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Tips for Handling Construction Disputes During COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced major changes in the construction industry since being close to other people has become a problem. This is especially true for resolving disputes since the resolution process often requires meetings between multiple parties. This is no longer possible most of the time since quarantine and social distancing measures keep people apart for […]

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Maintaining Positive Professional Relationships During Construction Arbitration

Construction arbitration can happen between any two parties, even if they have an amicable relationship. Often, disputes arise as a result of a simple disagreement about work performed or materials provided and can be easily resolved without ever seriously comprising the relationship between the opposing parties.  If you find yourself in a situation where arbitration […]

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Construction Liens and Contractor Non-Payment Issues

Construction liens and contractor non-payment issues can be a serious problem for construction projects. Having a lien placed on a property can ruin a relationship with a subcontractor or contractor. It can also lead to the end of a relationship between a contractor and a property owner, affecting any future work that may be available. […]

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Benefits of Construction Arbitration

Arbitration is one of the ways that construction companies resolve disputes without going to court. In many ways, it is similar to adjudication. However, it has a distinct difference that makes it useful in specific situations. Many companies choose it for its cost-effective conflict resolution system so that they can avoid costly and difficult lawsuits. […]

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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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