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Texas Law Trumps All in a Construction Dispute

Construction disputes can be an absolute mess. When a construction dispute emerges, construction professionals must navigate a complex web of conflicting federal, state, and local laws. This web only becomes more complicated when disputes are subject to the laws of another state. Fortunately, Texas is one of 24 states that limit the validity of forum-selection […]

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How to File a Payment Bond Claim in Texas

Has something gone wrong on your public construction project? Maybe you’re a subcontractor who hasn’t been paid for work provided. Or maybe you’re a material provider getting static from a general contractor despite meeting your contractual obligations. If that’s the case, you’re probably wondering how to file a payment bond claim in Texas. Luckily for […]

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What Are the Construction Defect Statute of Repose and Statute of Limitations in Texas?

If you’ve been accused of a construction defect, you would do well to research your state’s statute of limitations and statute of repose. This is one of the most common and effective defenses against construction defect claims because they limit the amount of time that claimants have to establish a legitimate defect claim.  In this […]

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Recognizing and Addressing Heat Stress in Construction

Summers in Houston, Texas, are hot and oppressive with temperatures soaring above 95 degrees Fahrenheit at the peak of August accompanied by a high degree of humidity. Construction workers are already at risk of heat-related illnesses and injuries due to exposure to hot environments or extreme heat, and this risk is further heightened by a […]

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Mechanics Lien Filings Reach an All-Time High Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has wreaked devastating havoc on the construction industry from mounting delays and missed deadlines to layoffs and a sick workforce. Among these trends, U.S. mechanics lien filings have reached an all-time high. Now, more than ever, contractors are choosing to take advantage of the legal tools at their disposal […]

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What Contract Terms Can Contractors Expect to See Following COVID-19?

Owners are likely to take action to decrease risk and maximize flexibility following COVID-19 in order to mitigate growing concerns, such as the possibility for projects to stop and start due to supply chain disruptions or decreased demand for the scope of the project. Additionally, further medical guidance may necessitate a change to the design […]

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5 Ways You Can Retain Top Talent During a Recession

Since the Great Recession, the United States construction industry has experienced a major shortage of skilled workers. During the financial crisis, there were approximately 1.5 million professionals that left the industry and never returned. Although it’s been a challenge, as the economy improved over the years, the industry recruited new professionals. However, despite these efforts, […]

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It’s Business as Usual for Contractors Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Texas

The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has put an incredible strain on owners and contractors throughout the country. Even as Texas begins to lift restrictions placed on businesses to stop the spread of the virus, professionals throughout the construction industry will continue to operate under incredible financial pressure. And if you’re reading this, chances […]

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Understanding Return to Work Programs During Uncertain Times

The United States recently became the leading country in the world in confirmed cases of COVID-19. Although many cities across the country have shown positive trends of flattening the curve, there are still thousands of COVID-19 cases being forecasted at the time of this article. As most construction businesses continue to work through this pandemic, […]

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An Overview of Texas Mechanic’s Lien Law

Whether you are a contractor, supplier, or construction lender, you are likely to encounter mechanic’s liens when working on a construction job in Texas. While Texas construction lien laws provide protection to contractors attempting to retrieve payment from an owner unwilling or unable to pay, these laws are some of the most complex lien laws […]

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