Job Order Contracting – The Legal Side

Building Information Management

This is an example of Job Order Contracting from a legal perspective and that of a school district in Texas. This is NOT intended as ANY form of legal advice or counsel, but simply to share information relative to efficient construction project delivery methods.

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New Legal Guide and Resource For Your Construction Business

Construction Marketing Blog

Whether just starting out or operating for years, there are many legal obligations and issues that confront a small business owner. You can download a copy here – Small Business Legal Guide: Top 10 Legal Requirements.

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James L Salmon on BIM Legal Issues

Collaborative Construction

Salmon, President of Collaborative Construction, BIM & IPD Consultant for Benjamin Yocum & Heather , LLC and Adjunct Instructor on BIM Strategy for Middlesex University out of London leads the discussion at the BIM Legal Issues table during the event.

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Highlights from the Greenbuild Legal Forum

Green Building Law Update

This year, the US Green Building Council hosted the 2nd Annual Legal Forum at Greenbuild 2011. Attorney Dan Sheridan provided a thorough recap of the Legal Forum on his blog, Legally Green. Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Legal Developments Thomas Friedman

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Why Legal Agreements Matter

Collaborative Construction

The problem lies with traditional transactional legal agreements. Transactional agreements CREATE legal relationships out of whole clothe among strangers who rely on the Court System to adjust those legal relationships when disputes arise. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

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Legal Weed Could Worsen Worker Shortage

Construction Equipment

and Canada where it is legal to partake of recreational marijuana but not legal to have detectible trace amounts of drugs in their body on the job. It's a Catch-22 situation for workers and employers who are located in parts of the U.S.

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Legalized Pot in Canada Worries Contractors

ENR Construction

Enforcement and test protocol questions for employees surround allowed recreational use, set to take effect nationally in mid-2018

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The Legal Aspects of BIM

Building Information Management

So… back to the legal aspects of BIM. 4d 5d BIM BIM Legal Issues Legislation - Regulatory 2012 aspects issues LEGALMany remain confused about the meaning and value of BIM (building information modeling).

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The Legal Aspects of BIM

Building Information Management

So… back to the legal aspects of BIM. 4d 5d BIM BIM Legal Issues Legislation - Regulatory 2012 aspects issues LEGALMany remain confused about the meaning and value of BIM (building information modeling).

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Legal Implications of 3D Printing in Construction Loom

ENR Construction

3D Printing is here on construction sites around the globe and it's delivering everything from concrete walls to welded bridges. Are the liability and risk reduction departments ready for it

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SNC-Lavalin Sees Solid Results Despite Legal Battles

ENR Construction

Montreal design-build giant pushes to avoid criminal trial for past alleged bribes, but bottom line holds up in Q3 results

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Maryland Purple Line Dodges New Legal Hurdles

ENR Construction

Legal challenges have once again played havoc with the construction schedule for Maryland’s Purple Line, raising the possibility that the 16-mile light rail system may miss its planned 2022 start-up date according to state transportation officials

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Google Scholar Provides Outstanding Preliminary Legal Research

Best Practices Construction Law

joined the legal research playing field with Westlaw, LEXIS, FindLaw and all the other law-related databases. Is that the only legal research an inquiring mind should do? It has been almost three years since the giant (.Google. Google.

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TheLIENZone blog: Effective legal insights for Florida audience

Construction Marketing Ideas

Florida construction lawyer Alexander Barthet demonstrates in thelienzone.com how a blog can demonstrate expertise, provide useful information, and effectively promote the legal practice. Yet the basic legal challenges and principles apply in virtually every community, and the […].

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SEA of Texas Legal Framework Presentation

Collaborative Construction

Salmon will discuss the legal framework required to deliver an integrated project. At the Annual Meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas in Austin James L.

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Legal Implications of BIM - CITA Presentation in Ireland

Collaborative Construction

I presented last year at CITA''s BIM Workshop Series. Below is a YouTube presentation that you may find of interest. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, Esq. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Summary of Services and James L.

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Advocacy group launches legal battle against Los Angeles Metro high-density plan

Construction Dive

Fix the City claims the city's infrastructure should be up to standards before it proceeds with high-density growth along the light-rail Expo Line

Legal challenge to injury and illness data reporting rule

FDR Safety

OSHA’s new, misguided requirement for detailed electronic reporting of injury and illness data by employers has come under legal challenge by a coalition of trade associations, employers and an insurance company. The post Legal challenge to injury and illness data reporting rule appeared first on FDRsafety.

