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. FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION CVF JOB ORDER CONTRACTS (LEGAL) DATE ISSUED: 10/9/2013 1 of 3 UPDATE 98 CVF(LEGAL)-P.

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LEED can Help Mitigate Legal Risks in ESG Disclosures

Green Building Law Update

This blog post highlights the legal risk associated with ESG disclosures and proffers that with green building practices companies can mitigate their legal risk while still being responsive to the trend of investor demands for more disclosure. and the legal adage that bad facts rise to bad law may certainly have been at play in those instances. Of course, there are steps that companies can take to reduce the potential legal exposure created by these disclosures.

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Mailbag: Construction attorneys answer readers' coronavirus legal questions

Construction Dive

Here, construction attorneys break down some of the legal ramifications contractors are facing uncertainty around issues like health threats to workers, government stoppages and supply chain delays.

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Is That Even Legal?

BD+C

How much time have you spent thinking about the legal side of architecture? If you are like most architects, you probably haven’t spent enough time thinking about it. While it may not be the sexiest part of the architectural profession, it is something that every licensed architect must consider on every single project.

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New Legal Guide and Resource For Your Construction Business

Construction Marketing

Whether just starting out or operating for years, there are many legal obligations and issues that confront a small business owner. The Small Business Legal guide from Legal Services Link provides information on the top ten areas business owners need to address to ensure their businesses are legally protected. You can download a copy here – Small Business Legal Guide: Top 10 Legal Requirements.

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May Mailbag: Construction attorney answers readers' coronavirus legal questions

Construction Dive

Who pays for the extra time and work involved to keep employees safe? There's no simple answer, says attorney Patrick J. Greene Jr

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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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Legalized Marijuana: Opportunities and Impact for Commercial Real Estate and Construction

Commercial Construction

to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. As more states adopt laws legalizing recreational weed, marijuana companies are looking to get licensing and mobilize in those states quickly. As more states pass legislation legalizing recreational marijuana, we anticipate much of the stigma associated with it will start to fade and, eventually, many of our retail clients will consider cannabis companies a viable, profitable opportunity to fill space.

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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. By contrast, integrated or collaborative agreements ARISE OUT OF trusted business relationships among parties who leverage advanced alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to adjust their legal relationships when disputes arise.

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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. It may surprise you to learn that I attended many non-legal presentations at Greenbuild as well. Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Legal Developments Thomas Friedman

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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. Bloomberg.com reports employers are worried that fewer applicants will test clean enough to hire

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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

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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 Have you ever spent hours drafting a contract, only to discover that there is already a standard contract that would have worked well, or at least given you a good starting point?

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What Are the Legal Safeguards for Getting Back to Work?

Pro Builder

What Are the Legal Safeguards for Getting Back to Work? As builders and trade contractors start to get back on track following the impact of COVID-19 and its restrictions, there are legal concerns to consider. ibush. Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:57.

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The Dotted Line: Legal steps for shutting down a dangerous jobsite

Construction Dive

Standard construction contracts provide options to protect workers and help mitigate additional costs

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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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The Legal Aspects of BIM

Building Information Management

Integrating this information, collaborating with this informati0n, and providing the Owner with the ability to leverage accurate, transparent, timely information for ongoing decision support is practiced by an elite few… likely less than 5% of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner ,Operations) sector. The end result it that we, and an industry sector, continue to experience rampant waste, low productivity, and an antagonistic environment littered with legal squabbles.

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The Legal Aspects of BIM

Building Information Management

Integrating this information, collaborating with this informati0n, and providing the Owner with the ability to leverage accurate, transparent, timely information for ongoing decision support is practiced by an elite few… likely less than 5% of the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner ,Operations) sector. The end result it that we, and an industry sector, continue to experience rampant waste, low productivity, and an antagonistic environment littered with legal squabbles.

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Roofer Charged With PPP Fraud Says Boat Buy With Loan Is Legal

ENR Construction

But experts contend that the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program are clear about the intended purpose of the funds

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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. You can learn more about the competition and voting process at this link.

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SEA of Texas Legal Framework Presentation

Collaborative Construction

Salmon will discuss the legal framework required to deliver an integrated project. The premise of James’ presentation is that integrated project delivery (IPD) is hampered by traditional legal agreements and participants need an integrated legal framework within which to construct the arch that supports IPD. At the Annual Meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas in Austin James L.

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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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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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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. If litigation ensues, the success of your claim or position will depend largely upon key steps taken before, during and after execution of the construction project. Below are seven items that you can do to help prevent and minimize loss on a job

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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. Salmon''s CV Office 513-721-5672 Fax 513-562-4388 Cell 512-630-4446 JamesLSalmon@gmailcom Collaborative Construction Website No Silos Website

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

Green Building Law Update

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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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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 ‘Experts’ we gathered by RIBA Enterprises to discuss the topic. Key items a noted below: 1.

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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. Owners, contractors and designers must understand their potential liability for design issues on a project before the project starts. This affects the management of the project, insurance, bonds and, ultimately, profit on a project

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? Find Law Findlaw Google Reader LEXIS Legal Trends Technology Westlaw change orders google legal research online researchIt has been almost three years since the giant (.Google. Google.

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Highlights from the Greenbuild Legal Forum : Green Building Law.

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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The Lien Zone Podcast Provides Impactful, Easy to Digest Construction Legal Advice

Construction Junkie

Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast of 2020 Competition is underway and the voting booth is officially open. As part of the competition, I will be individually highlighting each of the 12 nominees throughout until the booth closes on July 1. Next up is The Lien Zone Podcast. Hosted by seasoned construction lawyer Alex Barthet, who is based in Florida, The Lien Zone Podcast is another one of our longest tenured shows to join our yearly competition.

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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. The bottom line from Collaborative Construction''s perspective is that Axiom''s success selling innovative legal services in the corporate arena mirrors the success manifesting itself in the built industry vis-a-vi BIM and IPD.

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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. But, did you know drones used for commercial business have additional rules?

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Killing the estate tax monster. legally

Contractor Magazine

Over the years our System evolved to focus on keeping all of a client’s wealth. Because our System keeps all of your wealth in your family, it automatically kills the estate tax. read more. Blackman Registered User

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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. The overwhelming majority of Airbnb travelers use properties responsibly. There have been horror stories, however, with condos being held hostage by guests citing squatter’s rights, thefts, allegations of sexual assault and damaged property.

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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When Does Trashing a Competitor Become Legally Actionable?

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis Is it legally actionable when one construction company talks trash about another? Where does one draw the line between the scrappy competition of the marketplace and a violation of a competitor’s rights? This issue was recently presented to the Utah Supreme Court. Read more. Featured … Court Addresses Contractor’s Economic RetaliationDisputes Act Did Not Preclude Government Common Law Remedy

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