constructionattorneyblog: Piercing the corporate veil; attorneys fees

Construction Lawyer Blog

contract » December 19, 2005. 2005 WL 3445993, Dec. 16, 2005). December 19, 2005 in litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

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constructionattorneyblog: Mediator barred from testifying

Construction Lawyer Blog

Registering Copyright as Prerequisite for filing suit » August 01, 2005. On July 28, 2005, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in State of New Jersey v. Carl Williams , 2005 WL 1773739, held that a mediator cannot be compelled to testify about a mediation. August 01, 2005 in Mediation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago.

constructionattorneyblog: No Arbitration for Aesthetic Effect

Construction Lawyer Blog

Design Delegation » July 22, 2005. GA Johnson , 2005 WL 1663791 (July 13, 2005) held that, because of certain provisions found in AIA Document A201, the General Conditions, the contractor could not enforce the mediation and arbitration provisions of the contract. July 22, 2005 in arbitration , litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

Watch for Bank Shield Laws in Dealing with Lenders

Construction Lawyer Blog

No Arbitration for Aesthetic Effect » July 22, 2005. North Shore Community Bank, 2005 WL 145104 (June 21, 2005), the developer obtained a loan from the bank, relying on promises that the bank was skilled in handling construction escrows and that the bank would make sure that the subcontractors were paid for their work. July 22, 2005 in litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

Creating Electrical Device Styles

CAD Shack

Autodesk Building Systems comes with quite a bit of predefined electrical symbology that covers most electrical design needs, but chances are you will need to customize or create devices for your company’s needs. To do this, understanding electrical device styles is a must.

constructionattorneyblog: Design Delegation

Construction Lawyer Blog

Mediator barred from testifying » July 25, 2005. The July 22, 2005 Business Review has an interesting article on design delegation by architects. July 25, 2005 in news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: California: No contractual jury waiver

Construction Lawyer Blog

Termination of contract bars arbitration » August 05, 2005. The California Supreme Court, on August 4, 2005, in Grafton Partners v. August 05, 2005 in arbitration , litigation , news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago.

Emergency Shelter Design

Green Home Building

At the request of some NGO's assisting in the housing relief effort in the wake of the recent earthquake in Pakistan, Owen Geiger and I have collaborated on a simple earthbag emergency shelter concept that could be built with minimal tools and supplies.

How to Build a Small Earthbag Dome

Green Home Building

I recently received an email from a gentleman in Pakistan expressing interest in dome technology for building earthquake-resistant housing in that country. The massive earthquake a few weeks ago leveled thousands of homes, and the government is looking for ways to rebuild in safer ways.

Supreme Court rules that property can be taken for development

Construction Lawyer Blog

California: expert can seek equitable contribution from law firm » June 23, 2005. On June 23, 2005, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, ruled that a city can take a persons home for a development project aimed at revitalizing a depressed local economy, according to Reuters. June 23, 2005 in news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

constructionattorneyblog: Supreme Court Revisits Prima Paint

Construction Lawyer Blog

Supreme Court rules that property can be taken for development » June 21, 2005. On June 20, 2005, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the Florida case of Buckeye Check Cashing Inc., June 21, 2005 in arbitration , litigation , news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago.

constructionattorneyblog: Arbitrator's Change of Award Upheld

Construction Lawyer Blog

No Interlocutory Appeal for Order to Mediate » June 14, 2005. Sholar Group Architects (June 13, 2005). June 14, 2005 in arbitration , litigation , news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: Mold White Paper Issued

Construction Lawyer Blog

Arbitrators Change of Award Upheld » June 13, 2005. On June 6, 2005, the Mortgage Bankers Association issued a white paper on mold : Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) releases its Mold White Paper to the public - Mold: Steps Toward Clarity. June 13, 2005 in news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago.

Sustainable Housing Relief

Green Home Building

Earthbag Building

Green Home Building

I have been anxiously awaiting my review copy of Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer for quite some time, and am pleased to now have the chance to review it.

Sustainable AID Center in South Africa

Green Home Building

For the past twelve years Joe Kennedy has been intimately involved in creating sustainable settlements in South Africa, trying to create models of dwellings that could serve the poor.

Mexican Remodel Complete

Green Home Building

As we are preparing to return to the U.S. for awhile, I want to show you how the completed remodelling project turned out on the little house we rented in Bernal, Mexico. In my last post I described how I created a roof over the open patio/courtyard.

Transforming a Mexican House

Green Home Building

We have rented a little house in Bernal, Mexico, a town best known for the magnificent solid rock outcropping that serves as its backdrop.

