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CSC Keynote Conversation: Beyond the Nuts and Bolts

PALOS VERDES, CA – Construction Super Conference (CSC) Keynote speaker Alec Ross has thought a lot about innovation. Whether it’s maximizing technology in the service of American diplomatic goals, or pondering global technology trends that will shape the next decade, Ross makes sense of a changing globe.  As the literal framework for the physical world, […]

CSC Educational Smorgasbord: Mediation, Arbitration, and So Much More

PALOS VERDES, CA – With more than 30 educational sessions on tap, plus compelling Keynote content (see Keynote Conversation with Alec Ross), Construction Super Conference (CSC) is once again poised to showcase expert advice for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in the legal and commercial construction markets. Sessions feature in-depth education via the best […]

New Editor, News Print Reboot, New Barn Nightmare

LOVELAND, CO – The monthly Construction Super Conference (CSC) News Print e-newsletter has been on hiatus, but Emerald Expositions is bringing it back with some new/old blood. With an already excellent team in place for the conference, I’ve been asked to take the reins of News Print, and I do so with a keen eye […]

U.S. Rep Judy Chu Introduces Heat Stress Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif) is proposing a bill to mandate water, shade, and rest periods during hot weather. Dubbed the Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act, the bill is aimed at “workers who labor in hot conditions, risking illness or death from heat stress.” Currently, there is no similar federal […]

Law, Leadership, Inspiration — CSC Sessions Offer Compelling Content

PALOS VERDES, CA – With more than 30 educational sessions on tap, plus compelling keynote content, Construction Super Conference (CSC) is once again poised to showcase expert advice for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets. Broad in scope and heavy on detail, the Law sessions feature […]

Federal Regulations Do Not Necessarily Preempt State Adjudications

The Third Circuit rules that the NJDEP cannot refuse a petition challenging a Federally permitted project. The federal government allows states to regulate many federally mandated programs. This is especially true for environmental statutes. A recent Third Circuit case, reviewed in an article by John G. Valeri, Jr. in Environmental Law Blog, provides Petitioners with […]

Cities are Striving to Comply With the Paris Climate Agreement

This will provide business opportunities for contractors. President Trump’s refusal to agree to the international climate agreement reached in Paris last year was widely criticized abroad and at home. Cities and states around the country have joined together to implement the carbon emission reduction standards set by International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) on their own, […]

Take Advantage of Early Rates for Construction SuperConference

Don’t delay, early registration rates expire this Saturday. The Construction SuperConference, now in its 33rd year, is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets.  Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction […]

Opinion—Labor shortages are keeping construction companies from expanding

By Don Wallis   Young people do not find construction work attractive The construction industry has traditionally been attractive to young people, especially those who not have a college degree, do not want to punch a time clock, but do want to work with their hands outdoors. This is no longer the case. High school […]

Do General Liability Policies Cover Intentional as Well as Unintentional Acts?

In some instances intentional acts are covered. General liability insurance policies provide that the insurer will defend and, if necessary, indemnify accidental, or negligent, acts but do not cover intentional acts that harm third parties. But can the intentional acts of a contractor’s employee be considered an “occurrence” that an insurer must defend and indemnify […]

Third-Party Claims Require Proof of Privity of Contract

Indiana court outlines the criteria needed to allow a third-party claim against a subcontractor Privity of contract is required to successfully pursue a claim for breach of contract. An issue that often arises is whether an owner can file a claim against a subcontractor who has contracted with the prime contractor but not directly with […]

TN Court Clarifies the Effect Licensing Limits have Upon Contractors’ Ability to Recover the Amount Owed per a Contract

The court’s ruling ends a discrepancy between somewhat different previous statutory provisions Most, if not all, states have statutes that stipulate that contractors must obtain contractor’s licenses. (In some states there are exceptions for projects that do not exceed a relatively small dollar amount.) Unlicensed contractors do not have the same legal recourse as licensed […]

Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act is Revised

The provisions for both suspending work and withholding payment are now more equitable The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) stipulates the procedures that must be followed by contractors, subcontractors and owners when suspending work for non-payment and for withholding payment for non-performance. The Act was revised on June 12, 2018, when HB566 was […]

Early Registration Now Open For Construction SuperConference

Early registration for Construction SuperConference (CSC), the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets, is now open. Kevin Gaffney, group show director, CSC: “If you are looking to save money, it pays to act now.” You can’t afford to miss Construction SuperConference […]