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Webinar: Avoiding Construction Claims and Disputes

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A Baker Tilly on-demand webinar provides an overview of strategies to identify potential claims scenarios and potential resolutions available to mitigate claims.

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Construction Contracts: Allowance or Contingency?

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Randolph E. Ruff and Jonathan M. Mraunac of Ogletree Deakins explain the differences between contract allowances and contingencies, how they are used, and how they can be drafted.

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AIA Releases 2017 Construction and Design Agreements

AIA Releases 2017 Construction and Design Agreements

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The American Institute of Architects has released several revised documents including the primary agreements between the owner and contractor and the owner and architect, reports Dickinson Wright PLLC.

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Mitigation of Construction Defect Litigation – Top 10 Construction Contract Issues

Mitigation of Construction Defect Litigation – Top 10 Construction Contract Issues

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A construction contract will need to be reviewed thoroughly and revised to better protect the owner, and in the case of residential construction, should in particular, address 10 key issues, advises Rebecca W. Dow in Holland & Hart’s Construction Law Blog.

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Contract Barred Recovery of Lost Productivity Damages Suffered by Contractor

Contract Barred Recovery of Lost Productivity Damages Suffered by Contractor

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It is critical that the parties consider and properly allocate the risk of such delays and the potential resulting costs in the contract documents, advises Robinson+Cole.

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When Construction Contracts Go Sideways in Bankruptcy

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When a contractor on a project files a bankruptcy case, the property owner and subcontractors have some serious decisions to make, writes Tracy Green in the California Construction Law Blog.

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The Importance of Clear Contract Terms

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Care in contract drafting is a valuable way to avoid disputes, writes Michael Wilson in Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale’s Construction Law Blog.

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What to Consider When Preparing Construction Contracts

What to Consider When Preparing Construction Contracts

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It’s important for parties entering into any significant economic transaction to have written contracts, especially for construction projects, writes Jason T. Strickland for Ward and Smith, P.A.

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Six Questions Owners Should Answer Before Entering a Construction Contract

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There are six questions that an owner can ask to evaluate what rights and obligations it will have upon entering into a construction contract, writes Daniel Bradfield, a partner in Arnall Golden Gregory LLP.

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Preventing Limitation of Liability End-Runs

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Owners who are dissatisfied with their contractors’ performance increasingly assert fraud-based claims in addition to breach of contract claims because fraud-based claims are not typically barred by contractual waivers and limits of liability, according to a client alert published by Pepper Hamilton.

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Top 10 Questions Owners Should Ask Before Signing a Construction Contract

Top 10 Questions Owners Should Ask Before Signing a Construction Contract

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Construction contracts are often such voluminous documents that it can be difficult for owners to recognize and adequately negotiate the key terms that play the largest role in how construction risk and costs are allocated, writes Mike Madigan for Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter.

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The Contract Isn’t Signed, a Few Issues Remain, the Work is Done; Now What?

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Parties who allow the schedule to control performance without resolving the paperwork could find themselves in a mess, particularly if the back-and-forth on contract terms never stops, writes Stan Martin of Commonsense Construction Law.

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Consideration of Force Majeure in Construction Contracts

Consideration of Force Majeure in Construction Contracts

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Before entering into a construction contract, consider how force majeure events are evolving in today’s world, advise Jonathan Massell and David A. Senter of Nexsen Pruet on the firm’s website.

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