did allow a more limited mandate “requiring health care workers at facilities receiving federal money to be vaccinated.” According to the […]

Perspective On Supreme Court Ruling

by Frederick F. Butters SOUTHFIELD, MI – I don’t believe the United States Supreme Court (USSC) ruling is as complex as it may seem. Individual states have historically issued vaccine mandates and they have been upheld. Likewise, while the precedent is scant, there appears to be no real question that Congress could enact such a mandate if […]

Heard And Seen At CSC 2021

Social Media Director Christina Morrison interviewed attendees at the recently-completed Construction Super Conference (CSC). Check out the Youtube videos below to get a flavor of the proceedings from Orlando, Fla.

CSC Reactions – Hot Topics, Spirited Discussions

ORLANDO, FL – The recently completed Construction Super Conference in Orlando, Fla. did not disappoint, with strong opinions flowing freely among the almost 400 attendees. Here’s a snapshot of reactions from the conference. “CSC/Orlando was a great success in so many respects. The excitement among the attendees to be ‘back in the game—in person!’ was […]

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton — Reconnecting With Friends, Clients, And Colleagues

ORLANDO, FL – Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and its predecessors have been practicing law and helping clients and communities since 1860. Predecessor firms were Kilpatrick & Cody (founded in Atlanta), the Petree Stockton firm (founded in Winston-Salem), and Townsend, Townsend & Crew (founded in San Francisco). The firm now has 17 offices across […]

2021 CSC – Keeping The Conversation Going

by Brian Gaudet ORLANDO, FL – After nearly two years of working from home which began as a Covid-19 measure, but later turned into a productivity boost for my rapidly growing practice, I finally had the opportunity to venture out and attend a conference. I was selected to speak at the 2020 Construction Super Conference […]

FTI Consulting Returns to Live Events at CSC 2021

ORLANDO, FL – Experts from FTI Consulting will share their expertise on three separate panel discussions at the 2021 Construction Super Conference. Senior Managing Director Patrick McGeehin will discuss some of the cost and pricing challenges and unique risks associated with working for the U.S. government, a prospect many firms may be taking up with the Biden […]

CSC Advance Rates Through Nov. 21

ORLANDO, FL – Advance Rates for Construction Super Conference are in effect through Nov. 21. Advance rates are a great deal for the conference, scheduled for Dec. 6-8, 2021 at the J.W. Marriott Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Fla. The last time CSC got together in person was December 2019 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, […]

EDITORIAL: Infrastructure Bill Will Provide Needed Boost

ARLINGTON, VA – The reason the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed in the House is because a majority of Representatives understand that this measure will provide significant, tangible improvements to the lives of the constituents and the success of their local employers. The bill provides the kind of funding needed to modernize the country’s aging and […]

Infrastructure Bill Passes – Community Reacts

WASHINGTON, DC – A $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed Congress earlier this month. As reported on CNN and other media outlets, the package will “deliver $550 billion of new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over five years, touching everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s broadband, water and energy systems.” Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO […]

Excitement Builds for CSC

ORLANDO, FL – Last year’s Construction Super Conference was virtual, but this year the live event is firmly on the schedule for Dec. 6-8 at the J.W. Marriott Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla. What’s the level of optimism out there? We asked a few long-time attendees, as well as a couple of short-timers to gauge […]

Design/Build – Owners Just Don’t Get It

by Michael F. McKenna and Alexander F. Spilberg ORLANDO, FL – With involvement in about 30 to 40 major design-build projects that had issues, we have developed some perspectives on this procurement process. Generally, Owners may not understand the nuances of design-build, and the significant differences it presents in procurement (as compared to a typical […]

Session Spotlight: Heavily Negotiated Terms

ORLANDO, FL – What are the most heavily negotiated terms in construction contracts from the perspective of the owner, contractor, and subcontractor? Along with two other panelists, Peter W. Hahn, partner with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP, will explore the question during an educational session at the upcoming Construction Super Conference. CSC is scheduled […]