Session Spotlight: Liquidated Damages And Stipulated Sums

ORLANDO, FL – Michael McKenna, the self-described “old man” of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, already had an engineering degree when he decided to go to law school at night in the 1970s. During those years of study, he maintained a job as project manager for a construction company, ultimately starting his construction […]

Vaccinate Or Test Weekly – New Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC – As detailed in a speech from President Biden, and in writing at (, OSHA is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least […]

CSC Session Spotlight: Contract Disputes

ORLANDO – Construction Super Conference released its educational conference schedule this week, and the panel discussion on Construction Contract Disputes Financing is once again on the docket. CSC Third Thursday sat down with panelist James G. Zack, Jr, principal, James Zack Consulting, LLC, Johnstown, Colo., to get a preview of the session which is set […]

CSC 2021 Conference Schedule Finalized

ORLANDO – The 2021 Construction SuperConference speaker lineup has been finalized. CSC is committed to offering enlightening and fully accredited conference sessions led by industry professionals who speak about the most up-to-date topics in the construction industry. During the conference you’ll speak with and learn from like-minded professionals. You’ll hear what’s working for others and […]

The Future of Mediation By Video Conference

by Brian R. Gaudet HOUSTON – There are two significant ways in which mediation by video conference will change construction law and both are a function of removing the need to travel. First, video conferencing allows more people to attend a mediation without significantly affecting the cost and trouble of the attendance.  Second, mediation by […]

CSC Early Registration Rates In Effect

ORLANDO, FL – Early Rates for Construction Super Conference are in effect. Early rates are a great deal for the conference, scheduled for Dec. 6-8, 2021 at the J.W. Marriott Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Fla. Third Thursday readers can receive 15% off their conference badge when using code: ADVANCE15. The Promo Code expires Sept. 22. “The […]

Industry News – Infrastructure; Masks; Employment

Many U.S. Adults Believe Workers Still Need Masks in the Workplace Nearly six in 10 U.S. adults (57%) believe employees should be required to wear a mask when working at an on-site work location, even after being vaccinated for Covid-19, according to results from an American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® online survey conducted June 10–14 by The […]

Surfside Collapse – Legal And Regulatory Impact

SURFSIDE, FL – The recent partial collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium has engineers speculating and experts pondering the legal and regulatory ramifications. Acknowledging the tragic loss of life, Wayne H. Kalayjian, PE, SE, CFE, director at Secretariat International, El Segundo, Calif., recently sat down with Construction Super Conference (CSC) Third Thursday to talk about […]

CSC Hotel Block Officially Open

ORLANDO – The Construction Super Conference hotel block is officially open and the appropriate link is now on the web site. Hotel rates are discounted when booking in the CSC hotel block. Construction Super Conference is scheduled for Dec. 6-8, 2021 at the J.W. Marriott Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla. Click Here for booking Pass […]

Richard L. Abramson – A Remembrance

by Robert S. Peckar Early Sunday morning, May 30, I received a call informing me that my partner of 43 years, Richard L. Abramson, had died suddenly Saturday evening, likely as a consequence of complications of the Parkinson’s disease he had been bravely fighting for almost 30 years. He was 74 years old. As co-founder […]

Infrastructure Bill – Opinions and Predictions

WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden has prioritized a major infrastructure bill, but negotiations at press time remain stalled within the highly partisan atmosphere of Washington, D.C. What are the odds that the legislation will pass? If it passes, what will it look like? What should it look like? Third Thursday asked for opinions and predictions […]

CSC Heads to Orlando This December

ATLANTA – CSC 2021 is heading east. Scheduled for December 6-8, 2021, the conference will take place in Orlando, Fla., at the J.W. Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa. It’s a classic destination with so many attractions, all of which we hope will be open 11 months from now. For example, Disney World theme […]

Industry News: Construction Cools; PPP Loan Forgiveness

Construction Cools As Costs Climb WASHINGTON, D.C. – Housing production fell in April due to increased costs of building materials that have priced out potential home buyers. The May 18 analysis comes courtesy of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB reports that overall housing starts decreased 9.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual […]

Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal: Passage or Gridlock?

by Stephen E. Sandherr ARLINGTON, VA – At the end of March, President Biden proposed a $2 trillion “physical infrastructure” plan. While there is a lot for the construction industry in this proposal, the funding comes with significant, and troubling, strings attached. As challenging, the President is proposing to pay for the new investments with […]

COVID-19 Liability Laws: Confusion Reigns

IRVINE, CA – Karl Lindegren, partner and co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Irvine, Calif.-based litigation practice has some advice for construction clients who are looking to navigate the COVID-19 liability maze. First on the list; Name someone at the company who will specifically track all rules, regulations, and recommendations of the evolving coronavirus liability laws. It […]