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ConsensusDocs Announces New Contractual Tools to Help Address COVID-19 for Construction Contract Issues

ConsensusDocs Announces New Contractual Tools to Help Address COVID-19 for Construction Contract Issues

Posted: May 1, 2020 | Tradewinds, Legal Advice

ConsensusDocs is announcing expanding access to contractual tools to help address the contractual risks presented by the COVID-19 crisis. ConsensusDocs has created a COVID-19 Resource Center https://www.consensusdocs.org/covid-19-construction-law-resources/ for construction law and contract issues. Containing a comprehensive analysis of contract issues, including a sample notice letter, worker restriction orders across the United States, and a sample essential worker certificate, these tools provide an analysis for existing contract impacts, as well as proactive tools for contracts going forward.

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Missed Your Lien Deadline -What Are Your Options?

Missed Your Lien Deadline -What Are Your Options?

Posted: April 3, 2020 | Legal Advice

You believe you’ve missed a lien deadline, and as a result might have missed your chance to get paid. Don’t give up! You still have options.

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Dispute Review Boards for Real-Time Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

Dispute Review Boards for Real-Time Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

Posted: March 1, 2020 | Legal Advice

The use of dispute tribunals, generally referred to as Dispute Review Boards (or DRBs on major projects, has matured. Use of a DRB cannot guarantee elimination of post-project litigation, but when used properly, a DRB can be an enormously ef fective tool to avoid and resolve disputes rapidly and during construction.

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How Design-Assist Moves the Needle on Collaboration and How it Differs from Design-Build and IPD

How Design-Assist Moves the Needle on Collaboration and How it Differs from Design-Build and IPD

Posted: January 3, 2020 | Tradewinds, Legal Advice

New technology, processes, and project delivery methods are quickly blurring the lines between design and construction. The barriers which formerly existed between design professionals and constructors, both physical and legal, are gradually being broken down. Where design, procurement, and construction were traditionally undertaken independently, now design, estimating, scheduling, planning, value engineering, and procurement can be performed simultaneously by a team of designers and constructors from many different companies.

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Get Your Contracts Lean — It’s Better than Dieting

Get Your Contracts Lean — It’s Better than Dieting

Posted: December 13, 2019 | Tradewinds, Legal Advice

I recently took the AGC Lean Construction Educations Program Units 1-7. After studying diligently, I’m happy to say that I passed the exam and earned my CM-Lean credential. Surprisingly, this makes me the first attorney to earn this distinction out of over 1,200 CM-Lean holders. So why is a construction attorney learning about lean? After all, this was my first exam in 20 years since I took the bar.

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