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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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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OSHA drone inspections come to jobsites, raise legal questions

Construction Dive

The primary concerns around OSHA's nascent use of drones involve privacy and who has the last word on authorizing their use

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Contractorconflicts.com: An excellent video blog about construction legal issues

Construction Marketing Ideas

The post Contractorconflicts.com: An excellent video blog about construction legal issues appeared first on Construction Marketing Ideas. I’m reviewing all of the entries in the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition between now and the end of voting on March 31.

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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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5 Legal Documents All Construction Business Owners Should Use

Construction Business Owner

While there are several documents that contractors use regularly, there are also other lesser-known legal documents that owners may find useful. The following five standard legal agreements are worth considering to help clean up your contract processes

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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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Uponor North America Appoints Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs

Contractor Magazine

John Schleiter will direct the management of legal affairs for the organization and provide strategic leadership

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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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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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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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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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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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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HANDLING LEGALIZED IMPAIRMENT

Safety Services Company

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Why Designers Should Not Be Held to Higher Legal Responsibility

ENR Construction

The architect or engineer, under the professional standard of care, is not required to be perfect or guarantee the outcome of a project

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The Legal System tends to not be very friendly to small business

Constructonomics

What good is a contract or laws if it costs $50,000 – $100,0000 to go to court

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

Contractor 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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The Case For Designers Shouldering More Legal Responsibility

ENR Construction

Why it would help if designers worked under a 'fiduciary responsibility' like doctors

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

Green Building Law Update

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The Legality of Employee Pay Cards

Construction Business Owner

Our world is becoming more and more electronic, and people are becoming increasingly accustomed to paying for goods and services with the swipe of a plastic card. Employers and even some employees are beginning to consider pay cards an attractive payment option.

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Advise & Consult: Serious, expert legal insights for the construction industry

Construction Marketing Ideas

This blog, created by a business that provides expert legal witnesses, needs to be written at the level that you would find value if you were a serious lawyer or litigant in a significant construction dispute.

Flat Fees – Pre-Packaged Legal

Construction Law Monitor

Legal products are no different. Here at Wolfe Law Group we love flat fees. This is an area of our practice that has been blossoming for good reason. Business owners and contractors like to know what they are getting when they buy products. Many potential clients avoid using lawyers because of the often complex and expensive fee structure.

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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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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