Industry News – Billions Flowing to Illinois Projects

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is investing $45 billion to rebuild “crumbling roads and bridges” and build major projects essential to the state’s future. As outlined in IDOT’s Proposed Highway Improvement Program, the Rebuild Illinois program will include: a bridge replacement at Long Run Creek; a bridge replacement on US 52 […]

CSC Session Spotlight: Damages Without A Cause

PALOS VERDES, CA – Who’s fault is it anyway? The question reverberates in countless legal disputes. In the realm of liquidated damages, an owner’s delay has traditionally been recognized as a reasonable contractor defense.   In recent years, that tradition has gradually eroded, fueled by contractual provisions designed to prevent contractors from raising owner-caused (or owner’s […]

CSC Fence Sitters – Giordano Has A Message

PALOS VERDES, CA – The Construction Super Conference, now in its 34th year, is the preeminent construction conference for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in the legal and commercial construction markets. Compelling panel discussions bring challenging issues to the forefront and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges of today’s construction industry. […]

Face to Face in a Digital Age

PALOS VERDES, CA – E-mail, text, Skype, Snap Chat, Face Time, video conferencing, and even the primitive phone are all ways to communicate without being in the same room. A decade ago, you could find plenty of people who said the trade show/educational conference industry would soon be dead. After all, why bother with face-to-face […]

Love, Hate, and CSC – A Conversation with Brian Perlberg

PALOS VERDES, CA – Brian Perlberg (pictured) has been going to Construction Super Conference for a dozen years. He was a fan of the conference from the beginning, but believed an already solid event could be even better. As executive director and senior counsel, ConsensusDocs, and in-house counsel, Construction Law, for Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall and Furman PC

PALOS VERDES, CA – After you arrive in Palos Verdes, California, and eventually put on your pass for Construction Super Conference (CSC), a certain logo will seep into your consciousness, and at first you may not know why. As lanyard sponsors for CSC, it’s the Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall and Furman PC emblem around every […]

Survey: Construction Leaders “Reasonably Upbeat” + DIA Contractor Responds

U.S. construction industry leaders are somewhat less confident about near-term prospects for nonresidential construction, but remain “reasonably upbeat.” The info comes courtesy of the June 2019 Construction Confidence Index (CCI) released earlier this month by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). While contractors are less optimistic regarding sales, profits, and staffing levels on a monthly basis, […]

Editorial: CSC Gets Better Every Year

PALOS VERDES, CA – For several decades, this conference has gotten better every year, and this year will be no exception. Whether from the point of programming, venue, networking, or attendance by movers and shakers in the construction industry and the practice of construction law—the conference has no peers. Typically, attendees participate year after year […]

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, […]