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Legals Aspects of BIM – UK – 2013

Building Information Management

Here’s a quick overview of a recent meeting discussing the legal aspects of BIM held July 2013. Note: The above is not intended as legal advice of any type, but rather a simple report on the session. BIM COBIE 2013 framework LEGAL UK

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Contracting Firms Should Update Drug-Use Policies as More States Legalize Marijuana

ENR Construction

Contracting firms should update their drug-use policies as more states legalize the use and sale of marijuana

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HANDLING LEGALIZED IMPAIRMENT

The Safety Blog

Currently twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Can businesses continue to drug test workers and job applicants for a drug the state says is legal? Is legalizing marijuana indirectly legalizing impairment in the workplace? Are workers “high” on the job? Two states (Colorado and Washington) have approved the recreational use of it, and Alaska, Arizona, California, and Oregon may join them this year.

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How to Avoid a Legal Dispute

Construction Business Owner

That's often when legal disputes often arise. Any experienced contractor knows that even carefully planned projects can result in devastating losses and unanticipated budget overruns due to a number of factors.

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Marijuana now legal in California, but employers can still enforce anti-drug policies

Construction Dive

Zero-tolerance rules can remain despite recreational marijuana being legal — but employers nationwide must keep an eye on the issue

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Warning: This Post May Give You Green Building Legal Nightmares.

Green Building Law Update

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Airbnb presents legal liability for multifamily owners

BD+C

When renters sign up to be Airbnb hosts, they open liability issues for building owners. Airbnb’s popularity has skyrocketed, offering appealing, affordable experiences to travelers and an easy way for renters to make quick cash.

Disruption in the Legal Industry is Good News for the Built Industry

Collaborative Construction

The article linked here, Is Axiom a Bell Weather for Disruption in the Legal Industry , and quoted below suggests sufficient innovation takes place within the legal industry to support the spread of disruptive innovations like BIM and IPD.

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Understanding Design Defect Legal Liability

Construction Business Owner

Design and construction services on projects are more integrated now than ever before. As construction and design firms are using BIM software and other resources to improve construction efficiency, that integration is only going to increase.

Highlights from the Greenbuild Legal Forum : Green Building Law.

Green Building Law Update

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Do We Even Have a Legal Framework that Supports a Smart Built Culture?

Collaborative Construction

As Collaborative Construction prepares to deliver its portion of the MSc BIM Management Course for Middlesex University this fall I''ve begun a comprehensive review of the collaborative and integrated legal agreements available off the shelf in the industry.

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Purple Line Notches Another Legal Victory

ENR Construction

Construction of Maryland’s Purple Line light-rail transit system will continue as scheduled, at least for now, following a federal appeals court ruling that frees Maryland from having to update the project’s environmental studies

An Integrated Legal Framework for IPD BIM and Lean

Collaborative Construction

I've been kicking around the idea of a new legal framework within which to deploy IPD, BIM and Lean processes and the idea seems to be gaining a bit of traction. Integrated Legal Frameworks An Executive Summary for Institutional Stakeholders A New Legal Framework Innovation, modern problems and modern solutions create complexity and opportunities for innovators. New legal frameworks will empower owners to procure built industry services more efficiently.

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Pollution Legal Liability Insurance More Valuable as a Result of High Court Ruling

Green Building Law Update

Among the most common of the insurance coverages is a pollution legal liability policy.

Rising steel prices? How firms under contract can legally protect themselves

Constructor Magazine

One trade group offered this legal advice to anxious members As an emerging trade war rages between the U.S. and China, unsettling price increases for steel and aluminum have rippled across our industry.

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Legals for Drones on Construction Job Sites

Construction Equipment

Drones are turning up with increasing frequency on construction projects, taking videos of a project's progress, mapping for software programs, surveying, and monitoring. We've reminded you to register your drones or face a hefty fine.

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Clean Water Advocates Seek Legal Pressure in Baltimore

Construction Equipment

Not confident that necessary sewage and water repairs will be finished on time, the Blue Water Baltimore filed this week for legal status to help enforce a federal court order that requires Baltimore to make $1.2

Corps Seeks Wall Builders as New Legal and Cost Issues Loom

ENR Construction

GAO study faults Homeland Security's construction costing while court weighs if environmental reviews can be skipped

3 Legal Concerns for Social Media in the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

As this technology segment continues to grow, employers must follow state and federal laws that relate to social media, or they will likely find themselves in an unwanted legal dispute

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Want to Pick My Green Building Legal Brain.for Free? : Green.

Green Building Law Update

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Legal Labor a Looming Nightmare?

Green Industry Professionals

E-Verify is now mandatory in 19 states, and that number could grow as the spotlight on legal labor intensifies over the next year. Are landscape companies prepared

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Canada Moves to Enact 'Deferred Prosecution' Legal Remedy

ENR Construction

First-time acceptance of the approach, used by the US and UK, would allow contractor SNC-Lavalin and other firms to settle criminal charges

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