A visit to Karacadir

Green Home Building

When we recently passed through San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, we wanted to connect with Andy Watson and Dorothy Gerhart, who run Karacadir, a sustainable development learning center.

New Poster and Art Print Pages at GHB

Green Home Building

I have just spent an enjoyable several days pouring over the thousands of posters and art prints available at allposters.com to post the most pertinent and beauftiful ones for your viewing pleasure at www.greenhomebuilding.com.

Mexican Architecture

Green Home Building

As we travel around Mexico in our little motorhome I have been reflecting on the diversity of architectural styles that are evident. There is much history upon which modern Mexico is laid, from the rich legacy of colonial churches to the traditions of the indigenous inhabitants that has persisted.

Repercussions of Architect's failure to meet continuing education

Construction Lawyer Blog

Piercing the corporate veil; attorneys fees » December 15, 2005. December 15, 2005 in news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: New York allows contractual indemnification

Construction Lawyer Blog

No right of contribution in copyright case » October 21, 2005. October 21, 2005 in insurance , litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: Copyright -- World Trade Center

Construction Lawyer Blog

Airport Design team sues Atlanta » August 15, 2005. According to an article in the New York Times , August 11, 2005, a copyright suit against two of the designers of the new World Trade Center, Skidmore Owings and Merrill and David Childs, will be allowed to continue. August 15, 2005 in copyright , news | Permalink. Tracked on December 14, 2005 at 06:55 PM. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

Housing boom leads to copyright litigation increase

Construction Lawyer Blog

Waivers of liens: fraud » August 22, 2005. August 22, 2005 in copyright | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: Architect can't profit from wrongful conduct

Construction Lawyer Blog

Housing boom leads to copyright litigation increase » August 19, 2005. " August 19, 2005 in litigation , news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: Airport Design team sues Atlanta

Construction Lawyer Blog

Architect cant profit from wrongful conduct » August 18, 2005. August 18, 2005 in litigation , news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: Termination of contract bars arbitration

Construction Lawyer Blog

Copyright -- World Trade Center » August 08, 2005. August 08, 2005 in arbitration , litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

Anchors Away!

CAD Shack

Here’s a tool that probably is over looked by most people new to ABS. That tool is anchors. Anchors are pretty much self descriptive. They are used to anchor one object or entity to another. When an object is anchored a host object, movements of the host trigger identical movements in the object.

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constructionattorneyblog: Email -- Be careful what you write

Construction Lawyer Blog

California: No contractual jury waiver » August 02, 2005. August 02, 2005 in litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

Registering Copyright as Prerequisite for filing suit

Construction Lawyer Blog

Email -- Be careful what you write » August 01, 2005. August 01, 2005 in copyright | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

The Korte Company Breaks Ground in Oklahoma for Vance Air Force Base Project

The Korte Company

Construction is scheduled to be completed by year-end 2005 The Korte Company was recently awarded a design-build contract for a multiple task project at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. The $14.9 million undertaking includes the construction of a 70,000 square foot warehouse and new post office building. Additionally, the project calls for the demolition of ten existing buildings and the remodeling of an existing warehouse.

The Top 5 Reasons to Switch to ABS

CAD Shack

What’s so great about Autodesk Building Systems? Why should I walk away from a proven product like AutoCAD, when I have so much invested in it? These are very valid questions that many CAD Managers and Owners are asking themselves lately. Of course the answer can be different for everyone of them depending on individual needs and uses of the software, but I would like to offer up what I see as the big ticket items that make ABS so appealing.

UNLV Construction Management Department Names Advisory Board

The Korte Company

The Construction Management Department at University of Las Vegas recently announced its newly appointed Industry Advisory Board. The department offers a four-year program which merges Business, Engineering and Architectural programs into a single curriculum producing management-level employees to the burgeoning construction industry both in Las Vegas and nationally

The Korte Company Completes Project For Whole Foods

The Korte Company

The Korte Company recently finished the exterior portion of work on a 49,669 square foot retail facility for Whole Foods Market located at 100 S. Green Valley Parkway. Whole Foods is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, and in keeping with the Whole Food’s philosophy, most of the materials being used for the building are environmentally friendly

Supreme Court Nominee's Construction Decisions

Construction Lawyer Blog

Watch for Bank Shield Laws in Dealing with Lenders » July 22, 2005. July 22, 2005 in news | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

constructionattorneyblog: No Interlocutory Appeal for Order to Mediate

Construction Lawyer Blog

Supreme Court Revisits Prima Paint » June 21, 2005. Korte & Luitjohan Construction , March 30, 2005. June 21, 2005 in litigation | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago. He is also a licensed architect, having practiced architecture for a number of years prior to establishing his law practice in 1981.

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