Construction Contracts and Legal Issues in the News


Check out some recent changes related to contracts and take precaution, and one area where legal issues are on the rise, and require watching. Construction contracts for the AEC industry are constantly evolving.

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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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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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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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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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Legal Issues 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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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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Legal Issues of BIM Assessment Document for Download

What Revit Wants

collaborate legalThis concise 14 page document comes from collaborate and is available for free download here: [link] This is certainly a topic that merits discussion and investigation, as new ways of working grow out of the new BIM technologies. via PROJECTS.

ShapeDo: change management in the cloud

Extranet Evolution

Israeli startup ShapeDo has a powerful 2D drawing change identification capability to which it has added strong workflow management, making it an attractive contract change application.

Highlights from the Greenbuild Legal Forum : Green Building Law.

Green Building Law Update

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No SaaS ‘Safe Harbor’?

Extranet Evolution

While the 2013 Edward Snowden US National Security Agency revelations have sent rippled round the world about the role of US intelligence, this Legal Week article by Neil Cameron suggests he could also have grounds for concern in civil court proceedings. AEC Business/Financial Collaboration Legal SaaS Vendors 4Projects collaboration Construction construction collaboration technology data protection Edward Snowden Engineering EU legal Microsoft NSA Safe Harbor US Viewpoint

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.

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.

think project! attracts new investment

Extranet Evolution

AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration Legal SaaS Aconex Australia building information modelling collaboration Conject Construction Engineering Germany Munich Software-as-a-Service TA Associates Think Project

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In Colorado, employer drug policy trumps legal marijuana use


Even though Colorado adults can walk into a store and legally purchase marijuana, just like liquor, exercising that freedom off-the-clock could cost them their jobs. ” […] The post In Colorado, employer drug policy trumps legal marijuana use appeared first on MySafetySign Blog.

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Is it Legal for Iowa's DOT to Write Tickets?

Construction Equipment

Peyton Atzen, a 16-year old student at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, decided to fight a speeding ticket he received from an Iowa DOT officer, citing a 70-year old Iowa Supreme Court case that said DOT officers have limited ticketing authority that does not include speeding or arrests

SaaS collaboration and cyber-security

Extranet Evolution

AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration Future Legal People issues SaaS Aconex architecture BASM BSI building information modelling Conject Construction construction collaboration technology CPNI Engineering Nathan Jones PAS1192-5 Software-as-a-Service ThinkBIM Turner & Townsend UK

Practical Legal Strategies: Contractor Remedies for Unforeseen Site Conditions Seemingly Precluded by Contract

ENR Construction

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Airbnb presents legal liability for multifamily owners


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.

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

Green Building Law Update

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How to beat IRS double-tax monster. legally

Constructor Magazine

Are you lucky enough to be rich (my definition of rich: you are irrevocably in the highest income tax bracket and highest estate tax bracket)? read more. Blackman Taxes Silver

Substantial Payouts End Harmon Hotel Legal Saga in Las Vegas

ENR Construction

MGM Resorts will pay contractor Tutor Perini $153 million, a projected year-long trial will not happen, and demolition of the structure will continue. Business Management

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.

OpenECX targeting subcontractors

Extranet Evolution

AEC Business/Financial Collaboration Legal Marketing SaaS Vendors Adaptris Asite Business Collaborator Causeway Construction e-commerce marketing Matthew Jones OpenECX Richard Beaton Software-as-a-Service Textura Tradex UK

2 Hour Presentation on the Legal Aspects of BIM

What Revit Wants

legal nyc rug From NYCRUG, embedded here: 1403NYCRUG from Alfred Huang on Vimeo. via email: Link: 1403NYCRUG on Vimeo.

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

Exclusive: Kykloud ANZ launches SaaS surveying and asset management ‘down under’

Extranet Evolution

UK-based Kykloud have turned to a successful SaaS reseller team to boost their platform’s penetration in Australasia.

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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The Legal Ramifications of BIM

What Revit Wants

Many legal questions are getting asked in and around the BIM community. to "Who is responsible to track changes?" , we find ourselves in a new and somewhat scary world of legal consequences to our modelling action. Some of these issues are captured in the following downloads and quotes, which in turn were taken from a post on, a legal news site run by Pinsent Masons. bim standard sharing legal protocol bim laws

Certified Parts Corporation Wins Seven-Figure Favorable Legal Decision

Green Industry Professionals

The company is eager to bring engines back into production in the snow thrower, generator, and lawn and garden markets

4Projects facing Au$9m reseller claim

Extranet Evolution

AEC Business/Financial Legal Marketing People issues SaaS Vendors 4Projects Australia marketing Melbourne project collaboration Software-as-a-Service ViewpointThe UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor 4Projects , now owned by Viewpoint, is being sued in the Australian courts by Melbourne-based Project Collaboration, once the exclusive reseller of the 4Projects platform in Australasia.

Cadweb goes bust

Extranet Evolution

AEC Business/Financial Collaboration Legal People issues SaaS Vendors Architype Cadweb collaboration Construction construction collaboration technology Francis Newman liquidation London Maidment Judd NCCTP Rapier Rapiere Sweett Group Tony Dodd UK A clutch of broken link alerts, a website now longer accessible, emails bouncing… It seems that west London, UK-based construction collaboration technology provider, Cadweb, has ceased trading , weeks after UK rival Woobius did the same.

Contractor Asks: Are Pre-Employment Physical Exams Legal.

Best Practices Construction Law

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Aconex resurrects IPO plans

Extranet Evolution

AEC Business/Financial Collaboration Legal SaaS Vendors Aconex Australia collaboration Construction construction collaboration technology IPO Melbourne Aconex IPO reportedly downsized but back on track for a December 2014 ASX listing.

Progress photos at risk of FoP changes?

Extranet Evolution

AEC Collaboration Legal Marketing Mobile #ProtectFoP architecture Construction copyright Engineering EU Freedom of panorama marketing mobile photos UK video

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Free Webinar: Best Legal Apps for Construction Lawyers : Best.

Best Practices Construction Law

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How to create tax-free wealth while beating up the IRS — legally

Constructor Magazine

This article is about a new and unique concept called the Comprehensive Tax Plan (CTP for short.). read more. Blackman Taxes Registered User